Roosevelt Public Library

2015 Annual Report to the Community

Roosevelt Public Library
27 West Fulton Avenue     Roosevelt, New York  11575

Message from the Board of Trustees:

Welcome and greetings from the Roosevelt Public Library, Board of Trustees. The Roosevelt community has had an exciting year with the library, as we continue to build great services and community engagement.

Programming has been in full swing in the state-of-the-art Cultural Art Center and throughout the library. Regular services have been expanded as well as updated with more improvements to come.

Annual programs such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event, the Annual Women Tea Program and the Kwanzaa Family Affair events continue to grow.

The library’s collections continue to grow as new space has allowed the library to meet the needs of the community.

The professional staff continues to expand their knowledge in areas that are important to the community such as the Common Core Standards and how it affects our students and the federal Health Care Initiative.

The customer experience will be the priority as families are always welcomed in to the library.

We will continue to meet challenges as we reorganize in the new building and will continue to offer new and innovative programs and services at the library.

Board of Trustees

Roosevelt Public Library

Programs: Years in Review

Adult Services

The library continues to offer regular programming such as Defensive Driving and Computer Classes. These programs remained the most popular programs and are always well attended.

Health and Fitness is always a goal for the library in offering programs such as Simply Stronger, Urban Zumba and Inspirational Yoga.

Plays, Musical Programs and Author Series were presented throughout the year.

Other new popular programs were introduced to the community including Movies on the Roof, Job Searching & Resume Writing, Mobile Legal Help Center and Mobile Passport Office.

All programs are fun and free to the community.

Youth Services


Favorite programs such as Story Time in both Spanish & English were enjoyed by all. Regular programming included Cooking Classes, Book Clubs, Long Island Children’s Museum sponsored programs, Arts & Crafts, Parent/Child Workshops, Movies and Braiding: African Style.

Special programs included Computers Classes for Children and Jazz Pizazz for Tots.

Annual Events such as Tree Lighting and Kwanzaa Family Affair will always be special events for families.

Young Adults

Programming for teens continues to grow with new additions such as Coding Computer Classes, Build Your Own Video Game and Making Your Own Music Video classes, Arts and Crafts and Chat and Chew, book club.

Better living classes were also included for teens such as Zumba, What about Tofu? and Getting Juiced about Nutrition. These programs were very well attended.

Youth Services Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Program is always a huge success, offering a full agenda of programs throughout the summer. The themes were based on “Every Hero has a Story,” for Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 and “Unmask!” for Grades 7 – Grades 12. During the summer the library serviced well over 1000 of its youngest patrons. The program continues to grow each year providing reading fun and enjoyment to daycares, summer camps and the community.

Black Heritage

The Library takes tremendous pride in offering programs that focus on culturally diverse topics such as Latin Jazz, Genealogy Workshops: Finding Your Roots for African Americans and Write for Your Life: A Creative Writing Series.

A special moment captured, was author, Iiyasah Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, as she discussed her books, X, Malcolm Little and others.

Library Statistics

Library Services 2015

Patrons 7,121

Items Checked Out 26,651

Programs 338

Program Attendance 3,961

Public Computers 35

Notary 3,250

Library Collections  2015

Adult Books 38,155

Children Books 24,135

Electronic Books 50,788

Periodicals 101

Online Databases 64

Audio Books 3,480

Audio Books (downloadable) 11,562

DVD 4,560

Library Services


Free Wi-Fi

Black & Color Printers

Black & Color Copy Machine

Media Rentals (CDs, DVDs, Books on CDs)


Online Reference Material


E*Audio Books

Story Hours

Large Print Books

Notary Public

Tax Forms

Tax Preparation

Inter-Library Loan

LILRC Research Loan Program

Reference and Reader’s Advisory

Defensive Driving Course (sponsored by AARP)

Health and Fitness Workshops and Classes

Materials, Books and Online Databases in Spanish

Library Spaces

Adult Computer Room

Computer Room Atrium

Adult Services Area

Quiet Study Rooms

Black Heritage Room

Art Display Case

Community Room

Cultural Art Center

Cultural Art Center Atrium

Youth Services Wing

Children’s Room

Quiet Study Room

Learning Puppet Tree

Teen Space

Teen Computer Room

Outdoor Stage

Art Display Case

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