Library Notes, by Christy Fontana

Library working on year-end appeal

The library’s year-end appeal has two purposes: to remind our community of the services and activities offered by the library, and to offer the community the opportunity to support the library. The appeal supports operations for the library, which is open and staffed six days a week, ...

Library’s Research Room can be helpful

Adirondack Research Room --- Curator Michele Tucker reports the completion of a long-term project organizing and providing archival storage for local school records for 1909-1972. Since this was before the centralization, schools were from Brighton, Santa Clara, Harrietstown and St. ...

Meet the fish

Book Donations The SLFL has made some adjustments regarding donations for our Winter Carnival BookSale. We will begin accepting donations on Monday, Oct. 1, during regular library hours. Donations left outside the building will be discarded. We will accept only items in good condition: ...

Library sails through the summer months

Labor Day Weekend The library will be closed on Sept. 1, 2, and 3 in observance of the holiday. --- Saturday Hours The library will again be open from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays beginning September 8. --- In appreciation A tremendous thank you to ...

Come to the Fair Aug. 7-10

“Welcome to Our Neighborhood” is the theme of the library’s popular summer event, Come to the Fair. There will be hundreds of hardcover and paperback books for children and adults, along with DVDs, CDs, puzzles, games and baked goods. The Unique Boutique will return with a selection of ...

Children’s Summer Reading Program begins July 11

The 2018 Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program will meet on Wednesdays, July 11, 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. until noon. “Libraries ROCK!” is the theme that will tie together many delightful stories, projects and activities for the free series. Leaders of the three groups — preschool, ...

Library has a new website

Have you seen? Saranac Lake Free Library’s new website was launched at www.slfl.org. We have attempted to make the site user-friendly. It has many tools for library patrons, such as access to the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System catalog, online renewal, interlibrary loan requests and ...

Check out a baking pan at the library

Writer’s Note: It has been a pleasure putting together the Library Notes for the SLFL since 1998. Working with the staff of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise has been a smooth and enriching experience. Brittany Proulx, news editor, has been a joy to work with for many years. I am retiring from ...

Winter Carnival Book Sale today and Saturday

The 29th annual Winter Carnival Book Sale continues today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the library, 109 Main Street. Find hundreds of hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and games. A large section ...

Winter Carnival Book Sale Feb. 8 to 10

The 29th annual Winter Book Sale will take place Thursday, Feb. 8, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the Saranac Lake Free Library. Warm up between Winter Carnival events and browse through ...

Library thanks community for support

The library board and staff thank all community members for making the Saranac Lake Free Library’s 110th year one to celebrate! We deeply appreciate the help provided by our upstairs, Adirondack Research Room and yard and garden volunteers, and those who gave time to special events, ...

Board launches year-end campaign

2017 Campaign In a recent letter to the community, Brian O’Connor, board president, wrote, “As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank you for supporting the Saranac Lake Free Library. The library relies on the generosity of our community supporters. “But we still need ...

Library Luncheon series begins Nov. 2

Coordinator Rosalie Fontana is pleased to announce that our very popular Library Luncheon Series will resume at noon on Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room with Larry Master, conservation biologist, zoologist and wildlife photographer, presenting “Adirondack ...

Library celebrates 110 years

Happy 110th birthday, Saranac Lake Free Library! While the library’s charter was granted in 1907, there were fledgling libraries that preceded the library on Main Street. A glance backward shows growth in both the physical library and the collection which has expanded from 400 books to a ...

Library programs planned for September

Current Events Coffee Hour It’s New! Join in for a lively discussion of current events and a mid-morning cup of coffee. This group will begin Monday, Sept. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The group will meet on a weekly basis and will cover current events from local issues to world ...

Come to the Fair Aug. 8-11 at 110-year-old library

“Happy birthday, Saranac Lake Free Library!” is the theme for the 2017 edition of Come to the Fair. This year the event theme will celebrate the 110 years of the library which was founded in 1907. The fair will offer hundreds of gently used hardcover and paperback books for sale — for ...

Children’s Summer Reading Program begins July 12

The 2017 Mary MacIntyre Summer Reading Program will meet three Wednesday mornings, from 10 a.m. until noon, July 12, 19 and 26. The theme, “Build a Better World,” will feature many delightful stories, projects and activities for the free series. Leaders of the three groups-preschool, ...

Membership Campaign celebrates 110th year of library

“A library outranks any other thing a community can do for the benefit of its people.” This quote by Andrew Carnegie opens the 2017 Membership Letter. Brian C. O’Connor, President of the Board of Trustees, continues in the letter, “In 1907, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie gave $10,000 ...

Quilt winner has ties to Saranac Lake and the library

Lisa Styles of Ashfield, Massachusetts, the quilt winner, has a strong connection to Saranac Lake and the Saranac Lake Free Library. Lisa is married to Larry Parnass, son of the late Barbara and Henry Parnass, Saranac Lake residents for many years. Both Barbara and Henry served terms on the ...

Winter Carnival Book Sale today and Saturday

The 28th annual Winter Carnival Book Sale continues today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room at the library, 109 Main Street. Find hundreds of hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and games. A large section of ...