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116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

(516) 249 - 9090

02-18-2016

Farmingdale Public Library

The Farmingdale Library is located at 116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale. The paved parking lot has ten handicapped spots nears the entrance ramps.Automatic doube-doors are at each entrance.  The library has two levels. The lower level houses the meeting/conference rooms.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) are located on each level.  The restrooms on the lower-level require steps or a ramp to get to them.

Three snack/drink machines are located on the upper atrium level, along with several tables and chairs.

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Number of handicapped spaces:
10
Location of handicapped spaces:
near entrance ramps
Surface of lot:
paved
Distance to venue:
not far
Transportation to venue offered?


Terrain:
Places to rest:
Paths and walkways:
concrete


Location of handicapped entrance:
ramps to main entrances
Doors:
automatic


Number of floors:
2
Elevators:
1
Ramps:
not inside
Steps, Staircases:
to lowever level
Width of aisles:
spacious
Places to sit:
plenty of seating


Location of restrooms:
on both levels
Type of restroom:
multi-stall, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit:
OK
Baby changing station:
yes


Available food services:
three snack/drink machines


Friendliness of staff:
pleasant


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After having lunch at the Library Cafe, I was anxious to see what the Farmingdale Library looks like now. What a difference!  From a small corner building, the new library is a large, open-floor plan struture with a beautiful atrium, lots of seating and a multitude of activities

I was impressed by the size of the parking lot.  Ten handicapped-spaces are located near the entrance ramps.  There never seems to be enough parking at my home library!

The main entrance is undergoing some repairs so I had to enter through another entrance.  Both entrances have steps and ramps, along with automatic doors, which make life a bit easier.

The library has two floors, the main level and lower level where the meeting rooms are located. The building does not have a dedicated theater.  All programs take place in one or more of the many "conference rooms."

As I made my way to the lower level I wa again impressed to see the benches in this large lobby-like area.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms (with baby-changing stations) can be found on both levels.  The restrooms on the lower level require steps or a ramp to reach them.

Snack machines and a few tables are located in the upper level of the atrium.

People have been saying for some time that libraries are becoming obsolete becausse of computers.  As I look at all the people in the Farmingdale Library I am seeing that the dismal prrediction is not coming true.  Just looking at Farmingdale's Newsletter gives us a glimpse of how libraries are reinventing themselves, and I, for one, am glad.

As always, we at Destination:Accessible advise you to visit a venue's website, www.farmingdalelibrary.org, when planning a visit to "know before you go."

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116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

(516) 249 - 9090

02-18-2016