Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Public Library Board of Trustees will have two candidates in the upcoming election on May 21 - incumbent Lorraine Trachtman and Alene Shorin.
Trachtman, having served on the library board since 1998, says she has “seen the library grow and change to meet the community’s needs - my family enjoys all the services the library has to offer.”
A resident of Syosset since 1957, Trachtman has three children who have graduated from Syosset High School, and three grandchildren currently attending Syosset schools. Trachtman obtained her BBA from City College, an MC from C.W. Post in counseling, and worked for the Syosset Central School District for 26 years.
According to the library, Shorin was appointed to the library board from July 24, 2012 through June 30, 2013 when Carol Joseph relinquished her seat. Her seat on the library board is for one year, and will complete the five-year term vacated by Joseph.
Shorin, a resident of Syosset since 1964, says she and her human raised their two children where “they received the finest public school education.”
According to Shorin, besides being a full-time mother and wife, she is a licensed clinical social worker, where she has worked with both individuals and groups for 23 years at a community mental health care center in Huntington.
Shorin minted a private practice in Syosset.
“I was here when the wonderful library we have today was first constructed,” Shorin said. “I’ve seen our library grow from being ‘just a library’ to a community center - the hub of social and cultural activities.”