The Bayport-Blue Point Library is the public library serving the communities of Bayport and Blue Point on Long Island's south shore.
Events of the Civil War during Lincoln’s Presidency are recognized at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. The east hall case holds Gene Horton’s colorful exhibit of President Abraham Lincoln’s endeavors, politics and birthday. Another exhibit by Gene Horton in the west hall case celebrates the birthday and story of Father of our Country George Washington.
Information about the Association of American University Women is shown in the LeCluse case. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered in Christina Harney’s exhibit at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. 1939 Worlds Fair memorabilia collect by Tim Tomasina is in the east hall case. The west case holds Tim Tomaisna’s memorabilia collection of the 1964 Worlds Fair.
Joan Sicignano’s miniature paintings are shown in the LeCluse case. The Acampora Marquetry Club chaired by Everett Harris has their beautiful work exhibited in the west case. Colorful creative wooden Holiday carvings designed by Joe Novak are displayed in the east hall case.
Blue Point Brownie Troop #217 celebrates Thanksgiving at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. The LeCluse case holds Brenda Kerschenheiter’s WW2 Army and USO memorabilia. Collector of Antique kitchen utensils Susan Jones has a Thanksgiving Dinner scene in the west hall case. Jill Pollo’s exhibit in the east case honors Veterans Day and long ago Armistice Day.
Nancy Marr of the Brookhaven League of Women Voters has an exhibit at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board that explains primaries, delegates, conventions and the electoral process. Wood carver Tony Quintal’s birds are flaunting their feathers in the LeCluse case. Susan Kubelle has the Islip Town Fire Museum project displayed in the east hall case. Imaginative creations of art teacher Karen McGinley’s JWY Middle School students are shown in the west hall case.
Pictures of events Fall house tours and interesting buildings are featured by the Bayport Heritage Association on the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is celebrated in the LeCluse case with toys, books and figure memorabilia collected by Randi Morgan. Projects and community service activities of Bayport Boy Scout Troop #130 are shown in the west hall case. SEED, an educational student opportunity program emphasizing college readiness has a display in the east
Bayport Fireman Ray Reilly has organized exhibits in the west hall case. The Blue Point Avenue bulletin board has a photo display honoring the 125th Anniversary of the Bayport Fire Department.
Pictures of the International J 24 Sailboat Regatta held at the Sayville Yacht Club are at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. The west case holds Butterfly needlework created by Gail Dryer. Exhibits of the Veterans K9 Corps and WW II memorabilia of General MacArthur’s landing at Leyte are shown in the east hall case. The Lecluse case has a Barbie Doll celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
On the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board are programs and activities scheduled by Children’s Librarian Gail Silsbe for this 2016 summer. Historian Gene Horton’s annual June Summer Solstice Walk is described in the LeCluse case. Blue Point Remembered is on exhibit in the west hall case. Mixed media drawings by Audrey Curley illustrating characters in story books are on display in the east case.
Amy Prince’s Blue Point Brownie Troop #217 has a “Save the Great South Bay” project show cased at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. In the LeCluse case, Memorial Day is honored in a display arranged by US Army veteran Bob Parente. In the west hall case John Oakley has created a scene showing a Civil War Soldier, his military equipment and personal belongings. Photographs of Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies in Bayport Memorial Park are displayed in the east hall case.
Photographer Walter Petrule has an excellent exhibit on the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board of events at the Patchogue Theater. Kristine Kennedy’s colorful clever handcrafted bird houses are in the LeCluse case. Springtime and it is the season for Michael Burke’s Baseball gloves to be shown in the west hall case.
Photos of past St. Patrick’s Day Parades decorate the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board in an arrangement by Bayport -Blue Point Chamber of Commerce President Lenore Prezioso. Dona Roberts Madame Alexander dolls in the LeCluse case are dressed in St. Patrick’s and Easter high fashion outfits. A display showing good works of the LEOS—Junior Branch of the Blue Point- Bayport Lions Club-- is housed in the east hall case. Organized by Jody Banaszak and Robert Glasser Great South Bay Audubon Society’s
Civil War Buff Jill Pollo has remembered Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. Antique hearts, flowers and sweetheart valentines owned by Brenda Kirschenheiter are shown in the LeCluse case. Eye -catching exhibits in the east and west hall cases hold Gene Horton’s facts and pictures about February birthday Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
The Blue Point Avenue bulletin Board shows Blue Point Civic Association’s suggestions for use of the Maple Avenue former greenhouse property. Exhibits in the east and west hall cases are from Mrs. Dora Frieman Crampton’s collection. Mrs. Crampton taught in Bayport when grades 1 to 12 were all in the present day ”old” building on Snedecor Avenue and students from Blue Point, Holtsville and Farmingville were bussed in for High School classes.
Cold winter birds carved by Tony Quintal are in the LeCluse case. The bright, cheerful exhibit of Santas in a variety of glass, wooden and ceramic shapes and sizes in the west hall case belongs to Eleanore Cheslak.
Class projects of Art Teacher Karen Mc Ginley’s Middle School students are shown in the east case. Honoring Armistice Day and Veterans Day Bob Parente of Patchogue’s Jayne Latin Post #2913 has organized a memorial in the west hall case.
Enjoy the fun and family of Thanksgiving being celebrated by Randi Morgan’s Barbie Dolls in the LeCluse case. Come in the Blue Point Avenue door and see Gene Horton’s “WINTER WONDERLAND AT MEADOW CROFT “exhibit.
Ray Reilly of the Bayport Fire Department showcases the importance of Fire Safety in a west case display. Organized in 1934 the volunteer Patchogue Ambulance Company serving Patchogue, East Patchogue and Blue Point has an exhibit in the east case. The LeCluse case holds Beth Boyce LaMarca’s Light House collection. Halloween is recognized at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board.
“Student Educational, Enrichment and Development” program known as SEED showcases its efforts in the east hall case. Rich Fallicae’s sculptures are in the LeCluse case. Planned fall activities for the children’s’ department are described at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board.
Regina Murnane’s brightly decorated fun Flip Flop “shoes” are in the east case. Randi Morgan’s Barbie Dolls are enjoying a beach party in the LeCluse case. Read about worthwhile activities of Friends of the Library displayed at the Blue Point Avenue bulletin board. Ask staff for more information-- you are invited to be a member.
Dona Roberts dolls are celebrating the Fourth of July Patriotic-Americana fashion in the LeCluse case. The east and west hall cases exhibit artifacts, pictures and information about the excellent Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville.
June is here and time to celebrate Blue Point. Gene Horton, our own BBP Historian, will again hold his Summer Solstice lecture-walk, display post cards of long forgotten buildings, show collections of old time Blue Point artifacts in the LeCluse case and the east and west hall cases.
Artist and BBP Librarian Deborah Ahern's sculptures are shown in the west hall case. Honoring Memorial Day World War I model airplanes collected by Robert Macaluso are displayed in the east case and Bob Parente's military mementos are in the LeCluse case.
Exhibits by Jill Pollo and Kevin Yates commemorating the 150th
anniversary of the end of the Civil War are in the east and west hall
cases. In the LeCluse case is an Easter Parade featuring Dona Roberts
Madame Alexander dolls dressed in their Spring-Time finery.
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