Mission Statement
Service Responses

The Quogue Library provides access to the world of information and discovery through varied collections, stimulating programs, leading-edge technology and a responsive staff in a welcoming environment.  The Library serves as a community center where residents of all ages may interact, learn and flourish while meeting their personal, educational and professional needs.  The Library also recognizes its special mission to young children and their parents to encourage a love of reading and learning.

  • Visit a comfortable (welcoming) place

  • Develop Young Readers

  • Stimulate the Imagination

  • Pursuit of Lifelong Learning

  • Connect to the Online World

  •  Information fluency

The Library as the Third Place

Barbara Sartorius

President

Kathy Lomas

Vice President

Richard Petrocelli

Treasurer

Sally McGrath

Secretary

 

Sarah Adams

Philippe McAuliffe

Paul Mejean

Pierre de Saint Phalle

Kevin Crowe

Board of Trustees

ABOUT QUOGUE LIBRARY

Early Years

The initiative of "about twenty ladies" led to the organization of a Library Association in 1896. Each member contributed a dollar and a book. The books were shelved in Mr. Jessup's general store. The first building was opened on July 23, 1897 with an afternoon reception attended by about 150 people. The plans for the building were the gift of the architect Mr. Wm. E. Stone of New York.
 
 
 
1920 - 1999

The library's property was a generous gift of half an acre of land from Mr. Abram S. Post, Mr. William Post, Mrs. Sarah Post Corwith and Miss Louise Jagger Post. The original building was expanded during the 1920's to accommodate the growing needs of the community, and the growing number of volumes in the collection.
 
 
 
2000 - Present
 
The Library's Board of Trustees undertook a major expansion and renovation of the building, beginning in 1998. Our new building opened in September 2000. Aided by generous financial donations of local residents, the renovation combines modern technology with small town charm. The Quogue Library has become a source of pride and a symbol of community spirit for the village.
Vision

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