The New York Library Association’s new rating guide to NYS legislators is out. See how your legislator rates on library-related issues:
Longtime GFJ employee Jim “Par” Panella passed away suddenly this week. His buddy “Roxy”, a familiar face at the library, came by for a visit today. Roxy is now living with Jim’s sister-in-law. Everyone at GFJ deeply misses them both.
The library will be closed on Saturdays from June 26 through September 4. We will reopen for Saturdays on September 11. The Broome County Public Library (185 Court St., Binghamton) is open from 9 AM till 5 PM on Saturdays throughout the summer.
New York State funding for public libraries is now as less than 1994 levels. Please contact your state legislators and ask them to increase funding for our libaries!
Historian Tim Main will present his “Bulwarks of Main Street” talk at GFJ on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 PM in our Scott (basement) Meeting Room. Tim bills this as “A fascinating trip through time to visit some of the Union District’s most beautiful and enduring homes.” His talks always come with lots of photos, insight and…
You can search many old newspapers by using the “Chronicling of America” site hosted by the Library of Congress. Many old Endicott-area newspapers can be searched at via this link. Warning – it’s addicting!
Would you like to have someone tell you what you can’t read? You’ be surprised at the list of books that have been challenged at our nation’s public and school libraries. It’s not too early to oppose censorship by planning on reading a banned book during 2011’s Banned Books Week (Sept. 25 – Oct 2). …