Guilderland Library Notes for Friday, July 12, 2013

— Photo submitted by the Guilderland Public Library

Bestselling crime novelist Alafair Burke is flanked by the Guilderland Public Library Director of Programming and Public Services Natalie McDonough, left, and the library’s director, Barbara Nichols Randall, at the June 28 Carol J. Hamblin Notable Author Event at the library. McDonough is holding a copy of If You Were Here, Burke’s latest novel. — Photo submitted by the Guilderland Public Library

 If you know of a young reader who would like a little bit of help with reading skills, and who is in grades 1 through 4, then the Library’s Book Buddy program is just the thing.

The Book Buddy program pairs young readers with teens entering grades 7 through 12 who’ll share their joy and talent for reading. Together they’ll discover new stories, and the youngster will learn by the teen’s example. 

The program runs Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons from July 9 through August 16.  All teen Book Buddies are taken through a training session; all sessions are held in the Library under Librarian supervision. To sign your young reader up for the Book Buddy program, please call 456-2400 x 4.

 Trustees to meet

The Library’s Board of Trustees will hold their monthly business meeting on Thursday, July 11, at 7:30 pm in the Library’s Tawasentha Room. This meeting will feature the swearing-in of new Trustees.  You are invited to attend.

Downloading to eReaders

On Friday, July 12, at 3:30 pm, teens are encouraged to bring their eReaders to learn how to borrow and download eBooks – free! – from the Library. This class is for the Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. To register, please call the Library at 456-2400 x 4.

About the library

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