The Hurley Library will hold its annual trustee election and budget approval vote on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 between the hours of 4 PM and 7 PM. Voting will take place at the Hurley Library, 44 Main Street, in Hurley. Absentee ballots are available at the library.
All registered voters in the Hurley districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 are eligible to vote.
Three candidates are vying for three available trustee positions. Incumbent trustee Heather Blakely and newcomers Diana Cline and Judy Mayhon are running for the positons. Two seats are for a four year term and one seat is for a one year term.
A tax levy of $137,800 is up for approval. This represents an increase of 12.3% to cover the cost of increased programming, services, materials, and operating a larger facility. This increase will amount to an estimated increase of $10.67 per year based on a home assessed at $200,000.
HURLEY, N.Y.: After years of planning and many months of work, the new Hurley Public Library on the town’s historic Main Street is nearly complete. From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 27, the Library’s Board of Trustees will host an open house at the library, offering light refreshments and tours of the “in-progress” public rooms.
“We’re so encouraged by what we’ve accomplished with the community’s support,” said Bob Dido, the library’s Treasurer. “We want our neighbors to see our progress, and want to show them the furnishings and equipment we have planned for the library’s new public rooms. Sue Dugan, Board President, added, “Hurley residents have told us repeatedly that what they wanted most in their new library was meeting space and access to technology, and we’re excited to offer a sneak preview of the beautiful new reading spaces, meeting spaces, and technology that will soon be available to the community.”
Hurley Library Board members and designers will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions.
That same afternoon, The Hurley Heritage Society is hosting a benefit “Hurley Rooster Auction” at the Hurley Reformed Church Hall, a short walk away at 11 Main Street. The event begins at 3:00 PM with appetizers and music, followed by the live auction at 4:00 PM. Tickets for the event can be purchased for $15 at the library or $20 at the door. For more information, visit http://hurleyheritagesociety.org/
Meet us at the Library at 4pm and we will go for a walk on the Rail Trail and chat about what books we are reading! Bring your strollers, bring your wheelchairs, bring your leashes, bring your sneaks—everyone is welcome! And in December, bring your snow shoes!
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.