For almost twenty-five years I have served as your library director. And, through your support, we have been able to transform your library into the amazing facility it is today. When I arrived here in January of 1999, I entered a facility that hadn’t been updated since it’s construction in 1966. There were a couple of DOS based computers for the public, inaccessible book stacks and a small meeting room in the basement. With the Board of Trustees’ vision and your support we purchased two adjacent properties and you approved a major expansion / renovation project. Finishing that project in 2005, we have continued to grow together and adapt to this ever changing world. After much thought and reflection, I realized that it is now my time to move on. In mid-September I will be retiring to pursue my other passions: photography, travel, and endurance sports. Being here for all these years, the library feels like home, and the staff and some of you like family. The library will always be a part of me. Rest assured that with my departure, your library will continue to provide the great services you have come to expect. The staff here are dedicated and professional, and the Library’s Board of Trustees has hired a qualified librarian, Matthew Wuthenow, to fill my shoes. Please consider joining Matt and me at a welcoming / farewell reception at the library on Friday, September 8th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided. Thank you for all your support over the years. You, and this place, will be missed! Sincerely, -Guy Edwards

Library Director
- Guy Edwards, Library Director
(631) 581-9200 ext. 7.

Please continue to visit the Library’s website at eipl.org
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Library Board Meeting:
Next board meeting:
September 14 @ 5:30p.m.

*To run for trustee you must be a resident of the East Islip School District and must be nominated by petition, which shall be directed to the Clerk of the School District.


Newsday Article on EIPL's Tile Wall
Newsday did a report on our tile wall. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the nature oriented hand-sculpted tiles, contact Guy Edwards at (631) 581-9200 x 7.


East Islip Public Library's
Board of Trustees

Board President
Joseph Gabriel, AIA

Debbie Smith
Debbie Y. Smith, Ed.D.
Vice President

Jackie S. Flamio

Stephen Foray

Victor C. Gremli, Jr., D.C.

East Islip Public Library
381 E Main Street
East Islip, NY 11730
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays - 1pm-5pm October-April.
Contact us:
(631) 581-9200
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