Both breakfasts were a success this year and well attended by legislative advocates and legislators.
The Suffolk County legislative breakfast was held September 21 at the Brentwood Public Library. Tom Tarantowicz from the Brentwood Library delivered opening remarks with additional comments from Kevin Verbesey (SCLS) who detailed NYLA’s legislative agenda and Tim Spindler (LILRC). Seven legislators or their aids attended. Each legislator was also given a chance to speak. Approximately 115 library supporters also attended.
The Nassau County legislative breakfast was held September 28 at the Nassau Library System. Caroline Ashby (Assistant Director) delivered opening remarks. Ken Casser, a local businessman, spoke about the value of libraries to his business and how they helped him transition to a new career. Tim Spindler (Executive Director) spoke about LILRC’s role with libraries. We had 11 legislators attend. Each legislator was also given a chance to speak. Approximately 120 library supporters also attended.