Madison County libraries announce Library Tech Connect, a technology training program

The public libraries in Madison County have partnered to offer a traveling technology trainer to assist patrons with using technology to access library resources. The tech trainer will rotate among the 10 public libraries in the county and will be available by appointment or on a drop-in basis.

Some examples of what the tech […]

Families Celebrate Reading at First Literacy Event

“Cat in the Hat” (Maureen Fox of CAP) and two young readers enjoyed choosing books in the event’s book room. More than 1,000 gently used books were donated from the community to distribute at the event.

“Captain Book” (Liz Metzger, Director of Canastota Public Library) read stories to children attending CAP’s first annual Literacy Event.


Literacy Coalition Selects Dunn

First Executive Director is retired Morrisville-Eaton teacher from Eaton

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2012) Retired Morrisville-Eaton English teacher Jay Dunn has been selected as the first executive director of the Madison County Literacy Coalition, a collaborative effort between education, government, social services and community agencies in Madison County.

Dunn taught English at Morrisville-Eaton High […]

Canastota Public Library Offers Computer Classes

By Elizabeth Totten

(Canastota, NY – Jan. 2012) Tech Tuesdays and Computer Therapy Thursdays are being held at the Canastota Public Library through the month of March. Mid York Library System (MYLS) is the recipient of a grant to create a Public Computer Center (PCC). The PCC has been located primarily in Utica at the […]

‘Gingy’ Offers Lap for Little Readers


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 […]

Electronic Advice, Cookie Decorating and More

Oneida Public Library news

(Oneida, NY – Dec. 2011) Computer whiz Fritz Meeusen from the Mid-York Library System will sort out the hype from the substance in portable electronic devices when he comes to the Oneida Public Library Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In time for the gift-giving season, Meeusen will demonstrate […]

We Read Banned Books! (Out Loud, in Public and Online)


Colgate Bookstore news

By Heather Elia

(Hamilton, NY – Sept. 2011) The Hamilton Public Library and the Colgate Bookstore are sponsoring the annual Banned Book Read-Out Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Hamilton Public Library, 13 Broad St.


Learn Basics of Microsoft Excel

(Canastota, NY – May 2011) The Canastota Public Library in conjunction with Mid-York Library System will offer Microsoft Excel Basics training on Friday May 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. The training session will focus on navigating the Excel interface, entering data into cells, formatting numbers, text and cells and learning to operate auto sum […]

Finding Quality Health Information Workshop Planned

Cazenovia Public Library News

(Cazenovia, NY – May 2011) All are invited to join Beverly Choltco-Devlin, Reference and Electronic Resources Consultant for the Mid-York Library System, in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room on Wednesday, May 4 at 2 p.m. for a workshop entitled “Rx: Your Prescription for Finding Quality Health Information on the Internet.”


Customer Appreciation Week at Hamilton Public Library


By Barbara Coger

(Hamilton, NY – April 2011) The Friends of Hamilton Public Library hope that everyone will participate in its annual Customer Appreciation Week April 4 through 9.

Special events include a reception for the library’s seventh annual Community Art Exhibit, an opportunity to learn how to download eBooks, a reception for volunteers […]

Ever use a ‘Dummie’ book for any subject?

Hamilton Public Library visitors Ilai Cribelli and his grandfather take a moment to admire Patches, a papier mache giraffe. Patches is one of many of the colorful pieces of artwork currently on display at the library which were created by exceptional artists. This exhibit will at the library until the end of March.

Hamilton Public […]