We’ve just added the Endicott Daily Bulletin newspaper years 1947-1951 to our Digital Archives. Our local newspaper coverage now includes years 1856-1951, along with the fantastic Endicott-Johnson Workers Review magazine and other E-J and U-E publications. It’s a portal in time – Enter the Time Machine!
The Four County Library System and its member libraries would like to welcome Flipster to our Research Center lineup. Flipster is your one-stop-shop for Digital Magazines. It allows you to browse the latest or back issues of our most popular magazines and download them to either your computer or tablet. Flipster is easy to use, download the free app to your favorite device to read anywhere offline. Check out times are seven days for monthly magazines and two days for weekly ones. Click here for a list of available magazines. (Adobe Reader required.)
GFJ is excited to announce that we’ve begun offering a DMV-approved NYS Safe Driver Course to our patrons at a discounted rate! This six hour, online course can be used to reduce points on your license or your automobile insurance rates. GFJ Library patrons are able to access this course for $20 through TicketSchool. Click here to visit our Online Resources page where you can enter your card number to begin.
StarWalk Kids is offering their Summer PopUp Library of eBooks FREE for the month of July! Click here to visit the site and experience over 500 free eBooks for kids!
Is Social Security on your horizon? Deciding when and how to file can be a puzzling decision. A mistake could potentially cost you thousands. A representative from First Investors will present a “Savvy Social Security Planning” workshop at GFJ on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 PM. Join us in our Scott (basement) meeting room for this free and informative program.
GFJ’s 2015 Quilt Raffle has begun! This year’s quilt by Carol Bunnell celebrates our library’s 100th birthday. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and can be purchased at our Information Desk. Proceeds go to support library children’s programs and services. The drawing will be December 1. Participate early and often!
Hey Teens! Join us tonight in the downstairs meeting room, from 6-8, for a fun night of board games, cards and great conversations!
Bring your friends, bring a favorite game or use one of ours. Snacks will be provided.
See you at 6!
Our recent software upgrade is apparently blocking patrons from using our Overdrive (Download Zone) e-book/audiobook service. We have been informed that the problem should be resolved by tomorrow (Saturday, June 27) and regret the inconvenience.
A planned software upgrade by the Four County Library System will affect area libraries, from Sunday, June 21 through Thursday, June 25. We regret any inconvenience.
- Sunday, June 21: The online catalog may be unavailable from 9:30 pm till 11:00 pm.
- Monday, June 22: The online catalog may be unavailable from 10:30 pm till 11:30 pm.
- Tuesday, June 23: from 9 am till noon: Checkouts will be limited to five (5) items. No fine payments, new patron registrations, reserves or inter-library loans will be possible, and the online catalog will be unavailable. Library computer users will have to sign in and out at the information desks. The online catalog should function but will not show the availability of items.
- Tuesday, June 23 (noon) through Thursday, June 25: Reserves and inter-library loans will not be available.
- Friday, June 24: Operations should return to normal.
Please also note that Saturday, June 20 is our last open Saturday until September 12.
e-book and audiobook fans: GFJ is pleased to announce that our downloadable e-books and downloadable audiobooks now display in our online catalog as well as in our Download Zone-specific catalog for those formats. Look for the “down arrow” symbol (for e-books) and the “earphone” symbol (for audiobooks). You can limit your search to these formats as well as to specific e-readers and file formats by using the filters on the left-hand side of the catalog. Titles can also be downloaded and/or reserved from the online catalog. The online catalog is available for search at www.gflibrary.org. The Download Zone catalog is still available if you prefer it. Note: the older “classic” online catalog does not contain these electronic titles.