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Trustee Running Unopposed as Library Budget Vote Approaches

Ellen Savino is running for reelection.

The Glen Cove Public Library Board of Trustees met briefly Tuesday in light of an upcoming budget vote on April 17.

The board is asking for a one percent increase in tax revenue for 2012-2013.

The trustees said they have kept a keen eye on costs, though they are facing increased expenses. The budget proposed for 2012-2013 stands at $2.687 million, a $23,000 increase from last year.

"In the past year, we have refurbished and redecorated the quiet study area," the board said in a release, headed by president Michael Maher and director Kathie Flynn. "New tables, chairs and a multitude of outlets have created a comfortable space for reading, studying, and accessing all of our electronic devices."

The library team is also working to offer educational and recreational programs for both adults and children.

"Our career services programs and our career resources have been used extensively as we assist Glen Cove residents getting back to work," the release said. "We also provide assistance for those applying for social services, and this summer the library is teaming up with Island Harvest to provide nutritional meals for children when school is not in session."

Trustee Ellen N. Savino is running unopposed for reelection to the board. Savino practices real estate and banking law with the Lewis Johs firm, and also serves as counsel to New York State Senator Carl Marcellino.

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