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Martins Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Libraries

Library directors from Mineola, Shelter Rock, Roslyn and Port Washington attend meeting

Recently, state Sen. Jack Martins, R-Mineola, hosted a roundtable discussion on issues important to libraries and the challenges they face at the Port Washington Library. 

Martins, a former library trustee, held the roundtable discussion as a way to raise awareness of the issues facing libraries and the importance of the services they provide for both adults and children. 

“I think our libraries provide communities with valuable services. I have fought to restore aid to libraries and will continue to be an advocate for them,” Sen. Martins said in a statement, adding that libraries are facing challenging times in trying to provide public services with limited funding and in this digital age, libraries have become resources for job searches as well as in-depth research projects.  

Panelists included:

  • Jackie Thresher, director of the Nassau Library System
  • Nancy Curtin, director of the Port Washington Library
  • Cathleen Mealing, director of the Bryant Library in Roslyn
  • Andrea Meluskey, director of the Shelter Rock Library
  • Charles Sleefe, director of the Mineola Library
Port North Resident October 14, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Libraries are one of the few positive things government does, while I usually vote No on the school budget because salaries and expenses are way out of control. I always support the library, they offer great programs and have a great collection. Two suggestions make the hours longer and bring back the satellite to manorhaven park.
Diane M. Pape October 24, 2012 at 03:22 PM
A number of inept employees work at the Port Washington Public Library and Nancy Curtin needs to fire a few of them.
Diane M. Pape October 24, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Each morning I see the campaign sign for Sen Martians near the Town Dock vandalized tell me what kind of democrat would destroy this sign? I have seen at least 3 signs destroyed and then replaced.

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