January 1999

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The Library Circuit

January 1999 issue of Trustee

When visiting Clayton, NY, stop in at the Hawn Memorial Library. Located a stone's throw from the St. Lawrence River and a short distance from the Canadian border, the library is the second largest in upstate Jefferson County. The village and a great deal of the library's service area has a large senior citizen population, one which the library proudly caters to with an outreach program, a modest collection of large print books and books-on- tape. Throughout the year, a library staff member also drives to area senior complexes to take reading/listening requests and deliver books that have been previously ordered. "In addition," according to Librarian Alice Barton, "the library participates in the Green Thumb program training seniors with library type work skills."

The library's total holdings amount to 22,827 and its annual circulation figure is 22,636. Hawn Memorial Library is presently in the process of trying to raise about $175,000.00 for a 31 foot by 41 foot addition to house a climate controlled archive section, a history room, a large computer station and office space. The current library building was opened in 1951.

Hawn Memorial Library

Clayton, New York

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