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Long Island libraries to hold scanning events

The Huntington Public Library (Suffolk County) is offering a chance to digitize your family history at its first Community Scanning Day on Monday, August 7 from 5-9 p.m.

Bring your family photo collections and local history librarians will assist you with scanning. You will take home a USB drive and a link to a digital download with digitized memories to share with your family and friends.

If your family collections document the people and places in Huntington, the library would like you to consider donating a digital copy to the Huntington Public Library archival collection.

Register for one 45-minute appointment per patron. This is open to Huntington Public Library cardholders only.

To register, go to:

The Bellmore Public Library (Nassau County) will also host a Day of Digitization on Saturday, August 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Staff can either scan your items and give them back to you or keep them in the local history collection at the library.  Items being sought include: photos, postcards, documents, invoices from old businesses, phone directories, maps, menus and correspondence. Donors will receive commemorative merchandise while supplies last.

Register for an appointment at: and select a time slot on August 12.

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