State Education Department Proposes Public Library Construction Aid Regulation Changes to Expand Scope of Eligible Projects

45-Day Public Comment Period Begins April 12 Proposed amendments to the State Aid for Library Construction regulations expand and further define the types of public library construction projects that are eligible to receive State aid, the State Education Department announced today. A 45-day public comment period on the proposed amendments begins April 12. “Public libraries […]

Read more

New Collaboration Offers Leadership Opportunity for Public Libraries in New York State

The New York Library Association (NYLA), and Westchester Green Business have announced a new collaboration that will strengthen libraries and their communities for decades to come by providing a clear path forward toward environmental sustainability for participating libraries. Through funding awarded through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Cleaner, Greener Communities (CGC) Program, Westchester Green Business has […]

Read more

The Pioneer Library System

 is a cooperative public library system serving the forty-two public libraries in Ontario, Wyoming, Wayne and Livingston counties.   Good public libraries are important to everyone. Library Systems provide a broader range of materials and services than any single community library could otherwise afford. Delivery Our fleet of vans is on the road 6 days [...]

Read more

Board of Regents Approves New P-12 Science Learning Standards

Standards are Culmination of More Than Five-Year Collaborative Process With Teachers, Administrators and Major Professional Science Organizations The New York State Board of Regents P-12 Committee today approved new P-12 Science Learning Standards, the State Education Department announced.  These standards are based on two nationally respected guiding documents, feedback from teachers, school and district administrators, […]

Read more

Testimony Now Available – December 13 Assembly Hearing on Library Funding

Dr. Colleen D. Sadowski, Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, announced today that a video recording of the December 13 Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology Public Hearing on library funding is now available at: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/future/index. Also available on the Creating the Future: A 2020 Vision webpage are copies of written […]

Read more