Quogue Library Kicks Off Fall With its 2nd Annual Scarecrow Stroll

(Quogue, NY... October 2020) Quogue Library (https://www.quoguelibrary.org/) is celebrating the fall season with its Second Annual Quogue Library Scarecrow Stroll displayed along Jessup Avenue and the pond (corner of Midland Avenue & Jessup Avenue) from October 19th to November 9, 2020.

“The creativity and dedication that Quogue families put on display are delightful. We enjoy offering opportunities that engage the community and encourage connection. Quogue Library is happy we could continue the Scarecrow Stroll for a second year, despite the need for social distance. It is a playful yet safe way for residents to connect without contact, lift their spirits, and brighten their days,” Susan McKenna, Director of Operations at Quogue Library. 

Earlier this month, Quogue Library patrons were invited to participate in the display by picking up a scarecrow frame from the library, building a custom scarecrow, and returning their finished piece to the library for display. Beginning October 19th, scarecrow fans may stroll along Jessup Avenue to view the community’s creative talents on display. 


“Last year, having scarecrows made by families and groups was a great, creative activity.  The imaginative and whimsical designs around the pond and on Jessup Avenue added a lot of fun to our downtown,” Peter Sartorius, Mayor, Village of Quogue. “I am so pleased that the Quogue Library is undertaking the project again in 2020, and am looking forward to the even better creations by people now that they have a year under their belt.”

The 2019 inaugural scarecrow event was followed by a winter 'Snowman Stroll' and summer 'Shark Week,' with QL supplying the bases for each event while patrons use their imaginations for production. The public is invited to view and photograph the display until November 9, 2020.

Find Quogue Library: online at www.quoguelibrary.org, Facebook @quoguelibrary, Instagram @quoguelibrary. 631-653-4224


Quogue Library Announces it’s 2020 ‘Great Give Back’ Event


(October 13, 2020)...The Quogue Library is proud to participate in the Great Give Back [https://thegreatgiveback.org/], an initiative that began in Suffolk County and unites over 160 libraries throughout New York State by offering public service experiences. The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. The annual Great Give Back campaign began in October 2017. 


The Quogue Library is collecting items for Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach (501C3) to distribute to Long Islanders in need. Maureen’s Haven provides a safe, warm temporary shelter to homeless individuals on the East End of Long Island, providing support through embracing the values of human dignity through respect, service, compassion, teamwork, and diversity.


 "Quogue Library Staff couldn't wait to start collecting items for Maureen's Haven this year’” Jenny Bloom, Director, Quogue Library. “Pride in Quogue's generosity meets the perfect opportunity to support the Great Give Back. It is uplifting for us to accept patron's donations, and the staff is thrilled to help."


As of today, Quogue Library has received 420 pounds worth of donations and will continue to collect the following items through October 17th, 2020 where they will be held for quarantine before delivering to Maureen’s Haven for distribution. Community members may drop off items to 4 Midland Street Quogue, New York 11959. Library hours are posted on quoguelibrary.org.


  • New men’s and woman’s adult underwear

  • New socks

  • Used thermal long underwear

  • New or used sweatshirts

  • New or used jeans or work pants

  • New or used backpacks

  • New face masks

  • Unopened hand-sanitizer

  • Unopened men’s and women’s hygiene products

Find Quogue Library: online at www.quoguelibrary.org, Facebook @quoguelibrary, Instagram @quoguelibrary. 4 Midland Street P.O. Box 5036 Quogue, New York 11959. 631-653-4224




September 8, 2020 


QUOGUE, NY- Quogue Library is working with US Census Educators to ensure that all Quogue residents are counted for the 2020 US Census. The Census count has a direct impact on the funds that state and local governments receive for programs that support highway planning and construction, local schools, and firefighters. A complete count will have a positive and lasting impact in our communities. 

Thanks to a grant from Suffolk County and the Long Island Community Foundation the Suffolk Cooperative Library System will be supporting Quogue Library by deploying its Livebrary.com outreach bus, the SLED (Suffolk Libraries Empower Discovery) to the corner of Jessup and Village Lane on Thursday, September 24th from 10AM – 2PM. The bus will be staffed by Census Educators and Quogue Library staff who will be available to answer questions and to help residents fill out the census on site. 

