April 16, 2014

Myers Memorial Library – April Events


Tuesday, April 15 6:00-8:00  Family game night in the community room.  We have some board games or bring your own favorite board or card game. (Some of the games we have: chess, scrabble, clue, horse monopoly, tic-tac-toe, and TriBond)

Wednesday, April 16  3:30 & 6:30  Free monthly movie  -  The Maltese Falcon.  Sponsored by Frewsburg Pharmacy

Thursday, April 17   10:30-11:00 Infant & toddler story time

Thursday, April 17  11:30-2:00   Community room in use

Friday, April 18- Closed

Tuesday, April 22  6:00 Writers group meeting

Thursday, April 24  10:30-11:00   Infant & toddler story time

Thursday, April 24  11:30-2:00   Community room in use


Wednesday, April 30  6:30   Master Gardener program: Garden Art

Thursday, May 1  10:30-11:00  Infant & toddler story time

Thursday, May 1  11:30-2:00   Community room in use

Dunkirk Free Library Computer Classes

Computer classes are open to all.  Pre-registration is required.
Please contact the Dunkirk Free Library at 366-2511.

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Introduction to Excel
Start Date: April 22, 2014
Time:  10:15- 12:15
Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 8 (6 sessions)
4/22, 4/24, 4/29, 5/1, 5/6, 5/8

Digital Cameras
April 28 & 30
Time 10am-1pm

Basic Computers
Start Date: May 20, 2014
Time:  10:15- 12:15
Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 12 (8 sessions)
5/20, 5/22, 5/27, 5/29, 6/3, 6/5, 6/10, 6/12

Intermediate Word
Start Date: June 17, 2014
Time:  10:15- 12:15
Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 3(6 sessions)
6/17, 6/19, 6/24, 6/26, 7/1, 7/3

Release a statement that funding libraries and museums is a core federal responsibility.

we the people
American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling released the following statement in response to Rep. Ryan’s budget (pdf):
“We were shocked to learn that Representative Paul Ryan recommended eliminating IMLS, the agency that promotes library services for the American public. We are disappointed by the House Budget Committee’s outright dismissal of IMLS, the agency that administers the primary source of federal funding to libraries. Libraries depend on the support they receive from IMLS to help patrons learn new skills, find job opportunities and access reading materials that they otherwise could not afford. More than $180 million has been appropriated to the Institute for Museum and Library Services through September 2014 to help libraries make information and services available to the citizens they serve.”



Release a statement that funding libraries and museums is a core
federal responsibility.


The current proposed House Budget says “The Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent agency that makes grants to museums and libraries. This is not a core federal responsibility”. We would like the White House Administration to release a statement that having an informed and literate citizenry and protecting cultural heritage are priorities for the administration and that funding institutions that contribute to this work is indeed a core federal responsibility.



2014 CCLS Workshops for Member Library Staff, Volunteers, and Board Members

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Digital Literacy Train-the-Trainer
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: Full-day workshop. 9am-12pm Session & 12:30pm-3:30pm Session
Lunch provided
Trainer: MaryAnne Waltz, New York Library Association
Location: PCC Computer Lab, Prendergast Library
Registration is required: Please register at the below link and then let Megan (mdisbro@cclslib.org) know you registered.
Under “Billing Option: Please indicate who will be paying for the order”, it does not matter which option is selected since this workshop is free.

Description: This six-hour workshop is designed to instruct library staff on how to train their colleagues and their patrons on basic digital literacy skills. It also provides tips and techniques on teaching the curriculum to adults. The workshop provides continuing education credit and is open to all library staff who interact with the public.

Travel reimbursements will be available to all attendees. In addition, if a library must hire a substitute in order to allow a staff person to attend, those costs will also be reimbursed.
For more information on the workshops and on reimbursements, visit the Program web page http://diglitny.org/index.php/about-the-project

For more information, visit the program web site at http://www.diglitny.org or contact Mary Anne Waltz, Project Manager and Trainer, at 518-432-6952 x106 and info@diglitny.org.

District and Funding Options
Date: June 18, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Trainer: Libby Post, President – Communication Services
“Libby Post developed a 4−part Library Campaign Training Institute, which enabled 28 out of 30 Mid−Hudson Library System member libraries to wage successful campaigns. She is now a sought after trainer/speaker for libraries and library systems throughout New York.”
Location: Fireplace Room, Prendergast Library
Registration is required, contact Megan. mdisbro@cclslib.org
[Please invite your Trustees to attend!]
Description: Developed for the Division of Library Development out of the New York State Department of Education, this workshop reviews the various district options available to libraries in New York State—School District, Special Legislative District, Association or Municipal. It covers the detailed steps one needs to take to establish either a School District Public Library or a Special Legislative District Public Library—both of which create funding districts that provide a renewable and reliable community based funding stream for public libraries. The workshop also reviews the various funding options—budget votes, municipal ballots and school district ballots—that are available to enhance library funding.

NOVELny Database Training
Date: August 20, 2014
Time: 10am – Noon
Trainer: Megan Disbro
Location: System Lab
Registration is required, contact Megan. mdisbro@cclslib.org
Description: Hands on training as you learn which databases are available through the State Library, how they work, and how to make them available to your patrons.

Book Repair
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Trainer: Kary Barth, Regional Manager – Kapco Book Protection
Kary Barth, regional sales manager for Kapco Library Products, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and has worked with libraries since 1990. Formerly, the national library sales manager for Kapco, Kary authored a basic book repair guide that was previously available from Kapco and has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues throughout the US.
Location: Fireplace Room, Prendergast Library
Registration is required, contact Megan. mdisbro@cclslib.org
Description: This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials.  Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs:  re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages.

Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques:  a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover…

Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials.

There is a drawing at every workshop for a DELUXE PAPERBACK PROTECTION KIT – Retail Value: $105.

Join us for a Big Library Read chat with Aida Mollenkamp! Wednesday (Feb. 26) at 8 pm


Big Library Read kicked off on February 17 and in the past week, Keys to the Kitchen has been checked out more than The Book Thief, Inferno and every other title available in OverDrive digital libraries. Keys to the Kitchen has been the most borrowed title thanks to the more than 5,800 libraries who have been participating.

Now you’ll have the chance to get to know the author, Aida Mollenkamp, as she’ll be joining us for a Facebook chat this Wednesday (Feb. 26) at 8 pm ET. Have you been wondering how she learned about the art of cooking or what her favorite dish is? Now is your time to find out! To join simply click on this link on Wednesday evening at 8 and feel free to ask Aida anything that you’re curious about!