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

(Quogue, NY... January 13, 2020) Quogue Library ( ) 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 ( )
at the library’s Third Annual Groundhog Day Celebration taking place at Quogue Fire Department
( /) 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!”

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

(Quogue, NY... December 11, 2019) Quogue Library ( ) 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.

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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.

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