2023 Library Advocacy

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The 2023 Library Advocacy season is upon us! In March 2023, STLS library advocates met with legislators to ask them to support our local libraries. We urge our legislators to fight for fair, equitable funding for local libraries and library services.

STLS libraries need your help in the fight for fair library funding. Libraries connect all New Yorkers, and all communities, with the information and resources needed to fully participate in our shared civic life. 


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.

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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://www.stls.org/libby-tips-tricks/

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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