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If No News is Good News, This Blog is Very Good

What’s new at the library this week? Very little! We’re still closed, so please keep enjoying our eAudiobooks, eBooks, and streaming services, courtesy of Hoopla, Libby, RBDigital, and Overdrive. You can also attend our programs online, from Chair Yoga to Storytime with your very own local yoga instructors and storytellers, as well as see links …

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Spring? Reading Program?

How do we library when we aren’t allowed to library? (See: Executive Order 202.6 for more information.) While we’re not quite ready to open, we are expanding our programs out to the information superhighway, including one where you can earn gift cards to local businesses for reading at home! How about that? Okay so I’m …

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April Fool’s?!

After we closed for a couple weeks, I found an event on our calendar titled “April Fool’s Ideas,” and there was a short list of goofy pranks we could put on for the public. Rather than file these away for 2021 and most likely lose them, here’s a quick rundown on the silliness I had …

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Calling All Patrons!

What’s new at the Library this week? Well, you can’t come to us and we can’t come to you, but we can still connect and communicate. Not everyone reads this column and knows that our dropbox is locked, that holds have been suspended, and that due dates have been extended until July 1, so how …

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Proposed Cuts to State Library Funding

It was announced recently that Governor Cuomo’s executive budget proposes cuts to library aid by $25 million ($5 million for general aid and $20 million for construction grant aid). Sound familiar? This exact scenario has played out (albeit with different figures) year after year, forcing library advocates to assemble in Albany and meet with their …

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New Kid on the Block

Here’s the first thing I like about Elliot Townsend (we’ll get to that). He suggested a better headline than mine. Yeah, yeah, even though it was due for a punchup, he just took care of it.  I just got an email from him, and he’s all “New Kid on the Block (I forgot your original …

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