Friday, January 3, 2014

We're now on Instagram

We're growing our social media presence and we're now on Instagram too!  Follow us at and check out some of the great photos taken at the library.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New eBook Lender - Freading - added to Library's offerings

Emma Clark Library is pleased to announce the addition of a new Ebook collection, Freading.  All you need is a valid library card.  This service is in addition to the library’s other downloadable collections, Overdrive and 3M Cloud.  New titles are added on a weekly basis.
Freading features an eclectic mix of titles from smaller publishers, and is intended to complement the library’s primary Overdrive selection of eBooks.  The system works on a "token" system. Each book is assigned a token value (visible in the upper left-hand corner of the book jacket). You may download books worth up to a combined total of 10 tokens each week.
To get started with Freading, go to and click on the Freading icon. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Library Director Ted Gutmann - Grand Marshal of the Three Village Electric Holiday Parade

Library Director Ted Gutmann has been named Grand Marshal of this year's Three Village Electric Holiday Parade, an annual tradition in the community.  The parade will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 p.m.
Library Director Ted Gutmann (left in tan jacket) to be Grand Marshal at the parade

“Emma Clark Library has been so helpful, and we are so excited to have the privilege of having Ted Gutmann as Grand Mashal this year!” says Michael Ardolino, Committee Chair of the Parade. 

The parade route begins at the library and will proceed down Main Street. The library will also serve as one of the refreshment areas prior to the start time. 

Please note: In order to accommodate the Holiday Parade, which will assemble in front of the library, the library building will be closing early that day - 3:00 p.m.

For more information on the parade, please visit

Monday, November 25, 2013

New eBook Lender – Freading – To Be Added to Downloadable Collection in December

Coming in December - We're pleased to announce the addition of a new e-book collection, Freading. All you need is a valid library card! This service is in addition to the library’s other downloadable collections, Overdrive and 3M Cloud.  New titles are added on a weekly basis.

If you have any questions about this new service, please contact the Reference Desk at 631.941.4080 or email

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Online Book Clubs - Anytime, Anywhere

By the end of November, Emma Clark Library patrons will have access to multiple, low-commitment online book clubs, in which readers can log on and participate anytime, from anywhere.

After signing up online, patrons will receive a daily email from one or more books clubs they have chosen to join.  The email will include a short, 5-minute excerpt from a book.  If they like the “teasers” they’ve read that week, they may stop by the library to borrow the book and finish it.  If they are not impressed by the excerpt, there is no pressure to read more.  They can simply wait for next week’s book.  Each week a different book is highlighted through the service provider,  Participants may choose from genres such as Classics, Fiction, Mystery, and Non-Fiction.

These book clubs are perfect for people who would love to join a club, but do not have access to one through family and friends.  Or for those whose schedules do not permit them to join a regular book club.  There is no obligation to read the book or attend meetings at certain times.  Readers may comment and discuss online – anytime, at their convenience – with other booklovers from all over the United States and Canada.

As a bonus, sometimes the authors are encouraged to join discussions of their books as well.
“We are excited that this will be a gateway to reading and discussing great books for our patrons who may not have had this opportunity previously,” says Connie Roberts, the Reference Librarian who spearheaded the project.

The book club will be easy to find on the library’s homepage,, starting the end of November.  Click on “Online Book Clubs” and register your email.