Summer Reading Launch in the North Country

 “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” celebrated the launch of the Summer Reading Program on May 16th at Plattsburgh Public Library, Plattsburgh, NY. This launch is the second of five spring press events to draw attention to summer reading at public libraries this summer. Director of the Plattsburgh Library, Stan Ransom, presided over the event introducing, President of the Library Board, Roland Lockwood, and welcoming the Plattsburgh Mayor Donald M. Kasprzak, and legislative and community leaders. NYS Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Education and Acting State Librarian, Jeffrey W. Cannell, spoke about the fun of summer reading as an activity for children and families. The launch event also honored Stewart’s Shop’s Foundation for several years of grant assistance to fund the public library in their Summer Reading Program.

"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 16, 2012

Jeff Cannell launches “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” and talks about one of his favorite books, Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are."


"Summer Reading at New York Libraries" launch, May 16, 2012

Plattsburgh Public Library Director, Stan Ransom presents plaque of appreciation to Stewart's Shops Foundation representative, Mrs. Angela Snook.

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New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.