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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Starting Sept 1 - Use Your Card at Any FLLS Library

You can already use your Candor library card to check out books and DVDs from any library in Tioga County. But starting this week - Thursday, September 1 - card-carrying patrons of Candor Free Library will be able to use their Candor card to borrow materials from any of the Finger Lakes Library System’s 33 member libraries. 

This “One Card, Many Libraries” service will provide local patrons with easier access to other libraries in the system. Currently, the libraries within the Finger Lakes Library System offer reciprocal borrowing privileges, but patrons often had to have a library card from each of the libraries they visited.

What this means: beginning September 1 you no longer have to carry a bunch of library cards in your wallet. Now, if you want to drop by Tompkins County Public Library during a day in Ithaca, you can use your Candor card to borrow materials. 

Sarah Glogowski, executive director of the Finger Lakes Library System, said the change represents the commitment of member libraries to provide access and ease of use for library patrons. "By allowing patrons to access each of our libraries with one card, we are making our libraries more welcoming and convenient," Glogowski said. "If you have several cards from different FLLS libraries, libraries will be happy to consolidate them into one easy card."


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Kids need Nature

Scott Sampson, author of "How to Raise a Wild Child" was interviewed for the "On Point" radio show last year - a program that was re-aired on our local public radio station recently. (You can listen to the show here)

Some people know Sampson as a dinosaur paleontologist; more know him as the host of "Dinosaur Train". He grew up playing outside and realized that, over the years, we we have come to a point where our children spend only a few minutes a day playing outdoors.

And yet research shows that being outside is essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to nature, he said, can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits, reduce bullying, combat illness, and boost academic scores.

You can get a copy of his book by reserving it through the FLLS interlibrary loan.

And if you're looking for things to do outdoors, check out the 5-minute field trips posted every Wednesday at Archimedes Notebook. Or check out a field guide and camera from the library and head off on an adventure.