Valley Rising Concert – Monday, February 28 at 6 pm

Local Geneseo band Valley Rising will perform at Wadsworth Library. The group will play folk music from the 21st Century, featuring violin, guitar, and voices. Don’t miss this special event.

“This project is made possible with funds from the Restart NY Mini-Grant, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.”

Seed/Houseplant Swap Survey

The library is looking at offering a seed/houseplant swap for people in the future. The beauty of a local seed/houseplant swap is that you will be trading seeds and plant cuttings that are suited to growing in the local environment. Gardeners from the same area can share tricks and tips for what works best in a particular climate. Organizing a seed/houseplant swap can be a fun way to connect with other gardeners, try new varieties and save money. We would like to get feedback from the public to see if there is an interest for this program. Click here to take a brief survey. Thank you!

Introducing…OWWL Libraries Books By Mail

What is Books by Mail?

Books by Mail is a service that provides patrons access to library materials through delivery by U.S. mail.

Who can use Books by Mail?

Books by Mail is available to any resident of Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties who is unable to access an OWWL Library due to disability, long-term or chronic illness, lack of transportation, or other difficulty.

What library materials can be checked out?

The following materials can be checked out through Books by Mail: Print books, audio books, and DVDs. Materials can be checked out for five weeks and may be renewed if not needed for a hold. There is limit of six items per mailing.

Who chooses the library materials?

Patrons can either request specific titles or have Books by Mail staff select materials based on personal interest.

How do the materials arrive?

Materials will arrive in a blue canvas mail bag to the address listed on the application. Materials will be returned in the same bag; a pre-paid shipping label will be included.

Applications are available at OWWL Library locations, by mail or online at owwl.org/booksbymail. For more information call (585) 394-8260 Ext. 1119. Email booksbymail@owwl.org.

New Hours

The library’s hours have changed! Starting tomorrow we will be open Monday through Thursday until 8 pm. Our hours for Friday and Saturday remain the same and have not changed. If you have any questions please call the library at (585) 243-0440. Thank you!

September is Library Card Sign up Month!

Do you have a library card? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Check out the library’s website to learn how you can access movies, eBook’s, video games and much more.

Do you have friends who don’t have library cards? Invite them to visit the library and sign-up for one!

The library card sign-up campaign started in 1987 as a response to then Secretary of Education William Bennett, who stated, “Let’s have a campaign … Every child should obtain a library card and use it.” Read a detailed account in this 2015 blog post at the American Library Association Archives,

 A Library Card for Every Child: Library Card Sign-Up Month, by Cara Bertram.

Little Free Pantry

Check out the newly installed Little Free Pantry! It’s located outside of the library’s Second Street entrance. Anyone can donate and/or take what they need. Pass the word! The pantry is privately operated, any questions may be directed to: geneseoLFP@gmail.com.

Hidden for A Century: Hundreds of Photographs Found in an Attic

Join David Whitcomb for a talk on his incredible find of photos and the equipment appearing to belong to James Ellery Hale, a successful portrait photographer who in the 1880s moved to Seneca Falls, N.Y., where the first women’s rights convention was held in 1848. Mr. Whitcomb, a local lawyer who had bought the Geneva, NY building to expand his practice, pushed an access panel out of the way and poked his head inside. He saw an attic with a vaulted ceiling and crawled in, thinking he might find a few items to sell at a flea market. What he discovered transported him back more than a century to an era when suffragists were campaigning for women’s rights and photography portrait studios had started to crop up in American cities.

https://www.nytimes.com/…/susan-b-anthony-geneva…

https://www.npr.org/…/trove-of-antique-portraits…

The information you need to participate will be sent to you 1-3 days prior to the event date (March 24, 2021)REGISTER: http://bit.ly/3brPRYP