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Overdrive (Download Zone) Temporarily Disabled

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.

Planned Downtime

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.

Electronic Formats Now Display In Online Catalog

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.

Financial Literacy Workshops

First Investors will be presenting a series of financial programs at GFJ over the coming months.  The series will debut on Tuesday, May 19 with “Financial Literacy 101.”  Topics to be covered include setting financial goals; budgeting & controlling debt; saving & investing; and assets vs. liabilities.  The program begins at 7 PM and should run sixty to ninety minutes.

May 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting

The May meeting of the Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled from May 14 to May 7, at 7 PM.

Carpet Update

The new children’s room carpet has been installed! We are working to get everything back into place.

The children’s room will reopen tomorrow, Thursday 4/30 at 9:00 AM. Access to some portions of the collection will still be limited.

We appreciate your continued patience as we complete this project!

Carpet Update

The children’s room is now closed and will remain closed through at least Wednesday 4/29. At some times during the week of 4/27, there will be limited access to the front entrance to the library as well.

Please remember that all book club meetings and story times will take place during this week.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please continue to check back here for updates as work to improve the library. We appreciate your patience as we complete this project!

Carpet Update

Thank you for your continued patience as we prepare for carpet installation in the children’s room. We have begun to move books, and access to some materials is limited. If you are looking for a specific title, please call first to make sure it is available.

Please note that on Saturday, 4/25, we will close the room at approximately 2:30PM to finish removing materials. The room will remain closed at least through Wednesday 4/29. At some times during the week of 4/27, there will be limited access to the front entrance to the library as well.

Please continue to check back here for updates as work to improve the library. We appreciate your patience as we complete this project!

Attention!

In preparation for the installation of new carpeting in the children’s room, access will be limited beginning Monday, April 20th. Beginning on Monday, April 27th, there will be no access to the children’s room.

Please note that story times and book clubs will take place as scheduled. Please continue to check here for updates. We expect the project to take about two weeks. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this project.

Libous/Lupardo Resolution Commemorating GFJ’s 100th Anniversary

Senator Tom Libous and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo sponsored a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of our library (see below, or stop by the see the original). We also received a note of recognition from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. a beautiful plaque presented by Town of Union Supervisor Rose Sotak, and a visit from Endicott Mayor John Bertoni and Trustees Dave Baker and Eileen Konecny. Thanks to all for helping us celebrate GFJ’s 100 years of service to our community. Your kind words of support are deeply appreciated!

Senate No. 566/Assembly No. 124