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Public, academic and some special libraries or other organizations that acquire, house and make available to the community for purposes of research or appreciation, rare books, aggregations of printed works or manuscripts on a particular subject or by a particular author; artistic materials by a particular artist or representative of a particular era or style; or other collectibles that are rare, of special interest, of historical significance or of scholarly value. Also included are organizations that acquire, classify and make available to the community on a loan or distribution basis, special document collections or reading materials in a variety of language or special formats which enable people who have visual or hearing impairments or who read in a language other than English to enjoy leisure reading materials and selected nonfiction and reference works. Some collections include materials that require specialized security and user services. Some special collections are standalone institutions that are privately funded, such as the Newberry Library or the American Antiquarian Society while others are part of a larger institution, such as the Beinecke Library at Yale University. Many American university special collections grew out of the merging of rare book rooms and manuscripts departments in a university's library system.

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ADULT SERVICESProvides Reference, Information and Referral, Reader's Advisory and Live Librarian. Also offers film presentations, informal workshops, the Madelle Hegeler Semerjian Gallery and computer classes. Offers a wide range of programs which include trips, gardening, knitting, bridge and book discussions and passport acceptance facility.SuffolkADULT SERVICESROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
BLACK HERITAGE COLLECTIONContains a variety of library materials: books, magazines, newspapers and community publications relating to African-American heritage.NassauBLACK HERITAGE COLLECTIONROOSEVELT PUBLIC LIBRARY
BREAST HEALTH CENTEROffers the following services for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer: laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, social services, radiography, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CT Scanning, Computerized Tomography, nuclear medicine and ultrasound in addition to a full-range of psycho-social and nutrition services. The Tumor Registry has a database of over 6,700 cases established since January 1983. The center also offers support groups for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Other support groups are for their caregivers, spouses and significant others. In addition there is an extensive library of books, pamphlets and videotapes on risk factors and prevention.SuffolkBREAST HEALTH CENTERGOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS-NASSAUProvides continuing education through meetings, support groups, and resource materials for children and adults affected by attention deficit disorders. See website or call for meeting dates. Meetings held at East Meadow Jewish Center (1400 Prospect Avenue, East Meadow).NassauCHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS-NASSAUCHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS-NASSAU
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMSOffers various programs designed to educate and increase public awareness on the acceptance of children and adults with disabilities. Programs include: Speakers Resource Center, UCPN Repertory Company, Kids on the Block, and Head Injury. Brochures available, call for information. Offers publications including Center Square, the agency newsletter, the Annual Report and brochures describing a wide range of disabilities, including cerebral palsy. The Library of instructional videotapes on such subjects as evaluating consumers for communication devices and feeding, dressing and first aid techniques related to persons with disabilities is available. The Speaders Bureau provides speakers familiar with a wide range of special needs and services for adults and children with disabilitiesNassauCOMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMSCP NASSAU
EDUCATION AND TRAINING DEPARTMENTProvides education programs on human sexuality for schools, community groups, religious institutions, youth and parents and in private homes. Runs conferences/workshops for professionals. Provides teen information and peer service training for area high school students and an annual Teen Health Conference for teens and professionals. Provides outreach and education for minority communities and maintains a library collection on human sexuality.SuffolkEDUCATION AND TRAINING DEPARTMENTPLANNED PARENTHOOD HUDSON PECONIC, INC.
FRIENDS OF HOSPICEOffers comprehensive information and referral about pallative and end of life care to the public and medical community. Provides public education which brings the hospice/pallative care message to the community through speakers, seminars, public programs and media presentations. Also operates a lending library which is available to the families of the terminally ill, health care professions and students.NassauFRIENDS OF HOSPICEFRIENDS OF HOSPICE
INFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMSOffers information and education programs for people with lupus, health care professionals and the public. Provides patient advocacy, an up-to-date lending library of books,videos and articles regarding Lupus and its complications, a referral list of physicians specializing in lupus, a quarterly local newsletter, a national newsletter, Spanish speaking outreach and a speakers bureau.NassauINFORMATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMSLUPUS ALLIANCE OF AMERICA-LONG ISLAND/QUEENS AFFILIATE
INFORMATION AND REFERRALProvides referrals in all areas affecting the advancement of mental health and well-being including holistic based. Also offers a Lending Library.SuffolkINFORMATION AND REFERRALHANDS ACROSS LONG ISLAND, INC.
