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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.

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 February include: "Crash and Burn" by Lisa Gardner, "Mightier than the Sword" by Jeffrey Archer, "Motive" by Jonathan Kellerman, "Obsession in Death" by J.D. Robb, "Prodigal Son" by Danielle Steel, "Where Trust Lies" by Jeanette Oke, "An Amish Cradle" by Beth Wiseman, "The Amish Clockmaker" by Mindy Starnes Clark, and "Miriam's Secret" by Jerry Eicher. Non fiction titles are "Don't Give Up, Don't Give In" by Louis Zamparini and "Jefferson County Egan Murders" by David Shampine.

General News

General News at the Library


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Libri Foundation

The Croghan Free Library has once again been selected as a grant recipient from the Libri Foundation. This foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization that donates new, quality children's book to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its "Books for Children" program. We have received 79 books through this grant with a total value of $1403.49. We will be having an open house on Wednesday, February 18th from 12-4 to showcase these new titles. Please come out and join us.

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.
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