We are currently living through an unprecedented global event, and it is imperative that it be documented for future generations. The Local History Center at the Port Washington Public Library is proud to announce our COVID-19 PUBLIC MEMORY PROJECT, and we need your help! Click here to access the submission form.
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, 10 am to 6 pm (hours subject to change). As per ALA and OCLC guidance, all returned library materials are quarantined for 96 hours to ensure safety.
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.
Kanopy is a video streaming service offering access to more than 30,000 documentaries, movies, and educational videos for all ages. Patrons can play 6 videos per month. You have unlimited access to each title for 3 days (72 hours), or access to The
It's critical that everyone living in Port Washington gets counted in the Census. Your Census response secures funding for our schools, roads, and other services and is used to determine how much representation New York State gets in Congress. PWPL
We're excited to announce that during the library's temporary closure, we will be offering electronic notary services. Please email email@example.com in order to set up an appointment if you wish to use this service. You will still be required to
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
We've expanded our services to include on-site browsing and select services, with limits on capacity and time. Learn more about what's available here. Curbside Grab-and-Go Services Available Now! Learn more about this service here. We are working to safely implement more on-site
The Nancy Curtin Internship was created in 2018 in recognition of Nancy Curtin's tenure at the Port Washington Public Library, both as a librarian and as the Library Director. This internship will be awarded to one local high school student
Macmillan, one of the world's largest publishing companies, no longer supports your right to get the books you want, when you want, from your local public library. Beginning November 1, they plan to limit each library to ONE COPY of new e-books for the first two months of release.
We invite you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. The concept is simple, but the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to read 1,000 books (yes, you can repeat books!) before your child starts kindergarten.
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.
To celebrate Women's History Month, we remember Virginia "Ginger" Marshall Martus (1930-2017), an incredible resident of Port Washington. Pictured here in 1984 and as a child in the 1930s, Ginger was a nautical historian, born and raised in Port Washington.
We now have ten Mobile Hotspots available to borrow! These Mobile Hotspots create a password-protected WiFi network that up to 15 devices can connect to at once. They are available for 14 days and work anywhere in North America with