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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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2016 Summer Reading Launch Event!

The official launch for the 2016 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program took place on Monday, June 20 at 10:00 am during a press event at the Phyllis Bornt Branch Library & Literacy Center of the Schenectady County Public Library. This yearly statewide kickoff event for “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” brought together the […]

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