NYLA’s Library Advocacy Day WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019

Each year library advocates from across New York State converge on Albany to voice their support for funding and policies that benefit libraries. Together our efforts have resulted in over $17M in additional library aid since 2011. Summary of Event Most activities will take place in the Legislative Office Building (LOB). The LOB is most [...]

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News from the State Library

From the Desk of Carol Ann Desch, Coordinator of Statewide Library Services, New York State Library With the start of a new legislative session, it’s a good time to discuss why advocacy is important. Simply put, advocacy is sharing your story. Libraries have many wonderful stories to share, but the most important one is that [...]

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Alden Free Library

On April 1, 1901, a group of ninety interested village of Alden citizens gathered together at the Baptist Church for the purpose of starting a library association. The idea was carried with the group, and twenty-seven of those attending immediately pledged subscriptions. It was agreed that a second meeting would be held later in the month for the purpose of electing board members and further organizing the group, and the Association of the Alden library was born.

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