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The Huntington Public Library proudly announces the formation of the
Huntington Library Foundation, Inc.

creativityProminent business, civic and community leaders have formed a foundation to raise funds for innovative and creative programs not currently funded by the Huntington Public Library’s general budget.

According to Board Chair, Peter J. Klein, the Huntington Library Foundation is an autonomous, tax-exempt corporation, separate and distinct from the library board.

“The Foundation will not replace taxpayer funding, and monies collected will not become part of the library’s general budget,” said Mr. Klein. “The foundation’s goal will be to help fund creative initiatives that will benefit our community and help our residents be more successful in life. I look forward to working together as a community to help maintain the library’s legacy as the educational, informational and cultural anchor of our community.”

Please watch for further information on special projects being funded by the foundation or ways that you can help the foundation. Tax-deductible contributions to the foundation can be sent to:

Huntington Library Foundation,
338 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743.

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Long Island Reads… Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larsonwake
Each year, readers from all over Long Island gather together to participate in this Island-wide reading project intended to bring together readers from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties to discuss a book with a Long Island connection and participate in library-sponsored activities and events associated with it. This year’s pick, by Freeport native Eric Larson, explores the events surrounding the ill-fated May 1915 voyage of the Lusitania and the lives and deaths of the huge ocean liner’s many passengers in this suspenseful best-seller which will appeal to readers of historical fiction and history buffs alike. There are several ways to participate in Long Island Reads events:
  • Check out or download a copy of Dead Wake from the Huntington Public Library collection; CD books and Large Print versions are available. Please ask one of our librarians to assist you in locating or downloading a copy.
  • Attend the free, ticketed, author event at the Hillwood Recital Hall on the C.W. Post Campus on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM where Eric Larson will read from his work, talk about the process of writing Dead Wake and answer questions. Information about free tickets for the event may be found after March 15 at longislandreads.org. Tickets are required for entry to the event and seating will be first come, first seated.
  • Participate in a local book discussion of Dead Wake at the Huntington Public Library on Wednesday, April 19 at either 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM in our Main Meeting Room. The discussions are open to all. Please register using code HMA397.
  • Join us for a screening of the National Geographic documentary The Last Voyage of the Lusitania on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM in our Main Auditorium. Martin Sheen narrates this 60 minute film which includes commentary from famed maritime explorer Dr. Robert Ballard as well as interviews with survivors of the tragic voyage. All are welcome. Please register for HMA669.

 

 

2017-18 Preliminary Proposed Budget Information

budgetAs we continue to offer our many and varied programs and services, I’d like you to know how much I appreciate the support that you, our patrons, continue to give us. Please note the information below on our upcoming budget vote and trustee election.

If you haven’t heard about our new auto-renewal service, please check our web-site or call the library to see how to opt in to this new feature. It is a real convenience to have your eligible items automatically renewed for you!

voteThis year, our Annual Budget Vote will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. To view the budget information, click on the Budget Image located immediately left, or HERE. There is also an election to fill a five year term on the Board of Trustees. Eligible candidates must submit a petition with at least 25 signatures to the school district clerk by Monday, March 6, 2017, 3:00 pm. Petitions are available at the district clerk’s office at 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station. (631-673-2126).

Please join us for our Budget Presentation and Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the Main Meeting Room.  This year we have two candidates:  Paul Ehrlich, who is running for another term; and Kimberly A. Hawkins.

For more information, or if you have any questions or concerns about the library, please feel free to contact me at any time by phone (631) 427-5165 x 206 or by email at .

Wishing you all a warm and wonderful spring!


– Joanne Adam, Library Director

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