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Editorial: Libraries represent our freedom of thought

This editorial by Phoenix Public Library's Noreen Patterson appeared in the Watertown Daily Times on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

Holiday Events at North Country Libraries

This time of year, lots of folks are looking for low-cost or no-cost activities for some holiday-themed family fun. Feel free to share what's happening at North Country libraries this December.

 

(Hey, North Country librarians! Don't see your event listed? Contact me with the details, and I'll add it!)

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!