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July 2017

Thirteen County Libraries Are Grateful to Senator Patty Ritchie for Her Support

Senator Patty Ritchie has been a long-time advocate of our local public libraries and library staff, trustees, and patrons are always thankful for Senator Ritchie’s support. As Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, Senator Ritchie visits our libraries often to see first-hand what we are doing in our communities, speaks out in favor of libraries both locally and at the state level, and helps secure special funding for individual libraries every year. St. Lawrence County libraries are funded almost entirely by local funds – whether the funding comes from a local municipality, a local school district, a special… Read More »Thirteen County Libraries Are Grateful to Senator Patty Ritchie for Her Support

Libraries Rock!

Many of our St. Lawrence County communities are participating in the “Painted Rocks” activity that has gained popularity in recent weeks. If you’ve noticed painted rocks and stones hiding in plain sight, and aren’t familiar with the premise, it works basically like this: people paint rocks and distribute them around the community – in parks, along sidewalks, in retail stores, in community buildings, and public libraries – for other community members to locate. When someone finds a rock, there will be a message on the bottom similar to “post to Lisbon Rocks on Facebook”, or “post to Heuvelton Rocks on… Read More »Libraries Rock!

Celebrate Local History At Your Library

Happy Independence Day from your local libraries! As we celebrate our nation’s history, it’s a good time to reflect on the local history that surrounds us every day. Our St. Lawrence County libraries are a great place to start your research. Our local libraries have a wealth of history housed in each building. Many libraries have a variety of local history books and publications that may be browsed while visiting the library, and in some cases, borrowed to read at home. Some libraries, such as the Ogdensburg Public Library, have a local history expert on staff, a local history room,… Read More »Celebrate Local History At Your Library