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Talk Back: What Would You Want to See In Carnegie Library?

Plaza MAC, Historical Society, Pat-Med Library all want in on Carnegie Library, who do you want in there?

Three potential uses for the were pitched to community members that attended Wednesday night's .

The would like to use the space to teach media classes.

would like to use the space as a Young Adult center.

And the Greater Patchogue Historical Society would like to use it to have a physical presence in Patchogue and to place their inventory of local history.

More potential choices may emerge in the future, but for now, which of these three would you like to see in Carnegie Library? Or do you have another idea? Or just dislike all three?

Tell us in the Poll below and in the Comments section.

John Bogack May 08, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Jimmy, I do not think that there is absestos problem that has been confirmed. I will do my best to find out more about this issue and report back. I agree with you otherwise: if there is asbestor it must go, everyone's health needs to be protected. Removal should be done safely, Trtiec should take it's time to get the job done right. Lee: the former building that was Brookhaven Town Hall and that would make a great musuem is now the target of private acquisition by a prospective owner who apparently would like to convert the building to office use. If that deal falls through then yes the building that you pointed out as a good museum site would then be back in the running as a prospective site. Time will tell.
steven May 09, 2012 at 01:31 AM
ALL those buildings Tritec acquired have asbestos. I’m sure the addition to the library has it too. I’m sure they thought about this long, long ago and made all the plans for removal before the buildings are demolished or moved. What’s the hold up with this?
Tom Ferb May 09, 2012 at 11:25 AM
An asbestos assessment has been conducted by Tritec for both the library and for the Swezey’s building. I’ve seen the engineer’s report on the library. All asbestos will be removed before demolition by a certified contractor. 31 West Main Street had a substantial amount of asbestos which was removed before renovation (note, not encapsulated but removed).
mike lewis May 13, 2012 at 12:45 AM
what about making it a parking lot????we need extra parking
janfred August 08, 2012 at 05:07 PM
An historic society would be a great asset, as there are grants and funding that can be secured by our having one. We could apply for Heritage grants that would help fund archiving Patchogue's rich Historical past. It could document homes that are still standing to be historic building and document their history and apply for preservation funding. Patchogue has a rich deep basin of Fishing /boat making/bootlegging History. We could apply to be a heritage area. we just need to document and preserve our past. A heritage trail destination !

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