Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Gather In

A new group is forming at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville.  An outgrowth of a recent writing workshop, Gather In will provide a forum for people to come together and share their family and community histories and memories. 

Gather In will meet the second and fourth Monday of each month from 630-8PM, beginning Monday, October 22. 

At the initial gathering, library trustee Sharon Fuller will provide a tour of the library’s St. Johnsville Room which houses an extensive collection of local photographs and memorabilia.  Following over three years of research, Fuller will also discuss information she has discovered about the community’s businesses and industries. 

Library director Dawn Lamphere noted “Almost everyone wants to know where they come from, who their forbearers were.  They want to know how we did things and what we thought.  Our stories and our artifacts are our gifts to the future.” 

Former residents who no longer live locally are invited to share their St. Johnsville family and community memories by emailing them to  Lamphere noted that those submissions will be printed out and saved as part of the library's scrapbook collection.

Anyone desiring further information is invited to contact the library at 518-568-7822.  Margaret Reaney Memorial Library is located at 19 Kingsbury Avenue.


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