Looking to the Future

On March 7, 2017, East Meadow School District residents approved a joint School District/Public Library capital project bond referendum by a vote of 2,031 Yes to 835 No.  

Entries on this page are listed in chronological order.  Jump down to the bottom of this page to access the proposed plans and information relating to the bond referendum.  

Feel free to use the Library’s general contact form or give the Library Director a call at 516-794-2570 x555 if you have any unanswered questions.

October 5, 2017 – The Library Board of Trustees select Savin Engineers, P.C. to provide construction management services for the Library renovation project.

September 1, 2017 – Letter from the Library Director updating the community on the renovation process:
Thumbnail image of the first page of the Library's October/November 2017 newsletter containing a message from the Director regarding the renovation

August 2017 – Library Board of Trustees develop and release an RFP seeking a construction manager.  Also, the Library begins distributing a bookmark containing answers to frequently asked questions at its Circulation Desk:
Thumbnail image of bookmark containing answers to frequently asked questions regarding the library renovation

July 1, 2017 – Library Director updates the community in the July/August 2017 issue of the Library Newsletter:
Thumbnail image of the first page of the Library's July/August 2017 newsletter containing a message from the Director regarding the renovation 

June 16, 2017 – Geotechnical engineers conduct a soil survey of the parking lot and area where the new Community Room is planned.

May 2017 – Surveyors perform site work with the goal of developing a boundary and topographical survey of the Library property.

March 7, 2017 – Bond referendum passes 2,031 Yes to 835 No.


— For informational purposes, the Library has preserved this page as it appeared the day of the referendum, March 7, 2017 —

Join Us for an Open House

The Library’s Board of Trustees and staff are committed to serving the needs of the community and continuing a tradition of excellence in library service that began in 1954.   To that end, the Board and its administrators have been studying ways of updating and improving the library facility, furthering its ability to meet community needs.  To guide us in our efforts, the library Board requested proposals from several architectural firms specializing in library design.  In February 2016, the Board selected Peter Gisolfi Associates, Architects – Landscape Architects, LLP of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY to work with the library.

The library has scheduled the following open house where members of the community are invited to review design concepts that have been developed for the proposed library renovation:

Open House
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1 p.m.

The open house will take place in the library lobby near the Circulation Desk.  If you are unable to attend either meeting, you are welcome to visit the library and ask for the Library Director, Carol Probeyahn or Assistant Director, Rocco Cassano.  We’d be delighted to answer your questions and share information regarding the proposed renovation plans.

Bond Referendum and School District Partnership

Libraries support lifelong learning and are the heart of the communities they serve.  This is certainly true for the East Meadow Public Library.  The Library would not exist today without its longstanding community support.  In order to fund this project, a bond referendum will be presented to the community for a vote on March 7, 2017 at district elementary schools.  The Library is partnering with the East Meadow School District to bring a joint resolution to the voters that will ask them to support both a library renovation and capital improvements for school district facilities.  

The School District is proposing $44,244,720 in improvements to its facilities.  The Library has determined the cost of its proposed project to be $14,603,806.  Under current market conditions, the average property tax impact for both projects combined is estimated to be $57.53 annually over the life of the bond for the average assessed home.  Information regarding the school district plans can be found on the district website at www.eastmeadow.k12.ny.us.

Voting Information

Registered voters may cast their ballots for the Bond Proposition on Tuesday, March 7 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at all district elementary schools (vote at your local elementary school).  Absentee ballots may be obtained from the Office of the District Clerk.  For more information, please contact the District Clerk at 478-5746.  Registration of voters not previously registered and eligible to vote shall take place February 27 and February 28, 2017 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Office of the District Clerk at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center, 718 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY.  Evening registration will be held on Monday, February 27, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY.

Informational Mailer – Proposed Library Project

The library will be mailing the following informational booklet to each household in the school district in February 2017:

Mailer - Library Bond 2017

Mailer – Library Bond 2017

Proposed Plans and Renderings

Artist's rendering of transformed library entry and new addition. View from the parking area.

View of Transformed Entry and New Addition

Proposed Main Level Plan

Proposed Main Level Plan

Proposed Lower Level Plan

Proposed Lower Level Plan

Proposed Site Plan

Proposed Site Plan

Artist's rendering of what the new outdoor reading garden might look like.

View of New Reading Courtyard

Artist's rendering of what the new library entry may look like. Section view from inside.

Section View of New Entry

Artist's rendering of new entry plaza.

View of New Entry