Your Community Library was established by the voters of the William Floyd
School District in the summer of 1974. Our doors first opened to the public
on June 14, 1975, located in two portable classrooms on the William Floyd
School District property. On June 1, 1977, the Library relocated to a storefront
on William Floyd Parkway. On December 12, 1979, a bond issue was approved to
build a permanent Library. That bond issue funded the current building, built
on donated land and opened in March of 1982.
In December of 1995, a 24,000 sq. ft. addition was dedicated, increasing the
Community Library to 44,000 sq. ft. Approval for this expansion was given by
the voters on October 19, 1992.
Your Community Library has been a leader in providing innovative services
since its creation. Several noteworthy accomplishments include:
- Incredible growth
- Leadership in the field of automation
- Dynamic children's programming
- Services for senior citizens
- Friends of the Arts activity
- Literacy Services
The Library has received recognition in such major media as Library Journal, Newsday,
and the New York Times. News organizations such as NBC's Channel 4 and Channel 12
News have filmed news coverage in the Community Library.