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DIX HILLS BUILDING
55 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746

(631) 421-4530

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

 

MELVILLE BUILDING
510 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville, N.Y. 11747

(631) 421-4535

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

 

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(631) 213-7927

 
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Building Project


Absentee Ballots

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Dix Hills and Melville buildings, Library website, hhhlibrary.org or from the school’s District Clerk office located in the Fran Greenspan building, 525 Half Hollow Rd., Dix Hills.

Applications must be returned to the school’s District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or by the day prior to the day of the vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.

Click here to download an absentee ballot application.

 



Your Library Board of Trustees

Larry Bloomstein

Maxine Roeper Cohen

Jacob Goldman

Bruce Gordon

Wayne Griffith

 

 


FAQs

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. Our community deserves the best, most up-to-date library building, featuring:

    • Fully accessible for all - ADA compliant
    • Elevator available for public use
    • Wider book rows
    • Modern restroom facilities
    • Safe sidewalks and stairs
    • More meeting rooms
    • Quiet study rooms
    • Comfortable seating areas
    • Flexible space for children, teens and adults
    • Technology advancements such as meshed Wi-Fi and digital check-in for meetings
    • More room for digital makerspace/classroom

We invite you to attend community meetings and discover how you can get the public libraries 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 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 Reference Desk to discover how much it will cost you.

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

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 interior and parking lot upgrades as well as a lovely outdoor reading space for all ages.

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

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

 

 


Average Cost


How much will this cost?
The bond proposal for $14,5000,000 will cost a typical household $3.85 per month, less than $1 a week. This equates to $46.20 per year.

Use the formula, stop by the Reference Desk or visit the websites below if you'd like to learn approximately how much it will cost you.

If you live in the Town of Babylon the multiplier is .55 cents. A home assessed at $6,000 will pay $33.00/year or $2.75/month (60 x .55). https://goo.gl/No7qXb

If you live in the Town of Huntington the multiplier is .77 cents. A home assessed at $6,000 will pay $46.20/year or $3.85/month (60 x .77). https://goo.gl/47r3Yj

 

 


Get Involved! Don’t Miss the Next One!
Community 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

 

 

 


Why Do We Need a New Library?


Public elevators and books are not accessible to all library patrons

 


Flooding in community rooms

 


Community rooms do not meet your needs

 


Built in the 1960s; limited capacity to meet current century technology advancements

 


Bathrooms are not ADA compliant

 


No fire sprinklers in building

 


Not enough parking & parking lot floods

 

 

 


Media Coverage

 

Newsday

July 31, 2017

News 12

July 31, 2017

Long Islander

August 17, 2017