Library Column August 30 Edition


Library Closings

All Great Neck Library locations will be closed on Mon., Sept. 2, for Labor Day.

Sunday Hours Resume at Main and Parkville

Sunday hours at the Main Library and Parkville Branch will resume on Sept. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Station
Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge on Thurs., Sept. 5, between the hours of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.
Hypertension affects an astounding one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.” No registration required.

Socrates Salon with Ron Gross at Main

Attend Socrates Salon with host Ron Gross and be part of the conversation about “You, The Ethicist,” on Fri., Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in the Main Library’s Large Multipurpose Room, 159 Bayview Ave. Think together to address real-world ethical challenges and discuss: What’s the Right Thing to Do? Refreshments and socializing at 2:45 p.m.

September is Library Card Signup Month

September is Library Card Signup Month. Come into any of the four Great Neck Library locations to get your card if you do not already have one or to renew the one you have. Enjoy the power that a library card can give you. It brings places and stories to life, helps you find answers to questions, and so much more. It truly opens the world to you.

Great Neck Library 2019 Election Information

Eligible voters will elect one person to the Board of Trustees for a four-year term (January 2020 -January 2024) and one person to the Nominating Committee for a three-year term (January 2020 – January 2023) to fill the seats that will be expiring in January 2020. Those elected will take office at the Library Association Annual Reorganization Meeting in January 2020.
Candidates: Board of Trustees – For expiring seat of Scott Sontag, Nominating Committee Candidate: Scott Sontag. Nominating Committee – For expiring seat of Patrick McDonnell, Nominating Committee Candidate: Steve M. Jacob.
Voter Eligibility: In order to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the Great Neck School District and either a valid Library card holder by the record date of Oct. 7, 2019 or a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.
To obtain a valid Great Neck Library card, present one form of identification showing your name and Library School District address at the circulation desk of any Great Neck Library location.
In-person voting will be held on Mon., Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Voting sites are the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck 11023 for those residents who live north of Northern Boulevard; and the Parkville Branch Library, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park 11040 for residents who live south of Northern Boulevard.
Voting by Proxy: Proxies must be requested on a form provided by the Library. Proxy request forms are available at all Great Neck Library locations, on the Library’s website at and also in the Library’s Newsletter. Oct. 22 is the 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. Completed proxies must be received at the Main Post Office on Welwyn Road by Oct. 25 before 5 p.m. or deposited in a locked box at Main or the branches before 5 p.m. on this date.
For general questions about the election, call 516-466-8055, ext. 201.

Great Neck Library Closing/Cancellation Information Online

Library patrons connected to the Internet are asked to check the website: for Library weather-related closings/program cancellations.
In order to access this service, Library District residents can log on to, type in their zip code or Great Neck Library and obtain information on program cancellations or Library closings. In addition, at no charge, residents can request automatic e-mails from when the Library has posted any information. This is a great way for Library District residents who are connected online to be advised of weather-related changes in Library hours or programs.



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