Programs & Events
Every month the library has a wide variety of programs for adults, teens, and children. Announcements and schedules for upcoming events may be found in our quarterly newsletter, in the library column of the weekly Mineola American newspaper, on the library’s lobby bulletin board, on take-home flyers in the Reference and Children’s Room, and online via our website’s events calendar.
Advance registration is required for some programs. Please call the Reference Desk (extension 2) or Children’s Room (extension 1) for information on any of our programs and events.
Some types of programs we offer include musical and theatrical performances, feature film showings, crafts, book discussion groups, informative lectures, defensive driving classes, story times, and play groups.
Reserve a Museum Pass for free admission to a variety of museums and gardens on Long Island and in New York City.
* All Museum/Garden passes are valid for at least 2 adults and 2 children. Some passes allow for more adults and/or children.
To Reserve A Pass:
- Reservations for museum passes can be made via our library’s website at www.mineolalibrary.info
- Or by telephone (516-746-8488 ext.2);
- Or in person at the Reference Desk.
A valid Mineola library card must be used at time of reservation. Passes may be reserved up to two months in advance. Only Mineola Library patrons (age 18+) with no outstanding fines may borrow the Museum Passes. A limit of 2 passes may be reserved within a 60 day period, and the same museum pass may be reserved only once in a 60 day period.
- Weekend Loan Period is for three days, pickup on Friday, and return by Sunday night in the drop box.
- Weekday Loan Period is for four days, pickup on Monday, and return before closing (9PM) Thursday.
To Cancel A Pass:
- Patrons must call the Reference Desk (516-746-8488 ext. 2) to Cancel or delay a pickup.
- Passes not picked up or cancelled in advance may result in the loss of borrowing privileges in the Museum Pass program.
Fines will be strictly enforced:
Overdue fine is $10.00 per day.
A Minimum of $50.00 may be charged for a lost pass (up to the cost of replacement).
We recommend that you call each museum or garden you are planning to visit prior to arriving to verify their hours of operation.
Long Island Children’s Museum
|Complimentary admission for up to 4 people. No adults without children or children unaccompanied by an adult will be admitted. Not valid for complimentary admission or discount for theater performances, workshops or special events.|
American Airpower Museum
|Free admission for 4 people; any combination of adults and children. If the pass is used during an event weekend when higher admission rates are in effect, the visitors may be asked to pay the difference in admission. Open Thursday through Sunday 10:30AM to 4:00PM (June to August till 5:00PM)|
Cradle of Aviation Museum
|Free admission for 2 adults and up to 2 children, 18 years and younger; Unlimited rides on the X-Ride; 15% discount for the museum store; discount in the Red Planet Cafe, discount on the purchase of Giant-screen, Nunley’s and additional gallery admission tickets.|
|Pass waives parking fees for one non-commercial vehicle and its occupants at Long Island Region State Parks, as well as most facilities operated by the NY State Parks department.
For a complete list of participating facilities visit their website:
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
|Free admission for 4 visitors during normal museum hours. Not valid for complimentary or discounted admission to special events or programs. Open April through December. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.|
Old Westbury Gardens
|Free Admission to the House and Gardens for two adults and children; Ten percent discount at the Plant Shop and Gift Shop. Free parking. Evening programs incur additional charges. Open daily (except Tuesdays) late April through October 31.|
Planting Fields Arboretum
|Admission for two adults and 4 children to free parking, admission to the arboretum and free general admission to Coe Hall. Grounds are open daily from 9am-5pm.|
Vanderbilt Mansion, Planetarium, & Museum
|Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children to the museum grounds, exhibits and mansion tours, and all regularly scheduled planetarium astronomy shows and day & evening laser presentations. Also allows for a 10% discount at the gift shop.|
Nassau County Museum of Art
|Admission for two adults and up to four children for one museum visit. Not valid for Museum Special Events or Public Programs.|
NYC, BRONX & BROOKLYN
New York Botanical Garden
|Pass admits 2 adults and children in household under 16 years of age and includes tram rides; A free parking pass will be included while supplies last (limited number available).|
|Pass admits 2 adults and children ages 17 and under. Pass also allows for a 10% discount in the garden shop and BBG’s Cafe.
