Every year, the North Country Library System (NCLS) hosts the annual Battle of the Books competition for children in grades four through six. St. Lawrence County libraries are always well-represented, and our local teams have done well every year. The program is a great opportunity for children to work together while answering book-related trivia questions. Titles are selected by a committee of library staff who read twenty books and write over 1,000 questions for local and regional battles. Teams consist of up to four children who read and study the selected books throughout the fall and winter in preparation for… Read More »It’s Time to Start Preparing for the Annual Library Battle of the Books Competition!
National Friends of Libraries Week will be celebrated October 15-21, 2017. Many of our St. Lawrence County libraries have a Friends group that helps support the library’s mission and goals. Traditionally, many public libraries were established by community members who understood the value of libraries and the need for libraries to have support for long-term survival. Within our own community, there are many examples. All of the Hepburn libraries (Colton, Edwards, Hermon, Lisbon, Madrid, Norfolk, and Waddington) were formed only after each town’s residents voted to provide continual financial support for the libraries Mr. Hepburn offered to build. Other libraries… Read More »Check Out Your Library’s Friends Group!