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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