Welcome to fall! We have exciting programs and events in store this month; please stop in to grab a physical copy of the calendar, and/or follow our social media for updates!
Please join the Friends of the Village Library for the first in the 2021-22 Sunday Speaker Series. Presenting virtually October 17 at 3:00pm, Dr. Richard Loftus will lead Long COVID Syndrome and Other Post-COVID Complications.
Dr. Loftus will discuss “long COVD” and other complications that are seen in survivors of even mild or asymptomatic COVID infections. How common are these problems? What causes them? Are they preventable?
Dr. Loftus recently joined the Department of Medicine at Bassett Medical Center as a member of the Prime Care group. His prior work in Southern California includes bench research and extensive clinical experience in the fields of HIV management, medical education, and community medicine.
To register for this virtual event, please sign up at fovl.eventbrite.com. The meeting information will be emailed (and posted) closer to the event date. For more speaker information as well as to learn more about upcoming events please go to the Sunday Speakers page.
These will be our fall & winter hours, effective September 7!
Please see the current September 2021 calendar for updates on special openings and events.
We know that the Library has been a saving grace for so many in the Cooperstown community throughout the last year and a half. We are a small staff and as transmission rates increase we need to be proactive. We will be closed for Tuesday and Wednesday of Induction day week and we will then open for fall/winter hours for window / curbside pickup ONLY; closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 Monday through Friday. Staff will be available to answer any questions you may have; happily hand out the newspaper and books through our window; have a children’s (and adult) take and make craft; even have available ready-made themed book bundles for children upon request. We’re also going to be weeding and putting out free books weekdays. We apologize for any inconvenience; we hope you understand that we do this to help prevent the spread. We plan to reopen fully after this but will assess based on transmission rates. Please stay tuned here; Instagram; or our library website for updates.
Please note the updated Library hours that will go “live” September 9. The Library will be open on Labor Day from 9:00-5:00; closed 7 & 8 for Induction festivities; and reopen for library business September 9 at 9:00am.
This program is being POSTPONED in light of the rainy weather today and tomorrow (Aug. 18-19). We will be discussing a rescheduled date and will post that ASAP. Let’s hope for some sunny days in September!
You asked, we answered! Here is our first technology training focused on one of our largest digital collections – Hoopla! All titles shown are available; no need for holds if you have checkouts available! September 2 at 10:00am [RSVP is preferred by phone, in person, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org but not required].
One of the major questions on our long range survey was fines/no fines. Based on your feedback and library data from libraries already fine free we have chosen to be fine free more permanently.
- Fines already given will remain on the cards.
- We cannot remove, waive, or adjust any fines accrued from non-Cooperstown owned items.
- Fines for lost items will remain on accounts for payment, past and present.
- Items will be marked “lost” and bills added to your account sooner to encourage returns in a more timely fashion.
You’ve seen Leon on today’s hit TV shows America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us! (he FOOLED them), and Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon. His high energy, family friendly show leaves audiences speechless! Now is your chance to witness Leon’s original creations, award-winning sleight-of-hand, and the best jaw dropping illusions in the world live. Join us August 19, 6:00pm at Lakefront Park to see his show! [this program is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Village Library]