09/25/19 4:45pm

The library is celebrating Banned Books Week.

Unless you’re reading “Fahrenheit 451,” the days of book burning — and banning — seem to be a thing of the past. But today, with books still being challenged and banned from schools and stores, Banned Books Week is celebrating the freedom to read nationwide and at the Shelter Island Library. Spanning from Sept. 22 to 28, the theme of this year’s event proclaims “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark,” urging everyone to “Keep the Light On.”


09/21/19 11:00am

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On Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Art/Rich Poetry Roundtable of Shelter Island will present a poetry reading at the Shelter Island Library to celebrate the Bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s Birth.


09/13/19 10:00am

This week Ms. Dempsey spoke with author Simon Doonan to discuss his newest book ‘Drag: The Complete Story.’

“Drag: The Complete Story”

By Simon Doonan

Laurence King Publishing


08/30/19 10:00am

The Shelter Island Library will be going fine-free beginning Sept. 1.

Eliminating library material late fines has become a national trend. Recently, the American Library Association passed a resolution stating that fines do not meet the core mission of the modern library. The resolution says, in part, monetary fines “create a barrier in public relations and absorb valuable staff time applying, collecting and managing dues.” 


08/21/19 4:30pm


ARF presents Tailgating, a cat and dog adoption event at the police station on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have a dog at home and are serious about adopting another, please bring them with you for a mandatory meet and greet. Free admission, adoption fees apply. For more information contact [email protected]