Delve into the rich history of our community, Long Island, and the Library itself in the Local History Center. Along with reference and circulating books and media, the center houses local history periodicals, genealogy resources, materials on historic preservation, historic photographs, a clipping file, the Tracks Through Time Oral History Collection, and archival records.
This account is the online edition of a booklet published by the Northport-East Northport Public Library in 2005. Much of the text originally appeared in 2004 as a series of articles in the Library’s newsletters, in celebration of the Library’s 90th anniversary celebration. All photographs are from the Library’s archives.
Resources on microfilm and microfiche from the Church of Latter-Day Saints Family History Library in Salt Lake City can be requested for use at the Northport-East Northport Public Library. Place a loan request at the Reference Desk in either the Northport or East Northport Library.
Keyword search or browse several newspapers published in Suffolk County during the nineteenth century. Recognizing that historic newspapers provide an important window to the past, Suffolk County public libraries plan to expand this online project to include all existing issues of twenty-eight county newspapers published before 1923.