The Long Island Collection
Freeport Memorial Library is dedicated to the collection of local history and culture. The Long Island Room Collection consists of a variety of books, periodicals, artifacts, maps, and other documents pertaining to New York State and Long Island (Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk) history. Most of this collection is available in our catalog.
Because of the delicate nature of some of the materials in this collection, permission must be given before items can be photocopied, scanned, or photographed.
In the fall of 2004, the Freeport Memorial Library, in collaboration with the Freeport Historical Society, joined a digitization initiative sponsored by the Long Island Libraries Resources Council. The goal of this project is to create a database of items pertaining to Long Island history and make these items accessible through the Internet. In 2005, the Long Island Libraries Resources Council received a grant to begin digitizing local newspapers. Because of Freeport's commitment to the digitization project, the Library was asked to be the first organization to participate in this phase of the initiative. The Library currently has six newspapers, representing the years 1895 to 1921, online and fully searchable.
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Long Island Memories Project:
Digital Books and Documents
Freeport Then and Now Exhibit
Annual exhibit in July - The Freeport Memorial Library and the Freeport Historical Society present photographs of houses, events, and people from historic Freeport.