Dunham Public Library, in cooperation with other area libraries and the Mid York Library System, is offering a new service. You can receive an email when items are ready for pickup at the library and also receive a courtesy reminder email three days before items are due.
Meets the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. for an hour of casual discussion. Books to be read are chosen by consensus. It is a relaxed group distinguished by its acceptance of the opinions of all members.
Next meeting: December 16, 2013 @ 6:00 PM in the Library Board Room. We will be discussing Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. All are welcomed.
Next meeting: Saturday, December 14 @ 10:00 AM in the Upstairs Board Room
Contact: Lorraine Kreimeyer: (315) 736-3285
The Whitesboro Reading Group
Meets the third Thursday of every month at 1:00 p.m. We read best sellers, classics, mysteries, historical fiction, and biographies. Each month there is a different facilitator who presents background information on that month's author and chosen title. Participants share their thoughts, reactions, questions, or insights and the discussion expands from that input.
Next meeting: Thursday, December 19 @ 1:00 PM in the Upstairs Board Room...all are welcome.
Contact: Betty Storsberg:
. (315) 507-2951
Dunham Public Library Writer's Group
Meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 PM. We are new writers, experienced writers, creative writers, professional writers; in other words, we are lovers of the written word looking to hone our skills and support each other with constructive feedback. Meetings are free and open to all.
Next meeting:Monday, December 30 @ 6:00 PM - Writing Topic: "Cabin Fever"
We are spotlighting early childhood literacy with a new program. Putting into action the research based assertion that literacy learning starts early, young children construct their understandings of literacy almost from birth and adults are vital in teaching children literacy, the Library in partnership with the Whitesboro Central School District Teacher Center and the Whitesboro Teachers Association is rolling out a program for early childhood literacy based on the Raise A Reader program.
Started by two teachers in Delmar, NY, Raise A Reader puts books into the hands of pre-school children and their families. The program maintains 1000 books at the Library and has divided them into 100 beautifully silk-screened bags of 10 books each. Using their library cards, parents are able to sign out a bag of ten books for a two week period and then return it for another bag. The goal is to have 1000 books read to or with a child by the age of 6.
It’s easy. It costs nothing. The rewards are priceless. Your library card is the key.
Shopping at Amazon.com can mean money for the Library.
Many of us now shop at the online retailer, Amazon.com, regularly. If you do, there is a way your Amazon orders can generate revenue for Dunham Public Library. Look to your right on this page and click on the More button. (Or you can click on this link.) You will be accessing our Wowbrary site which features our newest books, CDs and DVDs which have been acquired that week. Toward the top of that page, you will see a red link which states: Support Dunham Public Library for free by clicking here when starting your Amazon shopping.Click on that link and you will land on a page which states ‘Amazon purchases help your library and Wowbrary.’ Then click on the ‘Shop at Amazon’ button. Amazon will donate about 7.5% of your purchases to us.
Speaking of donations
It is now easier than ever to make a quick donation to Dunham Public Library. Scroll down this page and on your right is a donate button. Your donation will be charged to your credit or debit card. It all helps to support our wonderful library.