For our non-resident patrons: At its June 2014 meeting the Library Trustees decided to increase the non-resident fee from $25.00 to $50.00 annually, per household, effective January 1, 2015. This is the first increase in the fee in the 20 or so year existence of the fee, and brings the cost into line with what the average Town of Union taxpayer pays in support of the Endicott and Johnson City libraries. The fee is per household, enabling everyone in a household to borrow items and use computers at all 43 libraries in the Four County System for a twelve-month period. It does not apply to anyone who resides or owns real property in Broome, Delaware, Otsego or Chenango counties. All such persons can obtain a free library card at any Four County System member library.
NPR ran a story last week on the future of libraries in the e-book age
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). …
GFJ, along with Your Home Public Library in Johnson City, have put together a couple short surveys to get your feedback about how we’re doing. Your input is vital as we work to tailor or collection, programs, and services to the wants & needs of the community. Library Survey #2 (10 questions)
Please note our hours for this holiday season. We will be closing at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 23 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 24. We will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26. We will be closed on Monday, January 2. Winter story time registration will not begin until Tuesday,…
The GFJ Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31st and closed on Wednesday, January 1st. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Author Brad Meltzer reflects on the need to defend library funding