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.