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Carnegie Library Announcement Planned for Saturday

Ideas to obtain federal funding for the site have been discussed says mayor.

An announcement regarding the will take place Saturday at 12:30 p.m. by Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri, Congressman Tim Bishop and Suffolk County Legislator Jack Eddington’s Chief of Staff Rob Calarco in front of the library on Lake Street.

According to the 's , the Carnegie Library opened in 1908 and was used as a library until 1981 when the Patchogue-Medford Library moved to Main Street. The building was sold to and used by , which has since moved. The library is now owned by Tritec Real Estate Inc., who is obligated to move the library as part of its in downtown Patchogue.

A group of residents dubbed ‘’ has also formed to advocate toward preserving the site.

Pontieri told Patch that Bishop and Calarco have ideas that would help fund the library as a use is being figured out.

“People have been looking into some federal sources that they might be able to tap into,” Pontieri said.

Similarly to the most recent , Pontieri said that a potential use is being discussed but cannot be commented on at this time.

Patch will be reporting from this announcement. Check back for updates.

David Kennedy October 22, 2011 at 03:06 AM
This is very exciting news and I look forward to her what it's all about! At The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner this past Wednesday, Mayor Pontieri came to me to let me know he had something brewing to save the Carnegie Library. Though I am glad he made the effort to inform me of possible plans, I am confused why I wasn't told about this announcement tomorrow. I even specifically asked the Mayor if any of these plans would be announced at this coming Monday's Village Board Meeting, he told me no, not yet. Well, thank heavens the Patch exists...I would have been very disappointed if I missed this. I will make sure to inform those who have already contacted me to join Friends of the Carnegie Library are informed about tomorrow. The next meeting of the Friends of the Carnegie Library will take place this Tuesday, October 25th at Reese's 1900, just across the street from the Carnegie Library at the intersection of Lake St and N. Ocean Ave. All are invited to attend. Sounds like we will have a lot to talk about.
cynthia ramirez October 22, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Thank u for hearing the people.. Let's do this.
Christie October 23, 2011 at 03:57 AM
What time David for the meet this Tuesday?
David Kennedy October 23, 2011 at 02:01 PM
The Meeting is 8pm

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