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Geocaching & More!

go-onsafari-webWhat 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.

  

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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.

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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.

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Ebooks for Kindle Now Available to Download!

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Library eBooks for Kindles are now available via the OverDrive Media Catalog!

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Preserve Your Family History

photo-of-video-kitA 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.

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Need Help with Downloading? Book a Date with an eBook Angel

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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.

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Liverpool Public Library announces its first "Sister Library"

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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.

 

See our Ceiling Train on YouTube

The Reading Railroad, the library's new ceiling train featuring the Polaris Express, pulled in the Children's Room on May 16, 2011. Check out the

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Bird Watching Kit

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Our new Bird Watching Kit includes binoculars, wildlife guides, and everything you need for viewing and identifying birds around Onondaga Lake. 
Ask for it at the checkout desk. 

Need a Passport?

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If you are a United States citizen and do not yet possess a United States Passport Book or Passport Card, you may now apply for a passport at the Liverpool Public Library.

 

Appointments are required. For more information... 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Liverpool Public Library cardholders can access Consumer Reports online for free.

Patrons can use the Polaris library catalog to get book recommendations and read book reviews from many sources. Make sure you have selected "Liverpool Public Library" from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner. Click the green "Full Display" button next to a book title of your choice and scroll down to see reviews, suggestions and series information from NoveList, and ratings from the Goodreads social network of readers.

Our Music Download Service Rocks!

freegal-1.jpgFreegal allows Liverpool Public Library cardholders to download three songs per week for free from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog... 

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