Quogue Library Director Jenny Bloom said “ Library Staff and Board Trustees are excited to partner with the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, the Village of Quogue and the Quogue Police Department towards the mission to ‘get the word out’ and to help Quogue residents make an impact by ensuring that the Quogue community receive full representation and resources.” 

Suffolk Cooperative Library Director Kevin Verbesey commented “Libraries recognize the critical importance of a complete consensus count for our region and appreciate the support and assistance of Suffolk County, the Long Island Foundation, and the Census Bureau with making sure that happens.” 

Contact: To learn more about Quogue Census Awareness Day contact Jbloom@quoguelibrary.org or call 631-653-4224 ext 109. For information on the Suffolk Cooperative Library System SLED and the grant contact smantha@suffolknet.org or call 631-286-1600.



For Immediate Release


Quogue Library Announces 2020 Author Series Lineup

2020 Quogue Library Author Series moves from the tent to Internet

Quogue, NY— 7/10/2020 — Quogue Library’s annual Author Series program lineup will kick off on Sunday, July 26th at 5 pm with the first of four virtual conversations between notable Authors of recently released books and Columnist Andrew Botsford.  

Each Author will read excerpts and discuss their book and their lives as Authors in a Zoom meeting format. “We are so happy to have Andrew Botsford moderate our Author Series. His warmth and curious-nature combined with his background as a journalist promise great conversation which will grant us access to each Author’s act of creation,” says Quogue Library Director, Jenny Bloom. 

Participation in the 2020 Quogue Library Author Series programs is free and available by registering for the program at QuogueLibrary.org. The Authors’ books are available for sale at QuogueLibrary.org and at the Library’s temporary location at 4 Midland Street during Curbside Service hours. A portion of the proceeds will support the Library through the generosity of Bookhampton Bookstore. 

This year’s Author Series Lineup 

July 26, 5 pm Chris Beha, Author of The Index of Self Destructive Acts

Through baseball, finance, media, and religion, Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. https://www.bookhampton.com/book/9781947793828


August 2, 5 pm Amy Poeppel, Author of Musical Chairs

The “quick-witted and razor-sharp” (Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six) author of Limelight and Small Admissions returns with a hilarious and heartfelt new novel about a perfectly imperfect summer of love, secrets, and second chances.



August 9, 5 pm Fiona Davis, Author of Lions of Fifth Avenue

In nationally bestselling author Fiona Davis's latest historical novel, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. https://www.bookhampton.com/book/9781524744618


August 16,  5 pm Cara Wall, Author of The Dearly Beloved

In The Dearly Beloved, we follow two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment. Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing [New York] city and their church’s congregation, these four forge improbable paths through their evolving relationships, each struggling with uncertainty, heartbreak, and joy. A poignant meditation on faith and reason, marriage and children, and the ways we find meaning in our lives, Cara Wall’s The Dearly Beloved is a gorgeous, wise, and provocative novel that is destined to become a classic. https://www.bookhampton.com/book/9781982104528


An unusual Author Series

This year’s Author Series is Quogue Library’s first virtual Authors Series. The Staff and Board plan to hold next year’s Series under the tent at the renovated Library scheduled to reopen this fall. The Series has been a long time summer staple in Quogue and has been graced by an extraordinary line-up of talented Authors. This year’s Line-up has been organized by Quogue Library Volunteer, Ellen de Saint. Phalle. De Saint Phalle’s work planning events with publishers and agents created a diverse lineup of Authors and subjects.  

For more information:

Jenny Bloom, Quogue Library Director, jbloom@quoguelibrary.org

For more information on Quogue Library: Quoguelibrary.org


Contact: Kristy Verity

‘Quigley’ the Groundhog Visits Quogue to Make His Spring Weather Prediction on Groundhog Day

(Quogue, NY... January 13, 2020) Quogue Library ( https://www.quoguelibrary.org/ ) is eagerly awaiting the
prediction of an early spring in the Hamptons or six more weeks of winter, to be told by ‘Quigley,’ resident
groundhog of the S.T.A.R. Foundation of Middle Island, New York ( https://www.savetheanimalsrescue.org/ )
at the library’s Third Annual Groundhog Day Celebration taking place at Quogue Fire Department
( http://www.quoguefiredepartment.org /) Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 10am .

As legend goes, ‘Quigley,’ the prognosticating groundhog will predict the stormy or sunny future by seeing his
shadow, or not. All Quogue residents and neighboring communities are invited to partake in the festivities.
Fire Marshall, Chris Osborne will put on a formal hat, joining once again as the Master of Ceremonies and
calling out the outcome. Library and Village representatives will be on-hand, a gathering with hot chocolate,
coffee and pastries will immediately follow.

