Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Saturday, August 13, 2016


For those who enjoy audio books, we just took delivery of nearly 30 new titles!  Our very limited materials budget allows us to spend $200 a year for books on CD.  That money is combined with similar contributions from other member libraries of the Mohawk Valley Library System with the purchased materials becoming part of a rotating collection. 

These 30 new donated titles will be part of MRML’s permanent collection.  While I don’t have permission to name the individual, I can tell you they have been extremely generous to us for a number of years with audio book donations.  I daresay, probably 80% of our permanent audio collection has been via this particular person’s kindness. 

I’ll let you know once the new titles are catalogued and ready to circulate.  Audio books are very popular for commuters and vacation travelers.  As we like to say here in Libraryland….check them out!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Flapjacks and Fairytales 2016

Some library pals are taking a spin in the FJ&FT’s “basket” donated by Lindy and Larry Sweet.  “Roll Out the Barrow” was handcrafted by the Sweets for Flapjacks and Fairytales Pancake Breakfast and Basket Raffle, Sunday, September 18 at the H C Smith Benefit Club.  Breakfast is served 8 AM – 1 PM with the raffle to follow.    Save the date!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fall Book Discussions

            Dawn Lamphere, director, Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville, has announced the fall titles for Peanut Butter and Jelly book discussions.
            Guest facilitator Susan Oringel, will lead the discussion on Saturday, September 10 of the novel Still Alice by Lisa Genova. 
A Harvard professor, with a husband and three grown children, Alice Howland is proud of the life she has worked so hard to build. When Alice begins to grow forgetful at first she just dismisses it, but when she gets lost in her own neighborhood she realizes that something is terribly wrong. Alice finds herself in the rapid downward spiral of Alzheimer’s disease. She is only 50 years old. 
A New York Times bestseller, the film version starred Julianne Moore who garnered critical acclaim and won an Academy Award for her role as Alice Howland. 
The discussion will begin at 10 AM.   
            On October 8, the group will discuss the J R Moehringer novel Sutton followed by discussion on November 12 of Alison Pataki’s historical look at Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold, in her novel, the Traitor’s Wife. 
            Anyone desiring further information or wishing to reserve a copy of the Genova book, is invited to call the Reaney Library at 518-568-7822.