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The Oceanside Library Association is the governing body of the Library, and residents are urged to join in order to help in the development of your community library.  Association membership entitles you to participate in the nomination and election of the Library Board of Trustees.  To become a member, you must be a resident of the Oceanside School District and a registered voter.  Membership is free, and applications are available at the Circulation Desk, or you may download an application here.  (PDF file opens in Adobe Reader)

Click here for the Library Association By-Laws.  (PDF file opens in Adobe Reader)

  Daniel Faust, President
  Wayne Vurture, Vice President
  Mary DiGiovanna, Treasurer
  Ellen Sullivan, Secretary
  Thomas Beirne
  Patricia Roth

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The Oceanside Library is an independent agency and is not associated with any other board or governmental agency.  Its Board of Trustees is solely responsible for the administration and policies of the Library.  The budget is prepared by the seven-member Board of Trustees with the help of its staff and is voted upon independently by residents of the Oceanside School District.  By law, the School District acts as tax agent for the Library.

New Library Trustee
The Library is delighted to announce that Patricia Roth has been appointed to serve as Trustee on the Library Board.  Ms. Roth will complete the term of Florence Mensch, our longtime Board member who retired last month.

Pat Roth is a graduate of Oceanside High School (having attended School #4 and Oceanside Junior High School) and has been a community leader for years.

She was the 2006 recipient of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Award.  Pat has served as the President of the Oceanside Kiwanettes; she has served in various capacities, including as co-Chair, with the Oceanside District Scholarship Fund; she is a regular volunteer with Oceanside Community Service; she is an active member of the Baldwin Homemakers; and she is very involved in St. Anthony's Parish, volunteering countless hours and serving on the Parish Council.

Pat is a regular attendee at Library functions as a patron.  She is a Vice President overseeing administrative functions for a large multinational company.

Pat Roth's community spirit, experience, business acumen, knowledge of our community, and enthusiasm will make her an outstanding Library Trustee.

Library Director

      Chris Marra

The Oceanside Library is pleased to announce that Chris Marra has been named Director of the Library, effective immediately.

Ms. Marra has been the Head of Children’s Services for the last two years, and has overseen an energetic expansion and renovation of the programs and resources offered our youngest patrons. She has experience in all phases of the library system, having worked at a number of other libraries, and having started here over 12 years ago. The Library looks forward to her leadership as we continue in our efforts to improve, and to pursue our mission as the leader in literacy, culture, continuing education and discerning entertainment for the Oceanside community.

Ms. Marra, a longtime Oceanside resident, and her husband, Robert, have two daughters; their youngest daughter attends Oceanside Middle School.

The Library extends its best wishes to Karen Porcella, our former Director, in her future endeavors. and thanks her for her service to the Library.


Board of Trustees Meetings

Members of the public are welcome to attend Library Board meetings.

 Upcoming Meetings:
 January 30, 2018 // 5:30pm

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572