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55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746

(631) 421-4530

Monday - Friday:
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays (Sept. - June):
noon - 5:00 p.m.


510 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville, N.Y. 11747

(631) 421-4535

Monday - Thursday:
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



(631) 213-7927

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Building Project

Your Library Board of Trustees

Larry Bloomstein

Maxine Roeper Cohen

Jacob Goldman

Bruce Gordon

Wayne Griffith



Q. How will a new library benefit the community?
The current library was built in the 1960s. There are technological and structural advances that this building can no longer accommodate. This community deserves the best, most up-to-date library building.

    • Easy access for all - ADA compliant
    • Elevator available for public
    • Wider book rows
    • Modern restroom facilities
    • Safe sidewalks and stairs
    • 300% more meeting rooms
    • Quiet study rooms
    • Areas of comfortable seating
    • Flexible space for children, teens and adults
    • Technology advancements such as meshed Wi-Fi and digital check-in for meetings
    • Room for digital makerspace/classroom

We invite you to attend community meetings and discover how you can get the public library you deserve in Dix Hills and Melville.

Q. Will I have an opportunity to provide my ideas for the new library?
Yes, this is your library. It should be everything that you want it to be. Community meetings have been scheduled to share plans, meet the architect and to listen to your ideas.

Q. How will this affect me?
This decision will have little effect on your library use. We will continue to offer A+ services and programs to library patrons from an alternate location and from our Melville Branch.

Q. What are the plans for the Melville Branch?
The Trustees voted to commit funds from capital reserves to improve our Melville Branch. Look for parking lot upgrades and a lovely outdoor reading space for all ages.

Q. Where will the new library be located?
The new library will be built to meet your needs at its current location at 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills.

Q. How much will this cost?
The bond proposal for $14,500,000 will cost a typical household $3.85 per month, less than $1 a week.
This equates to $46.20 per year. Stop by the library to discover how much it will cost you.

Q. Where will the library relocate during construction?
The library will relocate to an alternate location during construction, and our Melville Branch will be open.

Q. Who is the architect?
Peter Gisolfi Associates is an award winning firm of architects known for the design of academic and public libraries, campuses, municipal buildings, hotels and restaurants.

Q. If the bond passes, when will the library relocate to a temporary space?
A move to a temporary space would not take place for at least six months while plans are finalized and approved by New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Q. When will the bond vote be held?
The bond vote will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Dix Hills Branch.



Public Meetings

Listening Tour

    • Saturday, July 8 | 1 PM–3 PM (DH) OR 3:30 PM–5 PM (M)
    • Tuesday, July 11 | 7 PM–9 PM (DH)

Preliminary Drawings

    • Wednesday, August 2 | 2 PM–4 PM (DH)

Presentation of Design

    • Wednesday, August 30 | 7 PM–9 PM (DH)
    • Saturday, September 9 | 12 PM–2 PM (M) OR 3 PM–5 PM (DH)
    • Wednesday, September 20 | 10 AM–12 PM (DH)
    • Thursday, September 28 | 7 PM–9 PM (DH)



Dear Residents

Imagine your family enjoying a public library for the 21st century.

    Imagine a building with energy efficiency built-in, a place for reading, learning, exercising,
    music, recording, creating and gathering.

Imagine a space filled with natural light and plenty of spaces for simultaneous meetings, classes and workshops.

Imagine children, parents and grandparents sharing stories and crafts, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Imagine state-of-the-art technology to meet your needs today and tomorrow.

Please attend community meetings and discover how you can get the public libraries you deserve in
Dix Hills and Melville.

If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please contact me at 631-421-5940 or email me at hcrosson@hhhlibrary.org.

Hope to catch you reading,

Helen M. Crosson, Library Director



What is Wrong with Our Library?

Flooding in community rooms


Built in the 1960s and cannot support 21st century technology


Bathrooms are not ADA compliant


Community rooms do not meet all needs


Public elevators are not accessible