Curbside/Telephone Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11-7 / Fri: 11-5 / Sat: 11-3
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
631-581-5933

​Curbside/Telephone Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11-7 / Fri: 11-5 / Sat: 11-3​
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
631-581-5933

Curbside/Telephone Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11-7 / Fri: 11-5 / Sat: 11-3
71 Monell Ave., Islip, NY
631-581-5933

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3d printer

3D Printers Lend a Helping Hand

The MakerBot 3D Printer has been at the Islip Library during February and will be there throughout the month of March. If you haven’t yet seen it in action yet, stop by the Adult Reference Desk to take a look, and to find out about programs using the printer.

While we have the 3D Printer for Febrary and March, we volunteered to work with an organization called Enabling the Future and have been busy printing 3D assistive mechanical hands, called the Raptor Hand. Enabling the Future is a global network of volunteers who are using 3D printing to give a helping hand to children in need; there are nearly 7,000 members and approximately 2,000 hands that have been created and gifted for free to individuals in over 45 countries.

During Teen Tech Week (March 7-11), teens will work in groups to assemble these devices and then we’ll donate them to Enable.

About the Author Laurie Aitken

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Curbside pickup is now available for limited hours. Please call 631.581.5933 to place your order. The Library’s book drop is now open for returns. Fines are not accruing and will be waived once the Library re-opens. The Library Board and staff look forward to a resumption of services and an eventual reopening of the building.