06/04/24 Board Report

Floral Park Library

The month of June has begun and there are lots of planned activities and events taking place at the Floral Park Library:

  • On Thursday, June 6rd, at 1:00 PM the library is hosting a discussion on Maintaining a Healthy Mind and Body as We Age.  A representative from Family & Children’s Association explores the importance of mental well-being as one grows older. Topics will include: cognitive health, emotional well-being, and practical tips for promoting overall wellness in later years. You can register online at floralparklibrary.org or in person at the Reference Desk. For questions call the library at 516-326-6330.
  • On Friday, June 7th at 3:30 PM the Little Gardeners with Ms. Rita. This program will take place outside on the library lawn. This is a 3-week session program for children age 3 to 5. They will be planting some fruits and veggies and watching them grow as the sessions continue. In the event of rain, the sessions will move inside or re-schedule another date.

Registration for this 3-week session is full but there will be another 3-week sessions in July, so be on the lookout on when to register.

  • Also, on June 7th at 5 PM there will be a Teen Scavenger Hunt for Grades 6-12. Teens can take a break from schoolwork and join the library staff for a fun-filled afternoon! Together, with their teams they will solve puzzles, trivia & much more! Prizes will be awarded to first place winners.
  • On Saturday, June 23rd the Library will be kicking off its summer reading program with

Petra Puppets on the Library Lawn. This is a family event. All can come to be entertained by Comedian Ventriloquist Steve Petra and his Zany Adventure Team!

  • Summer Reading 2024 Kick-Off continues with Animal FUN. Stepping Out Ponies will be here with their wonderful petting zoo and pony rides from 3:00 until 4:00 pm to continue our summer reading celebration.

There is a lot more on tap at the library for the month of June. Details on these and other scheduled events can be found on the Library’s website at www.floralparklibrary.org

Fire Department

For the month of May, our Village of Floral Park Fire Department has responded to 121 calls for service. The Fire Department is made up of 100% dedicated volunteers.  New volunteers are needed and always welcome.  Please consider volunteering!  The Departments recruitment tent will be at a number of our Villages upcoming events to provide information to anyone considering volunteering.  This Friday, June 7th, the recruitment team will be at the Belmont Stakes Tulip Avenue Street Fair. Stop by if you are considering volunteering.  It is an opportunity to have any questions you may have answered and to meet some of the other volunteer members of the department.