Pictured from left are Liz Metzger, Canastota Public Library librarian, Jana Haldenwang and Jim Dean of Campbell Dean Funeral Home.
(Canastota, Oneida, NY- Dec. 2012) Public libraries in Oneida and Canastota and the high school libraries in those communities now have more informational resources available for those experiencing grief and dealing with the aftermath of losing a family member, friend or loved one.
A selection of books that address the topic of grief from several different perspectives has been donated to the Oneida Public Library, Canastota Public Library, Oneida High School Library and Canastota Junior-Senior High School Library. Presented by the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, the books are now in place and are available for borrowing as part of the libraries’ collections.
“We are pleased to provide these resources as community support from Campbell-Dean. We hope our neighbors will access these books and find them to be of help and comfort,” said company President James P. Dean.
The books are general in nature, although many address specific topics, such as how to help a friend through grief, masculine grieving, the loss of a child, explaining when a pet dies and other well-regarded titles. The selections at the high school libraries also address the teenage demographic and grief issues among that population.
Campbell-Dean has a wide selection of books on grieving available for borrowing by the public; Dean decided to coordinate with the four community-based libraries to assure that a selection of materials was accessible in public library settings as well.
The Oneida Public Library is located at 220 Broad Street. The Canastota Public Library is at 102 W. Center Street. Books for borrowing are also available at the Campbell-Dean homes at 260 Main Street, Oneida; and 300 S. Peterboro Street, Canastota