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FOVL Speaker Series Series Presents Keith Haring: His Art and His Times

FOVL Speaker Series Series Presents Keith Haring: His Art and His Times

On Sunday, May 16, Friends of the Village Library presents a discussion of New York City artist Keith Haring and the significant impact he had on the city and the art world at large. Chris Rossi, director of exhibitions at Fenimore Art Museum, will introduce the Keith Haring: Radiant Vision exhibition, opening on May 29. Art collector Gary Cassinelli, born and raised in New York City, will discuss his thoughts on the 1980s environment in which Haring and his work became prominent.

Visit fovl.eventbrite.com for more information and to register. The monthly Sunday Speaker programs are at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom and are free and open to the public. The May 16th program is the last of the 2020-2021 series.

Sponsored by Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown, with assistance from League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown Area

We are pleased to announce that our Library is officially beginning a new chapter

We are pleased to announce that our Library is officially beginning a new chapter

To begin, the Trustees of the Village Library of Cooperstown extend their heartfelt gratitude to Library Director, David Kent, for his 22 years of service. His focus, consistency and steadfast commitment to the library over the past two decades is admirable. We will miss seeing his bike outside the entrance. Please stop by the Library to bid him well in his retirement before his final day on Friday, April 2.

On April 21st we are excited to welcome our new Library Director, Heather Urtz. A Mohawk, N.Y. native, Heather brings a wealth of library experience with diverse urban and rural communities. Her most recent position was at the Mid-York Library System in Utica. She is ready to collaborate to build programming efforts that reflect the vibrancy of our unique community. She has already impressed many of us with her creative and energetic ideas to make the library a welcoming and inclusive space for all.

During this time of transition for our Library’s leadership, we will be temporarily revising the Library’s public hours from April 1, 2021 until May 31, 2021 to help us get our bearings.

Our new hours will be:
Sunday & Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday through Friday – Open 9:00am through 5:00pm
Saturday – Open 10:00am through 2:00pm

Temporary Change to Overdue Fine Policy

Temporary Change to Overdue Fine Policy

Effective immediately, the Village Library of Cooperstown will waive all overdue fines for materials checked out as of February 8, 2021 and returned through June 30, 2021.  Any fines accumulated up to this point will remain on the borrower’s account.  Any reduction to fines currently owed by the borrower must be approved by the Library Director.

HOOPLA NOW AVAILABLE

HOOPLA NOW AVAILABLE

The Cooperstown Library is pleased to announce that “Hoopla” is now available to its cardholders. This service is similar to the 4cls Download Zone but offers a much bigger array of e-books and audiobooks, plus DVDs and music CDs. To discover what Hoopla is all about and how to register, please follow the instructions listed below:

1.) Register for a hoopla account by visiting hoopladigital.com, or by using our mobile app on your iOS or Android device.  You will need to provide an e-mail address, create a password, and have your library account information ready. Our free mobile app can be found in the App Store and the Google Play store.
 
2.)Easily browse titles on your computer or mobile device by clicking Browse All on the format (Music, Movies, Audiobooks, eBooks, Comics, and Television) you would like to browse further on.  You can also search for a specific title by clicking on the Search box or magnifying glass and typing in your title(s)/keyword.
 
3.) To borrow a title, click on the title and then click the Borrow button.  Your borrowed titles can be played right after borrowing, and found under the My Titles menu for viewing/listening. Enjoy your selected titles!
 
4.) Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over.  There are no holds, wait lists, or late fees for any of hoopla’s content.
 
5.) If you need additional help, visit the help section on our mobile app, or click on the Help link found at the bottom of hoopladigital.com.