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LIBRARY NEWS: Library plans many summer activities

June 14, 2019
By MADONNA BARNEY - Lake Placid Public Library (news@lakeplacidnews.com) , Lake Placid News

Spring is here and summer is surely on its way! The library has had a fresh coat of paint in some of the rooms and we are preparing to have some renovations done to the library entrance.

We are all ready for a busy summer season. Stop in and check out the view from the back porch. The spring leaves, budding flowers, and crisp blue water are sure signs that summer is just days away.

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In memory

The Lake Placid Public Library recently purchased an additional picnic table for our lakeside area with donations made in the memory of Dinah Reid, who passed away last June. Dinah was an avid reader and friend to all of us here, and the family asked for donations be made to the library. Dinah also enjoyed gardening, so the family and library employees thought it would be quite fitting to use those donations to add to the charm and availability of our garden area. There will be a plaque affixed to the picnic table as well as a dragonfly lawn ornament among our gardens. Thank you to all who donated in her memory.

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The Library Crawl

The Lake Placid Public Library will be participating in the 2019 Library Crawl on Saturday, June 15, organized by the Champlain Memorial Library. There are currently 24 libraries participating, including two neighboring libraries in Vermont. Anyone wishing to participate can attain a "Library Crawl Passport" at their first library visit. As you visit participating libraries, ask them to stamp your passport. Those with three or more stamps will be eligible to enter a drawing for a prize. Many of the libraries will have special activities planned for the children. For more information and a list of participating libraries, please visit the facebook event page at www.facebook.com/events/2193580467399979/.

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Thank you, Carol!

The Lake Placid Public Library has been blessed with many amazing volunteers over the years. At this year's Lake Placid Community Day, the library honored long-time volunteer Carol Pinney. She has been volunteering at the library since 2003, performing duties from creating spreadsheets, computer-based accounting, automation, cataloging, weekly deposits and archival work. Her most recent contribution has been organizing and completing information in our Past Perfect program in order to offer digitalized archive photos on NY Heritage. Not only does she provide invaluable service to the library, but she also volunteers for the AARP Tax Preparation program, which is held at the library from January to March each year. Carol and Betsy Senkowski, along with past director Patty Perez, developed this program over 10 years ago and have helped numerous people of all ages from area communities. We are grateful for Carol's efforts to help us in our mission to meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of our community.

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The Rotary Club

The library would like to thank Lake Placid Rotary Club members for volunteering their time to dismantle and dispose of our aging and decrepit compost bin. It was a huge project to undertake, and we truly appreciate your effort.

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Train station book pickup

Patrons will once again have the option to pick up the books they request at the North Elba Historical Society Museum on Station Street (train station). Pick-up will be on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This service will be available from May 25 until Oct. 13. Please let us know if you would like this option when we call you to tell you your book is in.

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Gallery update

From now until the end of June, the Lake Placid Institute's 24 hours: A Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks" contest winners will be on exhibit in the Guy Hughes Art Gallery. Participants are students from Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, North Country School, Long Lake, Mayfield, Warrensburg, Minerva, Lake George and Wells Schools. The gallery is free and open to the public each day the library is open.

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Learn English classes

Are you looking for a teacher to tutor you in English? Call now to enroll! These classes are flexible and are held at the LPPL. Be ready for two hours or more of instruction per week. The tutors are positive, patient and fun.

Call or text 518-903-1940.

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Math tutoring

Finals are coming up. Don't forget the LPPL offers free math tutoring for all area students in grades 6-12. Please call 518-523-3200 to set up an appointment. We are no longer having standing Saturday hours, but we offer a flexible schedule to fit with end of the school year activities. This program is made available thanks to the Lake Placid Education Foundation Technology and Education Grant.

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Knitting group

Every Tuesday evening at 7, a knitting group meets at the library to share ideas and knit. Beginners to experts are welcome to come, share and learn. If you have any questions please call, Heidi Roland at 518-524-6151 or Jennifer Newhart at 518-354-3246.

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Story time with Ms. Linda

Every Friday morning at 10:15, story time is held in the children's room. Ms. Linda always chooses stories about characters that the children have shown interest in. She uses felt boards, props and sounds effects to add excitement to every story for the children. Story time always ends with music and dance.

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Children's room

Mrs. Armstrong has been busy getting ready for our upcoming Summer Reading program, "A Universe of Stories." The program will be held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. starting July 9 and ending Aug. 13. Each week's program will be related to the Universe of Stories theme: July 9 - Outer Space vs. Under the Sea; July 16 - Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lift-off; July 23 - Martian Magic Show; July 30 - Hampstead Stage Performance of A Jungle Book; Aug. 6 (9:30 a.m.) - My Mother the Astronaut: to the Moon and Beyond; Aug. 13 - Ice Cream celebration. The Aug. 6 program is made possible with the funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

This program is for families with children in Pre-K through grade 5 and is free and open to the public. We hope to see many happy faces this summer.

 
 

 

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