Oceanside Library

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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
  Florence Mensch, Treasurer
  Ellen Sullivan, Secretary
  Michael D'Ambrosio, Jr.
  Mary DiGiovanna
  Thomas Beirne

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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.


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:
 Tuesday, September 26 // 5:30pm
 Tuesday, October 24 // 5:30pm


Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572