What do YOU want to see in YOUR library?
Our second community meeting is quickly approaching. The first was a huge success. We heard so many wonderful ideas and suggestions for what the community is looking for in a library and what they hope to see. Here are some of the ideas that came out of our first meeting and subsequent conversations:

  • Libraries are community centers. We connect people to information as well as connecting people to people. We need to have a larger meeting room, and smaller quiet rooms to have the programs that we want to provide.
  • Libraries are places for children – whether it’s for parents to meet when their kids are babies, story hours for toddlers, or for games, toys, learning or programs. Our Children’s Room is a very busy place! We’d like a Children’s Room that offers that ‘wow’ factor and includes the space and facilities that our families deserve.
  • Libraries give teens a place to go, and to gather, with friendly, understanding staff, plus the books and materials that they need and want. Our teens need more than a small corner of the Library. They need a dedicated space.
  • Libraries bridge the ‘digital divide.’ We offer computers and technology to allow our entire community to stay engaged in a digital world.
  • Libraries provide access to every age, income level, and stage of life. Plainedge is a school district, but more than 50% of our district doesn’t have children in school. We need to offer something for everyone.

Please join us for further conversation and refreshments in the Library on May 25th at 7:30 p.m. Our Board and design team of architects will be here, and we would love to hear from you! They will be taking notes, so they can design the library that the Plainedge community wants and needs. We want to hear your ideas on how we can modernize (reimagine) our 1960s building, to be the library you've always wanted!

Please RSVP to Michele Lipson, Director at mlipson@plainedgelibrary.org. We hope to see you there!
Plainedge Public Library | Phone: 516-735-4133

Career / Training

Jobs / Skills / Economy / Training

During this economic downturn, many New Yorkers may need economic help:

www.mybenefits.ny.gov: a website that includes information on the many NY State government resources available to workers and families in need of help.

www.rebuildtogetherli.org: Rebuilding Together L.I. is a not-for-profit organization providing free home repairs to low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners.

The following sections of our website have more information and help:





The library also provides PC's for your in-library use for such purpose. Come on in and bring your library card for your research. We also provide temporary passes for those who don't have their library card available. 

Tutorials / Training

Provides Adults access to help with things like Job Search, Resume Creation and Financial Literacy both with live "tutors" and with an Adult Career Center.

Tutor.com offers live homework help as well as a skill center which offers study guides and tutorials.

(Only available for library patrons)

Free online typing course
Typing test & free typing tutor.

Instructions how-to setup your roku after plugging into your TV/Monitor

Assorted tutorials on various subjects.


Your leading source for interactive practice exams and test preparation materials including academic, civil service and other assorted exams. Site also includes educational courses.

(Only available for library patrons)

In Pictures online tutorials are based on pictures, not words. They're the easiest way to learn computer subjects. There's no complicated multimedia, just pictures that show exactly what to do.

Home and Learn's free computer courses and tutorials site. All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don't need experience to get started. Simply click a computer course that interests you, and away you go!
Microsoft Office Training
2010, 2007 & 2003 Versions
Free online training manuals directly from Microsoft to help you get your feet wet in understanding the basics of each MS Office product.
Vocational Information Center A guide to free on-line tutorials, learning objects, open courses and self-paced learning modules on the Internet.

Free Online Courses & Certification. ALISON offers free independent interactive multimedia training courses. Choose from our broad range of courses and start learning today!

(Requires free registration)

GCF Global Learning®, is committed to providing unique educational opportunities that will lead people to success throughout their lives. Through their FREE training programs, they provide an opportunity for learners to develop the skills to improve their quality of life. This includes learning opportunities needed for success in the world of work and everyday life. Tutors for Technology, Reading and math including Microsof Office products. Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access (Sorry no outlook tutors here)

Job Resources (Government)

Federal Jobs
This a one stop source for federal jobs and employment covering all federal agencies. This site includes job search in US and assistance for employment overseas. A section on resume writing and tips for interviews is also included.
Are you considering a government job? The federal government employs over 2,700,000 workers and hires hundreds of thousands each year to replace civil service workers that transfer to other federal government jobs, retire, or leave for other reasons. This site will assist you with your government job search and it guides you step-by-step through the process.
America's #1 employer attracts some of America's most qualified job candidates. The excellent job security, benefits, and prestige of Federal employment bring a high volume of these candidates to the Federal Jobs Digest website.
This site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals are included. Also click on a new section Worker ReEmployment at top of page.
State Jobs
NYS Job Bank A job resource for people seeking jobs and businesses wanting to post jobs.
NYS Department of Labor Career Services, Apprenticeship Training, Business Services, Unemployment Benefits, Veterans Services, Worker Protection, Labor Statistics and more
The New York State Department of Labor developed this site. Click on NYJobZone. Select Career Services. Listed here are current job openings, job fairs and names and addresses of employers listed by occupation. NY Careerzone also offers profiles of occupations for those who wish to change careers.
StateJobsNY is a service provided by the NYS Governor's Office of Employee Relations to state agencies.
Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking male and female staff for four residential Environmental Education Camps.

