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Commack-Smithtown Library Reopens to the Public

After a year of being closed for renovations, the Commack branch fo the Smithtown Library District reopened on Thursday morning.

The Smithtown Library District's Commack branch to the public Thursday morning after going through  that kept it closed to the public.

New features include a 3,000-square-foot extension which has become the new children's room and a storage room, a large conference room on the lower level, carpeting, furniture, shelving, computers and a wheelchair-accessible elevator.

"We are delighted that we've reached this day," said Smithtown Library Director Robert Lusak. "It's been a long time coming, and we're very excited."  

The construction, part of a , transformed every area in the library.

"I was really taken back when I first walked in today," said Smithtown resident Stephen Edward. "The new carpet is great, the new computers are something I've been looking forward to, and the new furniture is comfortable. I'll be coming here a lot."

Bruce Ettenberg, resident of the Commack Community Association, said "I think its incredible how far we've come. Everything looks wonderful."

Commack is the first branch to unveil the renovations, and will be followed by the opening of the new Nesconset building in three weeks. The Kings Park and main Smithtown branches will then undergo renovations.

"We welcome all new comers here, and we're looking forward to renovations at the Kings Park and Nesconset library as well," said Library Board Trustee Judy Marlow-Ratway.  

Librarian Alice Doyle said the library will begin hosting events next month.

Immediately following the reopening of the Commack branch, the Thursday morning.

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