11/15/22 Board Reports
Floral Park Library
Construction upgrades have started on the new ADA ramp and front entrance and shortly on a new roof. Please pay attention to signs and directions as we work to upgrade access to the Library. Visitors will need to enter through the rear entrance located in the parking lot during this time. When the ramp is completed the bike racks and bushes will return to finish off the front.
November is Food for Fines Month. The Library will wave fines up to $5.00 in exchange for non-perishable foods to be donated to the food pantry. It is great way to clear your account and help another great service in our Village.
Some upcoming events and classes include Empire Council Defensive Driving December 8th, English Language Learner Class November 26th, Boy Scout Troop 482 Wreath Fundraiser November 26th on the Library Lawn. Tuesday, November 29th at 7PM, a representative from SCORE, counselors to small businesses, will offer ideas and information for small businesses on how to utilize social media to grow a small business. Wednesday, November 30th the Hempstead Town Clerk mobile passport van will be at the Library from 10AM -2PM. This is a convenient way to apply/renew your passport. This is by appointment only; please call 516-812-3100 to set up a time. Details for these and many other events are listed on the library website: www.floralparklibrary.org.
The Library is closed Thursday November 24th for Thanksgiving.
Four Village Studios (4VS)
We have wonderful Breaking News from Four Village Studios (4VS): At the 2022 Alliance for Community Media Northeast Regional Video Festival, 4VS won four awards. Congratulations to all the award recipients and our winners are: 1st place – Historical Documentary: The Antique Road Test #23, Producers Walter Gosden and John Salemmo, 1st Place – General Talk Show: Uncorked #25 “Wine and Ave Maria”, Producer Rex Whicker, 2nd Place – Municipal/Government Programming: FPFD Red Alert #6 Emergency Medical Technology Producers Larry King, AEMT and Bob Wisniewski, Firefighter, 3rd Place Community Impact – FPPD Behind the Badge #1 -Surviving An Active Shooter – Producer: Lt Will Doherty. The Alliance for Community Media covers community TV studios through the northeast New England region. Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all our producers and our Operations Manager Jim Green for making 4VS the great studio it is. To watch this year’s award winners and see a list of all our shows, please visit www.4vs.org or watch your local provider station.
I would like to wish all our neighbors and friends a Very Happy Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving. It is a great time to be with family and friends and to give thanks for all our blessings. Speaking of safe, for those of you deep frying your turkey next week, please be careful and make sure the turkey is defrosted and dry, the deep fryer is on a safe outdoor level surface away from the house, and the oil is at the proper level and not over filled. Mishaps can lead to fires and serious burns. These are delicious and a great way to make the turkey but can be very dangerous if you do not follow the directions and prepare it properly. Buon Appetito!