Our Dungeons & Dragons Teen Book Club is returning for a second year! Join us for all new campaigns Wednesdays from 3:15 to 5pm online. No experience necessary! Learn more about the program here.
Join us for UPL’s 39th Candlelight Annual Meeting, this year on Zoom, on November 7, 2020 at 7pm, with a soft opening at 6:30pm for assistance with voting or Zoom. Preregistration is required at https://tinyurl.com/UPL-Annual-Dinner. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom online meetings, call the library for assistance before the event.
This event is open to all association members. The Library Board of Trustees and Library Director will give updates, the annual report will be presented to the association membership, and the trustee election results will be announced. Association members are encouraged to vote for trustees. Members will receive a postcard with a ballot. Either clip that out and return it to the library by mail or in person, or vote online here.
This year’s Trustee Candidates are:
I studied Social Work and Art on LI, and graduated from the SUNY at Stony Brook in 1994. I value libraries and enjoy being part of the library community. Working with people in groups is a meaningful experience for me. I have enjoyed serving as a Trustee of UPL since 2012. I’ve been serving as the Office of the Treasurer since 2012. I have chaired the Annual Candlelight Dinner, Libations for the Library, served as Chair the Director Search committee twice, and enjoy helping at the book sales. I look forward to working with the UPL Trustees and Director to continue to keep UPL on track to serve its mission to the community.
I have served as trustee previously for 5 years and would like an opportunity to serve again. Me and my family have been part of this community since 1987. When my children were young I coached softball and baseball, later served on TCSD School Board for 6 years, and served as staff member of Cornell University Hearing Board for Office of Judicial Administration. Retired from Cornell University 2013. Throughout my career at Cornell I worked as administrator/financial manager and feel these skills will benefit the library. The library cares about our community and I care about the library.
Library Circulation Assistant15 hours per week with some evenings and weekends The Circulation Assistant, under the supervision of the Library Director (LD), will be responsible for working behind the circulation desk, assisting library patrons, enforcing library policies, and various library upkeep duties. The ideal candidate will be dependable and trustworthy, have strong computer skills and attention to detail, excellent customer service experience, a passion for literacy and libraries, and will be an effective communicator and team player. A high school diploma or equivalent is required—flexibility and a sense of humor is preferred.
Library Cataloging Assistant15 hours per week with some evenings and weekends The Cataloging Assistant, under the supervision of the Library Director (LD), will be responsible for cataloging and processing all new items, record-keeping for the book endowment program, and other duties around maintaining the library collection. The ideal candidate will be dependable and trustworthy, have strong computer skills and attention to detail, excellent customer service experience, a passion for literacy and libraries, and will be an effective communicator and team player. A high school diploma or equivalent is required—flexibility and a sense of humor is preferred.
Join us for Science at Home, a weekly program of science experiments and STEM learning for kids of all ages. Each week from October to January, we’ll release a new science experiment on a theme: October’s is Soap, November’s is Balloons, December’s is Light, and January’s is Salt. Packets with experiment supplies as well as paper copies of the description sheets will be available at our Grab and Go Hours. Experiments can also be done with items easily found at home.
Interested in reading one of 2019’s most challenged books? Here are the top 10.
Find them in our library system:
- George by Alex Gino
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
- A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
- Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg, illustrated by Fiona Smyth
- Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis
- I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings, illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
- Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
- And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson illustrated by Henry Cole
Learn more about Banned Book Week at the American Library Association page.