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Library Elves host family Christmas Party

Children and adults filled the Old Forge Library on Tuesday evening, December 20, for the Christmas Party hosted by Library Elves, Jingle Belle and Snowflake.

It featured a craft table for making Christmas ornaments, a reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” by Key Club member Colin Criss, and a performance of the play, “A Christmas Tree for Kitty.”

The cast included Sarah Beck, Fern Bick, Rianna Lindsay, Bella Beck, Chelsea Clark, and Grace Heath, with Chloe and Charlotte Clark, Alexis Heath, Trinity Liddle and Robin Smith as the carolers.

Music was provided by pianist, Maureen Van Slyke.

Hot chocolate and cookies were served following the performance.

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Friends of Library distribute books to pre-school children

Hazel Dellavia, of the Friends of the Old Forge Library, met with Kinderwood Preschool Program students on Monday, December 12 and presented each of them with the book, “Reading Right from the Start” by Toni S. Bickart as a holiday gift.

The Friends organization is hoping to make the book available to all families in the area who have children ages five and under.

More information is available by calling the library at (315) 369-6008.

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Library sets Christmas events

The Old Forge Library will celebrate Christmas by offering an evening of family friendly activities on Tuesday, December 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Jingle Belle and Snowflake the elves will assist participants in making Christmas ornaments. Continue reading

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Library hosts wish tree

The Old Forge Library has an “Evergreen Tree” Wish List of wanted books to add to the collection this holiday season.

Members of the community are invited to make a donation to the library, then choose a title from the Wish List. A holiday ornament and the name of the book selection can be added to the Evergreen Tree as a memorial or an honorary gift in someone’s name.

The Wish List includes both children and adult books, in addition to books for the library’s Adirondack collection. Continue reading

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Elf Walk Benefit: November 2nd event to help support the library

Izzie Worthen and Bev Meeker as Snowflake and Jingle Belle, who will be leading the Elf Walk

There is still time to pick up pledge sheets for the Elf Walk fundraiser hosted by the Old Forge Library on Wednesday, November 2, from 3 to 5 p.m.

All pledges must be submitted to the library prior to the walk.

Participants will join elves, Snowflake and Jingle Belle, and the Key Club Elves on a three-mile walk from the Old Forge Library to Thendara and back.

A shuttle back to the library will be available for anyone wishing to walk only to the half-way point in Thendara.

Participants will be treated to a pizza party at the library at 5 p.m. when prizes will be awarded to the families and individuals who raise the most money.

Twenty-five years ago, on November 18, 1988, a similar fundraising walk was hosted by the library.

“It was fun because I remember all of the people walking down to Thendara with carriages and strollers to raise money for the library. I hope to make this an annual event,” Worthen said.

More information is available by calling the library at (315) 369-6008.

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Library to host Halloween Party, Oct. 28

Community members of all ages are invited to the Old Forge Library’s annual Halloween Costume Contest and Party on Friday, October 28 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in both the adult and children’s costume categories. There will be refreshments, craft projects, and photos of each participant will be taken. craft making  will round out this festive  event. Community members of all ages are invited to come and join in the Halloween Fun!

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Carol Hansen honored for 40 years of service to Old Forge Library

Carol Hansen at an Old Forge Library function in 1980

Considering her 40-year affiliation with the Old Forge Library, it is not unusual for Carol Hansen to be asked to make a random stop at the library to assist Library Director Izzie Worthen with an upcoming project or program.

Such was the case on Friday evening, September 16 when Izzie enticed Carol to join her in the Adirondack Room to go over plans for the library’s upcoming 100th anniversary celebration.

But much to Carol’s surprise, upon entering the room she was greeted by family, friends, library representatives, and colleagues who gathered in her honor to celebrate her four decades—and counting—of service to the library.

As a token of appreciation, the library board and Friends of the Old Forge Library presented a custom-built cabinet in her name, commissioned by Hans Schmid and Sandy Tetreault of Middle Branch Woodworking, to house archival items and information. The cabinet will reside in the Adirondack Room.

Carol’s history with the library began in April 1972, shortly after her move to Old Forge with husband, Jon, and three children, Kelly, Bob, and Susan. Continue reading

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