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Credit Card Payment of Fines

As of December 1, 2014 you can pay your library fines with a credit card, using your online account (credit card payments cannot be accepted at the library’s Circulation Desk).  Please see our flier explain the process.

Mango Languages

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GFJ is pleased to announce that Mango Languages is now available to its patrons. Mango is a robust, interactive online foreign language-learning suite covering more than sixty languages (including Pirate!). A mobile app is available, and all you need to get started is a valid GFJ library card. Start, pause and return to your lessons at your own rate. Rocket Languages, our former language-learning product, will be available through September 2015.

Health Insurance Sign-ups at GFJ

A local navigator from Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network will be on site to help people sign-up for health insurance under the New York State of Health program ( on Wednesdays from 9 AM till 4 PM, November 5, 2014 – February 25, 2015. Please call them at 772-0517 to make an appointment.

Author Talk & Book Signing

david-j-figura-600x450 Award-winning journalist, author and Endwell native David J. Figura will discuss his book “So What are the Guys Doing” in a talk at GFJ on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 P.M. Figura shares his transformational journey and captures the narrative of 50 middle-aged men regarding real life subjects such as career, friendship, marriage, religion, sex and midlife challenges.  Burned-out, lonely, feeling lost as you navigate middle age?  If you’re a man, care about  or want to understand one this book could change your life.  Please join us for this important and enlightening discussion.  Books will be available for purchase, and can also be borrowed from our library.

Guest Editorial Argues Against Library Funding

After reading the Oct. 14 guest editorial in the Press & Sun Bulletin arguing that libraries are over-funded, would anyone like to send a comment on how you feel about GFJ to the Press?



Library Funding

The library funding proposition will be Proposition Number 4 on this year’s Town of Union ballot. Please remember to vote on November 4. If you’re not registered to vote you can still do so. Forms must be postmarked no later than October 10 and are available at:

Digital Archives Expanded

GFJ’s Digital Archives has been extended to include The Endicott Daily Bulletin newspaper through June 1940.  This extends our newspaper coverage from as early as 1855, in searchable format.  Access them via the link on our home page.

Public Internet Service Unavailable Oct. 14

Public Internet service at the GFJ Library will be down on Tuesday October 14 due to a scheduled upgrade.  The library’s Wi-Fi network will not be affected.

Never Forget

Courtesy of The Library Hotel


History of Endicott’s Libraries 2-Part Program (with cake!)

Join former Village of Endicott Historian Tim Main for a two-part presentation on the “History of Endicott’s Public Libraries.” Part 1: Tuesday, October. 14, 7-8:30 and Part 2: Tuesday October 28, 7-8:30 in the Scott Meeting Room. Endicott’s first public library opened March 15, 1915 with the support of its namesake George F. Johnson. With its 100th birthday fast approaching, it’s time for a walk down memory lane. Did you know that Endicott had one of the first bookmobiles in the northeast? Or that there was once a branch library on the north side? Celebrate the library’s centennial with this these two special programs, with refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the George F. Johnson Memorial Library. The Tim Main program is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the library Information Desk while supplies last.

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