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Halloween Costume Parade

Halloween Costume Parade

The last two years have been difficult for all in Cooperstown as we struggle to live safely. Every organization, including ours, have had to make tough choices to protect their staff and the community. We can truly appreciate the reluctance of the Chamber of Commerce to take on hosting duties for the annual Cooperstown Halloween Parade. Due to our core missions, the Village Library of Cooperstown and the Cooperstown PTA have been working particularly hard to meet the needs of children and young families during these times. Working together with concerned and involved guardians, parents and grandparents, the Library and School have been able to safely return kids to classrooms, story hours and extra curricular activities. We look forward to celebrating the Halloween holiday with the Cooperstown community, and we hope you’ll join us.

Sunday Speaker Series Returns October 17

Sunday Speaker Series Returns October 17

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.

Window/Curbside Pickup September 9-21

Window/Curbside Pickup September 9-21

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.

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Leon Etienne Program POSTPONED

Leon Etienne Program POSTPONED

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!

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Hoopla Digital Training

Hoopla Digital Training

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 co.heather@4cls.org but not required].

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Cooperstown Library: Fine Free!

Cooperstown Library: Fine Free!

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.
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