"Acquire a book, acquire a friend."
Yehuda Ibn Tibbon, 11th Century
The Bender Library was established in 1981 to open doors of
Jewish wisdom for our community. This is
accomplished through the selection, organization, promotion and dissemination
of printed and audio visual materials of the highest quality Judaica.
- Every member of the DHJC is entitled to borrow any book except those from the Reference section.
- Members are asked to show kavod/respect for books, furnishings and to dispose of all litter appropriately.
- A list of borrowers will include DHJC members in good standing, students of the DHJC schools and staff of the DHJC.
- Full name, phone #, and date borrowed are required on all borrowers' cards.
- We ask that all members borrow books in good faith and return them on time.
- It is easy to overlook a borrowed book. Please search all places where our books may hide.
- You will receive a call, if the book is delinquent.
- Books removed from shelves should be put on the desk for re-shelving.
- PLEASE DO NOT RE-SHELVE BOOKS YOURSELF
- Only one book at a time may be borrowed.
- When the book is returned, a second one may be borrowed.
- When classes visit and borrow books, the teacher is responsible to give the librarian a list of the children who are attending.
- Books will be collected before children come to the library. Those children who returned their book at the time will be allowed to borrow their next book.
- Books are lent for a three week period.
$18 or multiples thereof may be donated. Please earmark your check to the Bender Library. Forms are in the office. A bookplate will be placed in the book. Please include all information on the form.
For your convenience, you now can donate to the Library on-line direct from this website. It's simple - click on the "GIVING" tab on top and you'll see the "Donate Form" - click on and then complete the form.
It's safe and confidential.
BIRTHDAY BOOK CLUB
The Library also has a Birthday Book Club for your child's birthday. Your child's name will be placed on a bookplate in a Juvenile or Young Adult book together with his birthdate.
Your Bender Library has issues of the DHJC NEWS from 1982. It's fun to go through old memories.
For current DVD's, VCR tapes (Yiddish, Movies, etc.), weekly newspapers, monthly magazines, current fiction and non-fiction and topical books (holiday), browse our shelves and check out our high-lighted books.
JUVENILE & YOUNG ADULT BOOKS:
Our selection of Juvenile and Young Adult books is impressive. Read for enlightenment or just for fun; we have the perfect book.
REFERENCE: Our Reference section is extensive and exciting. Make yourself comfortable on one of our padded chairs, read a book and spend some quality time.
FOR SALE! Books that are no longer part of our library can be purchased very reasonably. Look for the box or cart just outside the library.
Volunteers needed! Please help make our library one of the best on Long Island. Give some of your valuable time and do a mitzvah. Any Questions? Call Jackie at (631) 427-9484