Last Book Sale before Otego Days! We are very excited to be hosting the Unatego Class of 2024 Bake Sale as well. Come out and support Public Literacy and our local students by visiting...Read More
Safari from the Comfort of Your Home!
As part of our commitment to public education and entertainment continuing during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing virtual tours. Want to go on a safari from the comfort of your own home? Thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, you can do that every day at 3pm EST. Just one more great educational […]
Tour the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours. If you’d like to explore some of the striking artworks created by Americans over many years, this might be the perfect virtual tour for you. Featuring thousands of stunning pieces […]
Story Times by Celebrities
Looking for more read-alouds to listen to? The LA Times recently shared a list of celebrities reading children’s books for special Story Times. Some of the individual links are below in case you can’t access the Times right now. Celebrities may also pitch their other work either before or after the reading, so please be […]
Change of Library Schedule due to COVID-19 Concerns
This is very difficult news for any Library Director or Library Manager to deliver, but we hope you know the small staff at your little but lively library well enough to understand our concerns for your safety and our own in light of taking COVID-19 precautions. Following the suggestions of both the New York Library […]
Discarded Magazines and Books Available on the Porch for Reading or Crafts
Starting Monday, and for the 2 week period during which children are out of school, we will be placing a modest selection of discarded magazines and discarded books on the porch as items for patrons to take home and keep for free. You can read them, craft with them–there are always many things you can […]
Library Health Announcement If you are a patron of ours, you will likely notice new signs around the building. This is one of our attempts to do our part in the community to slow the spread of COVID-19 (and cold and flu). As local schools have now closed for 2 weeks, it is possible […]
Some Fun Crafty Goodness from Story Time!
Have you brought your children to Story Time yet? There’s always something great going on thanks to Miss Anne’s creative efforts! Story Times are Thursday mornings at 10:30am and include a story, fun activities, and a craft. Early learning basics are reinforced, including basic socialization, participation, shapes, colors, numbers, and curiosity is stoked.
Doing It Correctly: Healthy Handwashing
In cold and flu (and other nasty things) season, it’s especially smart to know how to wash your hands properly, and to practice what you know. We’re including links to several videos on how to properly wash your hands. There are different techniques, and some groups encourage different methodologies and dedication of time. Currently our […]
Simple Health Precautions for Cold, Flu, and Other Concerns
It’s all over the news, even causing President Trump to address the concern in a brief conference last night : coronavirus (or, more properly, COVID-19). You can click here to see Trump’s remarks, they start on COVID-19 at 06:30 on the time stamp slide, prior to that it’s set-up, and remarks on the most recent […]
World War II Book and Movie Club
This Saturday, February 29th, join us at 11am to talk about the book The Zookeeper’s Wife and the invasion of Poland by the Nazis in 1939. If you haven’t read the book, you still have time–we’ll only discuss up to page 125 at the first meeting! Even if you’ve previously read the book (even years […]