Written by Christy Hinko, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 21 February 2014 00:00
Over the past year, the Friends of the Floral Park Public Library have had some major accomplishments, including their annual book sale, new furnishings, program sponsorship and sustaining the museum pass offerings.
“Being a member of the Friends is a satisfying way to play a vital role in supporting our Library, which is an often overlooked resource of the community,” said The Friends of the Floral Park Public Library President Terry Meegan.
Through the dedication and hard work by its volunteers, the Friends of the Library have raised more than $5,600 to support library programs and make purchases for the library. The 2014 Book Sale will take place on June 7, 8, and 9, at Centennial Hall.
The Friends also recently purchased a display kiosk for the adult reading room, as well as two reproductions of historic seed catalog covers by John Lewis Childs. In addition, they also donated nine smaller John Lewis Child prints.
“The funds we raise through our annual book sale help support library programs and services,” said Meegan. “We are paid back for our efforts with the smiles of hundreds of satisfied customers, and the sincere appreciation of the hardworking library staff and board.”
The Friends of the Floral Park Public Library is a non-profit organization made up of people like you. Their goal is to support and promote the library in the community. They accomplish this goal by raising funds and volunteering their services and they welcome financial support as well as your time and talents. Share their commitment to the Floral Park Library and community and become a Friend of the Library today.
The Friends meet every other month (except during the summer) in the library. The next meeting is scheduled for March 12 at 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. New members are welcome to attend. If you are interested in joining the Friends or have questions, call Floral Park Friends of the Library President Terry Meegan at 516-488-8390.
Friday, 29 August 2014 00:00
Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently recognized Krista Longobardi and Meaghan Smith, both students at Floral Park Memorial High School, for individually earning their Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts Organization. In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. The Gold Award also requires the completion of 80-hours or more of an individual leadership Take Action project that makes a sustainable and measurable impact on an important issue, or need in the community, and that serves to educate and inspire others in the community.
Longobardi’s Girl Scout Gold Award Take Action Project, Pick Your Pet, teaches children ages 5-12 the benefits of owning a pet. She was able to educate her community on the adoption process, the best pet for your household, and how adoption can save an animal’s life. Longobardi’s love of animals made it easy to spread knowledge on this topic. She improved her communication and public speaking skills as a result of her project since she spoke in front of her community leaders and peers.
Thursday, 28 August 2014 00:00
Saint Mary’s High School will host the 22nd Annual Don Monti Memorial Golf Classic and Fall Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Plandome Country Club. Following the golf outing, a dinner reception will take place where Tom Raleigh, of Floral Park, will be honored with the Timothy J. Coughlin ’76 Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to St. Mary’s High School.
Raleigh has deep connections to St. Mary’s High School and the Manhasset community. Four of Raleigh’s five children went to St. Mary’s: Tom, Jr. ’88, Brian, ’91, Katie ’93, Kevin ’95. Raleigh has been a loyal St. Mary’s advocate both as a past parent and former coach.