Lakeview Public Library will be closed thru 3/31/20

As you are aware, the Library has been monitoring the status and potential risks associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  Due to the evolving nature of the situation, the Lakeview Public Library has decided to temporarily close the Library.  Please be advised that the Library will be closed to the public commencing on Saturday, March 14 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  We will provide you with an update in the event the Library determines that a closure beyond March 31, 2020 is necessary.    

Although this was not an easy decision, this decision was ultimately made in order to support the health and wellness of our community and to protect the safety of our staff members and patrons.  We believe that the best way for the Library to accomplish this is to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

We understand that the Library is a vital resource within our community. As a result, the Library will suspend all late fees and extend due dates during the closure period.  Please note that this decision was made as a precaution to minimize the spread of COVID-19 within the community.  We cannot stress enough that the Library’s top priority is the health, wellness, and safety of our patrons, staff, and community members. We appreciate your understanding at this time, and look forward to reopening in the near future.

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Sexual Harassment Policy

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A message from the Board President

Board of Trustees

Michael Alexander, President                                                                                     

Dawn Parchment, Vice President                                                                                                 

Marlene Tapley, Trustee

Ka’re Akins, Trustee                                                                                                         December 19, 2018

Lisa Ortiz, Trustee



Ruby Boykins, Director

Dorolyn Montgomery, District Clerk

Opal Ramdial, District Treasurer

Lawrence Tenenbaum, Board Counsel                                    



To:       All Staff

On Monday, December 17, 2018 a portion of the ceiling near the rear entrance lobby collapsed.  Thankfully, none of our employees or patrons were in the area, and no one was hurt.  Upon learning of the incident, we immediately called the building’s construction manager, Frank Marino, who came in to assess the damage and oversee restoration.  It was determined that the portion of the ceiling collapsed due to a ceiling grid coming loose from its fasteners.  Accordingly, we concluded that there was no structural damage or impact that caused a portion of the ceiling to come down.  Furthermore, to protect the safety of our employees and patrons, we closed off the area from the rest of the lobby.

On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, the Library retained clean-up contractors in order to clear the area of any debris.  Although testing had been done prior to construction on 2nd floor that demonstrated that the area meets and exceeds environmental standards, we decided to take further precautions due to the age of the building.  Thus, environmental testing was performed in and around the lobby area to ensure air quality met New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) standards and the area is free from asbestos.  JC Broderick & Associates, a multi-disciplined environmental & construction consulting and testing firm, conducted the test on December 18- 19, 2018.

As we expected, on the morning of December 19, 2018, JC Broderick & Associates confirmed that the air samples passed and met NYDOL standards.  They also confirmed that test results for asbestos came back negative.  A copy of JC Broderick & Associates’ clearance letter and test results are attached.

Thank You,

Mike Alexander, President

Lakeview Public Library Board of Trustees

J.C. Broderick & Associates Inc

December 19, 2018
Mr. Michael Alexander
Lakeview Public Library
1120 Woodfield Road
Rockville Center, New York 11570
Re: Asbestos Abatement Project Clearance Air Sampling Report
Minor Abatement Project of Ceiling Plaster
Lakeview Public Library
1st Floor Elevator Lobby
JCB#: 18-42119
Dear Mr. Alexander:

J.C. Broderick & Associates, Inc (JCB), a New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL) Licensed Asbestos Air Monitoring Firm, performed clearance air sampling for the above referenced abatement project. The air sampling was performed by a Certified Asbestos Air Sampling Technician in accordance with New York State Industrial Code Rule 56 56-9.2(d) (NYS ICR 56), as applicable.
The samples were collected, chain of custody forms prepared and delivered to EMSL Analytical Laboratories, Inc. (EMSL) for analysis. EMSL is an independent environmental laboratory accredited by the New York State Department of Health, Environmental Laboratory Approval Program (ELAP), the United States Department of Commerce, National Voluntary Laboratory Approval Program (NVLAP) and AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Program.
The samples were analyzed by Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) utilizing NISOH Method 7400, A Rules, Revision 3, Issue 2 (8/15/94).
The report prepared by EMSL indicate that the sample analysis results satisfies the clearance air criteria established by NYS DOL.
If you have any questions, or if more information is needed please call.
Meghan Gwynn
Meghan Gwynn
J.C. Broderick & Associates, Inc.

November December Newsletter 2018


Lakeview Day Scholarships

Lakeview Day organizers are giving away four (4) scholarships on September 30th from 3pm to 4pm. Come out and congratulate the recipients!!

For more information please contact Bradly Hinton.

Artist Reception for Fayhim Williams

Tomorrow! Saturday August 19th at 10:30pm the artist Fayhim Williams will be holding a reception to celebrate is beautiful are! Please Join us!

Summer Hours

From July 1st to September 9th, the library will be closing at 1pm on Saturdays. Enjoy sunshine!