On Tuesday April 14th @ 5:30 pm the Wayland Free Library, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, will be hosting a presentation on The Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease in our Aging Society. The guest speaker will be Dr. Mark Mapstone, Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

In an effort to make this presentation available to other member libraries and their patrons, the presentation will be Webcast via GotoMeeting.

If Whitesville patrons are interest we will host this program via web cast.  Contact the library through FaceBook, email, phone or stop in to show your interest.


Patrice Haskell will be joining us again on Saturday, March 21st, from 9:30-11:30 for another card making workshop.   I am not sure what cards you will be making, but they will be beautiful.  Please contact the library to pre-register.


At the July board of trustee meeting it was decided to change the meetings from the second to the third Tuesday of each month.  The meeting dates for the remainder of 2014 will be: August 19th, September 16th, October 21st, November 18th  and  December 16th.  Meetings will begin at 7 pm.    

I am pleased to announce that after 9 months of organizing and planning, we as a Library System are ready to launch Freegal Music Services. Effective today, Freegal Music is available to library patrons throughout the five-county area via our web link https://stlsny.freegalmusic.com. Member libraries are encouraged to include this link on their website to provide patrons user-friendly access. Our targeted System “Go Live” date was July 1st. However, STLS IT staff has done a wonderful job of collaborating with Library Ideas to provide this service two weeks early.
I am extremely proud of all our libraries for recognizing the advantages of this service. In order for public libraries to remain relevant, we need to offer exciting and innovative services that engage all people within our communities. Together, we have worked collaboratively to offer something System-wide that many other library systems in our State have yet to provide. We all deserve a loud round of applause!
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or write.


Whitesville News online

Have you tried to read the Whitesville Newspaper on the microfilm machine at the library, got frustrated and gave up!!  You no longer need to do that.  Thanks to Roger Easton the Whitesville News is now online and can be searched at your convenience in the comfort of your own home.  Find it at http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html   .   Whitesville News is on page 5.

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