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LIBRARY NEWS: Readers go on a leaf hunt on Main Street

A child goes on a StoryWalk leaf hunt on Main Street in Lake Placid, a service provided by the Lake Placid Public Library and participating businesses along the route. (Photo provided)

The leaves are beautiful, the air is crisp and yes, our Main Street is still under construction. However, we are busy at the Lake Placid Public Library making sure patrons and visitors alike are getting the services they need.

StoryWalk – Leaf Hunt on Main Street

For the past week, children and parents have been able to pick up their “backpack” at the library and proceed down Main Street reading “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt,” by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Miki Sakamoto. Once they have read the page posted in the store window, they may stop in the store and collect their leaf sticker to put in their backpack.

Homeschool Thursdays

Launched on Thursday, Sept. 30 with a music writing workshop with RiverJack Z, this outdoor event was attended by about 25 children and parents. Everyone came away with the thrill of being involved in creating, singing and recording an original tune.

This was a first-time event, yet we are looking into making this a yearly event for our library community. Anyone interested in becoming a part of the homeschooling group activities can call the library at 518-523-3200 or email librarian@lakeplacidpubliclibrary.org to get on the mailing list for upcoming programs/activities.

Math Tutoring with Chris Ward

Any student in grades 6-12 in need of a math tutor can contact the library at 518-523-3200 to set up an appointment. This program is made available thanks to the 2021 Lake Placid Education Foundation technology and education grant.

More homework help

The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System provides homework help for students, high school equivalency prep, ASVAB Prep, practice nursing exams, resume and cover letter help, and help with preparing for college.

It’s great because it’s not just tutorial pages to read. You can connect with live tutors who can give you personalized guidance. There are also lessons on Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Outlook for beginners all the way to advanced users.

This is a service offered to all Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System patrons who can access with their library card number on any internet-connected computer at any time. Visit the Lake Placid Public Library’s website and click on “children/family resources” to locate the link to Brainfuse.

Book clubs

In-house book clubs have started up and are delighted to be back in the library meeting friends in person.

Storytime with Ms. Linda

We are thrilled to have some of our pre-school children back in the children’s room for storytime on Friday mornings at 10:30. Ms. Linda still offers the option of Zoom storytime for those who can’t attend in person. If anyone has questions, please call the library 518-523-3200.

Computer room

Erin Johnson has been busy in the computer room, updating the computers and assisting patrons with computer needs. She has added a Ms. Linda’s recommendations list along with new adult, young adult and new children entries, to the library webpage, lakeplacidlibrary.org.

(Madonna Barney is a library assistant at the Lake Placid Public Library.)