New Half Hollow Hills Library Opens to Celebration

The Half Hollow Hills Community Library celebrated its sparkling new $24.7 million building Sunday with speeches, music, food and a ribbon cutting.

Director Helen Crosson referred to some of the library’s travails in the last few years, including repeated flooding and the strains resulting from the Covid-19 epidemic. She cited the library’s many new features, including a large increase in meeting space, a self-service cafĂ©, several green initiatives, and a full kitchen space.

Among those speaking were Town Clerk Andrew Raia, Councilwoman Joan Cergol, State Assemblyman Steve Stern, Deputy County Executive Vanessa Baird Streeter, and Suffolk Legislator Manny Esteban.

Spiderman was on the scene, as well, greeting youngsters as they entered the building.

Library celebration

 

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