Large Print Collection
Our large print book collection is constantly being updated. Included in this collection are bestsellers, fiction, mysteries, biographies, and non-fiction titles.
Audio Books on CD and Cassette
Our audio collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles, in both CD and cassette formats. Many of these titles are unabridged editions, often read by the authors. And of course, we have a wide range of music CDs to choose from.
Every month the library offers a variety of events, programs, and workshops geared toward our senior patrons. These include concerts, health related workshops, fitness classes, financial seminars, and movies. In May we celebrate Senior Month with special activities. Please refer to our bi-monthly newsletter, The Source, for complete listings.
Zoom Text Computer Access
Zoom Text is a powerful computer access solution designed for the visually impaired. Consisting of two adaptive technologies, screen magnification and screen reading, Zoom Text allows you to see and hear everything on the computer screen, providing complete access to applications, documents, e-mail, and the Internet. Our Zoom Text computer is in the Adult Reference area of the Library.
A CCTV Reader is an magnification system that captures a video image of printed materials and displays it on a television screen so that it may be read more comfortably by the visually impaired. With this device users can view a wide range of printed materials including catalogs, photographs, books, magazines, or letter, while adjusting the size, contrast, and color of the image. Located near the Adult Reference Desk, this device was a gift of the Babylon Lions Club.
Library Adventures Bus Trips
The library sponsors frequent bus trips to exciting destinations in New York and surrounding states. Costs include transportation, admissions, gratuity, and, often, lunch. Recent destinations include the Philadelphia Flower Show, Ellis Island and Little Italy, Longwood Gardens, Mohonk Mountain House, Long Island Gold Coast Mansions, and Amish Country. Refer to the library newsletter for upcoming trips or contact the Reference Desk.
Senior Mentoring for Computers
West Islip High School student volunteers are available to assist our senior patrons learn how to use a computer. Please stop by the Adult Reference Desk to learn how to sign up for this program.