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Former NYPD Sergeant appointed to library board


The Seaford Public Library Board of Trustees has spoken – and John M. Scaparro, 57, of Seaford, has been chosen to fill the open seat on the library board.

The seat was vacated after the resignation of Patricia Coughlin. Scaparro was sworn in at a Library Board meeting on Nov. 18. His term will end on Apr. 22, 2020.

“Scaparro will be a wonderful asset for the Library based on his extensive professional experience and community involvement,” said Seaford Library Board President Peter J. Ruffner.

Scaparro is a retired detective sergeant in the New York Police Department (NYPD). He started his service in the police force in 1984. One year later, he moved to Seaford where he remains. He retired from the NYPD in 2011. He has been a patron of the library since moving to the neighborhood. Scaparro is also an award-winning former Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He is also the current financial secretary of Memorare Council 3476. He has also been a volunteer with the Friends of the Seaford Public Library for several years and helped set up for multiple book sales. Scaparro has a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from St. Joseph’s University in Brooklyn.

The longtime Seaford resident is also involved with the Learning Spring School, a New York City-based educational facility dedicated to assisting children with autism.

Seaford Library Director Frank McKenna said that he “looks forward to working with John Scaparro in furthering the mission of the Seaford Public Library provision of increased quality and quantity of its collections, services and programming for the Seaford Library community in the years ahead, as well as continuing the work of upgrading the library’s aging infrastructure.”

“Scaparro has all the ingredients needed to help establish direction and facilitate oversight,” said Seaford Library Trustee Catherine DiPietro. “His board participation will allow the library to continue into the future as the continued focal point for all age groups in the Seaford community.”