LOCAL HISTORY ROOMProvides a research facility which includes digital collections, historical and genealogical databases, Brentwood High School yearbooks, reference collection for genealogy and local history research, scrapbooks, photographs and artifacts related to Brentwood history. Please call ahead for access to our special collections.SuffolkLOCAL HISTORY ROOMBRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOCAL HISTORY ROOMHouses a local history collection, the Bob Muller Long Island Lighthouse collection, and an Irish History and Culture collection. The Local History Room also houses the collection and materials of the East Islip Historical Society. The Historical Society also provides ongoing displays, exhibits and volunteers are available Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2pm-4pm.SuffolkLOCAL HISTORY ROOMEAST ISLIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
LONG ISLAND COLLECTIONContains a variety of library and archival materials: books, pamphlets, maps, records and manuscripts, periodical series, genealogies, photographs, family records, and government documents relating to Long Island history and the history of Bridgehampton and its surrounding communities.SuffolkLONG ISLAND COLLECTIONTHE HAMPTON LIBRARY
LONG ISLAND REGIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTERProvides training, resources, and technical assistance to all schools and community agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in all areas related to health and wellness. These areas include health curriculum, health services, violence prevention, nutrition, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, emotional health, parent and community involvement. The center also offers a health resource library with curricula, videos, health modules and guides available for loan to all school staff, parents, and community organizations.SuffolkLONG ISLAND REGIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES CENTERWESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
NATIVE LIFE AND ARCHAEOLOGY AND COLONIAL LIFE AND TECHNOLOGYProvides nine volumes on Long Island Natives and Archaeology, curriculum booklets, posters, etc. for students. Offers programs in libraries, schools, Hoyt Farm Park, and Blydenburgh County Park. Appointment required.SuffolkNATIVE LIFE AND ARCHAEOLOGY AND COLONIAL LIFE AND TECHNOLOGYSUFFOLK COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
OLDER ADULT PROGRAMProvides program consultation, staff development, coordination of workshops, seminars and conferences, and development of resource materials to professionals in the fields of rehabilitation and aging.OLDER ADULT PROGRAMHELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER FOR DEAF-BLIND YOUTHS AND ADULTS (HKNC)
PEDIATRIC SUPPORT GROUPSOffers pediatric support groups including: Hope for Hearts, a support group for parents and siblings of children with congenital heart defects Our Little Heroes/Oncology Parent Support Network, offering mutual support and guidance for families of children with cancer. Call for schedule/information.SuffolkPEDIATRIC SUPPORT GROUPSSTONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
PLANNING BOARDResponsible for applications and environmental reviews of subdivisions, site plans, changes of zone, planning studies, research, code changes, date collection and analysis, presentations, historical records, and the library.SuffolkPLANNING BOARDTOWN OF SOUTHOLD
SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPEDServices include summer employment program, handicapped bus, Handicapped Enforcement Parking Program, specialized library, newsletter, TTY phone, suggestions on removal of architectural barriers, information and referral, ombudsman who investigates complaints, and listing of accessible services/buildings. Liasion to the Citizen's Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities.SuffolkDEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES-HANDICAPPED SERVICES DIVISIONTOWN OF HUNTINGTON
SPEAKER'S BUREAUOffers workshops on bullying (DASA), relational aggression, cyber safety, child abuse, child abduction, sexual harassment, violence prevention, gender equity, and conflict solving for teachers, parents and students. Licensure training workshops for recognizing and reporting child abuse, violence prevention and DASA for all educational staff requiring NYS Certification.SuffolkSPEAKER'S BUREAUSCOPE EDUCATION SERVICES
THE FOUNDATION CENTERStrives to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. Collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Maintains collections which contain books, pamphlets, periodical articles, audiovisual materials, CD-ROMS and online databases on philanthropy, foundations, non-profit sector and works related to charitable giving. Services also include online e-mail reference and book sales. The Center offers both free training courses and fee-based seminars (some in Spanish) to grantseekers as well as outreach services. Other offices located in Atlanta GA, Cleveland OH, San Francisco CA, and Washington DC. Access to funder database by subscription free in the Center's five offices and in and Cooperating Collections nationwide. Call or visit website for additional information.THE FOUNDATION CENTERTHE FOUNDATION CENTER
THE FOUNDATION CENTER COOPERATING COLLECTIONOffers a funding information center located in the Reference Department. The Grant Writing Collection provides a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services. Provides access to the comprehensive database Foundation Directory Online. A Cooperating Collection of The Foundation Center in New York City.SuffolkTHE FOUNDATION CENTER COOPERATING COLLECTIONRIVERHEAD FREE LIBRARY
THE LONG ISLAND COLLECTIONThe Pennypacker Long Island Collection is a collection of books, pamphlets, maps, atlases, manuscripts, letters, deeds, log books, wills, clippings, genealogies, periodicals, newspapers, family records and government documents relating to the history and people of Long Island.SuffolkTHE LONG ISLAND COLLECTIONEAST HAMPTON LIBRARY
THE LONG ISLAND ROOMHouses resource materials that allow researchers to better understand how the past shaped the local community. This is done through documents, ledgers, account books, scrapbooks, journals, personal correspondence, business records, pamphlets, photographs, postcards, contemporary books, and other similar items. Appointment recommended.SuffolkTHE LONG ISLAND ROOMSMITHTOWN LIBRARY
TOY LENDING CENTER-POINT LOOKOUTProvides a toy lending and resource center for families of children (birth-15 years of age) with disabilities. Provides an extensive library of toys (conventional and adapted), therapeutic equipment and books for parents and children to borrow for one month.NassauTOY LENDING CENTER-POINT LOOKOUTLONG ISLAND TOY LENDING CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

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