Quigley lives at the Save the Animals Rescue Foundation whose mission statement “ is to mitigate the
damage done to the wild population through the progress of humans .” Offering advice on managing
animals found in homes and areas animals do not belong, STAR maintains a network of wildlife veterinarians
and rehabilitation experts to assist in transport and rehabilitation of rescued animals, as well as permanent
placement and adoption programs. They currently have cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and even a ball
python snake on their available adoptions page.

STAR programs are exclusively funded through the support of local businesses and individuals. STAR is
always in need of printing services, advertising, and fundraising assistance. The public is invited to fulfill the
wishlist for Quigley and friends by donating products listed on their website or via Amazon Smile . Quogue
Library has listed STAR as the recipient of their February charitable collection (QL chooses a new
organization every month with past collections including Maureen’s Haven , Heart of the Hamptons ,
Southampton Animal Shelter ).

“We are very happy to welcome Quigley and the STAR rescue team back to Quogue, continuing our
Groundhog Day traditions,” Susan McKenna, Director of Operations. “Our fingers are crossed in hopes that
Quigley will once again call for an early spring in the Hamptons!”

2019 Images: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rtwjd98rlMiCbAa46wz9npvylNQMdPPH


Quogue Library Creates a Winter Wonderland with Inaugural ‘Snowman Stroll’

(Quogue, NY... December 11, 2019) Quogue Library ( https://www.quoguelibrary.org/ ) is embracing
the snowy season with their First Annual Quogue Library Snowman Stroll displayed along
Jessup Avenue Quogue , NY beginning in December, through February 3, 2020.

Earlier this month, Quogue Library patrons were invited to participate in decorating a wooden
snowman template provided by the library [ interim location during QL renovations: 4 Midland Street
Quogue , NY 11959 ], customize and return their finished piece beginning December 2, 2019.
Quogue Library then installed the snowmen along the village pond, located on the corner of Jessup
Avenue and Midland Street Quogue, NY.

The announcement to library patrons was met with delight following the inaugural Scarecrow
contest held in October. Thirteen snowman templates were made available. The snowman event is
not a contest, there will not be any announcement of winners. The idea was adopted to simply add
whimsy and delight to the community of Quogue this holiday and winter season.

Snowman enthusiasts may stroll along the pond to view the artistic creations on their own, or join
the library for their community wide ‘Snowman Stroll,’ December 22, 2019 at 2pm with hot chocolate
and a movie immediately following inside the Quogue Firehouse.

Snowman Stroll Images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12VpEQZkzrFB2E6OkVHhk2p3Ir7xTn4Lb?usp=sharing


Quogue Library Appoints Jenny Bloom New Director

(Quogue, NY...March 9, 2020) Quogue, NY: The Quogue Library, named a five-star library by the Library Journal, has appointed Jenny Bloom as the new Library Director, following a 6-month nationwide search. The library’s search was assisted by Bradbury Miller Associates, which specializes in executive searches for libraries.


Ms. Bloom, who grew up in Southold, will be moving back to Long Island from the state of Washington. Her most recent position there was Branch Manager for the Kitsap Regional Library in Manchester, Washington, which serves over 250,000 residents in nine branch libraries. The Regional Library also collaborates with five school districts, a coalition of independent bookstores, the Foundation Center and local colleges.


Barbara Sartorius, president of the Quogue Library’s Board of Trustees, said, “We are very excited to have Ms. Bloom as our director. Her participation in the search and interview process was very impressive. We believe her depth of experience and personality are the perfect fit for the Quogue community.”


In response to the appointment, Ms. Bloom remarked: “The enthusiasm of both the trustees and staff for their library and the Quogue community is infectious! Their track record of responsive programming and caring service has built an impressive foundation. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the library’s next chapter and can’t wait to get to know the patrons.”


The library has been undergoing an extensive renovation for the past 16 months, while continuing service in temporary quarters, and will reopen this summer. Ms. Bloom will start April 1 to lead the transition into the new building.

Find Quogue Library online at www.quoguelibrary.org ,

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Instagram @quoguelibrary,

Twitter @quoguelibrary .

For press inquiries, contact Kristy Verity at kristy@quoguelibrary.org