Judith Bensimon has been a resident for more than fifty years and notes that the Library has played an important role in her life since moving to East Northport. She became a Northport-East Northport Public Library trustee in 2017. “As a newcomer to the area, I was amazed at the variety and quantity of programs and classes that were offered. When I returned to school to complete my Master’s degree, I received much valuable help from the reference staff in the search for research materials.” During her years as a teacher at the Dickinson Avenue School and the Northport Middle School, the Library was a constant source of knowledge and reading pleasure for her classes as well as for her family. Mrs. Bensimon has been an active member of a community theater group since the late seventies and often turns to the library to locate scripts, costume designs, and other background information. The creation of the stage at the Northport building was the inspiration for the formation of the group’s Touring Company which has been performing here and in other area libraries for many years.