Nassau’s public libraries have a groovy challenge for you! How many libraries can you visit this summer?
Find out by cruisin’ on the Nassau Library Tour! Each one is your gateway into a new community–visit the library, then explore the attractions, restaurants, and parks nearby. Take a self-guided tour as a family, a team of friends, or go solo. Plus, you’ll collect prizes and invaluable memories along the way.
Open to all ages, this self-paced journey takes place from June 12-Aug. 12. Prizes are earned for visiting 5, 15, 30, and 50 of the participating public libraries in Nassau County. Anyone who visits all 58 participating locations will also be entered to win a fabulous grand prize raffle.
Start your journey by picking up a Nassau Library Tour map at any participating public library in Nassau County.
Take photos on your library adventure and share them on social media with the hashtag #NassauLibraryTour.
Explore Nassau’s public libraries and discover all they have to offer: check out the books, technology, and events, and see all the fun to be had.
Don’t forget to bring your map and have it updated with a sticker to indicate you visited that library! Then, plan your visit to the next library by visiting the tour website where you can also find nearby places to visit or have a bite to eat.
“More and more, Nassau’s libraries deliver rich experiences – in addition to books and media. What better way to enjoy the uniqueness of every Nassau public library and every Nassau community than to set out on a fun challenge this summer?
We’re proud to sponsor the Nassau Library Tour, highlighting the best of what Nassau has to offer,” said Caroline Ashby, Director of the Nassau Library System.
Sound familiar? The Nassau Library Tour debuted in 2019 with an out-of-this-world concept of setting off to explore the libraries in Nassau County.
Back then there were 53 participating libraries to visit, so if you were one of the 22,000 people who participated in the inaugural Tour, you’ll have even more new libraries to see this time around.
“The library tour gave us the opportunity to explore all the other Nassau County Libraries as a family,” said Jessica Katz, who was the first to finish the original Nassau Library Tour with her family in 2019. “We loved showing up at some of the libraries and having staff already know who we were!”
This year’s logo and artwork was done by Kelly Fernández, a cartoonist/illustrator and also librarian at the Floral Park Public Library.
The colorful theming of the 2023 Nassau Library Tour should attract people who lived through the exciting ’60s and ’70s, as well as younger folks who are drawn in by the fun, vibrant artwork.
For the list of participating libraries and more information, see the tour website. Grab your map and get ready to hit the road. A groovy summer of exploration awaits!