Thank You Library Advocates!

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The FY2023-24 New York State Budget has passed. The budget holds library funding flat to last year’s levels in almost every major category of aid.

  • Library Operating Aid: $99.6M
  • Library Construction Aid: $34M

Read the full budget report from the New York Library Association here.

We are grateful to our legislators for their time and efforts advocating for library funding and policies.

Thank you to all of our #LibraryAdvocates who filled out postcards, sent emails, made calls, and attended meetings with legislators. Your advocacy makes a difference for libraries across the Southern Tier!

To learn more and take action, visit our library advocacy page here: https://www.stls.org/quick-links/advocacy-resources/

Blood Pressure Cuffs – Available at Steuben Co. Libraries

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STLS has partnered with the American Heart Association to offer blood pressure cuffs at libraries in Steuben County!

Find your local Steuben County Library here: https://www.stls.org/find-your-library/

Hypertension is a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease in NY State. Blood Pressure Kits can be checked out with a library card from public libraries in Steuben County. The kits contain a blood pressure cuff, instructions on how to properly take your blood pressures, tracking information, and literature
about managing blood pressure. Libraries will be able to provide information on where to obtain clinical referrals for physician services.

Check Out Our Digital Collections – Open 24/7!

Sign Up for a Digital Library Card

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Need a library card? Sign up for one from home! It’s fast & easy – just complete this form & start browsing over 25,000 titles in our digital collections.
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With your digital library card, you can access digital magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks from OverDrive!


Libby Tips & Tricks

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Libby is the free app from OverDrive that lets you borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library anytime, anywhere!

All you need is an internet connection and a library card. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use.

Get started with Libby in a web browser: libbyapp.com/library/stls

Learn more about using the Libby app here: https://stls.libguides.com/OverDrive_Libby_App

Job Help & Career Prep Databases

JobNow provides users with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume template, professional resume review, and live interview coaching.
Access JobNow here.

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Prepare for standardized tests with Peterson’s Test Prep. This valuable resource includes full-length practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, AP, PSAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, U.S. citizenship, and more. It offers information on undergraduate and graduate programs and tuition and scholarship assistance, as well as a resume builder and interviewing advice. Whether you’re a student planning for college or a professional embarking on a new career path, Peterson’s Test Prep can help you along the way.
Access Peterson’s Test Prep here.

Access the full suite of databases here: https://www.stls.org/databases

Rural Library & Social Wellbeing Project

Beginning with a rich question set: Are libraries a component of social wellbeing in resource-poor geographies? If so, what practices do they employ? We launched this IMLS funded, three-year nation-wide research, resource, and education project in 2018.

Link to access: https://rurallibraries.org/project/

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Find LibGuides created by the STLS Consulting Team here: https://stls.libguides.com/