The Generous gift from John Beyer, Men On The Move
Mayor Tom Tweedy accompanied by Linda Sartini, Library Board representative, Jim Pohl, Maintenance,Terry Dragone-Meegan, President of the Friends of the Floral Park Library, and Pat Eren, Librarian-in-Charge, recently visited Men On The Move to thank John Beyer for his generous gift of much needed storage space for books earmarked for the library book sale.
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.
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