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Don’t know what to read or watch next? Ask the experts! Fill out a recommendation form and our librarians will select some titles just for you that can be picked up via our Curbside Grab-and-Go service. For children’s book recommendations,

PWPL is proud to announce the launch of our Curbside Grab-and-Go service! Reserve any of your favorite library items (not just books!) online and, when they are ready, we will notify you to come by the library building for a contactless pickup out front. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm (hours subject to change). As per ALA and OCLC guidance, all returned library materials are quarantined for 72 hours to ensure safety. 

PWPL is now accepting returned materials! Patrons can drop off any library items they have had at home these last few months (including materials on loan from other Nassau County libraries) at PWPL starting June 15. In accordance with CDC

As our community works together to get through the current COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to take a few moments to ask you some quick questions. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Your responses will be vitally important

Just in time for LGBTQ+ Pride Month, the Port Washington Public Library has announced a virtual program about Manhattan’s Christopher Street. Taking place on Friday, June 5, “Christopher Street: A Gay City Within A City” will be hosted by Ron Brown, a professor of history and political science at Touro College. The program is free to all and will be held over teleconferencing platform Zoom.

Even now, libraries are here to help you learn, grow, and entertain the kids! We're happy to offer residents without an existing library card a Digital Library Card, with access to things like ebooks, audiobooks, live tutoring, digital magazines, language

As Long Island begins to re-open, the Port Washington Public Library is also moving forward with its re-opening plans. In order to facilitate this, the Library has created PWPL Ahead, a comprehensive plan to begin re-opening while best addressing the safety and health concerns of PWPL staff and patrons. PWPL Ahead consists of four phases that mirror the phases of New York State’s “New York Forward” re-opening plan. As Long Island enters each new phase, PWPL will also, if it is deemed safe. Stay tuned as we will have further announcements about Phase 4, PWPL Express, in the coming days: (Updated July 8, 2020)

Stream and download movies, TV shows, concerts, documentaries, online courses and magazines. The new RBdigital streaming video service includes selections from Acorn TV, Great Courses, Qello, IndieFlix, Pongolo, Learn it Live, and Method Test. Checkout an all-access 7-day pass to binge watch as much as you would like on as many as Three Channels. We've also added a selection of over 5,000 adult audiobooks and 2,000 children's audiobooks, as well as thousands of comics and graphic novels.