New York State Public Library Construction Needs Now Total $1.7 Billion

State Librarian Bernard A. Margolis announced today the results of a new statewide survey documenting construction and renovation needs of more than $1.7 billion over the next four years for 743 public library facilities, including neighborhood branches. The survey report “Estimated 2017 to 2020 New York State Public Library Construction Needs” is now available on the State […]

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And the 6 millionth page is…

The New York State Historic Newspaper Project loaded its six-millionth page earlier this month when it posted page 4 of the November 15, 1865 edition of the New York Evening Post.   The New York Evening Post is considered to be the 13th oldest newspaper published in the United States.  It was established by Alexander Hamilton […]

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NYLA 2016 Legislative Session Recap

The 2016 Legislative Session finally wrapped up in the early hours of June 17th. Each Legislative Session and annual state budget process presents its own unique political, policy, and economic challenges, but this year was particularly difficult to navigate. Together with library advocates from across New York State, NYLA met these challenges head-on, and secured […]

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Adding Classes and Content, Resurgent Libraries Turn a Whisper Into a Roar

By WINNIE HU JULY 4, 2016 “Far from becoming irrelevant in the digital age, libraries in New York City and around the nation are thriving: adding weekend and evening hours; hiring more librarians and staff; and expanding their catalog of classes and services to include things like job counseling, coding classes and knitting groups.” Also in the article: […]

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New York State Library Launches Summer Reading Program

NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY ANNOUNCES 2016 STATEWIDE EFFORT TO KEEP KIDS READING The New York State Library, partnering with 1,100 main public libraries and neighborhood branches statewide, announced the launch of “Summer Reading at New York Libraries”, the 2016 New York State summer reading program. The free, annual program gives children the opportunity to access the vast resources of […]

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Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award Applications

DUE AUGUST 1, 2016 Claudia Depkin, Chair of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, announced today that applications are being accepted for the Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award and will be due on August 1, 2016.  The 2016 Award Committee members are Steve Manning, Claudia Depkin, and Ann Thornton. The Award will recognize a […]

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