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Perry Public Library hosts a visit from
Senator Patrick Gallivan

on Friday, November 1, 2013

We begin with a tour of the children's room.

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Back:  Senator Patrick Gallivan, Library Trustees Dave Shearing and Dave Bojanowski
Front:  Youth Services Librarian Janet Rossman and Library Director Peggy Parker

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We invite Senator Gallivan to help promote Geek the Library by signing our
"What do you Geek?" board, which has already made the rounds to several local events. is a national initiative to spread awareness about the value of libraries in our communities.
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We thank Senator Gallivan for making possible Legislative Bullet Aid
in both 2012 and 2013 for library technology.

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Library Director Peggy Parker points out  purchases of computer equipment, installation, software, and supplies that were made with the 2012 monies and talks of similar purchases to be made with the 2013 funds recently received.

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Ann Burlingham represents both Friends of Perry Public Library and her own Burlingham Books as we discuss the cooperative efforts between our library and her bookstore as well as the many other groups interested in getting books into the hands of community members of all ages.

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We show the senator our beautiful gallery and its collection of paintings
by local artist Lemuel Maynard Wiles (1826-1905).
Pictured above are Library Clerk Amy True, Ann Burlingham (back), Library Director
Peggy Parker, Senator Gallivan, Library Trustee Dave Shearing,
Library Trustee Dave Bojanowski (back), and Eric Parker.

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We talk to Senator Gallivan and his staff member Mark Rieman about the library's parking lot project, which received final approval for its needed variances on October 28, 2013.
The parking lot project was made possible by a New York State Public Library Construction Grant.


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