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NYS Library Aid FY 2015-2016 Needs YOUR Support!

Governor Cuomo, despite having an extra $5.5B in revenue this year is proposing up to a 4.8% increase in state education funding, while proposing flat funding for our community libraries. This comes a year after the Governor proposed a 4.7% cut in local library aid, in contrast to a 3.8% increase in education funding. Last year's enacted state budget included a 5.7% increase in education funding, but a mere 1.2% increase in local library aid. New York State Education Law requires library aid for FY 2015-2016 to be $102.6M. This figure is based on the most recent census data. The Governor's flat funding proposal puts state library aid at $86.6M, equivalent to 1997 funding and $16M short of where it should be. Please use the following link to voice your support for fully funding NYS Library Aid in the FY 2015-2016 budget. http://www.cqrcengage.com/alany/app/write-a-letter?0&engagementId=76084

When Beaver River Central School closes due to bad weather the library will also be closed.

With cold and snow upon us, we ask that you be mindful of school closings or early dismissals. If there is a snow day from school, the library will also be closed. If the weather causes an early dismissal or cancellation of after school activities the library may close early also. We encourage everyone to call ahead before they venture out.

New Titles

New titles for the month of March include: "The Cavendon Women" by Barbara Taylor Bradford, "Cold Betrayal" by JA Jance, "The Dead Play On" by Heather Graham, "Last One Home" by Debbie Macomber, "NYPD Red 3" by James Patterson, "The Stranger" by Harlan Coben, "Harvest of Hope" by Lauraine Snelling, "The Love Letters" by Beverly Lewis, "The Decision" by Wanda Brunstetter, "When Grace Sings" by Kim Vogel Sawyer, "My Heart Stood Still" by Lori Copeland, and "Anna's Crossing" by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Non Fiction titles are: "The Teenage Brain" by Frances Jensen, "Pioneer Girl:The Automated Autobiography" by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free" by Hector Tobar.

General News

General News at the Library

 

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Easter Basket

Happy Easter! Children ages 12 and under check out a book and enter your name in drawing for an Easter basket. Drawing to be held Wednesday, April 1st.

Please put items inside a tied plastic bag before placing in the book drop.

Please remember to put your items inside a tied plastic bag before putting them in the book drop. Water (melted snow, sleet, or rain) can permanently damage items that are inside. Since we borrow materials from other libraries, if their items get damaged, we reimburse them for their loss. We are looking to get this fixed, but please use due diligence in the meantime.

Ancestry Program

Ancestry is now available. If you are interested in climbing your family tree, stop by the library and take a look at this program. This is a free service available to our patrons. We can help get you started, or if you need more help or additional information you can contact the Flower Memorial Libray in Watertown and find out upcoming dates of workshops they have regarding this popular topic.

Lions Club

The Lions Club has a drop box in our entryway for eyeglasses without cases and hearing aides without batteries. This is a great organization and all donations are greatly appreciated.
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