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Voters in South Lynbrook, Hewlett to decide on library contract

The Lynbrook Public Library is located at 56

The Lynbrook Public Library is located at 56 Eldert St. It is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday from 1 - 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except during July and August when the Saturday hours are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.). (Credit: Fran Berkman)

Residents of South Lynbrook and Hewlett will vote on a proposed library contract and budget in a special election on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The South Lynbrook-Hewlett Library District’s contract with Lynbrook Public Library expires Dec. 31. The proposed five-year contract with Lynbrook Public Library would have a first year annual cost of $90,070, and the cost would increase annually, Hempstead Town officials said.

“As the current contract with Lynbrook Public Library will expire on Dec. 31, 2013, New York State law requires that a special election be held to consider a new contract and associated budget with a host library,” Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said in a statement.

The vote is restricted to registered voters who live in the South Lynbrook-Hewlett Library District.

Voting will take place from noon to 9 p.m. at the South Lynbrook Middle School, 333 Union Ave. in Lynbrook. Absentee ballots are available from Hempstead Deputy Town Attorney Eugene Ferencik’s office at 516-489-5000, extension 3202.

Tags: South Lynbrook , Hewlett , Lynbrook Public Library

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