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08/16/15 9:34am
08/16/2015 9:34 AM

The Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library held a gala Saturday night to celebrate 100 years of service to the community. 

All three floors of the building were transformed into an elegant candlelit space with displays highlighting the history of the library and its place in the community. READ

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08/05/15 5:00pm
08/05/2015 5:00 PM

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The recent release of Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman” has piqued the interest of library patrons across Suffolk County — where every copy of the book has been checked out and over 700 people are on waiting lists.

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12/14/14 2:00pm
12/14/2014 2:00 PM
Natural fibers artist Barbara Ringewald of Cutchogue, wearing a shawl she made, demonstrates how she sets up the loom in her home studio before starting work on a new piece. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Natural fibers artist Barbara Ringewald of Cutchogue, wearing a shawl she made, demonstrates how she sets up the loom in her home studio before starting work on a new piece. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Time doesn’t exist when natural fibers artist Barbara Ringewald is at her loom.

“It’s hard to say,” she said when asked how long it took her to complete a double-woven reversible jacket on view at “Weaving My World,” her exhibit at Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library. “I have no sense of time at all.”

Patience, on the other hand, is something she has in abundance.  (more…)

02/26/14 1:40pm
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 Jennifer Fowler, Cutchogue New Suffolk Library's new director. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Jennifer Fowler, Cutchogue New Suffolk Library’s new director. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

There’s a new face at Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library, but it isn’t entirely unfamiliar to the area.

Although the library’s new director, Jennifer Fowler, just recently moved from Babylon Village to Peconic after accepting the position, she said the North Fork has always been part of her life.  (more…)

09/18/13 12:00pm
09/18/2013 12:00 PM
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library's budget passed Tuesday night.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library’s budget passed Tuesday night.

Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library district residents approved Tuesday a proposed $1.5 million budget, which carries a projected 1.34 percent tax rate increase.

Library director Alison O’Reilly said the spending plan passed by a 105 to 34 vote.

The increase is below the state-mandated tax cap in part because nearly $78,000 in reserves will be used to offset the tax levy, Ms. O’Reilly has said.

In both hamlets, the total tax increase for a homeowner with property assessed at $6,000 would be $5.94, according to library’s website.

Ms. O’Reilly said the 2014 proposed spending plan reflects a 5.9 percent increase over the current budget.

Next year, she said the library plans to offer Zinio Digital Magazines, a service that allows patrons to read digital copies of their favorite magazines on their tablet, computer or mobile device.

The spending increase will also support the library’s new hires in the children’s department, which will now be staffed at all times.

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09/14/13 10:00am
09/14/2013 10:00 AM

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library district residents will vote on a budget Tuesday.

Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library district residents will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a proposed $1.5 million budget, which carries a projected 1.34 percent tax rate increase.

Library director Alison O’Reilly said the increase is below the state-mandated tax cap in part because nearly $78,000 in reserves will be used to offset the tax levy.

In both hamlets, the total tax increase for a homeowner with property assessed at $6,000 would be $5.94, according to library’s website.

Ms. O’Reilly said the 2014 proposed spending plan reflects a 5.9 percent increase over the current budget.

Next year, she said the library plans to offer Zinio Digital Magazines, a service that allows patrons to read digital copies of their favorite magazines on their tablet, computer or mobile device.

The spending increase will also support the library’s new hires in the children’s department, which will now be staffed at all times.

“The library is getting busier and busier,” Ms. O’Reilly said. “Families are looking for programs and aftercare. Everything here is free.”

Voting takes place at the library Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.

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