OUTDOORS AT THE LIBRARY
Several gardens are lovingly tended to at the library.
A lovely parterre garden greets visitors to the Schoolhouse Museum. Classically designed with a boxwood perimeter, flowers and herbs in the medicinal family, kitchen garden, savory and sweet groups are showcased throughout the growing season.
Two pollinator gardens are growing and reflect the library’s commitment to working with the ecosystem of the ocean communities of Long Island.
The property lines have been planted with native grasses and the use of native materials will continue throughout the grounds and the gardens.
Westhampton Garden Club plants and maintains these gardens.
Through large windows, patrons in the Children’s Activity Room view the new children’s garden, and the results of child-centric green thumb activities. Programs are being developed to be both entertaining and educational for children of all ages.
Owned by the library and maintained by the Quogue Historical Society, the Old Schoolhouse is prominently located on library grounds with excellent visibility from the road. A town treasure and the oldest public building in Quogue, the Old Schoolhouse and the library anticipate joint programming and introducing renewed interest in the history of Quogue.
Every summer the library erects a large tent in which to hold many of its well-attended events. With seating capacity of 120, more library patrons will attend the many summer offerings in the comfort of a shaded room, raised off the ground with very flexible space. The tent appears in May and is taken down and stored in September.