LETTERS: Caz Public Library appreciates ongoing community support

To the editor:

All of us know that today’s libraries are about much more than books, and through continued community support, the Cazenovia Public Library has been able to expand its collections, programs, exhibitions and services to meet the ever-changing needs of the people in this area.

In addition to a book collection of nearly 49,000 volumes and more than 60 magazine and newspaper subscriptions, the library has 5,480 CDs and DVDs ready for checkout. The audio book collection is also extensive with books from this collection, as well as e-books capable of being downloaded and loaned to the public.

In addition to being a center of knowledge, the Cazenovia Public Library is also a center of culture with events and programs filling the Community Room every hour.

The library’s Art Gallery features rotating exhibits year round on diverse art forms, and the Museum of Curiosities is modest in size but covers more than 2,000 years of history.

Betsy Kennedy has been the director of the Cazenovia Public Library for 29 years, and with her is a veteran staff, dedicated to providing the very best in library services.

“Visitors to our library often say that Cazenovians can be proud of their library and what it has to offer,” said Kennedy. “We are so grateful to everyone in the community for this wonderful support, and I urge you to please vote ‘yes’ on the library proposition May 15. With our staff and countless volunteers, we are committed to carrying this pride forward through continued and expanded services that are enjoyed by more than 400 people every day.”

One of the library’s many services is wireless access, as well as 12 computer research databases — including the new Ancestry.com genealogy database.

While mastering new technologies with one-on-one assistance is an integral part of the library’s technology services, everyone can look forward to more extensive computer training through Mid-York during July, August and September.

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