January is National Hobby Month and your St. Lawrence County libraries have plenty of activities and programs geared to hobbies and creativity. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hobby is “a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation engaged in especially for relaxation” and dates back to 1816 when it was shortened from the term “hobby horse”. Several libraries offer ongoing knitting programs: the Hepburn Library of Waddington offers a weekly Knitting Group on Tuesdays, the Morristown Public Library offers a weekly Knitting Class on Wednesdays, the Hepburn Library of Madrid hosts a knitting and Crochet Group on Thursdays, and the Potsdam… Read More »January is National Hobby Month
Battle of the Books is a quiz-style program for young readers in grades 4 through 6. Each team of four children reads twenty books, studies, practices, and competes against other teams to answer questions in a “In what book did…?” format. Titles are selected annually by a committee of library staff who reads the books and writes questions focusing on the who, what, and where of each book’s story and characters. By the time we are finished, we’ve written over 1,000 questions in preparation for our local and regional battles. This year, our reading list contains books that focus on… Read More »St. Lawrence County Libraries are Gearing Up for the Annual Battle of the Books Competition!
The Hepburn Library of Lisbon has been serving the community for ninety-six years and is committed to providing quality service to those who visit and partake in its programs and services. In 2016, the library hosted 9,230 visitors who borrowed library materials, accessed the internet, participated in a library-sponsored programs, attended an event in the community room, or sought a quiet place to read, study, or visit with friends. The library offered 84 programs to the community for all ages with an attendance of over 1,000 individuals. Library programs included story times, movie nights, craft days, nutrition classes, makerspace projects,… Read More »The Hepburn Library of Lisbon lends 10,000 items in 2016