Written by Joe Scotchie Friday, 14 September 2012 00:00
Already, youngsters in the Massapequa area are back in school. It seems young people today face a double whammy: Television and computers. There’s not much choice with the latter contraption, as young people need the Internet for homework assignments. Still, there is a better way. The real jewel of Nassau County is its public libraries, with the finest system in the nation. That includes the Massapequa Library and its many thousands of fine volumes. When we say libraries, we do not mean electronic devices, but old-fashioned texts. Young people should spend as much time there as possible. The recent history of Massapequa is full of successful artists, musicians, entertainers and authors who spent much of their youth at the county’s various libraries and then went on to become creative talents in the larger world.