95 Harbor Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 631-692-6820

Director’s Notes

Board meetings are usually held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. The public is welcome.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS:

  • Monday, January 9, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 6, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

Friday
24
Feb 2017

Letter from the Director

Dear Residents,

March and April will be exciting months at the Library. On Sunday, March 19, we are proud to present one of our Signature Events, “Mountain Maidens: All Irish Music Concert.” On Tuesday, April 4, we will hold our annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election. Vote Day activities include Cupcake Decorating, the Jester Jim Show, a program about Cuba, and it’s also Amnesty Day—no fines on any overdue items you return. This year’s budget complies with the New York State tax cap, and includes increases in both the book and programming budgets. Please be sure to come to the Library and cast your vote on April 4.

I look forward to seeing you at the Library!

Sincerely,
Dr. Roger Podell

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Monday
19
Dec 2016

Letter from the Director

Dear Residents,

The start of a new year is always an exciting time, and we have plenty of activities and resources to offer you during these cold winter months. Of special interest is our Signature Event, Alice in Wonderland, which will be presented by Plaza Theatrical on Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m.

As always, we are offering numerous educational and entertaining programs for all ages. For adults, there are several fitness and art classes to choose from, plus cooking, knitting, acting, and much more. Children, tweens, and teens can select from Dinosaur Science to Snowman Pizzas, and everything in between. Please review this newsletter to find the right program for you and your family!

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Wednesday
5
Oct 2016

Letter from the Director

Dear Residents,

Fall will be an exciting time at the Library. We have numerous programs that are sure to interest you and your family. From Pilates to Pumpkin Decorating to Pastels, we have fun and enjoyable programs for all ages. Please visit the Library to attend a program, borrow a book or movie, or to find a quiet, relaxing place to read or study.

As we continue to celebrate our 10th year at 95 Harbor Road, we are making some improvements to the building. We are in the process of upgrading our lighting with more cost effective, higher quality and environmentally friendly LED bulbs and fixtures. This improvement project was made possible by a generous donation from the Cold Spring Harbor Library Friends Foundation. On behalf of the Library, I would like to thank them for their continued support.

I look forward to seeing you at the Library!

Sincerely,

Dr. Roger Podell

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Tuesday
24
May 2016

Letter from the Director

Dear Residents,
We have an exciting and informative next few months in store for you at the Library!

Our Summerfest event, which kicks off this year’s Summer Reading Club, will take place on Thursday, June 23 from 5-7 p.m. There will be tons of fun activities, including a petting zoo, bounce house, obstacle course, and much more! (Rain date: Friday, June 24).

On Saturday, June 25, we will be offering important water safety programs for children and teens. “Water Safety for Kids,” for children entering grades 2-5, will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by “Water Safety Puppet Show,” geared towards children ages 3-6, at 11:45 a.m. For students entering grades 6-12, “Water Safety for Teens & In Betweens” will be held at 12:30 p.m.

Cold Spring Harbor, a very popular Billy Joel tribute band, will perform on Saturday, July 2 at 2pm. Advance reservations are required.

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Thursday
14
Apr 2016

Letter from the Director

Dear Residents,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who voted to support the Library budget on April 5. I am pleased to announce that the budget passed by a vote of 143 to 22. We appreciate your confidence as we strive to meet the needs of the community and provide you with the best possible library service.

I would also like to thank you for electing returning Library Trustees Dana Lynch, Gayle Quaglia, and George Schwertl. Trustees play a key role in making the policy, personnel, and fiscal decisions that help keep the Library moving in a positive direction, and our Library Board works diligently to constantly improve the level of service we offer.

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Tuesday
22
Mar 2016

Letter from the Director

Dear Residents,

The goal of the Cold Spring Harbor Library is to educate, entertain, and enhance the lives of everyone in the community. We strive to create an inviting atmosphere for all ages, offer a wide variety of programs, and maintain a quality collection of books, eBooks, DVDs and other popular resources.

The proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year has a zero percent increase, which complies with the New York State tax cap. Although total expenditures will remain the same as last year, we will be increasing the funding of key service areas, including our Children’s Easy Reader, Fiction, and Nonfiction book collections, and our Children’s, Teen, and Adult Programs.

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