Assemblyman Tom Alfano's Summer Reading Challenge has always been a hit throughout the Elmont community. Each year, Alfano teams with the Elmont Library to promote reading during the summer months. Hundreds of Elmont young people take that challenge and read to achieve. The goal of the challenge to promote reading and comprehension.
A decision by the Franklin Square Library Board not to allow Nassau County Assessor Harvey Levinson to give a program on assessment at the library turned into a debate on freedom of speech as Levinson appeared in front of the board at a public meeting Tuesday night.