Farmingdale became an incorporated village in 1904. The Farmingdale Public Library has been a staple of the town since 1923 and since then, has done its best to collect and preserve the history of the town. Since 1904, Farmingdale as a town has seen many changes and not all are documented in print form that are available to the public.
Scope of Collection
Farmingdale Voices was a program created in 2019. The Farmingdale Voices collection consists of oral histories of Farmingdale residents that covers their personal recollections of Farmingdale from their earliest memories of Farmingdale to the present day. Our collection of Farmingdale Voices interviews consists of many different backgrounds, upbringings and experiences within the same town. Local history has become a major area of interest from the residents and the Farmingdale Voices project has not only allowed them to dive into Farmingdale’s history, but has allowed them to aid in the creation of parts of the local history collection.
Creation of these oral histories was supported by a grant from the Long Island Library Resources Council.