Thirty-Eight Plus One Equals a Special Event
Come join your library colleagues and others from the region in the observance
of SENYLRC’s 38th year of existence at our annual meeting. Then come and
share in our special celebration of our 1st year of existence in our new office
headquarters in Highland.
On June 3rd, the Board of Trustees of the Southeastern NY Library Resources
Council cordially invites you to attend the 38th Annual Meeting of the library
resources council. This year the meeting will take place at the Terrace on the
campus of SUNY New Paltz beginning with registration and continental breakfast
at 8:30 AM. The annual business meeting and report of the organization will
begin at 9:30 AM and continue until approximately 10:45 AM.
However this year we will do something a little different for the 2nd half
of the Meeting. Instead of a featured keynote speaker and lunch, SENYLRC will
host a one-time special event – the dedication and open house of our new
office headquarters at 21 South Elting Corners Road in Highland. So those attending
the Annual Meeting will drive the approximate five miles down Rt. 299 into Highland
to attend our open house.
“A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity
and once more in old age, as a fine building should be
seen by morning light, at noon, and by midnight.” (Robertson
Davies, Canadian novelist)
The staff and Board are truly excited about the current and long term possibilities
of our new building. With the help of Roundout Savings bank, SENYLRC has secured
an annual mortgage that is at least $10 thousand dollars less than projected
leasing costs if we remained in our other building. The 7,000 square foot building
almost doubles the space we occupied in our former office on Rt. 299. The open
air look (with many windows), the addition of several separate offices, a separate
and larger computer server room and work room, a home-style and roomy kitchen,
comfortable staff lounge, and outdoor landscaping make this building all the
more special. Add to this a larger parking area and safer street exit (no longer
fighting the traffic to turn onto Rt. 299!) we believe we have found a special
But the most exciting possibility about the building is the anticipated renovation
of 1,700 square feet in the lower level to accommodate a larger board/committee
room, a conference/training room for up to 45 people, plus two new bathrooms,
a janitor’s closet and a refreshment serving area. SENYLRC is extremely
grateful to Senator Bill Larkin from the 39th Senate District for a legislative
member grant of $20 thousand dollars to help with this renovation endeavor.
In fact, we are excited about having Senator Larkin participate in our Open
House events and helping us dedicate the building. This dedication ceremony
will take place at 11:30 AM -- hopefully on the front lawn weather permitting.
Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the Open
Special recognition goes to the SENYLRC Building Task Force for a job well
done! This board committee was originally chaired by former board member Kevin
Gallagher from the Middletown Thrall Public Library and followed by current
board member Stan Ploszaj from the Ramapo Catskill Public Library System.
For further information and registration for both the Annual Meeting and Open
House click here: http://www.senylrc.org/annualmeeting05.htm
We hope to see you on June 3rd
By John Shaloiko, Executive Director
News Online is published by SENYLRC staff.