Looking to the Future
Join Us for an Open House
The Library’s Board of Trustees and staff are committed to serving the needs of the community and continuing a tradition of excellence in library service that began in 1954. To that end, the Board and its administrators have been studying ways of updating and improving the library facility, furthering its ability to meet community needs. To guide us in our efforts, the library Board requested proposals from several architectural firms specializing in library design. In February 2016, the Board selected Peter Gisolfi Associates, Architects – Landscape Architects, LLP of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to work with the library.
The library has scheduled the following open houses where members of the community are invited to review design concepts that have been developed for the proposed library renovation:
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Both open houses will take place in the library lobby near the Circulation Desk. If you are unable to attend either meeting, you are welcome to visit the library and ask for the Library Director, Carol Probeyahn or Assistant Director, Rocco Cassano. We’d be delighted to answer your questions and share information regarding the proposed renovation plans.
Bond Referendum and School District Partnership
Libraries support lifelong learning and are the heart of the communities they serve. This is certainly true for the East Meadow Public Library. The Library would not exist today without its longstanding community support. In order to fund this project, a bond referendum will be presented to the community for a vote on March 7, 2017 at district elementary schools. The Library is partnering with the East Meadow School District to bring a joint resolution to the voters that will ask them to support both a library renovation and capital improvements for school district facilities.
The School District is proposing $44,244,720 in improvements to its facilities. The Library has determined the cost of its proposed project to be $14,603,806. Under current market conditions, the property tax impact for both projects combined is estimated to be $57.53 annually over the life of the bond for the average assessed home. Information regarding the school district plans can be found on the district website at www.eastmeadow.k12.ny.us.
Registered voters may cast their ballots for the Bond Proposition on Tuesday, March 7 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at all district elementary schools (vote at your local elementary school). Absentee ballots may be obtained from the Office of the District Clerk. For more information, please contact the District Clerk at 478-5746. Registration of voters not previously registered and eligible to vote shall take place February 27 and February 28, 2017 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Office of the District Clerk at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center, 718 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY. Evening registration will be held on Monday, February 27, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY.
Informational Mailer – Proposed Library Project
The library will be mailing the following informational booklet to each household in the school district in February 2017: