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Thank you!

An overdue note of thanks to Sandy Minehan, winner of our 2015 quilt raffle. Ms. Minehan has donated the quilt, which celebrates our library’s 100th anniversary, back to us, where it will beautify our building until our 200th anniversary. The quilt was crafted and donated for raffle in support of our children’s programs by local artist Carol Bunnell. Thank-you Sandy! Tickets for the 2016 raffle quilt, “Garden Path” will be available soon, for sale at our library. The winner will be drawn on September 11, 2016.quilt 2015

Special Board Meeting

There will be a special meeting of the library trustees on Wednesday, June 8 from 7 till 8:45 P.M. in the Scott (basement) Meeting Room.  The trustees will be interviewing applicants for several vacant seats.

GFJ Job Opportunities

GFJ is accepting applications for two positions:

1. Librarian I, part-time (19-25 hours per week including some evenings and Saturdays). Duties will include adult reference, young-adult services, and technology instruction. Requires MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. $23.96 to $24.55 per hour. Additional details at:


2. Page, part-time, Children’s Dept. (8-12 hours per week including some evenings and Saturdays). Duties include shelving books, opening & closing the building, local errands, shelf-reading, and others as assigned. Strong attention to detail and productivity are required. $9.00 per hour. Additional details at:


Start date for both positions is July 5, 2016. Applications may be downloaded at:


Resume and/or application due by Saturday, June 18 to:

Edward Dunscombe, Director
George F. Johnson Memorial Library
1001 Park St.
Endicott NY 13760

or via e-mail: en.ed@4cls.org

Crime Victim Survey

Have you been a victim of a crime? The Center for Human Services Research at SUNY Albany has asked libraries to help publicize a survey it is conducting for crime victims. Respondents will be entered in a lottery with a chance to win a $150 gift card. The online survey is available at:


A separate survey for providers of services to crime victims is available at:


Author Rundy Purdy will present a talk today (Saturday May 15) on his book about caregiving titled “The Sea is Wide.”purdy