July - August 2014
Newsletter & Budget


A Vote of Thanks to All Our Library Supporters!
Your overwhelming approval of our budget enables us to continue to provide
the best possible library materials, services and programs for the community.

CONGRATULATIONS to Gerard O’Grady on his election as Library Trustee. We appreciate his interest in the Library, and look forward to working with him during his term in office.

SPECIAL THANKS to Monica Kulis for her 10 years of invaluable service as Library Trustee. The attention and time she gave to all library matters were outstanding.

THANK YOU to the parents who donated LEGOs to the library. The Friends of the Library have added some fabulous sets, with funds left to them by Carolyn Fostel. Our new LEGO Club for youngsters will meet on Mondays and Fridays in July & August, from 10 am to noon. Registration is not required -- just come and bring your imagination!

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to join our sizzling summer reading clubs, Fizz, Boom, Read, for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade, and Spark a Reaction for young adults entering 5th through 12th grades. There will be fun and prizes galore as you read your books, and -- as an added bonus! -- students who keep up their reading through the summer do better at school in the fall!

THE WHIMSICAL BOOKS OF DR. SEUSS have been selected by Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia for her One Town, One Book: Oyster Bay Reads, Jr. program. We have scheduled two Dr. Seuss crafts for the summer, and the animated movie, Horton Hears a Who, will be shown (see calendar). Children who read five Dr. Seuss books by August 15 and send their reading logs to the Councilwoman will receive official citations from the Town. Posters of their favorite Dr. Seuss book submitted by children will be displayed in the library, and the winning poster will be sent to the TOB to receive a special citation. A special event is being planned by the Town on August 21 at 7 pm at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. See TOB website for further announcements.

WE ARE PLEASED TO BE PARTNERING once again with Centro Cultural Hispano and Christ Church in offering evening ESL classes from June 30 through August 13. For more information, call CCH at 558-7020.

EXTENDED VACATION LOANS up to 2 months long are now available for most books, with the exception of 21-day books, travel books, and those on the school reading lists. Ask for this longer loan period at the Circulation Desk, and have a wonderful summer!