Friday, April 8, 2011

This Friday's Top 5 Best things about the Library

This Friday's Top 5 is all about the Albany Public Library. We're going to have two lists, the first is a Guest Top 5 from the President of the Library Board, Dennis Gaffney and the second list is what Albany Spark readers said were their Top 5 Library favorites.

Guest Top 5:
Top 5 Coolest Things at the Albany Public Library!
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1. You can make the library your office-away-from-home by using the free Wi-Fi.
2. You can download—and keep—digital music for free if you have an Albany Public Library card.
4. You can visit the just-opened Albany History Room on the second floor of the Main Library. Here you can learn about Albany’s fascinating history in books, pamphlets, clippings, newspapers, and photographs. You can learn about the lives of Albany citizens through city directories, census records, and newspapers. The Collection is open to researchers during regular Library hours. For more specialized assistance contact Ellen Gamache at 427-4327.

5. You can get free homework help and tutoring for your school-age children at the libraries. Just call your neighborhood library to sign up.

Albany Spark Readers Top 5 Library Favorites!

1. Everyone loves their neighborhood library.

2. Great staff.

3. Surprisingly, the overdue fees made the list because they are low and for their convenience of payment methods.
4. Great selection, in a variety of media.

5. The child-friendly atmosphere of all libraries, including the great children's programming.

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