Giant Book Giveaway At Great Neck House

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Rebecca Gilliar (second from left) helps residents at the Book Giveaway as former North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman (second from right) finds some books to take home.
Rebecca Gilliar (second from left) helps residents at the Book Giveaway as former North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman (second from right) finds some books to take home.

A Book Bazaar will be held at Great Neck House this week and residents will have the opportunity to leave with a couple of good-quality, fiction or nonfiction books from the huge selection.

Park Book_110216.DAfter two years of renovation, the Great Neck Library on Bayview Avenue is nearing its grand reopening gala for invited guests, followed by the official opening of the library’s doors this Sunday. In preparation, employees concluded a final shelving and weeding of books.

Park Book_110216.EResident Rebecca Rosenblatt Gilliar offered to take the thousands of books that the library had earmarked for removal and disposal. She then contacted Great Neck Park District Superintendent Jason Marra and proposed a Book Bazaar, where these books could be given back to the community. Marra consulted with the park commissioners and set the plan in motion.

Interestingly, Great Neck House, which was Great Neck’s library until 1970 when the Bayview location was built, will be the site of the Book Bazaar. The giveaway began midday on Monday, Oct. 24, and will continue for a week or more, based on supply.

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