HURLEY LIBRARY UPDATE – August 2014
New Library Update
Are you wondering when the new library will be open? Are you curious about
how the process is proceeding? These are great questions! Please feel
free to contact any Library Board member or Tracey Pause, the Library
Director. We are always happy to answer any questions and we are committed
to keeping the project as transparent as possible.
Although you may not be seeing a lot of work to the physical building,
there have been numerous “behind the scenes” achievements.
For example, here are some important milestones:
The former Key Bank building was purchased in the winter.
Architects and designers have been hired and meet with the Board regularly.
Town Planning Board and Preservation Committee approvals have been secured.
A grant was received from New York State.
An awesome cookbook has been created to help with fundraising.
A Friends Group is being organized to help with fundraising for this
project and to help support, enhance and promote the Library and its
programs in the future.
Bids are being prepared so that physical work to the building can begin
within the next few months.
A fundraiser is being planned, there will be an opportunity to see the
inside of the building and current plans.
As the Board continues to move forward and we grow more excited about the
project. Please know that we appreciate your patience and support.
The Hurley Library Board of Trustees
The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.
Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.
TumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.
Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.
Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Over 45 foreign languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Irish & more) & 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses available.
Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.