NNYLN 52nd Annual Meeting

Registration for the Network's Annual Meeting is now open; for the agenda, speakers, topics, and location, go here.  There is no charge for attendance, but pre-registration is required. To see more about the conference venue, click...
Read More

NNYLN Outstanding Student Employee Awards:

The staff of participating NNYLN libraries are invited to identify students to receive these outstanding Student Worker awards. Award recipients should exemplify the standards of service and professionalism that make them role models for all student workers in...
Read More

April Fools!

Buffalo’s The Bee put a disclaimer up on its front page warning readers that the articles in this issue are not truthful. In bold lettering, the title instructs all readers to read the disclaimer before reading the rest of the paper.

Read More

Prohibition: Down to the Vote

A page in The Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Sunday Democrat reminds those who oppose the prohibition to vote to end it within the nation. On December 5, 1933 the 21st amendment was ratified and ultimately ended the prohibition of alcohol. Click here to read more.

Civil Rights March on Washington

One Washington Correspondent witnessed and documented the Civil Rights March of 1968. Esther Van Wagoner Tufty describes the many sights, sounds, and people she met that historic day. Click here to read the whole article written in the Ogdensburg Journal in 1968.

New Year’s Celebrations of Old

New Year’s resolutions, omens, and traditions abound. Ever wonder what would happen if you were a Babylonian King during the new year’s festival? Or what traditions the Scottish have for their new year? Click here to read the whole article written for the Cazenovia Republican in December of 1983.

Library Advocacy Day – Wednesday, March 1, 2017








Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Albany, NY

Library advocates can visit one-on-one with their legislators to inform them of NYLA’s State Budget Priorities for the year.

Advocacy Day Handout: Advocacy materials are distributed to Advocacy Day attendees to use in their meetings with legislators and staff.

Why is it important to travel to Albany to talk with my legislators about library issues?

  • Libraries need you to speak out for them.
  • Libraries need more state money.
  • Legislators need to learn what libraries do for citizens of New York State.

read more…

NNYLN Technology Improvement Grants and Digitization Grants Awarded

  • Massena Public Library – $3,987 to create a Library Screening Room.
  • Thousand Islands Arts Center/Hand-Weaving Museum – $9,608 for Digitizing of the Hand-Weaving Collections of Mary Snider.
  • Ticonderoga Historical Society -$10,000 for the Digitization of Selected Portions of the Burt Loescher Collection on Rogers’ Rangers in the French and Indian War.
  • Crumb Library at SUNY Potsdam –  $9,600 for for the purchase and installation of 2 Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers with 3D scanner in a newly created maker space in the college libraries at SUNY Potsdam
  • Canton Free Library-  $4,950 for a lifetime subscription to Mango Languages.
  • Feinberg Library at SUNY Plattsburgh- $10,000 for Building a Digital Scholarship Infrastructure for Teaching and Learning.