Get Your Vacation Reading at the Library

Vacation time is the perfect time to relax with a good book.  The library is the place to go to find your summer reading.  We have so many options.  Use your library card to borrow a book.  You can keep it for three weeks.  Have a long road trip ahead?  Borrow a book on CD.  Keep it for three weeks.  If you only want to carry your electronic devices on your trip, check out the Download Zone to see its offerings.  Borrow instead of buying books.  Save your cash for souvenirs!

Summer Reading Is Here! Build a Better World Theme

School is out, and the Summer Reading Program at the library has begun.  Come in to register for our Summer Reading Challenge.  This is open to all – from toddlers to adults.  To learn more, visit the lbirary today.  See how many books YOU can read this summer!

Summer story times and toddler times will begin on July 5th and run through August 17th.  Toddler Time is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m.  All 2-4 year-olds and their parents or caregivers are welcome.  Story Time is held every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.  All 4-8 year-olds and their parents or caregivers are welcome.  Children 10 and older are invited to join our Monday Fun Day activities.

We have lots going on this summer as we Build a Better World through books.  Follow our Facebook page for more updates, or come into the library for a flyer and more information.  We hope to see you this summer!

LEGO Club on Saturday, July 22 at 1:30 pm

Are your kids crazy about LEGOs?  Then this is the place for you!   The Library LEGO club meets once a month under the supervision of Donna Armstrong.  Children between the ages of 7 and 12 are invited to come and express their creativity.  Children will have the option of building whatever they choose or trying to create a structure that meets the challenge of the month.  Builders can have their creations displayed in the library until the next club meeting.  Bring your imaginations!  Bring your friends!

Support the Library by Shopping at smile.amazon.com

Support the library whenever you shop online.  When you shop at AmazonSmile instead of Amazon, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to The Deposit Free Library Association.  The site looks and navigates just like the regular Amazon site.  Help the library and get a great deal at the same time!  Use this link to support the library today!

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Toddler Time is returning to a weekly schedule!!

Spring has sprung at last! The library’s Toddler Time programs will return to weekly meetings beginning on April 5th. All 2-4 year-olds and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Miss Nicole will lead us in an hour of stories, songs, and other fun activities. Come back if the winter weather has kept you away. If you’ve never tried this program, now is a perfect time to start!Toddler Time 005

Fine Amnesty Week at the Library

Combine National Library Week and spring cleaning and what do you get?  How about forgiveness for your library fines?  The Deposit Free Library is offering a Fine Amnesty Week from April 9-15.  If you have overdue books or DVDs, you can return them without any penalties.  If you have nothing checked out but have old fines lingering on your card, you can have them forgiven as well.

How do you take advantage of this special deal?  Come to the library in person.  Bring your overdue items or your library card.  If your card is lost, explain it to the clerk.  Update your contact information.  Voila!  Fines owed to Deposit will be erased.

Please note that you must still pay for any lost or damaged items.  The amnesty only applies to charges owed to Deposit – not to other libraries.  So dig out your overdue items and come on down to the library.  Let’s clear up a lot of fines!

Brownstone Books Have Arrived – 100 New Children’s Titles!

The children’s collection has just grown by 100, thanks to a very generous gift.  The gift of 100 new children’s books, ranging from pre-Kindergarten through early readers, were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City.  Diane Brownstone, director of the foundation, became addicted to books at an early age.  She often visited the public library.  As an adult, she set up the foundation with the goal of fostering early reading and a love of books in other young people.  She hopes the new books will encourage parents and children to read together.

The Deposit Free Library was one of a hundred libraries chosen to receive this gift.  The collection includes classics such as Make Way for Ducklings, Horton Hears a Who, and Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, as well as current favorites like Fancy Nancy, Giraffes Can’t Dance, and Knuffle Bunny.  There is something for everyone in this group of books.  Come to the library and enjoy our new collection.  And a huge THANK YOU to the Brownstone Book Fund for this extraordinary gift!

Welcome to Our New Clerk

Join us in welcoming the newest member of the Deposit Free Library family!  Deborah Stever has recently joined the library staff.  Many Depositonians know Deb from her volunteer work at Deposit’s Closet or her work at the Assembly of God church.  For the past fifteen years Deb has been the reporter for the Deposit Courier.  She brings teaching, writing, and organizational skills, as well as lots of enthusiasm to our library.  We are thrilled to have her join us!  Stop by the library sometime soon to welcome Deb and to check out some of our newest materials.

Stories with Santa on December 16th

indexSanta is taking time from his busy schedule to make a visit to the Deposit Free Library.  On Friday, December 16th at 6:30, the jolly old elf will stop by to read Christmas stories.  All children and their parents are invited to join us for this annual event.  Take some time out from the hectic pace of the holidays to enjoy a quiet time with your kids.  If you’d like, wear your pajamas and get a photo to preserve an old-fashioned holiday memory.  Merry Christmas from the library!

Hoopla is here!!!!!!!

13645234_10157149276160366_7066439283024546716_nHoopla is here!  Hoopla offers movies, music, eBooks, comics, and audio books.  The Hoopla app is compatible with Kindle Fire tablets, Android and iOS phones and devices.  This service is available to anyone with a library card from one of the 9 libraries in Broome County which includes The Deposit Free Library.  Go towww.hoopladigital.com to sign up today!