Comsewogue Public Library
170 Terryville Road
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Voice: (631) 928-1212
Fax: (631) 928-6307
Adult Services: email@example.com
Children’s and Teen’s Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comsewogue Administration: email@example.com
Technical Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Circulation (questions about overdue materials, library cards, etc.): email@example.com
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. 1, 2023 to May 19, 2024)
Sunday, January 1, New Year’s DayMonday, January 2, New Year’s Day (Observed)Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, February 20, Presidents’ DaySunday, April 9, EasterSunday, May 14, Mother’s DayMonday, May 29, Memorial DayMonday, June 19, JuneteenthTuesday, July 4, Independence DayMonday, September 4, Labor DayMonday, October 9, Columbus DaySaturday, November 11, Veterans DayWednesday, November 22, Thanksgiving Eve (5 PM closing)Thursday, November 23, ThanksgivingSunday, December 24, Christmas EveMonday, December 25, Christmas DaySunday, December 31, New Year’s Eve
Directions to the Library
The Comsewogue Public Library is located approximately one mile south of Port Jefferson Harbor, at 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.
- 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, ext. 112 to verify.
President: Christopher McCrary
Vice President: John Rossini
Secretary: Kevin Spence
Fiscal Officer: Lisa Olson
Trustee: Corinne DeStefano
View Trustee Biographies
- Contact Library Director Debra L. Engelhardt at (631) 928-1212, ext. 112 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on trustee recruitment/candidacy/election and/or see linked documents below.
- Correspondence for the Board of Trustees may be addressed to: Christopher McCrary, President, Board of Trustees, Comsewogue Public Library, 170 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 or email@example.com.
- 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 Agendas & Board Documents
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.|
|2002||Richard Lusak, the Library’s Founding Director, retires|
|2012||Brandon Pantorno, Mr. Lusak’s successor, retires|
The Comsewogue Public Library Board and staff are committed to reducing the Library’s impact on the environment, modeling green practices for our community, and committing to continuous improvement.
Green Business Partnership
In October 2020, Comsewogue Public Library achieved certification through the Green Business Partnership. Some accomplishments include: installing a “cool roof,” replacing an outdated HVAC system with energy efficient units, and installing an Energy Star hot water heater. Additionally, the Library has made it easier for its community and staff to recycle paper, metal cans, glass, and plastic on Library property. The Library has also begun converting older lighting units to fixtures that take LED bulbs. The Library aims to continually reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and water use.
Sustainable Libraries Initiative
In January 2022, the Library was designated a “Sustainable Library” by the Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) through the New York Library Association. The SLI provides libraries with a step-by-step process to implement sustainable decisions that are environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically feasible. Through participation in the program, the Library has strengthened existing community partnerships such as food collections and distributions with Long Island Cares, and created new ones, including collaborating with General Needs, a local nonprofit that serves Long Island veterans and their families. We have also reviewed and updated several policies to reflect sustainable goals. For example, our Library’s Collection Development Policy has been updated to incorporate community input, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We aim to continue to create partnerships, policies, and procedures which make our community resilient and strong.
For further information on our certification, please read a press release from the Sustainable Libraries Initiative or view a presentation created by the Library’s Green Team which highlights some accomplishments.
Girl Scouts bring pollinator garden to Comsewogue Public Library
Girl Scout Troop 2986 created an informative brochure to go along with the pollinator garden they created. Click here to view the brochure.
The Comsewogue Public Library’s mission is to provide quality library service at a reasonable cost to our community.