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.