New Director

On Feb. 7, The Hudson Falls Free Library welcomed a new director: Kay Hafner.

Kay comes to us after having worked at Crandall Public Library as a clerk for nearly 13 years. She went back to get her master’s degree in information science after her only child graduated college in 2013. In 2015, Kay obtained her degree and began working as a part-time reference librarian at SUNY Adirondack, as well as keeping her clerk position at Crandall Public Library.

Stop by to say Hi to Kay and see the new things she’s doing at our library.

Adopt A Book is Here!

Thank you for supporting your Library!  Your donation ensures that many readers will enjoy a wider selection of books here at the Library.  Here is how the program works:

  1. Review the list below and select which book(s) you would like to adopt.  Stop by the Library or email Sarah at         hud-director@sals.edu
  2. Donate $20 to the Library to purchase the book and fill out the adoption form.
  3. Enjoy! Once the book arrives, you get to check out the book first!

 

Books for Adoption:

Author                      Title                                 Notes

Danielle Steel                 Prodigal Son: A Novel                                         

Danielle Steel                 Undercover: A Novel                       

Chris Kyle                     American Sniper

Norman Beim                After Byron                   

Danielle Steel                 Country: A Novel

Kerry & Chris Shook      One Month to Live

Louisa Thomas      Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Andy Weir               The Martian

Lisa Scottoline          Every Fifteen Minutes

Lisa Scottoline          Most Wanted

Water Safety Tips

Kids love water and pool season is almost here. Learn more about what you can do to keep kids safe at your own pool or at community pools and spas by visiting PoolSafely.gov for Parents and Families.

For more water safety resources and fun activities, visit:
Beach Kids! – Environmental Protection Agency
Bobber the Water Safety Dog
• Water Safety – KidsHealth.org
• Activity: Adventures of Splish and Splash
• Activity: Coast Guard Coloring Book (Flash required)
• Activity: Water Safety in Your National Parks (Flash required)

 

The above taken from .gov

What is the impact of cell phones on our society?

What is the impact of cell phones on our society? Check out this latest post from .gov:

“What impact have cell phones had on us socially? Find out by watching this live webcast, on June 4th, at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm EST. https://qrius.si.edu/webcast-unseen-connections-natural-his…

Students will meet Joshua Bell, a cultural anthropologist at the National Museum of Natural History, and explore with him the natural history of cellphones. He will take your class on a journey along a supply chain, from the mines that produce cell phone minerals to the millions of discarded cellphones. Joshua will help students reflect on the emerging social implications of a cell phone being one of our most utilized possessions.”