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Calling North Syracuse Alumni!

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on February 24, 2015
Feb 242015
 

Volunteers are planning to scan Northern Onondaga Public Library’s collection of yearbooks for schools in the North Syracuse School District and make them available digitally online. But your help is needed! There are some years for which the library does not have yearbooks, and we are hoping you can help fill the gaps so that a complete collection can be scanned.

You’ll find a list below of yearbooks that are needed.  If you have one that is on the list, please contact Geoff, the Reference Librarian at NOPL at North Syracuse by calling (315)458-6184, and he can provide you with more details. The scanning process does not damage the yearbooks, and items will be returned to their owners after the scanning is complete.

Yearbooks Needed:

High School

North Syracuse Scribbler

  • 1925-1937
  • 1939-1942

North Syracuse Torch

  • 1947

North Syracuse Northmen

  • 1962
  • 1968

Cicero Orator

  • 1968-1969

Junior High & Middle School

Roxboro Road Junior High Boro Echoes

  • 1960
  • 1967-1968

Roxboro Road Middle School Boro Echoes

  • 1969-1970
  • 1973-present

Gillette Road Middle School Reflections

  • 1969-1972
  • 1975-1998
  • 2000-present
 

The Board of Trustees of the Northern Onondaga Public Library, with branches in Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse, is proud to announce a new policy that will eliminate overdue fines on materials for children and teens.  Library staff members know from experience that fines can be a burden for families, but more importantly, fines can get in the way of one of our core values – turning children into readers.

We’re pleased that parents and teachers who borrow books, CD’s and DVD’s for children will also benefit from this policy change.  We understand that when there are children involved life can be especially hectic, and this is our way of helping.  On the flip side, it should be understood that adult materials, and computer games are not covered, and overdue fines will apply even if the item is borrowed by a child or teen.

The board approved the new policy unanimously, but asked the tough question:  what is the incentive for returning library materials, if there are no fines.  The answer?  Overdue notices will still go out, and lost or damaged item charges will still apply as with all library materials.  When a child or teen with long overdue items tries to check something out, a block will pop up and the staff member will have a conversation with the cardholder about getting things back for other borrowers to use.

How can you take advantage of this? The easiest way is to get yourself into a NOPL library. Not only do we have great collections but our events are top-notch as well. If you don’t have a library card, this is a perfect time to apply.  If your card was issued at another Onondaga County library, you should know that the new policy extends to anyone who visits a NOPL library to borrow items for children and teens, meaning anyone with a library card can benefit. (However, NOPL does not honor OnPass cards issued to out of county residents).

The policy will take effect on March 2nd and will apply to any books, CD’s, audiobooks or DVD’s for children and teens checked out on that date or after.  If you have questions about the policy, or about which library items are affected, please ask a friendly NOPL staff member!

As NOPL celebrates 20 years as a Special District Library, the staff and Board of Trustees are taking this opportunity to thank our taxpayers for 20 years of generous support.

 

 

 

WWR-Blog

 

‘Our World Remade: World War I’ is a five-part reading and discussion series made possible through a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. The program is designed to encourage thoughtful discussion and personal reflection about the tragic and transformative ‘war to end all wars’. Readings include historical accounts; novels; poetry and eyewitness accounts.

Please join us for a kickoff meeting on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 PM to learn about the program, discuss the reading list and receive reading materials! Registration is required.

March 18: The War to End All Wars
April 1: A Call to Arms (and its Dissenters)
April 15: Incalculable Losses: The Battle of Verdun
April 29: Technology, Horror and Dehumanization
May 13: Trying to Make Sense of the Senseless

Learn more at http://www.nyhumanities.org/discussion_groups/adults/ourworldremade.php

 

Food for Fines

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 4, 2015
Feb 042015
 

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the NOPL libraries of Cicero, North Syracuse and Brewerton will be offering a Food for Fines exchange. NOPL’s Food for Fines will start on February 1 and continue to February 14, 2015. For each eligible food item you bring to the library, we will waive $1 in fines. The NOPL libraries will waive up to $10 in overdue fines, but if you want to donate more, we will happily accept.

Donations will go to food pantries at the United Methodist Church of Brewerton, St. Rose of Lima Church in North Syracuse, and the Sacred Heart Church in Cicero.

Here are the items we will be accepting: coffee, tea, juice, canned or dried fruits, pudding mixes, canned vegetables, soups and stews, cake, brownie, muffin mixes, canned meats, hash, chili, crackers, pork and beans, tuna, pasta, rice, grains, cereals and oatmeal, dried beans/legumes, chips, pretzels, popcorn, macaroni & cheese, pop-tarts, granola bars, peanut butter & jelly/jam, canned & dry soups, rice and rice dishes, cereals & oatmeal, pancake mix and syrup, pet food, diapers, baby food and toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant or toothpaste.

There are a few restrictions: Only cans or nonperishable items. No glass containers. Nothing past the expiration date, damaged, dented, rusted, or opened will be accepted. Only fines will be waived, not charges for lost or damaged materials.

Make a meaningful difference in our community with your food donations, and NOPL will give you the added benefit of reducing your library fines.

 

 

LibraryFarm Growing Drive

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on February 1, 2015
Feb 012015
 

Librar yFarm Growing Drive

The LibraryFarm is raising funds to upgrade and improve its grounds and communications in 2015.  Adrienne, NOPL at Cicero’s Coordinator for the LibraryFarm is leading the campaign and needs your help. Read more and give donations at: thelibraryfarm.mydagsite.com starting Monday, January 19th!

Here is some of the improvements the LibraryFarm is looking to make:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Appropriate tool storage
  • Communications tools
  • Accessible watering resources
  • And shade, and seedlings, and compost, and so much more.

Give Green to Grow Greens and help the LibraryFarm flourish in 2015!

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September PJ Storytime

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on January 13, 2015
Jan 132015
 

PJ Storytimes