by Kay Zaharis
As I approach my
one year anniversary at the library, I want to extend a big
thank you to my staff. Each person has accepted new
responsibilities and had learned new procedures for many of
their tasks. The staff has had to adjust to a new direction
for the library along with the personality of a new
director. They have been incomparable with helping me learn
patron and community needs.
dedication to the library and their cooperation with the
changes, my position here is very satisfying. Thank you
We are proud to continue our “Chapters
in Time” series. This series of four programs depict
times and places in history. They are free of
charge and intended for all ages.
Our third Chapter in Time will be presented on
June 8, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
A Southern Belle’s view of the Civil War
For a living history performance, wearing one of
her own creations, you are invited to join Linda Wiley on
her “balcony” somewhere in the South. The people in the
audience are, of course, her dear friends who have come to
visit during the tragic 1860’s. Based on true stories from
diaries and letters, she talks about her family, those gone
to war, life at home, and more. This is done in “first
person” character. The stories are interspersed with songs
of the period appropriate to the story just told.
Linda may sing traditional Civil War songs such
as “Southern Soldier Boy,” maybe something Irish such as
“Oh, Danny Boy,” or break into the classical “Panis
Angelicus.” Some Stephen Foster or Robert Burns –
[This 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
final chapter will be held
“Tales of Wonder, Magic, and Mystery from around
Watch for further details.
Thanks to a devoted volunteer, Stan Brown, our
audio books have been moved to a new location, have been
separated into Biography, Fiction, and Non-Fiction, and have
typed spine labels for easier access.
Also, the first drawer in the “subject” card
catalog contains two sets of catalog cards which match the
audio books: one set is TITLE cards and the other is AUTHOR
when you are looking for a specific audio book, you can look
up a title to see if we own it and you won’t have to
strain your neck looking sideways on each spine.
We are working to
help our patrons find the material in an easier manner.
Please let us know how you like the new set-up.
Speaking of audio books…we have signed up to
purchase two new
audio books each month.
We will post the anticipated titles on the lobby
bulletin board in the event you wish to place a reserve
June 28, children ages 3 to 14 can sign up and participate
in the 2004 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “New York is read, white, and
who read 10 books can choose 1 prize; and those who read 20
books can choose a second prize.
The program ends August 7, but prizes may be picked
up through August 14. Everyone
who earns a prize will be entered in a raffle; the drawing
will take place August 9.
scheduled during July are:
7 beginning at
1:30 – 2:30
The Tin Can Fantasy Factory, a traveling theatre from
the Ithaca Youth Bureau, will perform
14 beginning at 2:00 – ?
Children’s Room Fun Day will include face painting,
folk songs, crafts, and more
21 at 1:00 – 2:00
Hollow Nature Center will present “Snakes, Frogs, and
Other Gross Things”
28 at 2:30 – 3:00
Magician Aaron Isaacs will appear!
The library will be closed for Memorial Day on
Monday May 31, and for July 4th on Monday, July
5. We will reopen on the Tuesday following these holidays at
Due to varying stipulations from member
libraries, we do NOT
interlibrary loan audio
$.05/day/book - Children
We thank all of
you who supported and worked on our annual book sale held in
April at the Salvation Army.
The library proceeds were nearly $3,000.00, all of
which will be used to purchase new books for your reading
We are planning a
summer used book sale
to be held in July. It will be held at the library either
the weekend of the CNY Fireman’s Convention, July 17, or
during the Downtown Sidewalk Festival, July 31.
Watch for our announcement coming soon.
Do you know
newsletters from many local agencies and magazines from
organizations. They are located on the same shelves as the
periodicals…after the last magazine “Yoga.” Some of
these publications are:
Health Association for
Family Fun & Resource
Clatter (Rotary Club of Cortland, New York)
News (Finger Lakes Library System)
Land Steward (newsletter of the Finger Lakes Land Trust)
(voice of the New York Farm Bureau)
Life, a regional journal
exceptional family resources (Onondaga County Department
of Mental Health, et al)
for New Music (from Syracuse)
Journal of the Appalachian Regional Commission
Ecology, the New York State College of Human Ecology at
Firefighter, the official publication of the Fireman’s
Association of the State of New York
Review (from University of Rochester)
-The People, published by the Socialist Labor Party