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We’re Moving!

The Library will be closed from Monday, July 11 to Saturday, July 23, 2016

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The move has started – 9:00 A.M., July 11, 2016.

During that time We’ll move back to 201 Main Street. This means that all summer programs are subject to change. For late-breaking news about events and programs and information about our Grand Opening plans look for announcements on:

But There’s No Such Thing As Closed!

Our doors will be shut for a couple of weeks,  but the following services are free to JJML cardholders 24/7:


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Kick Off Opening Day Festivities with a Book Brigade: Help us Pass the Book


John Jermain Memorial Library will be returning to its historic building on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Festivities will begin at the interim facility, located at 34 W Water Street, where community members are invited to join library staff at 10:30 as they lock the door and hand off the last book to leave the temporary space, Sag Harbor The Story of an American Beauty by Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, and pass it, hand-to-hand, up the west side of Main Street to the restored and expanded building at 201 Main Street.

The ribbon cutting will take place around 11:00, depending on how long it takes the book to travel. Ribbon cutters include Pierson High School graduates Mayor Sandra Schroeder and Assemblyman Fred Thiele; they will be joined by the seven JJML staff and board members who graduated from Sag Harbor schools. Festive music will be provided by the Sag Harbor Community Band and local vendors have donated cookies and cupcakes.

The “Book Brigade” will be filmed—hands only—so if you come, feel free to wear henna or major gemstones.

Please email info@johnjermain.org for more information.


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Share your Summer Reading!

The State Education Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia  is asking for your Summer Reading Tweets!  Share your favorite children’s book with us on Twitter this week.   At the end of the week, the books will be tallied and shared.  You’ll be able to see what everyone likes to read in New York State!

“Please join the conversation and let us know your children’s favorites books and share pictures of you and your family avoiding the summer slump through summer reading. Tweet us and share your photos by tagging @NYSEDNews on Twitter and use the hashtag #SummerReading.

Happy reading!”

MaryEllen Elia
State Education Commissioner


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Last day for seven-digit dialing

phone3Today is the last day for seven- digit dialing ! If you are in Suffolk County and calling another Suffolk County phone number, starting tomorrow you must include 631 when you are dialing. It’s not necessary to precede it by “1” because it’s still a local call. http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/starting-saturday-631-area-code-must-be-used-within-suffolk-1.11928523


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Free Computers Available to Qualified Recipients

Do you know someone who’s life would be enhanced by owning a computer but cannot afford to buy one? They may qualify to receive a free computer from The Community Computer Connections Program. They can find out if they qualify by the calling the CCCP program directly at 631-979-9490 ext. 13.
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