Friday, February 4, 2011

Library Board Vacancy

The Broome County Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking members to fill a vacancy. Prospective board members must reside in the City of Binghamton.

Please send resumes by March 1, 2011, to:
Broome County Public Library
Administration Office
185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Friday, January 21, 2011

Library Seeks to Partner with Local Businesses

The Broome County Public Library is seeking partnerships with local businesses to create and host events to entertain and educate the public. If one of your employees has a skill related to your line of business, the Library would like to work with you to develop a program or workshop. (For example, if you own a flower shop, you or an employee could hold a flower arranging demonstration at the Library.) The Library would provide free advertising for the event, free use of a meeting room, and flyers for you to distribute or post at your business.

If you are interested in spreading the word about your business by partnering with the Broome County Public Library, please contact Sherry Kowalski at 607-778-6423 or

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Green Scene at BCPL

The Broome County Public Library invites youth to participate in The Green Scene, a new monthly program centered around fun environmentally-friendly activities. On Thursday, January 27, 6:00pm, the activity will be Trash Origami—the group will be making wallets out of empty snack bags. Instead of throwing away your chip bag, bring it along and make something useful out of it! The suggested ages for this program are 10 years and older, and registration is requested. For more information, or to register, please call the Library’s Youth Services Department at 607-778-6456.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Story Time Schedule

The Broome County Public Library will begin its winter schedule of story times on Monday, January 17. Families with young children are invited to attend these fun and educational programs!

For children birth through age 3, Lapsit Story Time, with stories, rhymes, and playtime, will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am. For children ages 4 to 6, Preschool Story Time, with fun stories and rhymes, will be held on alternate Fridays at 10:00am. Family Story Time, with stories for the whole family, will be held on Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm, for children of all ages.

More information about dates can be found on BCPL's online calendar.

This schedule will continue through February 18, and all story times will be held in the Youth Services Department of the Library (185 Court Street, Binghamton). For more information, please call Youth Services at 607-778-6456.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Library Knitting Group Will Hold a Raffle!

Knitting enthusiasts are invited to join the Broome County Public Library’s Knitting Group, which will hold a raffle at its meeting on Wednesday, January 19, 6:00pm. All attendees will have up to four chances to win a copy of Head to Toe Knits by Bronwyn Lowenthal:
  • Enter once for attending the January meeting
  • Enter again if you donate an item to the Samaritan House
  • Enter another time if you bring a friend with you that is new to the group
  • Enter if you present your library card at the meeting
If you don’t have a library card, it’s easy to sign up for one, and it’s free if you live in Broome, Chenango, Delaware or Otsego County.

The Knitting Group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. The group is open to knitters of all skill levels, and participants should bring a project to work on. The group will be doing charity knitting for the Samaritan House, which is in need of hats, mittens, scarves for children, and baby blankets. Registration is not required. For more details, you may call the Library’s Information Desk at 607-778-6451.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Food for Fines!

Do you have outstanding fees on your account at the Broome County Public Library? For a limited time, you can reduce your fines and help the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) at the same time! Between December 20 and December 31, you will receive $1.00 off your fines for each non-perishable food item that you bring to the Library. Food items will be donated to CHOW in support of their assistance programs to the 8,900 families served in our community. Help yourself and help CHOW during this holiday season. For more information, please call the Library at 607-778-6400.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Six-Word Memoirs

This fall, we asked local teens (and others who wanted to participate) to submit Six-Word Memoirs--telling the story of your life in just six words.

Here are the ones we received:
Happy, pretty, outstanding, glamorous, beautiful, fine. - SJL
Always changing, ever worth it. Mine! - KEH
Sad hurtful happy depression guilt worried - SAW
Hectic, stressful, depressing, busy, my own - ESS
crazy, different, funny, unlike anyone else's - NS
Lost my passion for music lately... - EMC
No father, loving family, awesome friends - NH
Some days were better than others. - PNR
I doubt too much, but live. - HJ
You can always be a star. - Anon.
Never ending, nor forgetful, cherish love. - KGC
Serious, Fun, Loving, Smart, Crazy, Loud. - MS
Faith, love and change shape life. - KS
Stress, tiring, loving, serious, exciting, bashful. - AS
Running too fast to slow down. - JVL
Corey, athletic, smart, intelligent, bright, outgoing. - CJT
I am myself and I believe. - AM
Triumph comes with whole hearted persistence. - JA
Old age challenges talents, robs abilities. - CM
eating at Golden Corral with mom - CLG
San Diego, Washington DC, Providence, Binghamton - SAB
Pain, Love, Smile, Tears, Happy, Hurt - MGK
Pretty fun, loud, bookworm, adventures, artist - LP
Hectic, crazy, exhausting... Totally worth it! - YS
Strong in body, heart + soul. - DM
much more than I ever expected - KRH
friend, sister, daughter, woman, mother, wife - AW
In Hershey everything's made of chocolate. - EY
Quiet, Funny, Kind, Loves Horses, Busy - SLP
Burned, laugh, friends, breathrough, happenstance, forgetful - MAM
Love my family. Want to write. - CR
I am adopted, I am saved. - MB
Growth, laughter, love, family, friends, hope. - MGC
My True Love is my family. - DW
Lucky to have friends in Broome. - SH
Crazy, amusing, special, fun, sad, hard - KS
Love conquers hate. Is peace love? - JPG
I'm fitting in everything I can! - TF
Crazy, fun, serious, loud, exciting, adventurous - CR
live, lied, laugh, cried, slept, died. - SVS
Meeting service dogs for the first - JMP
Days were long, years flew by. - JH
More important is what isn't seen. - SB
Have a hard time finishing my - MP
Heroes: Iron Man and Spider Man - ISC
Mirrors, staring, yelling, back at me. - GS
My lies have become my everything. - PK
Damien loves Daddy Mommy Daniel Sophia - DMVW
Drink coffee. Do stupid things faster. - JPG
I was crazy and still am! - AW
Curiosity is necessary, along with knowledge. - KR
My life can only get better! - MK
Never Ending, Ever Changing, Forever Breathing - MRH

And here are a couple that aren't exactly six words, but they're still awesome!
Music is my Life! - SR
Lost and always feels alone. - JD

For more six-word memoirs from teens all over the world, check out this book!