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From the Desk of Senator Kemp Hannon - July 17, 2009

Hannon Announces Mobile Community Office Outreach Schedule

In summertime, our libraries swell with children who are doing summer reading and participate in great programs offered to them there. Adults are often eager to find a summer blockbuster to take to the beach for leisure reading. Of course, this is all in addition to the fantastic array of daily activities the library has to offer its residents year round. Therefore, each summer too, legislators like to offer residents an opportunity to also pick up useful booklets from various State agencies and receive free essential information that may answer a question they have a concern about.

“Hosting Mobile Community Office hours each summer at the library allows area residents to personally share their thoughts and concerns without ever having to leave their own hometown,” Senator Hannon said. “We bring Driver Permit booklets, EPIC applications, Health Care Proxys, Long Island Guides and many other sought-after publications and have staff available to help answer your concerns,” Hannon continued.

During July, the Community Office of Senator Kemp Hannon will visit area libraries and bring with them lots of materials that may be of interest to the public. All are welcome to visit their local library and stop by their table and enjoy this annual opportunity. “My office has seen an overall increase in caller volume as well as people stopping in to share their concerns. By being at their local library it will help save someone from having to get into their car and drive over or make that call, so I hope we will see residents coming in to say hello and share what is on their minds,” Hannon offered.

The Summer Community Outreach Program will be at the following libraries: Tuesday, July 14, Franklin Square from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 15, Garden City; Thursday, July 16, Plainview-Old Bethpage; Friday, July 17, Lakeview; Monday, July 20, West Hempstead; Tuesday, July 21, Farmingdale; Wednesday, July 22, Massapequa (Harbor Lane); and Monday, July 27, Levittown, all from 1 to 3 p.m.    

For additional information, please feel free to contact Senator Hannon’s Community Office at 739-1700 or visit his website, www.kemphannon.com.