February is Library Lover’s Month, show your love while you shop. When you shop on Amazon remember to use our Amazon Smile link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-6160202. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your selected charitable organization – please think of us!
We need your help! The Governor’s budget proposes a +3% increase in education funding, but cuts library aid by -4%. These cuts would leave library funding at year-2000 levels, and for the eleventh consecutive year, would leave library funding far short of what Education Law mandates. Please show your support by contacting your elected officials. The New York Library Association has set up an easy contact form on their site here.
The 4th Annual Brew for Books fundraiser will be held on Sunday, February 11th at 6:00pm at Roots Brewing Company. This year will be a themed fundraiser – Harry Potter Trivia! There is a limit of 5 people max per team and a suggested donation of $5.00 per entrant. There will be Beer and Harry Potter themed prizes. As well as special drawings throughout the night! Trivia participation is not required. We will pass the hat for donations. So, if you aren’t playing Trivia – don’t worry you can still support the Library by donating. Roots will also be donating $1.00 for every beer or cider purchased. Hope to see you there!
Register today for our Winter/Spring Reading & Discussion Program, Making Sense of the Civil War. This program is funded by Humanities NY and will be led by Facilitator Susan Goodier (SUNY Oneonta). This series of five conversations explores different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present. Registration is required.