Digitized Issues of The Gateway Available in the Library
Back issues of The Gateway from 2003 through 2012 are now available for viewing on the Library's internet terminals in digital format. This digitization was made possible with a donation by AAA Taxi.
To find the issue* you want, go to the Library's homepage, www.floralparklibrary.org, and click on "Gateway" from the menu on the left- hand side. Choose the year you want, then the issue you want (for full date, mouse over the icon), and click. The issue you seek will come up in PDF format. Best of all, it's searchable, including the ads. Ask our librarians for a demonstration.
We hope to digitize additional editions, starting with the year 1926, as more funds become available.
*The March 16, 2005 issue is not available.
Senator Martins Visits the Library
On Monday, November 18, State Senator Jack Martins visited the Floral Park Library for a special Thanksgiving program. In addition to hearing stories and fingerplays by Children's Librarian Jeannette "Mrs. Pilgrim" Newman, preschoolers had the opportunity to listen to Senator Martins read aloud about a very busy Thanksgiving family gathering and to join him and Mrs. Newman in a holiday dance.
Teens and Tweens Are Having a Fantastic Fall!
When it comes to having fun and being creative, there are few places better for teens and tweens than the Floral Park Public Library. Throughout the fall, both groups have the opportunity to participate in games, programs, and crafts. See our Teen Page for more information.
Floral Park Library and Woman's Club Offer Delivery to Homebound Patrons
The Floral Park Woman’s Club, which is celebrating its 115th Anniversary this October, is offering homebound services to any library cardholder in the Incorporated Village of Floral Park who is unable to get to the Library due to a physical disability or debilitating illness. This program is being provided in conjunction with the Floral Park Public Library.
If you, or someone you know, can benefit from this service, contact Brigidann Turadek, Woman’s Club Chairman, at 516-384-0506 (after noon) to register. A form and instructions on how to use the service be will mailed to you or brought to your home, based on your preference. Users of the service will have the same privileges and responsibilities as other Library borrowers including loan periods, access to materials, and fines and fees.
Free Extra Help for Students Online
The school year is under way, and the Library has many resources to help the students in your household succeed. They're all available from our website!
Need help with a tricky homework problem? Click on "Homework Help" on our main page and you'll be taken to Tutor.com, where you'll find live tutors, ready and willing to help you in Math, English, Science, and more, from elementary-school level through first year of college, from 2 PM to 10 PM, 7 days a week, except for major holidays. Outside of those hours, helpful videos are available, including some from the renowned Khan Academy and other reputable resources. They can also avail themselves (and parents too!) to Live Librarian, which is available 24 hours, 7 days a week, except major holidays. Just follow the directions to set up your own account.
Other resources the Library offers include Learning Express, which has skill-sharpening tutorials and test prep (ACT, PSAT, SAT, etc.), and CareerCruising, which helps students decide what career path they'll take, which schools to go to, career outlooks, resume help, and more!
All you need is a Floral Park Library Card and an Internet connection, and you're on your way!
Reading "Together" = Family Fun!
This spring, fifteen families participated in the "Together" reading program at the Floral Park Library. The discussion group consisted of 4th through 6th graders and their parents/grandparents. Over the course of three months, participants read selected books on the themes of "Freedom," "Courage," and "Being an American," reconvening every few weeks to discuss a particular book. Some of the main goals of the program were to get families to spend quality time together and to strengthen a love of reading.
Each discussion was co-facilitated by Children's Librarian Jeannette Newman and Dr. Sally Drucker of Nassau Community College's English Department, who together set the tone for each discussion with music, videos, and intriguing questions. The families also contributed their personal experiences as they related to each theme. (Refreshments were also "themed," including fortune cookies, Statue of Liberty cupcakes, and apples.)
Funding for the program was provided by the New York Council for the Humanities.