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Summer Reading Club
The Summer Reading Club is in full swing! Click here to learn all about this great summer program to keep you reading!
Click here to download the Summer 2017 Newsletter
Historian's Open House
The Village of Falconer's Historian will hold an Open House on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 from 9 AM - 2 PM
Visitors can review memorabilia, artifacts, old yearbooks and chat with the Historian.
The office is located on the second floor of the Community Building.
History Walk 2
Village of Falconer Historian Brenda Cavallaro will lead a walking tour through a section of the village on Saturday, August 12th. She will discuss local landmarks.
The tour begins at 9:30 AM and lasts approximately one hour depending on the discussions. This is the second tour in the series involving a different section of the village.
The tour will begin at the Community Building. Space is limited to 25 people. If interested, pleae sign up at the library or call 665-3504.
The Library Is A 9 Time Star!
The Library Journal (November 1st, 2016 issue) announced America's Star Libraries: The Falconer Public Library is a Five-Star Award Winner! This Award is sponsored by Baker and Taylor's Bibliostat records and based on the Data released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (MLS). The LJ Index is a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America's public libraries, to help improve the pool of nationally collected library statistics, and to encourage library self-evaluation.
The Falconer Public Library has earned the distinguished honor of being in the top 100 libraries in the United States since 2000 - nine past years with 5 star ratings. (In 2016, 35 libraries in NY were honored) Library Manager, Sue Seamans, won the NY Times Award for Librarian of the Year in 2004 - one of 27 librarians in the US. Since then, library staff and local patrons share that honor!
Falconer Fire Update
On Wednesday, March 22nd a devastating fire changed the face of downtown Falconer, NY forever. 8 households and 19 individuals were displaced in arguably the largest residential fire in recent Falconer history.
Why is this important:
A half block of Falconer, NY history is destroyed forever and the individuals residing there lost everything. I don't live in town anymore but the Village of Falconer is incredibly dear to me and I know others feel that way too. (Photo credit: STARFLIGHT)
If you're from the Falconer, NY area, have ever drove through or spent time there, you know this tract of property is vital to the identity of the village and shelter to those living upstairs.
Consider donating a few dollars to help these people rebuild their lives. They simply need our help.
How is the money dispersed?
Evenly. Each displaced resident will receive an equal share of these funds. The GoFund Me page is here.
A.S.A.P. - These folks need help now. The funds will be coordinated through the Village office and Falconer Central School. If you feel uncomfortable donating online please mail or drop off a check to:
2 East Avenue
Falconer, NY 14733
Former Falconer Resident
Class of 1999
The Eye to the Future of Falconer Memory Tree Committee consisting of Jeri Yauchzy, Brenda Cavallaro and Francelia Kirschler made a presentation of donations raised from the 6th Annual Memory Tree project. Donations were presented to Sue Seamans, Falconer Library Manager, and the Falconer Central School Key Club. The Key Club have been raising funds in the area for their planned humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic to help with an aqueduct water project for that country to produce clean drinking water. Tree memory tags were obtained during November and December from the Falconer Vac Shoppe, Falconer Village Office, Falconer Library, and Waddington’s Grill; and we would like to thank them for their participation in this endeavor.
Pictured in photo left to right – Francelia Skoglund, Memory Tree Committee; Sue Seamans, Falconer Library Manager; Jeri Yauchzy, Memory Tree Committee; Joshua Bowman, Matthew Bowman, Kaitlyn Erskine, & Hannah Wallace, Falconer Central School Key Club Members.
New Children's Area
The Falconer Public Library Board members and staff encourage people to stop in and see the newly renovated children’s corner. The library has laminated the tops on the bookshelves, added window soffits, new bookshelves and a bookcase shaped like a boat with donations from patrons in memory of Lucian L. Lodestro, local attorney.
The family also donated monies that added a new table for the children and a large 3-D wall tree along with woodland birds, animals and fishing items. As time goes on, more will be added to this nature theme. The Post-Journal article can be seen here.
Richard & Lois Johnson donated this beautiful patriotic floral arrangement.
Elaine Lampropolis with her Stamping Class that meets twice a month at the Library.
Card Catalog Retired!
The Falconer Public Library experienced a “Library History Moment” on Monday, August 17th 2015.
Our wooden library card catalog was officially no longer part of the library. The library was fully automated with a digital SIRSI Circulation System, in July of 2014, but the library kept the card catalog in the library for a full year after ”Going Live”. A card catalog has been part of the library since 1921 when the library was housed in the Village of Falconer Community Building with wooden tables and a metal card catalog from the Falconer Central School. Two wooden card catalogs followed the metal one, the last one being supplied by the Randolph Central School Library . People of ALL ages have relied upon that catalog to find/locate our collection based on a Dewey Decimal System. It was a Dictionary Catalog, following an author, subject, title filing. It was the central and only way to determine what books/nonbooks were in the library.
The catalog will now be housed in the Community Building lobby, right near the library.
Some people say, “All good things come to an End”, but not for this. People of ALL ages can see the catalog and realize the importance to our library.
The Post-Journal ran an article about the retirement of the card catalog on August 29. You can read the article here.
These games were donated to the FPL for participating in a Trustee Training Session
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