The Floral Park Library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
Girl Scout Artwork Blooms at Library
On May 16, Floral Park/Bellerose Girl Scout Troop 1179 made a presentation at the Library about the history of Floral Park and the flowers for which some of the streets are named. Each girl created her own interpretation of a particular bit of flora, including roses, carnations, and irises.
The artwork will be on display in the Children's Room through the end of June.
Spring Titles for Teens: The Second Wave
Feed your need to read! Check out our latest list of "Spring Titles for Teens" on our Teens page.
Historical Society and Friends of the Library Dedicate JLC Prints to the Library
On May 2, the Floral Park Library became the recipient of four, gallery-quality reproductions of artwork by John Lewis Childs. Two were given as a gift by the Friends of the Floral Park Library; the other pair are on permanent loan from the Floral Park Historical Society (FPHS). The prints featured some of Childs' most popular flowers, including irises, cosmos, pansies, and tulips.
The two from the FPHS were dedicated in honor of FPHS past directors George Bowen and Jeanne Petta.
Pictured right are Floral Park Village Mayor Thomas Tweedy and past FPHS director Jeanne Petta.
Also on display in the Library's Quiet Study area is a diorama created by Walter and Mary Gosden that shows the heart of Floral Park as it was circa 1900. It will be on display through May 23.
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.
Help for Parents and Teachers
It's not surprising if we are at a loss for words to explain the events of the past few days. If you need help explaining to your children or students what happened in Newtown, Connecticult, here are some helpful websites that might be able to ease their fears.
(This list was graciously provided by Ginny Carew, Government Documents Librarian, Levittown Library.)