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Around the Town

Concepts Inc., The Place (substance abuse counseling and treatment)
261-2670

Crisis Line (Mon. through Thurs. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

www.longislandcrisiscenter.org online live chat 7 days/week, 2-11 p.m.

751-7500
Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry
261-4357
International Dyslexia Association, Suffolk Branch
261-7441
Salvation Army (social services, food and clothing assistance)
368-1170
Visiting Nurse Service Hospice of Suffolk (bereavement counseling)
261-7200
Youth Directions and Alternatives (recreation, education, and counseling)
261-7901

 

At the Library

The Northport-East Northport Public Library offers children, parents and caregivers a welcoming and supportive environment and has been recognized by Libraries for the Future as a "Family Place" library.

 

Online:

 

Community Resource Database of Long Island - This database is available online in the Library and from home and indexes health and counseling services, support groups and hotlines, child and elder law, food and emergency assistance, parent education, and other resources for parents and teens.

 

Collections:

 

Parents' Collection - This collection of more than 3,000 books, videos, and magazines contains information about all aspects of parenting and child development.

 

Parents of Teens Collection - There is a special collection of books at the Library addressing all aspects of parenting a teenager, and the titles can be easily identified in the adult non-fiction area by a special label.

 

Information and Referral File - The Library maintains a file of local support groups and agencies, educational opportunities, and cultural destinations.

 

Programs:

 

Parent Center Programs - The Northport-East Northport Public Library and the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District partner to provide monthly parent education workshops from September - May. In the past we have provided sessions on topics such as Homework Without Tears, Raising Your Special Needs Child, Effective Discipline, and Basic First Aid for Parents.

 

New Mothers Discussion Group - A semiannual program designed to give first-time mothers support and confidence in their parenting skills.

 

Neighborhood Nursery School Night (November) - Representatives from area nursery schools come to the Library to speak to parents about their schools. Nursery school brochures are kept in the Children's Room throughout the year for reference.

 

 

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