Author James Patterson tells parents to join the GET-YOUR KIDS-READING movement with ideas for parents and suggestions of books for kids to read. Check out the SCARE YOUR KIDS INTO READING booklist for Halloween! This booklist is accompanied by videos of scary stories told by librarian, Starr LaTronica. Ms. LaTronica also offers tips to parents on how to tell stories (scary and otherwise) to their kids.
November 30 through December 2, the Barnes & Noble in Elmira will contribute a percentage of every sale made with a special Bookfair voucher to the Foundation for Southern Tier Libraries.
Can't make it the store in person? You can support the Foundation by shopping online at online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from 11/30/12 to 12/07/12. Be sure to include the Bookfair voucher ID # 10923399 on the payment page during checkout.
Saturday, October 20th Almond Library celebrated its 100th birthday with historical reenactments, presentations by Senator Young and Curt Crandall, Chair of the Allegany County Legislature and food and activities for residents of all ages.
Bernard A. Margolis, Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian, is pleased to announce the selection of electronic products to constitute the NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) statewide collection through June 30, 2013.
September 14, 2012 - State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries, Bernard Margolis, is pleased to announce the winner of the 2012 Teen Video Challenge – NYS Viewers' Choice Award - “Books Can Change the World, One Page at a Time.” The video was created by Jacob Harelick and submitted through the White Plains Public Library.
On September 13, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is holding a Congressional briefing on how libraries support workforce development. Please use the Legislative Action Center to send an email to your U.S. Representative asking their office to send a staffer to this briefing.