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Westhampton Library Earns Honor For Sandy Outreach

State-wide library organization grants recognition for the library's service to residents in the wake of the October 2012 hurricane.

The Westhampton Free Library was granted the Outstanding Service to Libraries Award in recognition of its community service in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. 

After the storm left many residents without power, the library acted as a de facto shelter, offering its building for people to come use the bathroom, warm up, charge their mobile devices and pass the time away with a book and other activities.

The award was presented to library Director Daniele Zubiller by the New York Library Association at a ceremony earlier this month.

The Outstanding Service to Libraries Award is granted to an individual or group that has "made a significant, sustained contribution to the development, promulgation, growth or extension of library/information services to the people of New York State or to residents within a designated service area within the State," as described on the NYLA website. 

It's been a good year for the library. In December, the Suffolk County Library System honored Teen Librarian Dana Amarosa with the Most Successful Teen Program Award. 
Danielle Zubiller January 11, 2014 at 07:18 PM
Congratulations to all the libraries in Suffolk County that were awarded this award for our collective response after hurricane sandy. We all pitched in to make sure our communities were taken care of in time of crisis

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