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Greetings! As you have probably already noticed, we made changes to our newsletter and I hope you like what you see! Based on feedback we received from patrons, and the fact that we have so much information to share with you, we added more pages while reducing the overall size and cost. Our paper stock has also changed. Our newsletter now consists of 30% recycled paper.
Due to new addresses in our district, we have also updated our mailing list. Since we are working with a brand new list, if you don’t receive the newsletter, and live in Huntington School District #3, or would like to be removed from our mailing list, please notify us via email at or call us at 631-427-5165 ext. 202, and we can update the list accordingly. Remember, all of our newsletters are available to view online!
I’d like to highlight our Volunteer Fair as part of The Great Giveback on Saturday, October 19th. Are you looking for a way to “give back” to your community? Stop by and find out about wonderful volunteer opportunities!
We are also collecting items to donate to our local veterans and hope you can help! Our patrons are always so generous with any drives we sponsor, and we are very appreciative of all the support you give to our community.
Wishing you all a Happy Autumn and hope you "fall" into a good book this season!
Please feel free to contact me by phone: (631) 427-5165, ext. 206 or by email: .
– Joanne Adam, Library Director– Joanne Adam, Library Director
The Library will be collecting useful items for local veterans who receive services at the Northport VA Medical Center. We will accept new packaged toiletry items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes, and combs. The Medical Center also needs new T- shirts (large), socks,hats, and gloves.
The VA’s wish list also includes new or gently used small appliances such as can openers, toasters, coffee makers, pots, pans and kitchen utensils for veterans who are moving into their own apartments.
All donations will go directly to the Inpatient Program and the Homeless Veteran Program at the Northport VA Medical Center.
Please drop off your donations in the red, white and blue box in our lobby. We hope to provide these items to the VA Medical Center for Veteran’s Day.
Hello and happy summer to all! Please take note of the substantial rebate of $66,126 we received from PSEG for the lighting and HVAC projects we recently completed. We are thankful to PSEG for offering this rebate and appreciate that we can take advantage of programs like these to help us make building improvements in a more cost effective manner.
Our next building projects will be new roofs for both buildings. We plan to have new roofs installed this summer or early fall. Once again, I thank you for your patience during this construction work.
This summer, we’ve expanded our Island Harvest Lunch Program at the Station Branch to three days instead of one. Free lunches will be offered to all children, up to 18 years of age, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 noon. No registration is necessary.
We are offering many fun and educational programs as part of our Summer Reading Clubs, A Universe of Stories. I hope you will partake of them and enjoy all that your library has to offer!
Please feel free to contact me by phone: 631-427-5165, ext. 206 or by email: .
– Joanne Adam, Library Director
Huntington Public Library is hosting a Volunteer Fair where a variety of organizations and interested adults can make a connection. Library staff often speak with active adults, some recently retired, who want to know about volunteer opportunities in the community. This is an opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations to discuss the work they do, the kind of volunteers they need, as well as your specific interests. A complete directory of participating organizations will be available before the day of the fair. Open to all.
The Great Give Back is a community service initiative involving all Suffolk County libraries. The mission is to provide opportunities for the patrons of our libraries to participate in meaningful experiences as a way to give back to their communities.
Some participants include:
“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
Minutes of June 18, 2019
HUNTINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
338 Main Street
Huntington, New York 11743
Of a Regular Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Held June 18, 2019, at
1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746
PRESENT: Trustees: Pat McKenna-Bausch, Ann Scolnick, Ann M. Berger, Kimberly Hawkins
Library Director: Joanne Adam
Assistant Library Directors: Kristine Casper and Teresa Schwind
Business Manager: Jennifer Mulvihill
Children’s Librarian: Corinna Jaudes
EXCUSED: Trustee: Chuck Rosner
Ms. McKenna-Bausch called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.
Ms. Berger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Hawkins, to approve the agenda for the June 18, 2019, Board of Trustees Meeting. The vote was unanimous.
Ms. Scolnick made a motion, seconded by Ms. Berger, to approve the Library Board of Trustees Minutes of May 21, 2019. The vote was unanimous.
A period of public expression was held.
A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, that Warrant #26, May End of Month totaling $326,435.00 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Ms. Scolnick, seconded by Ms. Berger, that Warrant #27, June Disbursements, totaling $150,289.86 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
A motion was made by Ms. McKenna-Bausch, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, that Warrant #12, June Capital Fund totaling $1,460.00 is paid. The vote was unanimous.
Business Manager Jennifer Mulvihill did not have anything to add to her written report and answered questions relating to alternatives for direct deposit for staff.
No committees met.
Station Branch Children’s Librarian Corinna Jaudes was in attendance to discuss her experiences in presenting the American Library Association Great Stories Grant, a weekly book discussion for teens at the TriCYA from October, 2018, through May, 2019. The national grant funded the supplies and training for Ms. Jaudes and a grant acquired by the TriCYA provided dinner for participants. The themes of the eight books discussed over the course of the last school year covered Heroism and Empathy and the teens learned about such difficult situations as the Holocaust and slavery. The teens have requested that Ms. Jaudes continue to meet with them to discuss books at least twice a month next school year. The entire endeavor was a great success for all involved.
A motion was made by Ms. Berger, seconded by Ms.Scolnick, to accept the June, 2019, Personnel Report as presented. The vote was unanimous.
Assistant Library Director Kristine Casper gave an update on the final Balancing Report needed for the HVAC project. The contractor is making the required adjustments.
Assistant Library Director Teresa Schwind discussed the new carpet being installed, possible plans for the Circulation Desk, and the new newsletter layout she is working on with Jane Coane.
Library Director Joanne Adam reviewed her written report asked for a motion from the Board on a resolution accepting the lowest responsible bid for the printing and delivering of the library’s newsletter.
WHEREAS, the library solicited bids for a newsletter printer by publishing a Legal Notice, dated May 17, 2019;
WHEREAS, as set forth in that Legal Notice, sealed bids were received and publicly opened and read on May 30, 2019;
WHEREAS, the Library received five bids: (1) Pine Barrens; (2) R & J Graphic; (3) Courier Printing Corp.; (4) Haig Printing and (5) Nystrom Publishers Co.;
WHEREAS, Courier Printing was the lowest cost bidder;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the board awards the newsletter bid to Courier Printing Corporation, as the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications, pursuant to the terms of their bid and pending the approval of their insurance certificate and proof of mailing list. Such award is subject to the execution of a contract between the Library and Courier Printing Corp. which Joanne Adam is authorized to execute that contract on behalf of the Board of Trustees.
DISPOSTION OF THE BOARD
MOVED: Ann Scolnick
SECONDED: Patricia McKenna-Bausch
THOSE IN FAVOR: 4 THOSE OPPOSED: 0 THOSE ABSTAINING: 0
COMMENTS: The vote was unanimous
A second period of public expression was held.
At 6:57 p.m., a motion was made by Ms. Hawkins, seconded by Ms. Scolnick, to adjourn the meeting. At 6:58 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully Submitted: Prepared By:
Ann M. Berger, Secretary Kristine M. Casper, Assistant Library Director