Library Candidates Sharply Divided on Expansion Issue
Meet the Candidates Night at the Great Neck Library last week highlighted the great divide between the incumbent library trustee John Drukker and challenger Norman Rutta --- the big issue is expansion. Mr. Drukker, and incumbent trustee Linda Cohen who is running unopposed, are both clearly in favor of the major $19 million main building expansion that is proposed, while Mr. Rutta advises considering a much more moderate, less costly renovation.
North High Has NOVEL-Ready Library
North High School's library has been named a New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVEL-Ready) by the Board of Regents, the State Education Department, and the State Library. The school's library is now part of a powerful statewide online library network with vast electronic resources for student and teacher use, whether at school or at home. North High joins over 4,200 other New York NOVEL libraries, including South High. NOVEL is more than simply the Internet. It greatly expands access to bibliographic resources and full-text information that is organized, reliable, up-to-date, and evaluated by expert librarians. "With NOVEL, students can access information from a variety of electronic collections," explained Fitzgerald Georges, the school's library chairperson. "With our computer technology and networking capabilities, we have exciting new opportunities to meet the informational need of our students. NOVEL provides the full text of hundreds of newspapers, magazines, and journals at the library, or remotely from home. It is a free service." NOVEL was initially funded by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is currently funded as a component of New Century Libraries, an initiative from the Board of Regents to provide more state funding for all libraries. Last spring, the North High library was recognized by the state in another area of electronic library services, as an Electronic Doorway Library (EDL)-Leader Level. South High library is also an EDL-Leader Level Library. This designation represents the highest level of electronic school library. Utilizing its services, students and teachers can go beyond the library's walls to obtain worldwide information and resources.
Great Neck PAL Update:
Oct. 9 was a perfect morning for a soccer game, and the fourth/fifth Galaxy came undermanned, but not under enthusiastic. Playing with only nine boys which allowed for no substitutes, the PAL Galaxy played the Revolution to an exciting double overtime tie. The Galaxy showed true grit moving out to a 3-0 first half lead on a spirited Revolution squad. Early goals were scored by Andrew Dallal, Jeffrey Talazan and Alex Smith. Great goaltending was turned in by Matthew Peterson and Mitchell Finkel, making his first appearance in the net. Alas, being out manned and unable to substitute eventually took its toll on the Galaxy, as the Revolution showed great heart in the second half, scoring three goals, with two coming in the fourth period, to tie the game up and send it into two sudden death overtimes, where it ended. What an exciting finish to a great game. Compliments to both teams.
Enjoy the School Year!
Nassau County Planning Federation