The first in a series of community conversations was held at the South Huntington Public Library on Tuesday, October 2nd. This first program brought out 90 people on a rainy night to view the film Suburban America; Problems and Promise produced by Ron Rudaitis. The film was followed by questions and discussion with the panel: Eric Alexander, Executive Director of Vision Long Island; Nathalia Rogers, Director of the American Communities Institute at Dowling College and the filmmaker, Ron Rudaitis. Discussion was facilitated by Joye Brown, Newsday columnist.
To keep up with the conversation go to https://www.facebook.com/CommunityConverstations?fref=ts on Facebook.
If you are want to be part of this conversation about the Town of Huntington and Long Island, join us for the next in the series – Growing Community: Who we are? How do we live together? when we look at the ‘numbers.’ This program will be held at the Elwood Public Library on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7 pm.
This is a joint project of the Libraries in the Town of Huntington and the Leadership Huntington Foundation.
The Library has received a grant from Capital One Bank to participate in their Financial Literacy Challenge and to develop financial education programs and materials to support their theme of Investing for Good. Grants were awarded to 25 Long Island organizations (we were one of 4 libraries) through a competitive application process.The goal of the grant is to encourage best practices in money management among children, teens and adults.
In the September/October First R newsletter you will find programs for all ages that focus on managing, investing, and learning about handling your money! Come to the Library and find materials about money management to borrow and to keep . Stay to play the money management games on our computers.
By September 1st you can check out our new Your Money Matters blog from our web page at hhhlibrary.org.
Programming will continue throughout the year. Be sure to take advantage of it.
Meet the fabulous librarians in the Children’s Department! Join our Summer Reading Club and have a fun summer.
DREAM BIG – READ! The Half Hollow Hills Community Library Summer Reading Club!
Last Thursday evening, April 12, I attended an excellent forum with the CEOs of the NYC library systems put on by the Municipal Art Society of New York. Panel members were Tony Marx of the New York Public Library, Thomas Galante of the Queens Library and Linda Johnson of the Brooklyn Public Library. They spoke about libraries as cultural places. All of their comments, although specific to NYC, apply to public libraries in general and show their importance in our communities. Here is a link to a recap and video of the program. http://mas.org/panel-recap-libraries-as-culture-hubs/
Here at HHH Community Library we try to offer a variety of programs. We are currently surveying our attendees about these programs and we are looking for your input. Be sure to fill one out when you attend. If you would like to complete a survey contact Karen Cognato @ 631-498-1229.
The Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election was held this past Tuesday, April 3rd.
The results are as follows –
Yes – 330 No – 66
Jacob Goldman – 222 votes
John Sonta – 166 votes
Thank you for coming out to vote.
Absentee ballot applications will be available on the Library’s website and at both the Dix Hills and Melville buildings beginning Monday, February 6, 2012.
Nominating petitions for Library Trustee will be available in the Office of the Library Director at the Dix Hills building beginning Monday, February 6th, 9:30 am – 5 pm.
Just as we take care of our own homes; like cutting the grass and fixing the plumbing, we continually take care of the Library and fix and upgrade whatever is needed. We have posted a list on our webpage (http://hhhlibrary.org) of the major projects we have done in both Dix Hills and Melville over the last 15 years. To read all about it, click on About Us (bottom left) and then click on Buildings and Grounds Highlights.