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Become A Friend Of The Library Today

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.

News

The Town of North Hempstead has prepared a transportation contingency plan for local commuters who may be looking for alternatives if the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) workers strike on July 20.

The plan includes adding free parking at North Hempstead Beach Park, on West Shore Rd. in Port Washington, to aid car pooling, and providing up to 300 spaces at iPark, 1305 Union Tpke. in New Hyde Park, enabling commuters to catch bus service along Union Tpke. or meet up with carpooling buddies.

Speaking for a group of local residents, Santo Cipolla is asking the Sewanhaka Central High School District to revisit a 28-year-old policy that allows one community to attend any of the five district high schools, including Floral Park Memorial High School.

“It was a policy that was created to desegregate South Floral Park and a portion of Floral Park called Jamaica Square,” Cipolla said at a school board meeting last week. “It is our belief that there is not equal access to the schools and violates the equal protection clause under the Fourteenth Amendment.”


Calendar

Mike Barry will perform at Swing The Teapot

Friday, July 18

Bellerose Village’s Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, July 21

Summer Rummage Sale

Wednesday, July 23

 


 

 


Columns

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