Hamilton Public Library will be offering technology classes this spring and is seeking community input for course offerings. Pictured are Nancy Roberts and Fritz Meeusen, a Mid-York Library System computer trainer, demonstrating a successful ebook download.

Hamilton Public Library News

By Barbara Coger

(Hamilton, NY – Jan. 2012) The Hamilton Public Library Board and Staff wish to thank our library community for all the generous donations that have been received over the last month. The goodies were all delicious and the monetary donations will be used to supplement our book collection. Almost thirty other new items will be added to our collection based upon the Wish Tree donations.

Hamilton Public Library’s newest stuffed animal now has a name! Gingy (short for Gingerbread) was randomly selected from over 60 creative entries. This creature is over three-and-a-half feet tall even when seated so he will make a wonderful lap to sit in to share books. Look for him in the red cushion play area.

Now is the time to start thinking about possible computer-based workshops that the library can offer this spring. Interest has already been expressed in photoshop basics, Skype, basic internet security and computer maintenance, using Picasso, and composing letters in Microsoft Word. A list of suggested classes can be found on the circulation desk.

We have had many inquiries about downloading ebooks since Christmas and can offer some help. If we’re not successful in helping you, someone at Mid-York Library System most likely will be.

For those of you who have been frustrated with the long wait lists for popular ebook titles, I have just learned that Mid-York Library System will be adding multiple copies to alleviate the long waits. This action is based upon your feedback, so don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any thoughts on using this downloadable service.

Barbara Coger is the Library Director. The library is open Monday-Friday, 10 am – 7 pm, and Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm. Please call the library, (315) 824-3060, during these hours for assistance. The book drop on Broad Street is always open for your convenience. Check the library’s Facebook page for up-to-date information about programs and special events.



By martha

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