About Us


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 outlines our goals for the next 5 years. Read the Library’s 2012 Strategic Plan…

Library Administration

Nancy Curtin, Library Director
Corinne Camarata, Assistant Director

Board of Trustees
Robert Lee Aitken, President
Myron Blumenfeld
Patricia Bridges
Nancy Comer
Thomas Donoghue
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.

2015-16 Schedule

July   1 – Organizational Meeting

August  19 – Tentative Meeting

September 16 – Regular Meeting

October 21 – Regular Meeting

November 18 – Regular Meeting

December  16 – Regular Meeting

January 20 – Regular Meeting

February 17 – Budget Hearing/Board Meeting   February 2016 Board Packet

March 16 – Budget Hearing/Board Meeting  March 2016 Board Packet

March  30 – Budget Information Session & Meet the Candidate(s)

April  12 – Trustee Election/Budget Vote

April  20 – Regular Meeting  April 2016 Board Packet

May 18 – Regular Meeting  May 2016 Board Packet

June  15 – Regular Meeting  June 2016 Board Packet


The Library Newspaper

The Port Washington Public Library monthly newspaper and calendar of events is sent free to every Port Washington address. Subscription fee for non-residents is $12.00 per year. Contact Dan Chuzmir, 516-883-4400, ext. 130.

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.