SPRINGVILLE — The Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord has just completed its 19th year of operations, at 18 Chapel St. in Springville. Annual circulation was 100,549. Approximately 3,000 new books and library materials have been added and new ones arrive, daily.
Library patrons made more than 60,000 visits in 2012 and used more than 48,000 library materials, including books, newspapers, magazines and DVDs.
If a book is not available locally, it can be ordered, from another library. Deliveries of books are received, five times per week.
The preschool story hour will begin on Thursday, July 11 and will take place from 10 – 11 a.m. This segment of the summer reading program is geared toward children ages 2 – 6. The summer reading program for school-age children will also begin on July 11, from 3 – 4 p.m.
Last year, the library summer programs included visits from the Magic of Mr. J, Mike Randall and Friends, Nickel City Reptiles and Charlie & Checkers. More than 1,000 children participated.
The Battle of the Books will be held on Aug. 3 at Erie Community College’s South Campus. Last year, two local sixth – eighth grade teams participated. These programs were funded by the library’s book sale and donations.
This year’s book sale will be held on Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18. Legislature John Mills will bring back his hot dog wagon on July 18, from 4 – 8 p.m. A bake sale will also be held, on that day. Donations of bake goods will be accepted, for this sale.
A photocopier is also available at the library and is available to the public, at a cost. A color laser printer, for color, computer print-outs and a scanner are also available. There is a charge for printing. Books on tape, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray© DVDs are also available for checkout, for seven days at a time.
The Springville Lions Club has donated materials for the visually impaired. Those include books on tape, large print books and a telesensory magnifier. Applications for New York State Talking Books are also available at the library.
Twelve flat-screen computers continue to be available, for public access to the Internet. The library’s website is www.buffalolib.org and includes the Online Public Access Catalog, periodical databases and a reference desk.
The community garden at the Hulbert Library also continues to grow. It is located at the northeast corner of the library parking lot and is an ongoing project.
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has more than 2.6 million materials available for residents to borrow, including books, eBooks, DVDs, music and more. Free library card applications can be downloaded and taken to any of the 37 local, public libraries for processing. A valid form of identification and proof of address are necessary, with that application.
For more information on the Erie County library system, call 858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org. The Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord may be reached at 592-7742 or by visiting www.townofconcordny.com/hulbert_library.php3