Another Wonderful LIbrary Memory

Melinda Morris Perrin has shared her story about the importance of librarians in her life! Check out her story on the Tell Us Your Story link on our website.

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Family LIteracy Center Closer to Becoming a Reality

Exciting news for SCPL users! Schenectady County Legislators have approved a resolution to build a 4,000 square foot Branch Library and Family Literacy Center at 954 State Street. Click here to read more.

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SCPL Expansion in the News

The Friends of the Library were integral to the expansion of the Central Library, a project that was completed in 2012.  Click here to read a wonderful account of the project that was featured on the Library Trustees Association of New York’s website.

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Thank you Irv Dean for being a Library Lover!

Monday, May 13 column from Irv Dean  – click here to read 

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More Stories!

Ever since we put out the request for your library stories, your response has been amazing!  We’ve added three more to our list and expect to have some exciting videos to share in the future.  Be sure to check these out by clicking here https://friendsofscpl.org/tell-us-your-story/   And keep those stories coming!

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Congratulations to our New Officers!

The Friends of SCPL elected a new slate of officers at their Annual Dinner on April 16 at Schenectady County Community College They are: John Karl, President; Fred Eddy, First Vice President;, Ellie Rowland, Second Vice President; Mary Beth Barbagelata, Secretary and Nancy Virkler, Treasurer.

The culinary arts students at SCCC prepared the meal, using local ingredients when possible. Both the culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management students provide the dining room service.James J. Salengo, Executive Director of Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation gave a talk entitled Reimagining Downtown: It Takes a Team.

 Welcome to the new officers and to those on the board continuing in service.  We face challenging times ahead, but the Friends are up to it!

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Librarians Flex Their Political Muscle!

On Tuesday, March 5, librarians, administrators, trustees and members of the Friends of the Library  from across the state met at the Legislative Office Building in Albany to advocate for strong libraries! Click here to see photos from the day.

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Podcasts and the Friends……Listen In

One more way for you to tell us your favorite library story. Cheryl Cufari talks about visiting the library as a young girl. Click here to listen!   
For more Friends’ storiesclick here.

 

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Here are YOUR Stories

Ask and you shall receive!  The Friends put out the call for your personal library stories and you have responded!  Read on! Image

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The Friends Are Looking for a Few Good Stories!

Do you recall the first time you walked into a library? When you got your first library card? Do you have fond memories of a particular librarian who made a difference in your life?   The Friends of the Library are gathering stories to be included on this website in a new feature entitled “Tell Us Your Story”. We will also videotape, with permission, respondents relaying their memories, for use as promotional materials. Send your story to Rita Moore, Friends of SCPL, 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 or e-mail us at friendslibrary12305@gmail.com.

We’re looking forward to reading YOUR story!         

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