Every day 300,000 Americans get job-seeking help at their public library. There are more Wi-Fi hotspots at public libraries (12,000) than at Barnes & Noble and Borders book stores combined. Every month 2.8 million business owners and employees use resources at public libraries to support their small businesses. Every day Americans borrow 2.1 million DVD’s from their public libraries, and more than 225,000 people use library meeting rooms. Every year, Americans visit their libraries more often than they attend movies or sporting events. Nation-wide we enjoy $82 million of value every day from the materials we check out at libraries. Two-thirds of Americans have a library card – do you? Celebrate America’s public libraries during National Library Week, April 11-17, by stopping by your local library! (Statistics from “How Libraries Stack Up 2010“).
Local historian Tim Main will return to GFJ on Tuesday May 9 at 7 PM to present his program “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.” It’s a scorching review of fires which traumatized the old Village of Union in years past. If you love history be sure not to miss this fun-filled hour of narrative photos….
The New Yorker’s for Better Libraries Political Action Committee has released its 2010 Voter’s Guide. The Guide scores New York State legislators based on how strongly they voted in support of library-friendly legislation. While you’re at their site consider a donation and subscribe to their online newsletter. Strong libraries don’t just happen!
The GFJ Tech Center (formerly the PCC) is offering a variety of classes and open hours in the month of February! Check out their page by clicking on the tab above to learn more about these great classes. Get More Out of Your Library Account! E-Books and Audiobooks for Free – Introduction to the Download…
The Download Zone is here! Click here to visit the Download Zone and learn about downloading e-books and audiobooks from your library!
The Download Zone is coming to GFJ! Beginning Tuesday 1/18, you can download books to your e-reader, mp3 player, phone and more. Check out this announcement from the Four County Library System and come back on Tuesday to take advantage of this great service!