The Great Give Back 2020 Is Coming!

2020 has been a year like no other. We have faced many new challenges, but one of the things we’ve learned is how important an active and supportive community can be when the going is toughest, especially for those already struggling. That’s why this year, The Great Give Back is more important than ever. Your


Thank you to everyone across New York State who made The Great Give Back a success in 2019! We are adding photos to the Photos tab above all the time, so check back often to look for your library. We’ll be sharing statistics about this year’s successes over the next few weeks as well. We

Volunteer Opportunities are Appearing!

We couldn’t be more delighted to share that over 160 libraries in New York State have signed on to The Great Give Back! As we move into fall, participating libraries have begun sending in their official GGB events. To see if a library near you is hosting an event, visit the List View page and

The Great Give Back is Growing!

In 2019 The Great Give Back is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th. This year the program, whose mission is to provide a day of opportunities for library patrons to participate in meaningful service-oriented experiences, is growing! 2019 will be a pilot year that expands the initiative from Long Island to the rest of New York.

Thank You for Giving Back!

Thanks to everyone who participated in The Great Give Back 2018! We had a total of 107 libraries participate across Suffolk and Nassau counties, with patrons of all ages volunteering in all kinds of fantastic ways, from community cleanups to pet adoption fairs and more! Check out the photos page above to see some of

The Great Give Back Libraries

The Great Give Back is back in 2018! Check the “Find a Participating Library” page to see if your library is taking part in the day. Even better, this year The Great Give Back has gone Island wide and Nassau has joined the incredible day of service!

The Great Give Back 2018

Spring may just be arriving, but The Great Give Back team is already looking ahead to next fall when the second Annual Great Give Back will be held on Saturday, October 13th! Mark your calendars and check back in the coming months for announcements about participating libraries, growing opportunities and how you can give back


The first annual Great Give Back is over, and by all accounts it was a great success! Congratulations to our participating patrons and libraries for all your hard work – Suffolk County thanks you! And we hear at The Great Give Back also want to thank you for your service and dedication. As we all

It’s Time to Give Back!

The Great Give Back is finally here!! Tomorrow, Suffolk County residents will gather at 52 libraries to give back to their communities by donating goods, cleaning up the environment, random acts of kindness, creating gifts and cards for those who need it most, and more! We can’t wait to hear about all your wonderful service

The Great Give Back is Almost Here!

We’re excited to report that lots of libraries have signed up to participate in the first annual Great Give Back! Use the menu above to view a list or map of participating libraries. On the List page, you can see descriptions of all the events our libraries will be holding, with details on how to participate. We’re excited to Give Back, and