Sean O'Donnell Appointed Library Trustee
The Library recently welcomed Sean O'Donnell as the newest member of the Floral Park Library Board. Mr. O'Donnell, who grew up in Floral Park, lives in the Village with his wife Sharon and their three children. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University and Manhattan College, Mr. O'Donnell is a civil engineer.
Introducing LearningExpress 3.0
The popular LearningExpress online resource has been helping people find jobs, study for school and civil service exams, sharpen their work, school, and interview skills, write resumes, and more for years. If you haven't used it in a while, take a look at LearningExpress on our Careers page. It has undergone an upgrade and a "facelift," and is now LearningExpress 3.0. 3.0 offers easier navigation and many enhancements.
Note: If have been using LearningExpress 2.0, it will no longer be available after June 30, 2014. If you wish to continue using LearningExpress, register for a LearningExpress 3.0 account on the site before that date since whatever you have saved on 2.0 will not migrate.
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.
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!
Free Pass to the Vanderbilt Museum Available
Looking for something to do on a lovely spring day? Why not visit the Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport? The Floral Park Library now has a family pass for the museum available for borrowing, courtesy of the Friends of the Floral Park Library.
The pass provides free admission for two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 to the grounds, museum, and mansion tours. In addtion, as a special treat, admission to the newly refurbished Planetarium is included! (http://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org/index.html)
The pass is available on a first-come, first-served basis, just as our other museum passes are. Please check hours of operation before going as they change seasonally. (http://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org/home.php?section=hours)
The Library also has passes for the Nassau County Museum of Art, Old Westbury Gardens, Long Island Children's Museum, Cradle of Aviation, The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, and the Museum of the Moving Image.