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Comsewogue Public Library
170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Voice: (631) 928-1212
Fax: (631) 928-6307

Adult Services: aref@cplib.org
Children’s and Teen’s Services: jref@cplib.org
Comsewogue Administration: administration@cplib.org
Technical Support: tech@cplib.org
Circulation (questions about overdue materials, library cards, etc.): circ@cplib.org

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Library Hours
Monday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm (Oct. 6, 2019 to May 17, 2020)

Holiday Closings (2020)
Wednesday, January 1, New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 17, Presidents’ Day
Sunday, April 12, Easter
Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day
Monday, May 25, Memorial Day
Saturday, July 4, Independence Day
Monday, September 7, Labor Day
Monday, October 12, Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26, Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24, Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25, Christmas Day
Thursday, December 31, New Year’s Eve (1 PM closing)

The Comsewogue Public Library is located approximately one mile south of Port Jefferson Harbor, at 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.
Long Island Expressway: Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 62 North (Nicolls Road, Route 97). Travel North on Nicolls Road to Nesconset Highway (Route 347), turn right. Travel East on Nesconset Highway to Terryville Rd., turn left. The Comsewogue Public Library is approximately 1/4 mile down, on the left side.
Northern State Parkway: Take the Northern State Parkway East to the end (it merges with Veterans Memorial Highway – Route 454, and Nesconset Highway – Route 347). Pass the State and County Office Buildings, bear left at the fork following Nesconset Highway to Terryville Road, turn left. The Comsewogue Public Library is approximately 1/4 mile down, on the left side

The Library’s Regular Monthly Meeting of the Board of Trustees will take place virtually*, via a Zoom webinar. Attendees will have the option to enter the meeting by phone or online to listen to the board conduct library business.

When: May 19, 2020 05:40 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iC682mziRuKryiucD1IDEg

After registering, each attendee will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you need assistance with registration, contact Debra Engelhardt, Library Director, at debbie@cplib.org.

*Due to the COVID-19 Emergency the Open Meetings Laws have been modified to allow remote meetings.

May 19, 2020 Agenda
Financial Reports
April 21, 2020 Meeting Minutes


Library Director: Debra L. Engelhardt    (631) 928-1212, ext. 112    debbie@cplib.org

  • A senior management team, comprised of specialists in a variety of areas, including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Technical Services, Circulation Services, Adult Services and Youth Services, provide expertise in their respective fields.

Board of Trustees The Comsewogue Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Please call the Administrative Office at (631) 928-1212 to verify.

President: Edward C. Wendol
Vice President: Corinne DeStefano
Secretary: Christopher McCrary
Fiscal Officer: John Rossini
Trustee: Kevin Spence

  • Correspondence may be addressed to: Edward C. Wendol, President, Board of Trustees, Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.
  • Contact Library Director Debra L. Engelhardt at (631) 928-1212, ext. 112 or debbie@cplib.org for information on trustee recruitment/candidacy/election.
  • In accordance with NYS Law, the Library contracts for the services of an outside treasurer and also engages an independent auditor to perform an annual financial audit.

Meeting Minutes

Comsewogue Public Library: Where Many Paths Meet
The meaning behind our library slogan comes from a loose translation of the Native American word “Cumsewogue,” which is said to be “the place where many paths meet.”

Timeline of Events

1966 Library (District) created by Comsewogue School District voters
March 1, 1967 Library, operating from a portable classroom on the property of the former Comsewogue Elementary School, opens its doors to community residents
November 1967 Library District voters approve construction of permanent library building
September 26, 1969 Library chartered by New York State Board of Regents/New York State Education Department
November 1969 Permanent library building construction completed
November 22, 1993 Library District residents vote to approve a construction project to renovate and expand the Library to over 44,000 square feet. Project funded with a 30-year bond financed through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York.
1999 Expansion completed
2002 Richard Lusak, the Library’s Founding Director, retires
2012 Brandon Pantorno, Mr. Lusak’s successor, retires

170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am - 9 pm
Friday-Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm

Phone (631) 928-1212
Fax (631) 928-6307

Phone (631) 928-1212
Fax (631) 928-6307