Anyone can advocate for their public library! We need many voices to tell leaders in the Legislature why libraries are essential.
Advocacy helps to inform people about library services and their value to the community. It can influence important decisions about legislative and budget priorities in order to strengthen libraries in New York State and ensure that they have the resources to continue offering these important services.
The New York Library Association suggests various ways to tell your story about why libraries are important:
Skywoman, Iotsitsisen (Mature Flower), from the Haudenosaunee Story of Creation, by John Fadden, colorized by David Fadden.
The Tsi ietsenhtha Plattsburgh Art Project and CEFLS libraries are presenting a series of events this fall to help build a bridge between the more than 4,000 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people who live in Northeastern New York, and those who may be unfamiliar with their rich culture. The events, to be hosted by various local libraries, include storytelling, film, crafts and singing, are designed to foster communication and understanding of diverse cultures.
The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System is pleased to invite children and families to have some fun “Creating Oceans of Sound” with RiverJack Z! Eight area libraries will be hosting this free musical event featuring Jack Zucchini, the guitar-playing singer/songwriter from The Zucchini Brothers. Participants will also be provided with an art activity that will be created at the event or sent home as a make-and-take activity.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
Routes to Recovery, our guide to local and online resources for those needing services related to substance abuse as well as the professionals and loved ones providing support, has found a new home at routestorecovery.org. While we’ve discontinued support of the Routes to Recovery app on iOS and Android, the new website version hosts all of the same content and still features smart device compatibility, and we will continue to develop the website for the foreseeable future.
Want to get teens involved with the library? Here are 25 ideas to get their attention (and their participation): Let them know how to download an ebook or e-audiobook from the library. Research and download apps to your tablet or smartphone to share with teens. Start a Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, or Instagram account as a way to find and share with teens online. Have teens write a blog post about the library or library event to put online. Share info …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
“Libraries have long been committed to building health, thriving communities, but they are now seeing and increased need to create and build strategic partnerships and expand relationships with the larger community.” – WebJunction Special Populations | Education | Community Partners | Job Seekers
“Libraries have long been committed to building health, thriving communities, but they are now seeing and increased need to create and build strategic partnerships and expand relationships with the larger community.” – WebJunction Special Populations | Education | Community Partners | Job Seekers Libraries are education: For pre-school aged children, libraries have continuously provided opportunities for enrichment in an environment dedicated to creativity and free inquiry. When schools close at the end of each day, each week and each school …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Local Resources | State and Federal | Health and Benefits | Technology | Legal | Additional Sites Offices for the Aging Clinton County Office for the Aging Essex County Office for the Aging Franklin County Office for the Aging New York State Office for the Aging: An easy-to-navigate site that covers all of the bases, from healthy recipes, winter safety tips, glaucoma, senior housing, long-term care, to current news about Medicare. The Caregiver Resources Help for family & friends are great! Local Resources …[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Here’s a neat project idea that might work for an adult project or for children (with adult supervision) found by Ewa. That’s right, they’re incredible, edible eggs! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Yes, they’re not only unique pieces of art, but they’re entirely safe to eat. If you can boil the mixture, you should be able to make your own in under an hour. They’re rather spectacular little things that can be made using a few ingredients: Onion skins 1-2 tbsp hibiscus …[CLICK TO READ MORE]