The Library has just received notice from Assemblywoman Lupardo’s office that we have been awarded $6,496 under the New York State Public Library Construction grant program to install a much-needed heating/cooling unit in our staff area. Much thanks to the Assemblywoman for her continued and long-standing support of public libraries.
GFJ has started digitizing parts of its collections. We started with old local newspapers, a treasure trove of local history and genealogy. The collection will eventually be expanded, but 1855-1915 issues are now available at: www.endicott.advantage-preservation.com
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….
Our youth services and teen departments are bringing you all-in-one audiobooks in an easy-to-use player! Join us on Thursday, January 16th from 2:30-4:30 pm for the launch of our new Playaway collection! Learn how to use a Playaway and get some free accessories.
The New York State Comptroller’s Office has recently completed a financial audit of our library. The audit complimented the library’s financial management: http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2016/08/08/auditors-gfj-library-watched-cut-expenses/88408320/ Read the full audit here: http://www.gfjlibrary.org/Audit%202016%20Library.pdf
A plea for libraries from author Karin Slaughter
View the new Pew Research Center’s report on the importance parents place on libraries (Hint: A lot!):