Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

When Ag PTech Comes to Visit

This sloppy, snowy morning we welcomed two groups of Ag PTech students with their instructor, Patrick Clear.  Also accompanying the groups were staff members Angeline Conte, Alaina Campolieta and Abigail Jacobs.  The students had a very specific purpose for their visit; to see our mineral collection. Apparently New York State minerals play a role on an upcoming science Regents. 


Our collection is primarily the work of three collectors; Robert M. Hartley, Lewis Smith and Alice Edmunds.   Both Mr. Smith and Mrs. Edmunds were long time members of the library board and avid collectors.  A couple of years ago a topographical New York State map was added to the display that helps to pinpoint the various mineral deposits throughout the state.  Current trustee Mat Rapacz facilitated their visit.


The kids were polite, boisterous and seemed to be enthusiastic with the trip.  It was a great experience to have them here.  On the way out, one young man spotted some anime books in front of the desk.  Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation art originating in Japan.    The books he was looking at were given to us several years ago and are part of an uncatalogued collection.  They’ve been dormant for a while and I asked him if he would like to take them.  You thought I’d given him gold.  He filled up a couple of plastic bags and happily went out the door.  I know he will give them a good home. 


On this day, life is indeed good in Libraryland!




Sunday, March 11, 2018

Program Notes

Two programs are resuming this week:

Color Me Calm; an adult coloring group Monday, March 12 @ 630PM.  Other dates through are March 26, April 9 & 23, May 14 and June 11.

Nifty Needles; Wednesday, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23 and June 13 & 27 at 10 AM.  

Come join us!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tiny pals

Tiny pals came to call yesterday in Storytime.  Boy, what a difference a two month break can make! Since our January-February hiatus, one of our little people is now walking, another one has emerged from his baby carrier with 7 teeth and ready to crawl, a little lady is going to become a big sister,  another of our tiny girls returned with much longer hair, and one gentleman continues to blossom in the participation department:)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Job Opening

Help wanted:  Building, grounds and custodial work. 12-15 hours varied, some weekends, 1-year experience preferred.
Applications available at Margaret Reaney Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., St. Johnsville.