Linda Kraus came to Shelter Island in 1976 when she married her husband Chuck. Linda came to know and love this island community through working at the family business, the Kraus Crescent Beach Restaurant and Motel.
Linda and Chuck raised three children, Janelle, Amanda, and Patrick who are all Shelter Island High School graduates. They have gone on to have their own careers and families but return frequently to this beautiful island where they grew up. Linda and Chuck are now excited to share this special island with their grandchildren, Josephine, Sloane, and Rhys.
Linda saw early on how this community thrived, encouraged and supported each other through its many organizations and programs. Linda is a member of the Lion’s Club and through the years has volunteered at Island organizations including St. Gabriel’s, the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce, the Fire Department, and the Shelter Island Ambulance (as secretary and EMT). She also has served as the RN Medical Coordinator for the Shelter Island 5K and 10K races.
Linda as a BSN from Stony Brook University. She has been a registered nurse at Eastern Long Island Hospital for over 28 years. Linda has been honored by the Town of Southold-Greenport Rotary Club as the 2010 recipient of the Laura Goodal Award for Nursing Excellence and the 2005 Nursing Preceptor Award form 1199 National Benefit.
Linda considers the Shelter Island Public Library to be part of the lifeblood of this island. She states how along with participating and enjoying the many programs, she has watched our library evolve over the years, striving to provide current and varied services. “The Library is a safe haven for learning and sharing for both young and old alike.”
Linda is excited to be given the opportunity to serve the Library as a member of the Board of Trustees.