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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 Floral Park Recreation Summer 2014 programs have now reached their half way point. While youngsters still have four more weeks of camps and activities, the night time volleyball and basketball programs are now gearing up for their final push to the playoff and championship rounds. Of the 55 adult teams competing, only Madness and Chaos (B league basketball) and Poppy’s (Women’s competitive volleyball) have managed to move through the season without a blemish on their records. Playoffs for volleyball are on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, while basketball quarterfinals begin Thursday, July 31. Family, friends and spectators are always welcome. Good luck to all teams and players during their quest to become Floral Park’s Champions of the Summer of 2014.

As in past years, the Floral Park Recreation Department sprinkled in some expert instruction along with the recreational format of the various camps. Many thanks go out to Lisa O’Grady (OLV volleyball coach) for presenting an excellent volleyball clinic for our beginning junior players. Once again, Nassau Community College football Coach Ed Mack and his players have volunteered their time to give a few pointers for all youngsters grades 4 and above on Wednesday, June 30. The junior football clinic kicks off at 8:30 a.m., while senior campers (grades 7 and above) will receive instruction beginning at 10 a.m. Some features will include pass and catch techniques and NFL style agility drills. All Floral Park youth entering grades 4 and above are invited to attend. At that same time, Chris Schneider, outstanding and championship basketball coach at both St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart, will be on hand to present a comprehensive basketball clinic for both our junior and senior future female basketball stars.

The 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. It is the longest-running American Indian Pow-Wow and will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American Dance Competitions.

More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly-colored, finely-detailed regalia will provide stimulating entertainment for people of all ages. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. American Indian art and craft vendors will offer a unique array of times for shoppers.


Calendar

Theatre Box

Friday, August 1

E-Cycling Collection

Saturday, August 2

Floral Park Board of Trustees

Tuesday, August 5



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