Human Books Event

The Milne Library Human Books Event at SUNY Geneseo will be held online through Zoom on Wednesday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

A Human Book is someone with a unique perspective and a personal story to tell or a passion to share. The event is intended to encourage dialogue as a path toward developing intellectual curiosity, empathy, and empowerment through the exploration of diversity, equity, and inclusion perspectives.

Human Books reservations are now open. Browse the books and click on the “SignUp” icon to reserve your spot. Each Human Book can be reserved by one person only. For more information go to https://libguides.geneseo.edu/humanbooks/

DIY Fall Mason Jar Decor (Make a Super Cute Pumpkin or Scarecrow)

This month our virtual adult craft program will be DIY Fall Mason Jar Decor. Participants can make an adorable pumpkin or scarecrow mason jar. Space is limited. Register for this program at https://tinyurl.com/fallmasonjar by Monday, October 19. Craft supplies for this program will be provided and can be picked up at the library the week of October 26-30. A link to a tutorial video will be provided at a later date.

Teen Virtual Event: S’mores in a Mug!

Craving something sweet? Join us on Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m. and learn how to bake this S’mores Mug Cake recipe for toasty, gooey results in five minutes. No campfire needed just a microwave! Open to teens in grades 6-12. Registration is required in order to receive the event link ahead of time. Email Ms. Brandy at bfinocchario@pls-net.org by October 9 to sign up.

Wifi Hotspots Available at the Library!

The library now has Wifi hotspots for patrons to borrow! The hotspot can be checked out with your library card and then you can connect your device to the Internet from anywhere. Hotspots will be loaned for one week on a first come basis. Stop in or call the library at (585) 243-0440 for more information.

Human Books Event

Do you have a unique perspective and a personal story to tell or a passion to share? If so, Milne Library on the SUNY Geneseo campus is looking for potential Human Books to engage in conversations with the community. If you are interested in participating as a Human Book click on go.geneseo.edu/HumanBooksEvent or contact Alessandra Otero at aotero@geneseo.edu by September 16.

Wadsworth Library Long Range Plan

Wadsworth Library is working on its new long range plan. The plan will guide us and establish the library’s priorities for the next five years. We are seeking community input, starting with this brief survey. It should take you about 8 minutes to complete. Please help us out and share your thoughts! Thank you.

Create your own user feedback survey

 

 

Summer Reading Program – “Imagine Your Story”

We invite you to join us for this year’s summer reading program, “Imagine Your Story.” We have a fun-filled summer ahead with lots of exciting books to read and special virtual library events. Don’t
miss our virtual kick-off event with Jester Jim on Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00 pm LIVE on YouTube.
The summer reading program will look different this year as our physical spaces are not available due to ongoing construction and COVID-19. Unfortunately, we will not be hosting any large group events at the library this summer.
Reading, however, can be done any time and any place! And after a season of online learning for many of you Wadsworth Library wants to prioritize a summer of reading for pleasure and fun family
activities. To meet this goal and to adapt to our limited space we have simplified our summer program. Each age bracket (preschoolers, kids, and teens) has a separate online folder providing instructions, event information, Facebook challenges, and weekly BINGO sheets. Each week a new BINGO sheet will be made available and participants can work through them at their own pace. Each completed BINGO sheet earns a free prize book from the library. Participants may earn up to four free books throughout the month of July!
1. Summer Reading Registration began Monday, June 29 and the sign up form for kids (ages 5-12) is available at https://forms.gle/QwY6TBHyADbGEDK69
2. Summer Reading BINGO sheets and additional resources for teens and preschoolers are available at https://tinyurl.com/SRBINGO2020 
3. The kick-off event with Jester Jim will be Wednesday, July 8 at 2:00 pm LIVE on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TwA79E8Y56o
Wadsworth Library is now open for holds pick-up and takeout services from 10:00-1:00 pm and 4:00-7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you’d prefer to register your child using a paper form, please call ahead and ask for one to be added to your holds pick-up. Takeout services will be available by appointment only. The public will not be allowed in the library building until later this summer. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Children’s Librarian Sarah Matthews can be reached at smatthews@pls-net.org or by calling the library at (585) 243-0440. Happy Reading!

Adult Book Bingo Challenge

Adults check out our summer reading bingo challenge! The challenge runs for four weeks, so there will be four bingo cards to play. To sign-up go to https://forms.gle/XNi5Q3NMgowTqDAS6. Bingo cards will be available at https://tinyurl.com/adultsr2020 to download and print. They will also be on our website and social media pages. Email completed bingo cards to our adult services and outreach assistant Brandy Finocchario at bfinocchario@pls-net.org.