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“).
New York State’s Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (RAC) is asking New Yorkers what library services they will need in their local communities by 2020. Click on the image to take a short survey and share your 2020 vision for libraries!
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 proposed 2012 federal budget calls for elimination of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, in both its print and digital forms. This single best source of statistical data on the United States has been published since 1878, and the staff at GFJ feels it’s lost would be tragic. We urge you to sign…
The library will be closing at 5:00 PM due to inclement weather.
The Four County Library System will receive 4% back on everything you buy at Amazon if you go through the link below (or if you hit the “Buy Now” button in our new online library catalog). Any funds generated will be used to defray the automation costs of area libraries, including GFJ! www.4cls.org
Check out WICZ’s coverage of our Hockey Story Time with the Binghamton Senators, their mascot Max, and the Calder Cup! Hockey Story Time with the Binghamton Senators