Collection Type
Age Group
Art Collection

The Children's Rooms in the Northport-East Northport Public Library have a variety of art on display.


Life stories, books about renowned historical figures as well as current history-makers, and autobiographies are shelved as one collection in the biography sections of each library.

Board Books

These sturdy books with cardboard pages are designed for use by babies and toddlers and are located in special bookcases in the Children's Rooms in both buildings.

Computer Software

A diverse collection of computer programs is installed on computers in both library buildings for use within the Library. 

Early Readers

This collection includes books for children just beginning to read.

Educator's 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.

Fiction Books

This collection includes imaginative narration and are primarily chapter books read by children in grades 2-6. Special spine labels are used to indicate genre such as science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and mystery.

Holiday Books

Special collections of books with holiday themes are located in both buildings. The loan period for books included in these collections is 14 days in order to allow the most use to as many patrons as possible within the appropriate holiday season.

Little Books

Smaller picture books are located on special shelving in both buildings so they will not become lost in the regular collection.

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.

View Media

The nonfiction collection is comprised of informational books with an emphasis on timely, accurate, and useful materials to support individual, school, and community interests. The books containing science experiments have been specially labeled.

Paperback Series

The paperback series collection is reserved for works of fiction in paperback format.

Parent's Collection

This collection deals with parenting and child development concerns, prenatal through adolescent, consisting of books, videos, DVD's, audiobooks, magazines, and pamphlets. The Parents Collection is housed in the Children's Department in each building.


Periodicals for children, parents, and educators are housed in the Children's Department. They circulate for 28 days. The holdings in Northport and East Northport complement one another.

Picture Books

A picture book location is reserved for works of fiction in which illustrations play an integral part. Books in this collection are, for the most part, appropriate for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary aged children.

Picture Books for Older Kids

A special location has been created for picture books which are written for older children.

Pop-Up Books

A display collection of pop-up books is located in each Library. Books in this collection are fragile and are reserved for in-house use only.

Professional Collection

A special collection of books pertaining to library service is maintained for in-library use only.


Reference collections are maintained in both Libraries to provide answers to a multitude of questions. Because these materials are non-circulating they are available to the public at all times.

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.

Short Stories

Anthologies of short stories are located in each building at the end of the Fiction collection.

Storytime Collection

This is a collection of books that our Librarians use in their storytime programs. These selected works are available for in-library use only.