New York State Job Exchange affiliated with America's Job Exchange. America's Job Exchange is the successor to America's Job Bank. This site offers the full resources for job searching, and career changing.

This site offers library-related job openings in and around New York State.
Town,City, or County Jobs
Listed here are links to resources in Nassau County and local governments to assist individuals looking for work in Nassau County.
The Civil Service Commission of Nassau County lists information about available positions and provides applications to take Civil Service Examinations. (Direct Job Listing Link)

The Latest Postings
HempsteadWorks is a network of organizations that assist employers in hiring qualified workers. This site offers career resources including job training, news updates including job fairs, links to partner organizations where there will be job listings. Also visit the Helpful Web Sites for Job Seekers . Listed here are job banks for specialized fields.
The City of Long Beach, NY offers civil service positions. Click on the Employment Opportunities at the Long Beach site.
The Town of North Hempstead offers civil service positions. Click on the link to Employment at the Town of North Hempstead site.
The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
Feds Hire Vets is your single site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.
Jobs available within the defense and private security industry
New York State offers this site for veterans to assist them in returning to the workforce in New York State. Linked at this site is a local Veterans' Employment Representative.
Warriors to Work is the first public-private program in the nation aimed at providing employment opportunities for our nation's returning war veterans. Any veteran who is a Nassau County resident will be eligible for the program.
Career Changes
This web site is the result of collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.

Resume Tools

Resume Websites
(Create Free Resumes)
Need a resume created? Create one yourself very easily by just picking the style with a checkbox then filling in your personal information.  If you like you can not only print it but save it to the site and have it automatically posted online.
The resume is a selling tool outlining your skills and experience so an employer can see, at a glance, how you can contribute to the employer's workplace. Find samples, cover letters and general resume creation information.
File Converters
ZamZar *FREE DOC Conversion
Have you ever wanted to convert files without the need to download software ? This is your site. Many converters available from Word Perfect (WPD) to MS Works (WPS) to MS Word (DOC) and more!

Job Resources

Browse this page carefully because it is filled with resources.

This page has many links from search engines to education and help resources.

Job Resources
Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.
Explore new career options based on the skills you’ve used in a past job. With mySkills myFuture you can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs. Watch the video to learn more.
For adults engaged in an active job search. Brought to you be NYS.
Job Search Engine (Some sites inside might be blocked.)
Online posting community.
Dedicated to helping teens find jobs.

Use the free services on BigAppleHelpWanted.com to find the perfect job for you!

For technical adults engaged in an active job search. Brought to you be NYS.
The Department of Labor takes seriously its responsibility to help America's workers cope with the current economic challenges. The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) offers employment-related assistance to workers impacted by layoffs to improve their re-employment prospects and prepare for job transitions.
Job listings, articles, tips, techniques and tools to help you find a job and set up a resume.
Job listings from the USA and international.
Newsday Online Newspaper Classifieds (uses Careerbuilder.com).
New York Post Online Newspaper Classifieds.
New York Times Online Newspaper Classifieds.
Automated matching and introductions site for experienced professionals. Through this system, we learn each individual's unique skills, experience and goals and then present only the jobs that are the right fit. But just making the match isn't enough. To ensure that qualified seekers and employers connect, we created the Jobfox Intro. We reach out to both parties by e-mail and even call to encourage the connection - no more missed opportunities.
Job Information
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.
An organization to keep abreast of what's happening nationally in the job market + links
NAGLO is a professional association consisting of the chief official in each state and territory of the United States responsible for overseeing the laws that protect and serve working men and women throughout the nation.
Explore vocational and technical careers, check out the skills employers really want, find a trade school, research technical topics and take a look at the current job market.
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and O*NET OnLine provides easy access to that information.
Salary Information Websites
JobStar's Salary Surveys provides links and descriptions of 300+ free salary surveys or summaries a mouseclick away. JobStar's Salary Surveys have been featured in: Fortune Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Money, Good Housekeeping, PC World & U.S. News & World Reports.
Jobs For People With Disabilities
Goodwill helps people build self-confidence and gain personal and financial independence through work. Goodwill places someone in a good job every 53 seconds of every business day.
Disabled Hiring Programs / Government Jobs / Federal Jobs / Post Office Jobs / Disabled Job Opportunities.
Where people with disabilities gather, network, and find success in the workplace with enlightened employers.
The goal of ABILITY Jobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. By posting job opportunities, employers not only exhibit an open door policy but also demonstrate their responsiveness to affirmative action by genuinely recruiting qualified persons with disabilities.

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