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

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

2017-18 Board Meetings

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

July 5 – Organizational Meeting  July 2017 Board Packet
August  9 – Working Session/Regular Meeting  August 2017 Board Packet
September 19 (Tuesday) – Regular Meeting  September 2017 Board Packet
October 18 – Regular Meeting October 2017 Board Packet
November 15 – Regular Meeting  November 2017 Board Packet
December  20 – Regular Meeting
January 17 – Regular Meeting
February 21- Budget Hearing/Board Meeting
March 21- Budget Hearing/Board Meeting
April 3 (Tuesday) – Budget Information Session & Meet the Candidate(s)
April 10 – Budget Vote/Trustee Election
April  18 – Regular Meeting
May   16 – Regular Meeting
June  20 – 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.