Summer Reading Launch in the Capital District

“Summer Reading at New York Libraries” launched the first of five press events slated at public libraries across the state, on May 10, 2012 at the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY. The press event included remarks from NYS Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian, Jeffrey W. Cannell, State Senator Neil Breslin, State Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin, and other state and local officials.  The launch event also included the announcement of the New York State “2012 Teen Video Challenge” http://www.summerreadingnys.org/teens/teen-video-challenge-winners/ winner from Longwood Public Library,Middle Island,NY and was followed by ‘crowd-pleasing’ summer reading event for children, hosted by the library.

"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 10, 2012

(l. to r.)— Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson, Bethlehem Central School District Superintendent Thomas Douglas, NYS Representative Steven McLaughlin, NYS Senator Neil Breslin and NYS Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education Jeffrey Cannell (Photo by Mary Trev Thomas, Bethlehem PL)

 

"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 10, 2012

(l. to r.)—Upper Hudson Library System Exec. Dir. Timothy Burke, Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson, Bethlehem Central School District Superintendent Thomas Douglas, NYS Representative Steven McLaughlin, NYS Senator Neil Breslin, NYS Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education Jeffrey Cannell, and Bethlehem Public Library director Geoffrey Kirkpatrick (Photo by Mary Trev Thomas, Bethlehem PL)

 

"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 10, 2012

(l. to r.)—NYS Representative Steven McLaughlin, NYS Senator Neil Breslin, NYS Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education Jeffrey Cannell, and Bethlehem Public Library director Geoffrey Kirkpatrick (Photo by Mary Trev Thomas, Bethlehem PL)Andy Morse the Music Man played to a capacity crowd on May 10 to open the Bethlehem Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program. (Photo by Mary Trev Thomas, Bethlehem PL)

 

"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 10, 2012

Andy Morse the Music Man played to a capacity crowd on May 10 to open the Bethlehem Library’s 2012 Summer Reading Program. (Photo by Mary Trev Thomas, Bethlehem PL)Following the summer reading launch, folks of all ages enjoyed the Music Man’s show and each guest received a free book, mood pencils and other giveaways. (Photo by Mary Trev Thomas, Bethlehem PL)

 

"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 10, 2012

Following the summer reading launch, folks of all ages enjoyed the Music Man’s show and each guest received a free book, mood pencils and other giveaways. (Photo by Mary Trev Thomas, Bethlehem PL)

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