A national survery funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reports that one-third of Americans (77 million) used public library computers to access the Internet in the last year. 40% received help with employment needs, 37% with health issues, and 42% with educational needs . The stats are born-out in Endicott, where computer use increased 28% (to 33,866 sessions) from 2008 to 2009, with additional use of the library’s free Wi-Fi network increasing 87%.
Would you like to become a Computer Star? Starting July 9th the PCC will be offering a 5-week program for computer literacy! Come in for all 5 Saturdays to become a Computer Star! Sign up online, in person, or over the phone. Classes covered are Understanding the computer, Keyboard Basics, Files and Folders, Beginning Internet,…
Yes, GFJ will be open on Columbus Day! Stop by, pat our Columbus bust on the head for good luck, and find your next great read!
There will be a special meeting of the GFJ Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 PM to interview board candidates. The regular January 19 monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 instead of 7:00 in order to interview another candidate. The regular meeting on the 19th will follow immediately at 7 PM.
Our recent software upgrade is apparently blocking patrons from using our Overdrive (Download Zone) e-book/audiobook service. We have been informed that the problem should be resolved by tomorrow (Saturday, June 27) and regret the inconvenience.
Richard Henry will be teaching a five week course beginning March 27 through May 1 (no class April 3) at the library from 10-12 in the downstairs meeting room. This course will guide you through the process of painting the portrait using watercolor. The class is Free but a $5.00 fee is due at registration…
There will be a special meeting of the library trustees on Wednesday, June 8 from 7 till 8:45 P.M. in the Scott (basement) Meeting Room. The trustees will be interviewing applicants for several vacant seats.