October is a Month of Festivals
October is a month of fall festivals, pumpkins and costumed trick-or-treaters. Also, Teen Read Week is celebrated this month, October 12-18. We hope all our teens and their families will visit our library to discover the many resources and activities offered for young adults to succeed in school and beyond.
SenatorJack M. Martins at Floral Park Library with Mayor Tom Tweedy and Pat Eren ( Librarian-In-Charge)
On September 9, 2014 Senator Martins visited the Floral Park Public Library for free Prostate Cancer Screening. The program was well attended by our Floral Park community.
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.
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.
Talking Book Update
Nassau residents are eligible for talking books and braille books through the New York Public Library's Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. The Heiskell Library delivers thousands of recorded and braille titles postage-free to those who have one or more of the following:
- visual impairment
- a physical disability that limits the ability to hold a book or turn pages
- a reading disability, such as dyslexia, resulting from organic dysfunction