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The Great Give Back: Lindy Creek Clean Up

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lindenhurst Memorial Library is teaming up with local environmental non-profit, Save The Great South Bay for The Great Give Back Day on Saturday, October 17th from 10 AM – 3 PM to conduct clean ups along the Neguntatogue Creek. Residents can visit the LIndenhurst Library on this day to pick up a set of gloves, bags, and pickers along with a map of an area in need of clean up. To maintain social distancing, all groups will be limited in size and work independently. Masks will be required. 

According to Library Director Lisa Kropp, “The Neguntatogue Creek is right in our own backyards. This is a great way to give back to our community and help highlight our local eco-systems. We are thrilled to be partnering with a like-minded organization.” Lindenhurst Creek Defender Dave Schrader couldn’t agree more. “Our cleanup efforts are conducted entirely by students, families, and community members and supported by local businesses and the Village and Town of Babylon. Our motto is to Start Where You Stand.” Community service forms available for those who need them. 

Lindenhurst Memorial Public Library has a long history of sustainable initiatives having become one of the first three certified green libraries in New York State as part of the NY Library Association’s Sustainable Libraries initiative. Their Sustainability Team includes nearly a dozen library employees. Together this team has implemented a number of green initiatives including introducing digital receipts, donating its community garden produce to LI Cares this year during the pandemic and offering a host of educational sustainability programming, such as the Race to Reduce Waste and the Sustainable Food Movement: a composting workshop.

The Great Give Back is a community service initiative created by the Suffolk County Public Library Directors Association and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, in conjunction with the Nassau Library System.

The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.

For more information on joining The Great Give Back Day, please call the Lindenhurst Memorial Library at or email them at info@lindenhurstlibrary.org.

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Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.


Lindenhurst Memorial Library
1 Lee Ave.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757


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(646) 827-0733