Coger says ‘Goodbye’

By Barb Coger

(Hamilton, NY – Oct. 2012) The atmosphere at Hamilton Public Library has been charged with excitement during the past few weeks. There have been undercurrents of intrigue and more than one conversation has ended abruptly with my appearance.

And now I know why.

The staff, board, Friends of the Library and Story […]

Story Time Returns Sept. 18 at the Hamilton Library

Hamilton Public Library news

By Barb Coger

(Hamilton, NY – Sept. 2012) Story Time returns to Hamilton Public Library! Our weekly story times resume Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10:30 a.m. I will welcome babies and toddlers in the Story Room this month, while older preschoolers will find guest storytellers awaiting them in the Community Room […]

Labor Day Weekend Book Sale Coming Up

Preparations are underway at Hamilton Public Library for the annual Friends of the Library Book Sale. Library book bags, as pictured, will also be available for sale this year. Carolyn Dearnaley, book sale chairwoman, is shown in the midst of all the book donations.

By Barb Coger

(Hamilton, NY – Aug. 2012) Hamilton Public […]

Hamilton Public Library Names New Library Director

(Hamilton, NY – Aug. 2012) The Hamilton Public Library will welcome Hilary Virgil as its new director Oct. 1. Virgil replaces Barb Coger who has served the library for 25 years, the last 12 as director. The Library Board of Trustees’ search committee selected Virgil from a large and diverse pool of highly qualified […]

Summer Reading Paying off for Area Youth

By Barb Coger

(Hamilton, NY – Aug. 2012) Bibliomania continues at Hamilton Public Library until the end of August. Fifty-one children have played the game this summer, and five of them have already won a t-shirt for just reading. Winners include Zach LaFrance, Isabel Crovella, Caleb Cassulis, Karisa Hatch and Morgan Boldt.

There is still […]

Hamilton Library’s Used Book Sale Coming Up


Little Red Riding Hood: Hamilton Public Library recently was visited by Little Red Riding Hood and a wolf during story time. Pictured are the guitar playing Wolf (Matthew Crovella) and pianists Granny (Sarah Crovella) and Little Red Riding Hood (Isabel Crovella).

Hamilton Public Library recently was visited by Little Red Riding Hood […]

Family Programs were a Success


The Hamilton Public Library recently hosted a reception in honor of Nike Bolte whose photographs are currently on display at the library. Pictured from left are Russell Littlefield, Bud Bolte, Nike Bolte, and Gloria Lenhart. The exhibit, “Scenic Alaska–the Inner Passage” is available for viewing during library hours until the end of August.


Hamilton Library to host Puppet Show


Hamilton Public Library’s Summer Reading Program encourages children to read during the summer months. Special prizes are earned by those who read at least eight hours over the summer. Pictured is Arielle Nemes spotlighting her star with the finger flashlight that she selected as her prize. Submitted Photo/Elaine Connelly

Mystery solved! The […]

Library Requests Testimonials from Those Helped by Computer Courses

Hamilton Public Library news

By Barb Coger

(Hamilton, NY – July 2012) Hamilton Public Library was fortunate to have the Mid-York Library System mobile computer lab here for the past three months. The trainers, Fritz, Jennifer and Katie, answered many individual computer questions in addition to the classes that they taught. I know it was […]

Roelofs is Hamilton Library Volunteer of the Year


Hamilton Public Library has chosen to honor Laurie Roelofs (pictured) as its volunteer of the year. Laurie was the backbone of the very popular Monarch Butterfly Project at the library for the past two years. She will be leaving our community before the butterfly eggs are laid this year. Barb Coger, library director, […]

More Computer Classes Offered


Hamilton Public Library Story Time families planted flower and vegetable seeds in the library’s Butterfly Garden recently. Pictured is Zayden Randall with the watering can. Everyone is invited to enjoy the garden. It is located behind the library and there is a bench for sitting. Many perennials are in full bloom.

Hamilton Public […]

A Teddy Bear Adventure Planned

Hamilton Public Library News

By Barb Coger

(Hamilton, NY – April 2012) By now, hopefully many of our young friends have dropped off their teddy bears and stuffed animals for a special overnight adventure at Hamilton Public Library. The fun starts at 7 pm when the library closes on Thursday April 12.

Kathy Buck, our […]