About Us

A view of lower Main Street as seen from the library’s Reading Room windows, taken from Peter Spier’s 1973 book The Star Spangled Banner.


The Port Washington Public Library has been serving the community since 1892 when it was housed in a local family’s front parlor. Today we are a modern service-oriented institution.

The Library serves the Port Washington School District and is funded primarily by local taxes levied on real estate. There is no charge for school district residents to join. Your library card entitles you to borrow materials from any public library in Nassau County. Materials borrowed elsewhere may be returned here.

The Library’s 2012 Strategic Plan and 2016 Strategic Plan Addendum outline our goals for the next five years.

Library Administration

Nancy Curtin, Library Director
Corinne Camarata, Assistant Director

Board of Trustees
Robert Lee Aitken, President
Patricia Bridges
Nancy Comer
Thomas Donoghue
William Keller
Michael Krevor
John O’Connell

Library Board meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Public sessions begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Hagedorn Meeting Room.

2016-17 Schedule

July 6 – Organizational Meeting   July Board Packet

August  10 –  Working Session/Regular Meeting   August 2016 Board Packet

September 21 – Regular Meeting  September 2016 Board Packet

October 19 – Regular Meeting  October 2016 Board Packet

November 16 – Regular Meeting  November 2016 Board Packet

December  21 – Regular Meeting  December 2016 Board Packet

January 18 – Regular Meeting  January 2017 Board Packet

February 15 – Budget Hearing/Board Meeting  February 2017 Board Packet

March 15 – Budget Hearing/Board Meeting  March 2017 Board Packet

March 28 (Tuesday) – Budget Information Session & Meet the Candidate(s)

April 4 –  Trustee Election/Budget Vote

April 19 – Regular Meeting  April 2017 Board Packet

May  17 – Regular Meeting May 2017 Board Packet

June  21 – Regular Meeting


Policy of Non-Discrimination

The Port Washington Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.