It’s that time of year again! No, not back-to-school season, that was last week! And no, not fall either, although with the cool nights and dewey mornings (pun intended), it feels like it could be the topic of this week’s column. (Maybe next week?) Today, this column is all about everyone’s favorite – election season!
Now, you’re already used to voting here at the library – and that’s a great start. We will be hosting primaries here on September 13, and the general election on November 6, but that fun only extends to those of you that can vote. For those that aren’t registered, did you know that you can fill out registration forms here at the library? We will also attempt to answer any questions you may have regarding the registration process.
While you can stop in and register any time, we’ll have volunteers offering forms on Saturdays between now and the registration deadline (postmarked by October 12) here at the library, and if you can’t make it on a Saturday, just ask a librarian for a registration form! Heck, we’ll even put a stamp on it for you!
We are also participating in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25, in collaboration with 24 other MidYork Libraries and Colgate University (as well as thousands of other locations nationwide). Here, all day, you can make your own campaign buttons, get some stickers, color some political coloring pages, register to vote (of course), and even watch the classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starting at 5:00 in our community room.
To be clear, the library does not endorse any particular candidate, we just want people to vote. Next week: “Fall” into your favorite book, unless something more interesting happens that we need to tell you about. We’ll see!