Little Library Installed at Shirley Beach in Brookhaven Town

Free book exchange program promotes reading for all ages.

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Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico, (left), William Floyd United Teachers President and William Floyd High School English teacher Mike Devenney (right), and middle school social studies teacher Kari Garfen (middle) pose with the new Little Library. Photo: Town of Brookhaven.

Little Libraries are popping up all over Long island. The latest addition to the free book exchange program was installed at Shirley Beach on Grandview Drive in Shirley, donated by the William Floyd United Teachers Association.


Little Free Libraries promote book exchange through small public bookcases.


According to the Association, the donation is part of the organization’s commitment to “giving back” to the community. The idea of the Little Library was first presented to Brookhaven Town earlier in the year by now retired English teacher Maria Brandis.


The Little Library was installed recently by the Town’s Department of Parks and Recreation at the park.


People are welcomed to take and or donate books. Books are for people of all ages.