The Huntington Public Library marked its official acquisition of the building housing its Station branch on Tuesday.
Huntington Library Director Joanne Adam said the library had leased the first floor of the building at 1335 New York Ave., Huntington Station i 1998 and added the second floor lease in 2018. The purchase of the building was completed in December.
“We are very excited to take ownership of the building,” Adam said. “Before moving here in 1998, the Huntington Public Library Station Branch had occupied a storefront next door on New York Avenue. We’ve come a long way since then and today we can proudly call ourselves a permanent resource to the more than 5,600-library card carrying patrons that call the Station Library home.”
The 14,000-square foot building houses a computer lab, teen room and library materials, while the second floo has meeting rooms, a children’s program space and multiple community programs.
“I am extremely pleased that the Huntington Public Library has made this investment in Huntington Station’s future, cementing the Station Branch as a permanent home for the various programs and services they have been offering our residents for almost a century,” Huntington Supervisor Edmund J. Smyth said. “This is great news not just for the immediate Huntington Station community and current library patrons but for all residents of the Town of Huntington.”
Photo: Posing are Huntington Public Library Board Financial Officer Annie M. Berger, Library Director Joanne Adam, Library Board President Kimberly A. Hawkins, Supervisor Edmund J. Smyth, Library Board Vice President Pat McKenna-Bausch, Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper, Library Board Secretary Ann Scolnick and Board Trustee Chuck Rosner.