This collection is intended for adults who need special materials in two major areas: Basic Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Basic Literacy provides tools for adult learners to read and write while English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) assists patrons to learn to speak English. Books and visual materials are available. Study guides that include citizenship information and test preparation are also available in these collections.
Art & Architecture
Asharoken Garden Club
This special collection, gathered by members of the Asharoken Garden Club, was gifted to the Library in 1999 for all Northport-East Northport community gardeners who wish to reap the garden lore and wisdom which has helped their gardens flourish. The garden club donates money annually to allow us to purchase additional books on gardening topics.
This county-wide resource was initially developed to support the nautical interests of the community. This extensive collection now provides boaters of all types with unique resources. Books covering purchasing, safety, navigation, construction, maintenance, and cruising are just some of the subjects featured in this collection.
Our Career Center is designed to assist patrons in preparing for a career and obtaining a job. Literature, audio-visual materials and computer programs are available to enhance one's search. A comprehensive collection of college selection and financial aid resources will assist those preparing for higher education. For further information please visit the Career Information page.
The Library’s collection of computer books covers levels of interest from novice computer users to aspiring programmers. Here you will find manuals with answers to software questions, handbooks which educate computer users about proper hardware use and maintenance, instructional guides on how to use specific programs, and books on the various social media platforms
Before you shop, stop by the Consumer Center for product reviews and price guides to the things you buy. This collection includes magazines and books. View our virtual Consumer Information collection.
This collection is designed for individuals working with children. Books, videos, and audiobooks which foster learning and early literacy are included, along with critical works about children's literature, storytelling guides, and handbooks. Books and materials which provide guidance in conducting developmentally appropriate activities are also part of this collection.
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George E. Beatty, Jr. Architectural Collection
A memorial collection named for Library architect George E. Beatty, Jr., and dedicated in 2002, this comprehensive collection of architectural works enhances our strong collection of resources in this field. The collection features books on American architecture, notable architects, professional standards, as well as architectural dictionaries and encyclopedias. This collection is housed in the Northport Library.
George E. Beatty, Jr. Architecture Collection
Beat author Jack Kerouac lived in Northport during the late 1950s and early 1960s and was a frequent visitor to the Library. The Library maintains an extensive collection of resources by and about Kerouac and, in addition, owns some unique items related to the writer. A comprehensive bibliography published by the Library is available online and upon request.
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.
The media collection is comprised of materials in all non-book formats. Videos and DVDs serve the informational, educational, and recreational needs of children from preschool to elementary school. All videos in the Children’s Department are labeled with the film industry rating of G or NR. The media collection also includes music and audiobooks in cassette, CD, Playaway and downloadable format.
Picture Books for Older Kids
Perfect for book discussion groups, there are currently multiple copies of more than 200 titles in the Pool Collection. Groups may reserve titles in advance. Available books arrive within four days. For popular titles, flexibility is a must.
Ray Freygang Business Center
Rex Brasher's Birds & Trees of North America
Rosemary Wells Collection
Located at the East Northport Library, this collection was created to honor the memory of Children's Librarian Jacqueline Herchenroder. It includes books and a signed print by the award-winning children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. Ms. Wells visited the Library in November, 1997, to dedicate the collection, and then returned to the Library in May, 1999, to dedicate her book Streets of Gold to Ms. Herchenroder's memory. The Library maintains a complete collection of Ms. Well's works.