Great Neck Library seeks slate of candidates for October election

Great Neck Library seeks slate of candidates for October election

Eligible voters will elect two people to the Board of Trustees for a four-year term (January 2022 – January 2026) and two people to the Nominating Committee for a three-year term (January 2022 – January 2025) to fill the seats that will be expiring in January 2022. Those elected will take office at the Library Association Annual Reorganization Meeting in January 2022.

The Slate of Candidates for the Great Neck Library’s October 25, 2021 Election has been announced.

Slate of Candidates:

Board of Trustees
For expiring seat of Weihua Yan, Nominating Committee Candidate: Donald Panetta.
For expiring seat of Barry Smith, Nominating Committee Candidate: Barry Smith.

Nominating Committee
For expiring seat of Francine Ferrante Krupski, Nominating Committee Candidate: Josie Pizer.
For expiring seat of William Gens, Nominating Committee Candidate: Tommi-Grace Melito
Independent Candidates: Interested individuals may now choose to run as an Independent Candidate. Please note that this year, due to the pandemic, only 25 signatures from members of the Great Neck Library Association are required on the petition, which can be found on the Library’s Election page at

Petitions must be received on or before August 15, 2021 to:
Secretary of the Library Association, c/o the Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, NY 11023

The Great Neck Library Board of Trustees is responsible for honoring the mission statement of the Library; for determining the policies that are implemented to govern the Library; hiring and evaluating the Director of the Library, and overseeing the budget of the Library. By serving on the Board of Trustees or the Nominating Committee you would be continuing the great tradition of serving your community and ensuring the Library continues to grow and flourish.

Voter and Nominee Eligibility: In order to vote or become a nominee for a position on the Board of Trustees or the Nominating Committee, you must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the Great Neck School District and either a valid Library cardholder by the Record Date of October 4, 2021, 5:00 p.m. or a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.

To obtain a valid Library card, present one form of identification showing your name and Library District address at the Circulation Desk of any Great Neck Library location.
Voting By Proxy:

September 13: Proxy request forms become available at all Great Neck Library locations, on the Library’s website at and in the Library newsletter. Proxies must be requested on the form provided by the Library.

October 19: Last day for the Library to mail Proxy Ballots. Arrangements will be made by the Director’s Office for Proxies to be picked up in person for proxy requests received after this date.

October 22: Completed Proxies must be received at the Main Post Office on Welwyn Road before 5:00 p.m. or deposited in a locked box at Main or the Branches before 5:00 p.m. on this date ONLY.

This year’s Library Election will be held on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Vote in person at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck 11023 (for residents living north of Northern Blvd) and Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street, New Hyde Park 11040 (for residents living south of Northern Blvd).

For general questions about the election, call (516) 466-8055, ext. 201.

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