Babylon Public Library

Local History Reference Collection

The library has wide range of local history books including books on the history of Babylon and the history of Long Island . The library has a collection of Babylon High School yearbooks dating back to 1938.  The library maintains the following newspapers on microfilm:

South Side Signal 07/1869-12/1920
Babylon Leader 01/1921-09/1958
Babylon Town Leader 10/1958-10/1966
Babylon Beacon 04/1967-08/1972
Beacon 08/1972-12/2009

The South Side Signal from 1869-1879 and the Babylon Beacon from 1967-1972 and from 2010-2018 were digitized and are part of the NYS Historic Newspapers.

Town of Babylon Historian’s Blog