Mission Statement

Harborfields Public Library is dedicated to providing access to information, ideas and knowledge through books, programs, technology and other resources. We welcome and support our community in its pursuit of education, culture and enrichment activities. (11/09) Click here for the Bylaws of the Harborfields Public Library .

Library History

For our 40th Anniversary celebration in 2010, we prepared a brief history of our library.

Library Board of Trustees

Harborfields Public Library is governed by a Library Board
consisting of 5 elected trustees. Each trustee serves a
five-year term with one trustee position coming up for election
each year.

Joyce Hilgeman, Ph.D., President
Term expires July 2024

Ellen Rieger, Vice President
Term expires July 2022

Jenny Wyckoff Shore, Secretary
Term expires July 2023

Renee Boyer, Finance Officer
Term expires July 2025

David Clemens, Trustee
Term expires July 2021

2020 Library Board Meeting Dates

Email questions for the Board of Trustees to

By Laws and Policies
202-2021 Operating Budget
December Friday, December 23, 2019 at 10AM
January Friday, January 24 at 10AM
February Thursday, February 27 at 10AM
March Special Meeting, Monday, March 13 at 3PM
March Special Meeting, Monday March 23 at 2:15PM Recording
March Teleconference, Thursday, March 26 at 1:15PM Recording
April Teleconference, Friday, April 24 at 10AM Recording
May Special Meeting, Thursday, May 7 at 10AM Recording
May Teleconference Thursday, May 28 at 9AM Recording
June Teleconference Thursday, June 25 at 9AM Recording
July Thursday, July 9 at 10AM - Annual Board Reorganization Meeting
July Thursday, July 23 at 10AM
August Thursday, August 27 at 10AM
September Thursday, September 24 at 7PM
October Tuesday, October 27 at 9:30AM
November Tuesday, November 24 at 10:00AM Teleconference
December Tuesday, December 22 at 10:00AM

Library Staff

Ryan Athanas, Library Director
Susan Matthews, Reference
Patricia Moisan, Children's Services
Linda Meglio, Teen Services
Donna Wickers, Circulation
Sarah Schnepp, Technical Services
Katherine Rath, Administrative Assistant
Jody Kantianis, Personnel
Susan Hope, Program & Publicity Coordinator
Kevin Crowley, Building Supervisor

Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 10AM-9PM
Friday 10AM-5PM
Saturday 10AM-5PM
Sunday (mid-September to mid-June) 1PM-5PM

Closings and Holidays

Click here for a list of Closings, Sundays and Holidays.

How do I join the Library?

Harborfields Public Library cards are issued to residents of Harborfields Central School District. To join the library and obtain a library card you must apply in person at the circulation desk and bring two forms of identification (one with a photo) to prove residency. A library card entitles its holder to all services of the Harborfields Public Library plus varying borrowing privileges at any other Suffolk County public library. Your library card will be valid for three years, at which time you will need to verify proof of residency to renew your library card.

Fax: (631) 757-7216

A fax machine is available for public use in the Reference Room. The fee per outgoing fax is $2.00 (up to 15 pages). The fee for an incoming fax is $1.00 per page received, including any cover sheets.

Loan Period For Materials

Most materials circulate for 21 days. New DVDs and BluRays circulate for 7 days.

Meeting Room Application and Policy

Click here for an application for the use of Library Meeting Rooms.