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SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK OFF A HUGE SUCCESS!!

We kicked off the Summer Reading Program on Monday, July 14 with Cathy McGrath of Teakettle Music ... hotdogs and drinks. Attendance was terrific; registrations were mind-bogling. About half way through the six-week program, on Mon., August 11, we will repeat the process with Jim McCarthy and family. Prizes can be won by reading as well as a slice of pizza and drink at Nice n' Easy for every 10 books read. Thank you to all the parents who take the time to bring their children each summer. Teachers state that if a child doesn't read over the summer, they lose some of their knowledge; children that read are ahead of the game when September rolls around.

OUR JUNE 14 SALE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

Our Yard/Book/Bake Sale with chicken BBQ was the best ever! Thanks to Mo Finnerty donating a dining room table and benches, the yard sale went over the top. We have fewer books to get rid of than ever before ... we sold out of the chicken with patrons asking for more ... the bake sale was a success as always. Some of our Williamstown bakers are so well known that patrons fight over their product!

As most of you know this event is a lot of work but well worth the effort. We get rid of the books we have been storing all winter and it's grand to see so many of the community at one time. People who have never entered our library are amazed at all we have to offer.

So now, it means we only have a couple of weeks to rest up before the Summer Reading Program gets off the ground.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO HELPED MAKE THIS SUCH A SUCCESS!!

DON'T FORGET OUR ANNUAL SALE - JUNE 14, 2014

 

The Annual June Sale will be held the second Saturday in June this year or June 14 from 9 to 1. This sale includes a yard sale out front; baked sale and book sale inside and delicious chicken BBQ (chicken only) out back. If you have some good items for the yard sale, do bring them in. We will also be asking for baked goodies from our fantastic cooks. Some women don't even get their goods to the table and they are sold! This sale is a lot of work but one of our biggest fundraisers all year. Rosalie Pratt has generously donated two quilts to be raffled off. Tickets will soon be available at the library and the quilts will be displayed. First ticket drawn gets their choice of quilt and second ticket gets the remaining one. Thank you Rosalie!! Watch our Web page for further information.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING

 This winter has been a long one but spring should soon be around the corner. 

The Ricard Grange and Williamstown Boy Scouts will be meeting in the community room this month.

Click on the Friends icon to see what movies are coming up each Friday night at 7.

Preschool and Head Start will be at the library this month and next month, Wed., April 23 at 10 a.m. we will host Jim McCarthy with sing-a-long music for both of these groups.

We have the latest best sellers and movies so do stop in.

 

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

We just received the list of the books to be read for the 2013-2014 Battle of the Books Season. Come on in kids and start reading!

SENATOR PATTY RITCHIE VISITS WILLIAMSTOWN LIBRARY

SENATOR PATTY RITCHIE VISITS WILLIAMSTOWN LIBRARYl TO R: Chip Hamblin, Town Supv., Senator Ritchie, Bev Ripka, Director

HOMETOWN HEROES DISPLAY

Come in and see our Hometown Heroes display (Medal of Honor Recipients from NY's 48th District) courtesy of Senator Patty Ritchie. This medal is given for "Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity in Action at the Risk of Life Above and Beyond the Call of Duty." It is our nation's highest military decoration. Due to its rigorous selection criteria, there have been fewer than 3500 recipients - and of those, fully one in four are New Yorkers. Senator Ritchie is sponsoring legislation to honor and recognize the sacrifice of NY's Medal of Honor recipients by naming 800 of the state's 20,000 bridges and overpasses in their honor.

WHAT'S NEW AT WILLIAMSTOWN ???

The first week in October has been very busy at our library ... Our Town Board held one of their budget meetings in our new community room; the Oswego Co. Library Council meets here on Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 4 our Friends of the Williamstown Library kick off one of their new initiatives ... CINEMA CLUB ... showing "The Great & Powerful Oz." This program is for members-onlly basis. Annuallly, memberships are $5 for students/children/seniors and $10 for adults. This entitles a member to many privileges inclouding a year's viewing of movies. "Jack the Giant Slayer" will be shown Oct. 11; "Promised Land," Oct. 18 and "Iron Man" Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. See our link on this page for the Friends group. 

 

 

OCTOBER IS A BUSY MONTH!!!

Oswego Co. Library Council at our library at 7; Friends Movie Night, "Great & Powerful Oz" on Fri., Oct. 4 at 7; NCLS Annual Meeting at JCC on Sat., Oct. 5;Headstart on Oct. 15; Meet & Greet Your Republicans in the Community Room 7-9 on Oct. 15; Volunteer Dinner @ Bucks at 6:30 on Oct. 22; APW Teachers Assn. Story Time on Oct. 24 at 6:30; Legislative meeting in Oswego on Oct. 28; Library Board Meeting on Oct. 31 at 6:00 p.m. 

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