2015-2016 PROPOSED LIBRARY BUDGET
The Huntington Public Library Board is once again able to offer the community a budget which will not exceed the New York State Tax Levy Cap of 2%. Based in part from the reduction of staff salaries and benefits (due to attrition and retirements), the budget proposal includes a tax increase of only 1.25%. Voters will be asked to approve a total levy of $8,817,225.00 on April 21, 2015. The modest increase in the proposed budget will feature increased funding for library programs, services, and materials which includes increasing our Sunday and Friday evening hours to coincide more closely with the school year. The budget also allows for a much needed investment in our facilities. We are planning to replace the heating/cooling units at the Main Library with new energy efficient models. We are also looking to install LED lighting to be more energy efficient and are looking to renovate our interior space to better serve the needs of our patrons.
Likewise, continued investment in technology will keep improving our electronic services. This budget allows the library to maintain all essentials while at the same time, remain fiscally responsible by keeping the tax levy low.
PROPOSED 2015-2016 ANNUAL BUDGET - CLICK HERE.
BUDGET PRESENTATION AND MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT:
Monday, April 13, 2015 5:30 pm - Main Building
BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:00 am - 9:00 pm - Main Building
With a Huntington Library Card in good standing, you are eligible to receive a one-year free family membership at the Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, New York, 11746. This offer is available only to new Art League members.
The Huntington Public Library and Town of Huntington have partnered up to present the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Our kickoff event and reception will be this Friday, April 17th, 6pm-8pm at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, 228 Main Street Huntington Village.
Join us as we acknowledge Huntington’s Civil War soldiers and learn what this Town’s role was during this time period. Presenters include Huntington Town Historian, Robert Hughes, Huntington Town Clerk, Jo-Ann Raia as well as Chaplin George Munkenbeck of the 14th Brooklyn Regiment NYSM Society of NY, Co H. In addition, students from Huntington High School and Cold Spring Harbor High Schools will be presenting dramatic readings of letters sent home to loved ones. Patty Foos, a descendant of a soldier from Huntington, will be our special guest.Don’t’ forget to step inside the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building for an outstanding civil war exhibit! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Huntington Public Library.