The 2019-2020 Annual Budget Vote Passed 195 - 29, and Ann Scolnick was re-elected as trustee. Thank you for your support!
As we complete the renovation of our magazine room in our Main building, I hope you’ve had a chance to see what we’ve done and maybe sit by our new fireplace for a bit. It has been most inviting on some of our cold winter days. We also have some new comfortable seating on the second floor in both of our buildings which has helped to give us much needed additional reading space.
As we continue to offer many diverse 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 on our upcoming budget vote and trustee election. I hope you will take the time to come out and vote that day.
This year, our annual Budget Vote will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm at our Main St. location. The Proposed Budget information may be viewed HERE. There is also an election to fill a five-year term on the Board of Trustees. To become a candidate for this office, you must meet the district eligibility requirements listed in Article II, Section 2 of the Huntington Public Library By-Laws. Eligible candidates must submit a petition with at least 25 signatures to the school district clerk by Monday, March 4, 2019, 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 & Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Station Branch. 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: . Wishing you all a warm and wonderful spring!
– Joanne Adam, Library Director
Join us for the 2019 Long Island Reads Selection Award Event honoring Meg Wolitzer for her novel The Female Persuasion. Wolitzer, who grew up in Syosset and graduated from Syosset High School will be speaking at:
Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Sunday, April 7, 2019 • 2:00 p.m.
FREE tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, March 1 at 9:30 am at https://longislandreads.wordpress.com/
Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative, spearheaded by a group of Suffolk and Nassau County librarians, intended to bring together readers from across Long Island to discuss a book and participate in library-sponsored activities and associated events.
Following the Award Event on April 7th, Huntington Public Library we will be having an evening book discussion of The Female Persausion in our Meeting Room on April 9 at 7:00 p.m.
A synopsis of The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer: A shy college freshman, Greer Kadetsky, finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist who is at the center of the women’s movement. This challenges Greer to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned at the side of her boyfriend. Registration required. Open to all.
As we begin 2019, it is very satisfying to look back and see all that we have accomplished in the past year. The HVAC and lighting project at our Main Street location is complete, along with our new adult reference desk, computer area and magazine room, including a cozy fireplace! We are also very excited about the second floor of the Station Branch. The community’s use of our library, along with our own demand for program space, is always increasing. Because of this, we strive to make whatever improvements we can to enhance our buildings. I thank you all for your continued patience during our ongoing construction.
I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of our Friends of the Library and the Huntington Library Foundation. These two groups of community volunteers dedicate their time and service to helping the library fulfill its mission of serving the needs and interests of the community. They do this by raising money to support new and innovative programs, as well as helping to sustain ongoing services. We are very appreciative for their help and generous donations to the library. As we begin this new year, we will continue to make our library a warm and inviting place for our patrons.
If I can be of help to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or by email: . I wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
– Joanne Adam, Library Director