Commack Public Library at a Glance - 2014

46 years of service to our
Commack Public Library patrons

Serving 15,000+ patrons of all ages

163,121 visits to the Library

149,536 materials checked out

697 program sessions offered to adults

259 program sessions offered
to children and their families

53 program sessions offered to young adults

26,267 attendees at library programs

490 patrons participated in the Summer Reading Club

15 Museum Passes that provide
free access to local museums

50+ full-text magazines available from
the Library website through Zinio & Flipster

1000's of book titles available
for download through overdrive

Downloadable media available through hoopla

Online Homework Help for students
Monday-Sunday 2:00p.m.-11:00p.m.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week patrons have access to the Commack Public Library homepage, Live-brary, e-Resources, downloadable books and a variety of other on line resources made available to you by the Commack Public Library.

To Our Patrons

The Commack Public Library has provided your community with many of their informational, educational, recreational and entertainment needs since 1969. We are committed to continuing to grow as your community center by providing you with programs, materials, services, technology and library spaces to meet the needs of patrons of all ages and interests.

The Youth Services Department is bustling with the laughter and excitement of your children and grandchildren of all ages. We hope to help you inspire them to have a love of reading, education, learning, and libraries. The Young Adult Department wants to help you help your teenagers to become productive members of your community through volunteerism, programs, learning, literacy and imagination.

Our busy programming schedule includes exercise programs, yoga, concerts, craft, computer and cooking classes. Many of you already partake in some of these wonderful programs and we hope the rest of you will join your friends and neighbors at your Library.

Your community has an extremely active senior population. Many of you are participating in programs specifically geared to your interests and needs. Programs and services which are offered include: Chair Yoga, AARP Tax Assistance, AARP driving courses, Thursday afternoon at the movies, canasta instruction, and exercise programs.

We offer homebound services for those of our members who are either temporarily or permanently homebound. Services to homebound patrons include the delivery and pick-up of books, magazines and audiovisual materials. Please let the staff know if you are in need of this outreach program.

The Museum Pass Program has grown in popularity and we now are able to offer fifteen museum passes to your community. These free passes to local and metropolitan museums have saved you and your neighbors thousands of dollars on admission costs.

Library staff is trained to aid you in a variety of ways. Librarians can help you locate materials in our Library, as well as other libraries, and guide you in your research. Our Circulation staff is able to provide faxing service whenever the Library is open and several members of our staff can provide notary services. Our Network and Systems Technician is also available to you to answer many of your inquiries concerning hardware, software, computers and various technical skills.

As we move into the future and advanced technologies, many more of our services are accessible from the Commack Public Library Website twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Services include: searching the catalog, reserving, requesting, and renewing items, viewing the Colophon and the Internet Gazette, reserving museum passes, and registering for programs. Access to numerous databases and products including, Overdrive, Zinio, Flipster, Tumblebooks, hoopla and Brainfuse is available to you from the comfort of your home. In addition, we have Nooks and Nexus tablets available for borrowing. Many of you are already using the services and if you are not, please ask one of our staff to introduce you to some of these new products, services and technologies.

This year we are presenting a 2015-2016 budget with a proposed increase of 1.23% with a proposed tax rate increase of 1.28%, which will not exceed the New York State Tax Levy Cap. We are committed to providing the high level of materials, programs and services you deserve and we continue to strive to make the Commack Public Library even more valuable to you and your family, your neighbors and your community.

Please remember to vote on Tuesday, April 14th!

-The Commack Public Library Board of Trustees
April 2015



  • Voter Registration:
    Tuesday, April 7th - 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election: Tuesday, April 14th - 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Proposed 2015 - 2016 Budget

2014-2015 2015-2016
Books, Periodicals, Online Patron Services $197,000 $205,000
DVDs, CDs, Books on CD, Software/Video Games $41,300 $48,500
Programs $84,000 $86,000

Automated Circ and Catalog $40,000 $41,000
General Supplies, Library Supplies and Misc $42,600 $45,600
Other Contract Services, 3M and Photocopy $64,319 $41,200
Publicity and Printing, Postage, Postage Meter $36,500 $38,500
Accounting, Legal and Data Processing $29,500 $30,500
Equipment $4,000 $5,000
SCLS fees $35,603 $35,942
Training, Conference and Travel $7,500 $7,500
Vote $5,000 $5,000

Insurance $52,000 $54,000
Gas, Electric, Water and Telephone $95,000 $98,200
HVAC, Exterminator, Protective Services and Snow removal $16,700 $45,700
Building and Equipment Repair $3,200 $3,200

Professional $917,070 $952,432
Clerical and Pages $694,193 $656,895
Custodial $123,501 $127,200
Sunday Salaries and Staff Contingency $160,000 $167,000

Contracted Benefits $83,537 $76,537
Health Insurance $334,155 $362,000
Retirement $344,000 $315,000
Social Security and Unemployment $183,000 $188,000

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $3,593,678 $3,635,906

Fine, Lost Book and Photocopy Income $40,000 $40,000
Interest, State Aid and Miscellaneous Income $31,000 $30,000

TOTAL REVENUE $71,000 $70,000

AMOUNT TO BE RAISED BY TAXES $3,522,678 $3,565,906


The estimated increase in the tax rate is $.23 per $100 assessed valuation which, based on a $4,000 assessment, amounts to approximately $9.20 for the year per household.


  • Tuesday, April 14th - Book Sale
    Begins at 9:00 AM

  • Saturday, April 25th - Parrot University
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Saturday, May 9th - Yard/Book Sale and Bike Consignment 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Upcoming meetings - Tuesday, April 28th and May 26th - 7:30 PM

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