by Kay Zaharis
Is spring here?
We see it in the library.
Several volunteers have given their time and energy
to dusting the shelves and books.
The staff is very grateful to those people; we see
the difference. I
hope that when you come to visit your library, you too will
see things sparkle
We have also begun weeding our collection. Since we
have multiple copies of fiction books which have not circulated in
many years, duplicates are being removed.
One of the benefits of weeding is to remove the “clutter”
so the “good stuff” is more obvious.
Hopefully, you too will notice some books on the shelves which
you hadn’t previously seen, and you will be enticed to check them
We are proud to
continue our “Chapters in Time” series. These four programs depict times and
places in history. They are free
of charge and intended for all ages.
chapter will be
April 20, 2004,
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room
An Evening on the Erie Canal
present a two-hour show bringing to life the period of the Erie Canal and its
effect on central New York. The
Merry Mischief trio, two presenters (Don Meixner & Jon Anderson), along
with Dawn Jordan String Theater and Puppet Stage will all be on hand to make
this an evening to remember. All
performers come in costuming of the period to bring history to life.
event is made possible with funds from New York State Council on the Arts
decentralization grant program administered regionally by the Cultural
Resources Council of Syracuse and Onondaga County, and the Cortland Morning
Chapter 3 –
June 8, 2004
“A Southern Belle’s view of the 1860’s”
Chapter 4 –
October 5, 2004
of Wonder, Magic, and Mystery from around the World”
Do you know what’s here?
have wonderful “treasures” which you may not know are
here. A few are listed in each newsletter.
the Journal of the New York Folklore” – the membership
magazine of the New York Folklore Society is dedicated to
publishing the content of folklore in the words and images
of its creators and practitioners. (located in the magazine
education reference, all 2004 editions:
Graduate programs in the Humanities, arts, and social
Graduate and professional programs, an overview
Graduate programs in business, education, health,
information studies, law and social work
Graduate programs in the biological sciences
Graduate programs in the physical sciences, mathematics,
agricultural sciences, the environment & natural
Graduate programs in engineering & applied sciences
Peterson’s guide to financial aid
Two year colleges
Four year colleges
Guide to distance learning programs
College money handbook
Scholarships, grants, and prizes
New This Month
added nearly 20 new audio books in March.
note - We have started putting spine labels on the audio
books. During the process, the audio books will continue to be
arranged alphabetically by author’s last name.
For the present time the fiction and non-fiction
remain together. In
the future, however, the fiction will be separated from
the non-fiction. Our
goal is to provide easier access to the audio books.
also added dozens of new health books, many from the Mayo
Clinic Health Information series, on subjects including
vegetarian recipes, yoga, stress reduction, alternative
medicines, vitamin and mineral supplements.
have new books on working with concrete, new decks and
patios, fence and gate ideas, wood flooring, home spas,
bricklaying, lighting ideas, water gardens and landscapes,
as well as a guide to working with pelts, fur and leather
and a six volume set of fishing book which include
baitfishing, trolling, and ice fishing.
of our extremely
popular magazines for the current month are not found on the
periodical racks located in the general reading area, but
are located behind the circulation desk. Please ask our
library personnel for the magazine you wish to read if you
do not find it. There
is a new list available of our nearly 300 periodicals.
$.10 per day per book –Adults
$.05 per day per book - Children
ANNUAL BOOK SALE – BIGGER THAN BEFORE
Book Sale will be held at the Salvation Army gymnasium at
138 South Main Street in Cortland.
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
of books of all kinds!!!
audio books, videos, record albums
We are soliciting videos, audio books,
and record albums for the sale.
Also, if you would like to volunteer, please call the
library and give your name and phone number and someone will
return your call to schedule.
important dates in April:
National Library Week
TV Turn-off Week
New York State Read
Children’s Room Notes
On Saturday, April 24, the Cortland
Area Child Care Council will hold a Children’s Free Fair
at the County Office Building gym. Local child care
providers, early childhood educators, and community
resources will have booths representing various community
locations with fun and games for young children and
information for adults.
The Family Reading Partnership of Cortland County
will have a “library” booth where you can listen to Lois
Ehlert’s “Feathers for Lunch,” make a craft, and sign
up for a book raffle. After
the fair, remember to stop into the Children’s Room at the
library and take home other great stories.
Jessica Hines, Children’s Room
supervisor, who is on the Advisory Board of the Family
Reading Partnership of Cortland County, will be there part
of the time to greet you.
The fair will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.