Annual Report from the Library Manager – Calendar Year 2019
Carthage Free Library had a successful year. We supplied patrons with access to books and on-line; e-books, music, data bases and classes, through our library and in cooperation with the North Country Library System (NCLS).
In 2019 we received funding from Pratt-Northam Foundation and the Fort Drum Spouses Club for our children’s Summer Reading Program, and funds from a New York State Construction Grant for our parking lot project. The second phase of the parking lot project was completed; the site was leveled and paved, and we have a new handicap accessible site for parking with easy access to the building. Isabel Bamberg left us to attend JCC, and Melissa Trombley is working some of her hours. We still offer TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion aka GED) tutoring for anyone looking to receive their high school equivalency diploma. This year we partnered with BOCES, Headstart, Carthage Summer Recreation, and the Carthage Chamber of Commerce and led several school visits at the Library. We donated food collected from patrons and donated books to the VEM food pantry, and donated books to Carthage Pediatric Clinic. We again partnered with the Carthage Summer Recreation program for our Summer Reading Program. Isabel Bamberg and Adalee Bamberg led the Summer Reading Program, with over 90 children registered plus a group from the Recreation program attending once a week. We had a special visit this summer from the Bubble man with his fantastic "Bubblemania!" show. Our Heritage Room was open with dedicated volunteers organizing materials and helping patrons with research. Friends of the Library is active and looking for new Friends! Thank you to all our "friends" who work hard to help us through their fundraising efforts, and thanks to all our patrons for supporting your Library.
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