Some Issues Addressed:

Thank you to all who filled out the Library Survey; the results will help us make decisions about the Library’s future.

To address a few issues that were mentioned in your comments:

  1.  Computer classes – currently there is a series of programs called Tech Savvy that are being held jointly with the Middleburgh Library (using a grant from the NY State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program).  Check the EVENTS calendar pages to see what the next class will be; they are also listed in the Library News column of the Times-Journal, and in emails from the Library.  So far, programs have been scheduled from January to June; the second year of the grant will be announced when it is scheduled.
  2. Currently, the Library has morning, afternoon, evening, weekday and weekend hours, which were expanded and adjusted when the Addition opened.  Further adjustments may be made, depending on budget, employee, and NYS Labor Law constraints.
  3. Have more {fill in the blank}.”  The Library gets loans of “rotating collections” from other libraries and the Mohawk Valley Library System (audiobooks, DVDs, Teen books, juvenile books, and graphic novels).  That way we can offer more titles without exceeding either the budget or the available shelf space.  Another option is to ask to borrow titles from other owning libraries that can be picked up here (Interlibrary Loan, or ILL).  However, long waiting lists are common for new titles.  The Library also offers eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.