Library Temporarily Closed

Out of an abundance of caution, the Library will be closed beginning January 14th at 5 p.m. and will reopen Monday, January 25th at 9 a.m. due to a COVID-19 exposure. Because of the Library’s strict safety protocols, risk of exposure to patrons is minimal.

During the closure, the Library will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Patrons who signed up for Grab & Go or Take & Make kits can pick them up when the library reopens January 25th.

Please continue to visit our website for updates, to access our online services, utilize our digital collection and learn about our online programs.

Please do not place items in our Book Drop for the duration of the closure. No late fines are being assessed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask that you please continue to follow all safety precautions against COVID-19 in your daily life.

Alfred Van Loen Gallery

Gallery Information

photo of the Alfred Van Loen Gallery

 

The Alfred Van Loen Gallery is located on the lower level. Monthly exhibits are on display from September through May, with an indoor/outdoor sculpture exhibit in the summer. The gallery is open to the public during regular library hours. The public is also invited to attend exhibit openings to meet the artists and be among the first to view the new artwork on display.

Mr. Van Loen was a longtime resident of South Huntington and the original curator of the art gallery at the former Melville Road library, where his goal was to promote young artists. He held the position from 1969-1976. After he died in 1993, the library trustees named the library's Community Room, which doubled as the art gallery/exhibit space, in his memory. When that building closed and the Pidgeon Hill Road library building opened in 2004, the new gallery was named in his honor.

The current curator is Deborah Katz, who coordinates the monthly exhibits. For information and artist inquiries, contact her at dk.hangingart@gmail.com.