Library News and Archives

Heritage Quest Genealogy Database- Subscription Discontinued

The Library has ended our subscription to the genealogy database Heritage Quest. The decision was made based on declining usage of the database and the benefit of directing funds previously budgeted to Heritage Quest towards sustaining our Ancestry.com subscription. We apologize for the inconvenience to all of our patrons that use Heritage Quest. 

New Microfilm Reader, User Training Offered

Thanks to a generous grant from the Wyckoff Family Foundation, the Library has a brand new ST ViewScan II Microfilm Reader. The new device puts more power and control in the hands of the microfilm user. Some of the exciting features include a collage feature to group clippings, target area enhancement, and the ability to save to numerous locations.

Tea with Jane

Love Jane Austen? Enjoy a good cup of tea? Join us in the Reading Room on July 16 at 6 PM for a tea party and discussion of all things Austen!

Library Awarded Grant to Replace Microfilm Reader

The Library has been awarded a generous grant from the Wyckoff Family Foundation to install a new microfilm reader. The new microfilm reader will make using our microfilm collection much easier and more efficient. The new system can correct for poor quality in reels of film and enables users to take greater control of the searching, scanning, and printing processes.

GPL at the Farmer's Market August 11th

The Library will have a booth at the Geneva Farmer's Market from 7:30-1:00 PM on Thursday, August 11th. Come visit us to hear about our exciting programs this summer, register for library cards, check out materials, win prizes, and much much more.

Learn to Paint @ Your Library!

Thanks to funding from the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation, the Library will be offering a series of three Learn to Paint classes on June 28, July 5, and July 12 from 10 AM - 1 PM.

Electronics Recycling at the Library- Saturday, June 14th

Bring your unused electronic items to the Library on Saturday, June 14th between 10:00 AM and 1:00PM to have them recycled. The drop off point will be on Castle St. in front of the Library's entrance. According to the recycling company's general manager, "Other than [air conditioners, refrigerators, and other items with freon] there's very little we can't take."

Children's Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Kick Off to Summer Fun Event

Come to the ground floor to watch us officially announce the opening of our redesigned Children's Floor. Enjoy the new spaces, furniture, and collections made possible by a New York State Construction Grant, a special grant from Senator Michael Nozzolio, the Foundation for the Geneva Public Library, and the hard work of our staff and volunteers. Then enjoy ice cream and games to help us celebrate.

Adult Summer Reading Program to Begin June 30th

The Geneva Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program will begin on June 30 and run till August 30, 2014. This year's theme is "Literary Elements," which will focus on science. The Grand Prize this year is a Sony Reader!

60 Minutes of Mindfulness with Dr. Maria Saavedra- Thursday June 12th

Thursday June 12th at 6:00 PM

This is an interactive workshop that will include a discussion about what mindfulness is and why it can be useful. Participants will also partake in mindfulness exercises and learn ways to practice mindfulness on their own.

Genealogy Research Club- August 2nd and 30th

There is two times the genealogy fun in August here at the Library. This month we are holding meetings for the Genealogy Research Club on August 2nd and 30th at 10:00 AM. Attendance at previous meetings is not required to attend a session. If you are interested in genealogy research, collaboration, and good conversation, we want to see you there!

Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election Results

On May 20th, voters approved the Library's request for a 3% increase in our local property tax revenue. This increased the property tax revenue for the 2014-15 season to $485,425. 

Soak the Staff- August 14th

On Thursday, August 14th from 3:00-5:00, the Library will set up a Soak 'n' Wet Alternative Dunk Tank outside the Library on the Main St. lawn.

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