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March 2017

Seed Libraries are Sprouting Up in St. Lawrence County Libraries

Spring is officially here, and it’s time to start thinking about summer gardens! Several libraries in St. Lawrence County offer what is commonly called a “Seed Library” where community members can borrow, share, and donate all varieties of vegetable, fruit, herb, and flower seeds.  The benefits of a seed lending library are many: it is a way to have fun, build relationships with fellow gardeners, and share resources among neighbors. Seed libraries offer an efficient and sustainable way to share community resources. They encourage experimentation, affording gardeners (or aspiring gardeners) a low-risk way to try something new. The way a… Read More »Seed Libraries are Sprouting Up in St. Lawrence County Libraries

Libraries Offer Book Recommendations Through Beanstack

Beanstack is a free reader’s advisory service that curates and recommends children’s books available within the North Country Library System. For many kids, figuring out what to read can be intimidating, especially since we have over 75,000 different juvenile titles within our sixty-five libraries! Beanstack is easy to use – parents and caregivers create an online account and register children as participants. Although the program requires some adult contact information, children can be identified simply by a nickname and age.  In order to provide book suggestions, participants are asked to input their reading level and select up to three subjects,… Read More »Libraries Offer Book Recommendations Through Beanstack

Libraries Offer Book-Club-In-A-Bag Program to the Community

Are you a member of a local book club? Looking to start one? Your local library’s Book-Club-In-A-Bag service can provide you with everything you need for your next discussion! The North Country Library System (NCLS) has ready-made book club kits packaged and ready to lend to book clubs within our service area. Kits include a canvas bag containing twelve paperback copies of each title and a printed list of discussion questions curated by professional library staff. Book Clubs are a great way to meet new people, expand your reading list, engage in stimulating discussion, and take a break from everyday… Read More »Libraries Offer Book-Club-In-A-Bag Program to the Community