Outreach Services

About Outreach Services

The stated mission of Riverhead Free Library is to "provide the diverse community it serves with access to ideas, information, and a variety of educational, cultural, recreational, and intellectual resources. The Library will do so in an inviting, accessible, and eco-conscious manner."

In keeping with our mission, Outreach Services at Riverhead Free Library aims to ensure that library programs and spaces are truly inclusive for all our patrons, especially our underserved populations. By promoting our library services both on and off-site, our goals are to inform, enrich, preserve and promote community engagement, both independently and collaboratively through partnerships with other community agencies.

Upcoming Outreach Events

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Shots for Tots

11:00am - 3:00pm
In-Person, Outreach
Library Branch: Riverhead Free Library
Room: Craft Room
Age Group: All Ages, Family, Children, Teen, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: In-Person, Outreach
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In addition to childhood vaccinations, The Suffolk County Department of Health will offer COVID vaccinations for all approved ages.

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SNAP Counseling

10:00am - 2:00pm
In-Person, Outreach
Library Branch: Riverhead Free Library
Age Group: Family, Adults
Program Type: In-Person, Outreach
Event Details:

Many families can use SNAP to assist in stretching their food budget, but are unaware that they qualify.  To schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for SNAP, call or email your Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Coordinator, Mari

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Long Island Cares Mobile Food Assistance

11:00am - 12:00pm
In-Person, Outreach
Library Branch: Riverhead Free Library
Room: Library Parking Lot
Age Group: All Ages, Family, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: In-Person, Outreach
Event Details:

Are you in need of emergency food? The Riverhead Free Library is partnering with Long Island Cares to make sure all community members in need are well- nourished.

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Island Harvest Food Distribution

9:00am - 11:00am
In-Person, Outreach
Library Branch: Riverhead Free Library
Room: Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: In-Person, Outreach
Event Details:

Island Harvest Food Distribution for Seniors (60 & Older) and Veterans (Provided by Operation Hope)
Available in the Riverhead Free Library Parking Lot, 9:00 am - 11:00 am (While supplies last). 

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SCORE Free Individualized Business Counseling

10:00am - 1:00pm
Business & Career, In-Person, Outreach, Virtual
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Riverhead Free Library
Room: Perkins Long Island History Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Business & Career, In-Person, Outreach, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:

Available for in-person or virtual counseling sessions.

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This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Career Counseling

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Business & Career, In-Person, Outreach
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Riverhead Free Library
Room: Literacy Suffolk /Tutoring Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Business & Career, In-Person, Outreach
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Meet with a certified Workforce Development Specialist in our Career Center who will assist you with your job search, interviewing skills and resume preparation.

Books By Mail

A service that provides a convenient way for homebound RFL cardholders to obtain and return library large print and audio materials by mail.

Talking Books

Suffolk County residents who have difficulty reading standard print materials are eligible for free talking books and braille books through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, provided regionally through NYPL’s Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library.

Our Community Partners

Family Service League

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The Family Center at RFL provides clients with free counseling, information and referral services, resources for mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness and other life issues. To make an appointment with our social worker please call 631-727-3228 or email maria.garcia@riverheadlibrary.org

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Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

The Health and Welfare Council of Long Island has certified bi-lingual Healthcare Navigators to help assist in applying for a Qualified Health Plan and SNAP counseling.

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HIICAP

HIICAP

A trained, NYS-certified HIICAP counselor can assist Medicare-eligible persons with information about how the system works, enrollment, benefits and other available health insurance options.

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Island Harvest

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Visit Library once a month to distribute food to Seniors(60 & Older) and Veterans in the Library parking lot.

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Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project

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Provides Peer to Peer support to veterans facing the challenges of PTSD and TBI.

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Literacy Suffolk

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Provide one-on-one and group instruction to improve thpatrons abilities to speak, read and write.

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Long Island Cares

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Visit Library once a month to provide emergency food, fresh produce and frozen meat for community members in need.

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Peconic Bay Medical Center

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PBMC features medical professionals who provide expert information about health issues and health care available for the Riverhead Community.

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SCORE

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Meets with patrons for mentoring and advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Stony Brook Healthy Libraries Program

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Free blood pressure screenings and health related questions answered on a varity of topics through the Healthy Libraries Program.

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Suffolk County Department of Health

Suffolk County Department of Health

SCDH provides the Shots for Tots clinic, health workshops and programs such as Tai Chi and Smoking Cessation and others.

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Suffolk County Department of Labor

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Meets with patrons once a month to assist with a job search, resume' review, readiness programs, Job Fairs and more.

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Suffolk County Office for the Aging

Suffolk County Office for the Aging

A representative from Suffolk County Office for the Aging will discuss different benefits and programs available to seniors. The advocate can assist in determining program eligibility, filling out various applications/forms and connect seniors with the appropriate services.

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