Beloved Books Find New Home at Knolls of Melville Adult Community

Book drive sponsored by Legis. Lou D’Amaro helps stock library at senior housing complex.

Residents of the Knolls of Melville, a housing development for senior citizens aged 62 and over, will be able to get lost in a “new” good book courtesy of local residents who generously donated their gently used tomes during a book drive sponsored by Suffolk Legis. Lou D’Amaro.

D’Amaro, D-Huntington Station, hand-delivered the books to Knolls’ resident Betty Ann Widmann, who coordinates the library for the 200-plus unit community.  He was also welcomed by Community President Carmine Rosato and Treasurer Carol Herlihy.

From biographies to science fiction to classic literary works, dozens of books were generously dropped off at D’Amaro’s office during the recent drive, held in conjunction with National “I Love to Read” Month in February.  Now those books have found a new home at the Knolls where they can be enjoyed by book lovers and casual readers alike.

“I would like to thank our generous neighbors who donated their books during the recent book drive,” D’Amaro said. “I am so pleased that these books have found a new home at the Knolls and will be enjoyed by many for years to come.”


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