Greenport’s public library has a long history in the village — a century’s worth, that is. Its beginning is filled with names of local citizens and even its building material came from local sources.
The library was built as a memorial to David Gelston Floyd by his daughter Grace Floyd. The building was designed by D. Stanley Corwin and constructed by local builders with local stone.
Floyd’s daughter hired Stanley D. Staples to construct the stone wall surrounding the building. The dedication of the building was held on Nov. 22, 1917. In the spring of 1999, the North Street addition was dedicated.
On Sunday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Floyd Memorial Library will host an open house to celebrate its centennial. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 631-477-0660.