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Emma Clark’s “Little Free Library” is Back at West Meadow Beach

Setauket, NY – June 22, 2021 –

At the beach and forgot your book? No problem. Emma Clark Library is thrilled to announce that the Little Free Library is back at West Meadow Beach for all to enjoy this summer.

The Little Free Library was made from recycled materials in 2016 and is installed at the beach every summer. The library has now returned and will once again be maintained by different Library teen volunteers each week. The teens also earn community service credit from Emma Clark for their commitment.

The Town of Brookhaven and Nicole Pocchiare, Environmental Educator, have once again graciously given their consent to host the Little Free Library at the beach. Council member Jonathan Kornreich was at this year’s installation of the structure.

“Literacy is the cornerstone of any developed society and making books available to people throughout the community helps expand opportunity to engage in learning,” remarked Councilman Kornreich. “Thank you to the library’s teen volunteers for maintaining this curated collection of books for the enjoyment of all.” Councilmember Kornreich went on to say, “As residents enjoy some summer fun at West Meadow Beach, I hope they will stop by the Little Free Library and pick up a book, courtesy of our friends at Emma S. Clark Memorial Library.”

There’s no need for a library card or to return a book – this is a “take a book, leave a book” concept presented by Emma Clark.  Library staff and the public contributed books for the sole purpose of the Little Free Library (books are not owned by Emma Clark – don’t return your library books here!).  The Little Free Library is kept well stocked with a variety of books for beachgoers, young and old alike. There is no need to live in Three Village to share in this give and take project, as long as you are a visitor at West Meadow Beach.

The Little Free Library is located under the pavilion at the beach.  It is also registered on www.littlefreelibrary.org and can be found on the site’s official map of all Little Free Libraries across the United States and worldwide.


The Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, located at 120 Main Street in Setauket and online at emmaclark.org, provides public library service to all residents of the Three Village Central School District.

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