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Benefits of Membership:
Membership provides a cross-sectional representation consisting of the commercial, industrial and residential communities within the Village of Freeport and its surrounding areas.
Business of the Month:
Freeport Memorial Library
The Freeport Memorial Library was established in 1884 by Professor Loren M. Burdick, principal of the Freeport Schools, with funds raised from a talent show. For a while, the books were kept in the principal’s office closet! The Library was housed at the school until 1911 when it moved to a rented room in the Miller Building on South Grove Street. Members paid 10 cents for a card.
In 2021, the Library is much more than books on shelves and Library cards are free. It offers endless ways for Freeport residents and business owners/employees to read, discover, and connect. On September 14, Lee Ann Molten, library director and Marilyn Pignataro, cultural program specialist presented the many benefits of being a library patron.
Patrons of all ages can read books, ebooks and audiobooks. They can even download free books at the Pop Up Library at the Freeport Recreation Center and Retro Fitness.
There is much to discover at the Library with music events, story time for children, free museum and beach passes, English classes, defensive driving and much more.
There are never-ending ways to connect with a Library Card. Patrons can borrow hot spots, stream movies, access a free notary, and enjoy free career counseling.
And that’s not all! Business owners can use the BRIC Room (Business Resource Information Center). This state of the art conference room is set up with a Smart Board, Wi-Fi and more. In addition, there is free one-on-one small business counseling with a Small Business Development Representative.
September is National Library Card Sign up Month. Anyone who signs up for a new library card will receive a free gift (while supplies last). Freeport Memorial Library is a resource for the entire community and is open seven days a week. Call them at 516-379-3274 or visit their website at www.freeportlibrary.info
Freeport is a village in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, US, on the South Shore of Long Island. The population was 43,713 at the 2010 census.
A settlement since the 1640s, it was once an oystering community and later a resort popular with the New York City theater community. It is now primarily a bedroom suburb but retains a modest commercial waterfront and some light industry. It is serviced by the Freeport station on the Long Island Rail Road.