Governor Cuomo, despite having an extra $5.5B in revenue this year and proposing up to a 4.8% increase in state education funding, proposed FLAT funding for our community libraries. Last year’s enacted state budget included a 5.7% increase in education funding, but a mere 1.2% increase in local library aid. New York State Education Law requires library aid for FY 2015-2016 to be $102.6M. This figure is based on the most recent census data.
The Governor’s flat funding proposal puts state library aid at $86.6M, equivalent to 1997 funding and $16M short of where it should be.
Use our pre-drafted letter to voice your support for fully funding NYS Library Aid in the FY 2015-2016 Budget – it takes less than two minutes.
Join us for
Mini-Golf at the
Oswego Public Library
January 19, 2015
(Martin Luther Kink, Jr. Day)
10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.
$5.00 per person
($3.00 with library card)
$20.00 max per family
There will also be a Book Sale and Bake Sale
Help Support the Friends of The Library!
Get together with family and friends to help us, while you help yourself to some great food! With a Friendly’s Family Fun Day everybody wins!
When you visit or call in your order to the Friendly’s in Oswego on June 27th and present your voucher which you can print from Here Friendly’s will donate 15% of the sales to Friends of the Library!
Date: Friday June 27th
Location: Oswego Friendly’s 192 W Bridge St.
This was a great event! Stay tuned for future FOL Events.
In Photo Left to Right:
Francesca Polato, Rotary Exchange Student; Katelyn Clary, Secretary OHS Interact Club; Joe McManus , President Friends Of The Library; special guests Richard and Ruby Linzy; Warren Shaw, Oswego Sunrise Rotary, and OHS Interact advisor; Lisa Shaw, President of Oswego Sunrise Rotary; and Lauren Wallace, Rotary Exchange Student.
Dinner and Movie Event
Presented by Friends of the Oswego Library,
Sunrise Rotary and OHS Interact Club
Date: May 20, 2014
Time: Bar opens a 5:00 P.M., Dinner at 6:00 P.M., Movie at 7:00 P.M.
Place: The Lake Ontario Conference Center at Alexandria’s
Dinner: Pasta buffet (vodka ravioli, alfredo & marinara sauces), meatballs, salad, rolls,coffee, tea,water and dessert.
Movie: 12 Years a Slave
Price: $20.00 per ticket for meal and movie
Tickets can be purchased online here or at the Oswego Public Library, Rivers End Bookstore, or The Oswego Tea Company.
Dr. Joseph Sgarlata, a noted historian, educator and lecturer will introduce the movie and give a brief talk on the connection that Solomon Northrup, the main character in the movie, had with the city of Oswego. If you have any questions, you may call the Friends of the Library at 315-726-3651 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Library’s annual meeting and Member’s Tea will be held in the Library’s Community room on Monday, April 28 at 4:30PM. All members of the Friends of the Library are invited to attend.
Jim Farfaglia, local author, will introduce his latest book, Of the Earth: Stories from the Oswego County Muck Farms. Oswego County is one of the few places in the world that has a large amount of muck land. Jim interviewed many of the local muck farmers to learn their stories and the history of the mucks. He will be speaking at 6:30 P.M. in the Community Room. You can visit Jim’s website at: www.jimfarfaglia.weebly.com.