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Mexico Library to receive $50,000 in special funding

Senator Patty Ritchie's office announced last week that as part of the $148,000 in special funding that the senator has secured for libraries in her district, Mexico Public Library will receive $50,000 to help with a building project.

 

Library director Dorothy Dineen shares the story of this unexpected - but very welcome - news.

 

Mexico Public Library, Mexico, NY.

Emma Flower Taylor’s signed childhood biography home at the library

Last week, Watertown resident Doris Bennet donated an autobiographical book written and signed by Emma Flower Taylor to the Flower Memorial Library. The Flower Memorial library was erected in 1904 by Emma Flower Taylor in memory of her father, Roswell P. Flower.

 

Flower Memorial Library's own Reference Librarian, Yvonne Reff, is particularly fond of the library's history and provides insight about this book in a recent Watertown Daily Times Article.

 

Click HERE to read that article!

Potsdam library honored

 POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Public Library was presented the 2014 Pride in Potsdam Community Award on Thursday at the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner.

Potsdam Library director Pat Musante and Pam Yurgartis accept the Pride in Potsdam Community Award on behalf of the library board, staff, Friends of the Library and volunteers.“The nomination of the Potsdam Public Library for this award had overwhelming support,” said chamber executive director Marylee Ballou. “It has been an amazing experience just to read through all the letters … from longstanding library patrons … some for 10, 25, 50 years as well as parents who appreciate how the library helps them to build special bonds and memories with their children.”

The award reflects the ongoing efforts of the library to enhance the quality of life in Potsdam, Ballou said. The library has engaged in many specific activities that resulted in positive acclaim for the library as well as the community.

The Potsdam Public Library claimed the highest circulation in the entire North Country Library System in 2012 and 2013 and continues to have high circulation rates. They also lead others in the North Country Library System in the number of hours they are open, seven days a week including four evenings per week.

North Country Libraries Making News

Two of our North Country libraries are making news this week!

 

Congratulations are in order for Fulton Public Library, who was just awarded a $5,000 I2NY Library as Publisher Innovator Grant from the NY 3Rs Association and MacSherry Library in Alexandria Bay, who just made the list of Library Journal's Star Libraries of 2014.

 

 

Keep up the good work!