There's Still Time to Sign Up For Summer Reading Today!
Sign up online for the Liverpool Public Library Summer Reading Club through August 4! Read as many books as you like, participate in exciting programming, win prizes, and more!
Gaming for Adults with Special Needs
Mondays, Aug 4, Sept 15, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1
1:30-3:30pm • Carman Community Room
Please join us for drop in game time geared for adults with special needs. Wii games and several board games will be available. Feel free to bring your own game. Caregivers must remain in the room. No registration is required.
Wednesdays, July 30, August 27
6pm • Sargent Meeting Room
Night Writers is an informal writing support group that meets regularly. Members present their written work and share their experiences, ideas and suggestions. New writers always welcome, no registration is required. Free.
Your Library: What a Wonderful Place the Library Can Be
The staff of Liverpool Public Library invite you to see what a wonderful place the library can be!
Borrow a Kill A Watt
Do you know "Watts" killing your electric bill?
Connect your appliances to the Kill A Watt® Electricity Usage Monitor and it will assess how efficient they really are.
You can calculate your electrical expenses by the day, week, month, or even an entire year.
Geocaching & More!
What fun activity uses multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods? Geocaching! Now you can get out and try geocaching around Onondaga Lake Park with one of the library's new OnSafari Geocaching Kits. In addition, the library has hidden five caches in Onondaga Lake Park. If you already have your own GPS - more information on the caches can be found at geocaching.com. Enter the Liverpool zip code (13088) in the search field and look for the OnSafari with Liverpool Library caches.
Key Tags and New Library Cards Are Now Available!
Library Key Tags/Library Cards are now available at the check out desk.
You can trade in your white card for one of three new designs featuring a cat, dog or library logo.
There is no charge for the new cards and they can be used at any Onondaga County library.
Library Trustees Tim Dodge (dog card owner) and Natalie Scavone (cat card owner) joined library director Jean Polly (center) in getting new library cards at the Celebrate Liverpool Elementary K-2, the kickoff event when kids were invited to stop in get their first library cards and enjoy storytelling by school librarians. Over 100 kids came in to get cards.
Preserve Your Family History
A Family History Video Kit is now available to check out so that library users can easily collect and digitize family history, stories, photos, and more, using their home computers.
The unique kit fits in a small shoulder bags and includes: a one-button, easy to use digital video Flip cam, instructions for its use with a computer's USB port, and a copy of The Oral History Workshop: Collect & Celebrate the Life Stories of Your Family & Friends by Cynthia Hart.
Need Help with Downloading? Book a Date with an eBook Angel
Did you know that you can download library books onto your eReader? For more information check out our eBook page.
EBOOK ANGEL APPOINTMENTS
If you find that you need some extra help checking out and downloading these materials, you can request a one-on-one 30-minute session with a librarian. Appointments are required: call (315)457-0310 ext 139. Appointments are available Monday through Friday • 10am – 5:30pm.
Liverpool Public Library announces its first "Sister Library"
Liverpool Public Library announces its first "Sister Library," the Lantarang Kunda Starfish International Library in Lamin Village, The Gambia, West Africa.
The American Library Association encourages U.S. libraries to form partnerships with libraries in other countries to promote the concept of a global library community. The Liverpool Board of Trustees and the Starfish International Library formally entered the collaborative agreement in early July.
The Gambian library is only the second children's library in the country, and the only one that lets children take the books home. It was founded several years ago by Starfish International, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation registered in New York.
Starfish International was founded in 2006 by Mam-Yassin Sarr (a Gambian) and her husband David D. Fox (an American). Sarr is a Syracuse University doctoral student in educational leadership.