Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ebooks, Netflix, and Library Building Projects (Part 110, Morrisville Public Library)

New addition at Morrisville Public Library opens to public. (Syracuse Post-Standard, September 29, 2011)

ExcerptSince the new, improved library opened in July, it has become a gathering place for community organizations, municipal agencies and students, Library Manager Michelle Forward said.

Built with a $200,000 federal grant and a $372,000 loan that will be paid back over 40 years, the expansion added 3,100 square feet of space that quickly filled with media and readers in July, Forward said.

“The first 2½ weeks we were open, there was a flurry of people,” she said.

“It seems like now we’ve got room, our circulation has gone up and we see more computer use.

Now that school is back in session, she said, “After school we are busy and have people tutoring students. That’s kind of a big thing.”

She also was pleased the library expansion was ready in time for the summer reading program.

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