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We are proud to announce The Quogue Library has earned America’s 2022 “Five Star” Library Recognition, awarded by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service.

This year, 5,359 U.S. public libraries qualified to be rated; 258 received stars, 22 were in New York State and we were one of six in Suffolk County. Click here to read more.

We are judged on circulation, library visits, program attendance, website visits and electronic retrievals as compared to our peers.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our volunteers. Your willingness to share your time, talents and expertise contributed to the library receiving this most prestigious accolade.

Quogue Library Board of Trustees – Barbara Sartorius, President

Adult Book Club – Karen Cirincione

Art Committee – Victoria Sartorius, President

Book Reviews by Brendan Ryan

Distinguished Guest Speakers:

Giuliana Castellani Koch noted speaker on Italian culture and history

Gerry Byrne, VP at Penske Media

Film Feast Committee – Melissa Cook

Foreign Policy Association – David Rowe, Moderator and Susan Perkins, Facilitator

Quogue Historical Society – Pi Gardener, Quogue Historian

Summer Author Series – Ellen de Saint Phalle, Facilitator and Andrew Botsford, Moderator

We thank you and look forward to continuing to work with you in 2023.

We look forward to seeing you at the library; our 1897 Room is even more inviting with our new warm and cozy gas fireplace. Come and see it!

The staff and I wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful new year!

Warmest regards,

Susan McKenna


The kickoff of the Annual Adult Reading Challenge has begun.

HOOPLA will be added to our streaming services shortly.

Our newest book releases will also be added to our website for viewing.

We have many exciting programs scheduled for all ages this winter, including the following:

Gene Kelly: Singing and Dancing in the Rain, presented by Brian Rose on January 13th

Circuit 101: The Basics on January 14th

Film Feast: Minari on January 21st

Escape Room: Breakout of Mr. Lemoncello’s Library on January 21st

New Adult Non-Fiction Book Club starts January 25th

Family Bingo on January 28th

The Groundhog Day Celebration on February 2nd

Chocolate! With Chef Colette on February 8th