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
|Free admission for six (6) people total once per day.|
New-York Historical Society
|Free admission for 2 adults and children under 18 to the New-York Historical Society and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum. 10% discount in the Museum Shop and Caffe Storico.|
Museum of Modern Art
|Free admission for 5 adults and children. 10% discount on purchases at the MoMA store. This pass was made available to our community through the generosity of the Friends of the Mineola Library.|
New York Transit Museum
|Free admission for two adults and two children. $5.00 off tickets using discount code MMLIB2 to public programs and excursions. Check out www.nytransitmuseum.org/programs|
The Reference Desk librarians are available to answer your information needs via phone, in person, or via the library’s email (email@example.com).
Senior Connections is our information referral service for older adults. Staffed by volunteers, the Senior Connections service is available Mondays from 3:30 to 5:30pm.
The library offers tax forms and seasonal AARP tax preparation services.
If you or a loved one cannot visit the library, we can bring the library to you! We offer this free service to any Mineola resident with a permanent or temporary impairment that makes coming to the library difficult. Instead of visiting the library and checking out materials, we’ll hand-deliver the materials directly to you.
How does this service work? If you are interested in this service, all you have to do is fill out this form online:
or print out this Homebound Application form and return it to us, either by mailing it or dropping it off in person.
Once we receive your form, we will contact you to obtain any clarification or to set up the date and time of your first delivery. Then, once a month, we’ll bring you materials that reflect your interests, based on the selections you made on the sign-up form. You can also request specific materials for us to bring by calling ahead of time. We’ll return again in approximately one month to pick up your materials (if you are unable to arrange to have them returned to the library) and to deliver your new selections.
Who is eligible for this service?
You qualify if you meet all of the following requirements:
- You are unable to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent physical disability; or you are confined to your home due to advanced age, a chronic illness, or other prolonged disability
- You are a resident of the Mineola School District
- You have a valid Mineola Memorial Library card
a. If you do not have a valid library card, please call 516-746-8488 (ext. 3) for information about obtaining one
- You fill out either the online or print application form (see below)
There are two easy ways to apply:
- Fill out the online contact form:
- Print out the Homebound Application form and return it either by mail or in-person
If you have any questions, please call the Mineola Memorial Library at 516-746-8488 (ext. 2).
Live Librarian – Professional Librarians are now available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions using special chat software on the Internet. It’s convenient. It’s easy. It’s free.
We are happy that you have chosen to become a member of the Mineola Memorial Library by applying for a library card. As we are a village library, our funding and management directly depends upon the Village of Mineola, Therefore, membership in the library is extended only to residents or property owners of Mineola. If you are a member of the Mineola School District you must also be a resident or property owner in Mineola to become a member.
- Please fill out the top half of the Mineola Library Card Application Form and sign it.
- Present the completed application to the Circulation Desk along with 1 proof of identity with your Mineola address. This proof can be satisfied by showing:
Proof of Identity (government-issued photo identification):
- A current NY driver’s license, temporary license, non-driver’s ID, learner’s permit
- If the proof of identity does not have your Mineola address on it, you must also supply a proof of residency. This proof can be satisfied by showing:
Proof of Residency (showing your name and Mineola address):
- The deed to a house if you are a homeowner, or a copy of your rental agreement.
- A current utility bill (gas, water, electric, phone).
- Official mail sent to you at your Mineola address from the Village or any government agency (tax bills, water bills, etc.).
- Current bank or credit card statements.
- Property owners who are not residents may apply for a card upon presentation of a current tax bill or receipt. Patron’s library record will note that he or she is a taxpayer.
All information provided must be current and indicate your name and the Mineola residential property address only. We regret that Post Office Boxes are not acceptable to establish residency.
- Please fill out the top half of the Mineola Library Card Application Form with the Child’s information and signature.
- The bottom section must be completed with the child’s birthdate and the parent/guardian information, internet authorization, and signature.
- Both the child and parent/guardian must be present when applying.
- Children must be at least 4 years old and able to write their first and/or last name.
Parent/guardian must have a library card or be eligible to receive one and show proof of identity and residency.
The Mineola Library Card Application Form is available both online and at the Circulation Desk.