The Hauppauge Public Library today announced that it would not be holding its budget vote and trustee election scheduled for April 7 due to the coronavirus.
The library board voted unanimously at a special meeting held Friday, March 20 to cancel its budget vote and to have the library operate next year on the same budget as during its current fiscal year. Board President Ralph Plotke commented, “The Library Board, recognizing the extreme economic distress that this situation will have on our families, friends, neighbors, and community did not feel that it could in good faith go forward with asking local resident to support an increase in taxes tight now.”
Hauppauge Public Library Chief Executive Officer Matthew Bollerman commented “Library staff are working tirelessly to develop and implement library services while our doors must remain closed to help protect our community from the coronavirus. We look forward to reopening our doors just as soon as it is safe to do so but in the meantime we are here for local residents in need of the kinds of information and support that they have always turned to the library for.”
The library plans to hold an election for trustees seats in late June with details to follow.
The Library urges all local residents to visit the library’s website at https://hauppaugelibrary.org to keep up with all of the latest news about the coronavirus and to find out about the wide and fast growing array of online services available to local residents through our library.