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!
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!
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.
Santa 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! 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!
You may not be aware of a large selection of online sites available with your library card. Many of the libraries in the Four County Library System subscribe to the Research Center, and Deposit is one of them. There is a large and varied selection of online resources, including children’s encyclopedias, digital archives for several local newspapers, and practice tests for the DMV. Geneology buffs can use the library’s version on Ancestry.com available with the Research Center subscription. Jobseekers can use JobNow to get tips on a successful hunt for employment. All of these resources and more are FREE with your library card! To get to the Research Center from this website, go to the QuickLinks section on the toolbar. Happy researching!
The Four County Library System and its member libraries would like to welcome Flipster to our Research Center lineup. Flipster is your one-stop-shop for Digital Magazines. It allows you to browse the latest or back issues of many popular magazines. You can select your favorite issues and download them to either your computer or tablet. Flipster is easy to use. Just download the free app to your favorite device to read anywhere offline. You can check out monthly magazines for seven days and weekly magazines for two days.
To use this digital service, all you need is a library card from one of the Four County Library System online libraries. (This includes Deposit!) For more details and instructions visit the Four County Library website. Follow this link: