116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Phone Number

(516) 249 - 9090

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Farmingdale Public Library


The Farmingdale Library is located at 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale. The paved parking lot has ten handicapped spots nears the entrance ramps.Automatic doube-doors are at each entrance.  The library has two levels. The lower level houses the meeting/conference rooms.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are located on each level.  The restrooms on the lower-level require steps or a ramp to get to them.

Three snack/drink machines are located on the upper atrium level, along with several tables and chairs.


    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  not far
    Paths and walkways:  concrete
    Doors:  automatic
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  1
    Ramps:  not inside
    Steps and staircases:  to lowever level
    Width of aisles:  spacious
    Places to sit:  plenty of seating
    Location of restrooms:  on both levels
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped-accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  three snack/drink machines
    Friendliness of staff:  pleasant

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After having lunch at the Library Cafe, I was anxious to see what the Farmingdale Library looks like now. What a difference!  From a small corner building, the new library is a large, open-floor plan struture with a beautiful atrium, lots of seating and a multitude of activities

I was impressed by the size of the parking lot.  Ten handicapped-spaces are located near the entrance ramps.  There never seems to be enough parking at my home library!

The main entrance is undergoing some repairs so I had to enter through another entrance.  Both entrances have steps and ramps, along with automatic doors, which make life a bit easier.

The library has two floors, the main level and lower level where the meeting rooms are located. The building does not have a dedicated theater.  All programs take place in one or more of the many “conference rooms.”

As I made my way to the lower level I wa again impressed to see the benches in this large lobby-like area.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) can be found on both levels.  The restrooms on the lower level require steps or a ramp to reach them.

Snack machines and a few tables are located in the upper level of the atrium.

People have been saying for some time that libraries are becoming obsolete becausse of computers.  As I look at all the people in the Farmingdale Library I am seeing that the dismal prrediction is not coming true.  Just looking at Farmingdale’s Newsletter gives us a glimpse of how libraries are reinventing themselves, and I, for one, am glad.

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