Senator Martins Holds Rountable Discussion on Libraries

October 09, 2012

As a former library trustee, Senator Jack M. Martins has been a staunch supporter of libraries and the services they provide for local communities. Recently, at the Port Washington Library, Senator Martins held at roundtable discussion on issues important to libraries and the challenges they face.

Libraries are facing challenging times in trying to provide public services with limited funding. In this digital age, libraries have become resources for job searches as well as in-depth research projects.

Senator Martins, a former library trustee himself, 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,” said Senator Martins.

Panelists included:

· Jackie Thresher, director of the Nassau Library System

· Jane 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