Happy National Library Week!
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. To learn more about National Library Week, please visit the ALA website.
In honor of National Library Week NYLA collected examples of library innovation! Below you will find
Greece Public Library
The Greece Public Library recently debuted a new Cricut machine in the library lobby!
"Now that the storm(s) seem to be over, stop by the library! If you're a crafter or scrapbooker, you've got to check out our new Cricut machine! We'll be demonstrating this "smart" cutting machine in the lobby between 4:30 and 6:30. Cricut cuts shapes from a variety of media including vinyl, cardstock, and even felt. Endless possibilities!"
Harold Jones’ has donated 28 Audubon prints, and is donating even more, including some original prints done by John James Audubon himself as part of the double elephant folios to the Manlius Library. The collection is focused on birds that could be found in Upstate New York and were selected across the spectrum of Audubon “prints,” such as the Bien edition and the American Museum of Natural History restrikes.
He’s done some programs to describe the importance of the works and this fall, Manlius Library will be having a sort of bird mania day to honor his recent additions.
There is a new Quiet Reading Room at the Nassau Free Library! The room is equipped with several small tables, four very comfortable reading chairs, a lovely gas fireplace and is intended for individual use.