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Banned Books week 2016

September 25th to October 1st is Banned Books week – a week that celebrates the freedom we all have to read whatever we want along with open access to all types of information. It supports the right to express ourselves and our ideas freely, even if those ideas are unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books week […]

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Edge Features an article on Summer Learning and Public Libraries

The August 25th, 2016 issue of Edge featured a story on summer learning. This article highlights the importance of libraries as key leaders in closing the summer education gap in communities. Many libraries have expanded their summer programs to include a variety of academic and developmental areas. The article also covers the Urban Libraries Council […]

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Summer Reading 2016 Happenings!

Kids at the Albany Public Library celebrated the Olympics by making and decorating Olympic themed cookies as a part of the Library’s “Ready, Set, Read” program. Youngsters were encouraged to read Olympic themed books, and share about the books that they had read. The party continued at the North Albany Library Branch with a viewing […]

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Summer Reading Happenings 2016!

Summer may be half over, but libraries still have plenty of programs and activities to lure you in! All across the state, libraries are hosting Summer Reading at New York Libraries events and fun is all around. Here’s a sample of one recent enjoyable program for children at the Irondequoit Public Library. The library hosted […]

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Summer Reading 2016 Happenings!

And they’re off! Readers across the state have leapt into Summer Reading with local library events based on the 2016 slogan “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” ! Here are a few highlights from libraries across the state. Teens at Lincoln Library get ready for some strenuous reading by making tie-dyed t-shirts at their Summer Reading […]

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Pokémon GO and Libraries

In a little less than a week, Pokémon GO has become the viral video game of the year. The game integrates users’ real world location and surroundings by requiring them to visit different public locations in their quest to “Catch them all”. A number of libraries have been made “Pokestops” – a location that the […]

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