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.
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.
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.
Monday, May 13 column from Irv Dean – click here to read
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!
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!
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.
Ask and you shall receive! The Friends put out the call for your personal library stories and you have responded! Read on!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking forward to reading YOUR story!