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Director Parker will be retiring at the end of April 2015. Click here for a
February 26, 2015, article in the Daily News about the upcoming retirement.

See below for Director Parker's farewell column that appeared in the
Perry Herald newspaper on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

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My time has come to say good-bye to Perry Public Library as my retirement at the end of April is quickly approaching.   It is difficult to put into words how much serving as Library Director for the past 30 years has meant to me.  It has been an honor and a privilege to work with the dedicated staff, trustees, and Friends of Perry Public Library, as well as to serve and interact with the many library patrons all these years.

I want especially to note that having a staff of people who love books and are avid readers is a priceless asset to any community, and we can be proud of that here at our library. The staff understands that serving the patrons is our top priority, and they bring their many skills and years of experience to the job every single day.  Thank you!

The library world continues to grow and change, and we have experienced many, many changes during my years at this library. At all times we have had the wonderful support of the Pioneer Library System—both through the System staff and also the member libraries.  It is a network that works in so many different ways, and I have always called it the backbone of our public libraries.

Library trustees both past and present have taken their roles very seriously in order to provide excellent library service to the Perry community.  I thank these volunteers for their time and attention to all those tasks that keep libraries running smoothly.  A chart of Perry Public Library trustees has been on display at the library since our 100th anniversary celebration last fall as a reminder that we value their efforts.

Where would we be without our Friends?  Since its beginning in 1986, the Friends of Perry Public Library group has provided many hours of volunteer help and financial support to our library. I have enjoyed working with them and will continue to do so in my retirement. Their service continues with National Library Week, April 12-18, 2015, and the annual membership drive.

With the impossible task of summarizing my 30 years at Perry Public Library, I simply invite any who are able to come to my Retirement Open House to be held at the library on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 2 to 5 PM.   

What am I reading now?  This occasional column usually ends with that question; and you will find me reading, among other books, the upcoming titles for the Book Discussion Group:  The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, for discussion on Tuesday, April 28, 7 PM and Deep Down Dark, by Hector Tobar, for discussion on Tuesday, May 26, 7 PM.

Library hours: Mon. & Wed., 1-7 PM; Tues. & Th., 10 AM to 7 PM; Fri., 1-5 PM; Sat., 9 AM to 1 PM.  Website:

This column appeared in the Perry Herald newspaper, April 9, 2015, issue

Perry Public Library
Book Discussion Group

Upcoming Titles:

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4th Tuesday
at 7:00 PM

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For a list of all Book Discussion titles, click here.

April 28, 2015
7:00 PM

The Boys in the Boat:
Nine Americans and their
Epic Quest for Gold

at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,

by Daniel James Brown

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May 26, 2015
7:00 PM

Deep Down Dark:
The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried
in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle
That Set Them Free,
by Hector Tobar

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June 23, 2015
7:00 PM

(Title still to be decided)

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July 28, 2015
7:00 PM

The Tempest,
by William Shakespeare
(Yes--We are looking forward to
performances by Shake on the Lake
this summer.)

Borrow any of several editons available in our
library system catalog at

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All are welcome to join our Book Discussion Group at any time.

Here is the procedure for borrowing book discussion titles:

Ask the library staff to place a hold for you for a copy to borrow,
OR place the hold yourself online in the OWWL Catalog.

Ask for help if you haven’t done this before:
Click here for OWWL instructions,
or call the library at

Notice of Election and Special Meeting of Qualified Voters*
of the Perry Central School District

Perry Public Library Vote
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Noon to 9:00 PM at the Library
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No Budget Vote:
At this year's election, there will NOT be a vote for a library budget increase.  The library will receive the amount previously approved, $175,000.

There is only a vote to elect two trustees.
The details are given below:


Two (2) seats (3-year terms) are to be filled on the Perry Public Library Board of Trustees at an
election to be held at the Library on
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Noon to 9:00 PM.

Petitions for for the position of library trustee may
be picked up at the library.

The terms that are expiring are those held by Roy Griswold and David Bojanowski.
Incumbent Roy Griswold has served the maximum number of terms
as library trustee and will be retiring from the
Library Board when his current term ends June 30, 2015.
Please thank Roy for his many years of dedicated service!
The new trustee terms begin July 1, 2015.

For useful information about the duties and responsibilities of a library trustee, go to:
Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State


Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM,
at Perry Public Library

In order to participate in the VOTING process, one must be:
1. A citizen of the United States.
2. At least eighteen (18) years old.
3. A resident of the Perry Central School District for a
period of thirty (30) days preceding the date of this vote.

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Perry Public Library

70 N. Main Street • Perry, NY • 585-237-2243
HOURS: Mon. & Wed. 1:00 to 7:00 PM  • Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Fri 1:00 to 5:00 PM  • Sat 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM



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Wyoming County library personnel host the Tale program in Perry.  Above left are (back row): Cheryl Northup and Mary Carlson of Wyoming Free Library; Lisa Gricius of Warsaw Public Library; Nancy Burns of Stevens Memorial Community Library, Attica; Janet Rossman and Peggy Parker of Perry Public Library; Linda Lavery of Eagle Free Library, Bliss.  Seated is author Laura McBride.

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We Are Called to Rise
a novel by Laura McBride

This is the Tale for Three Counties
selected book and author for 2015.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015:  The Book Discussion Group talks about
We Are Called to Rise, the 2015 Tale for Three Counties selection.

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Don't miss the Tale 2015 author visit here in Perry:

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Author Laura McBride
Talk and book signingWe Are Called to Rise, a novel

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00 PM

Perry Elementary School Auditorium
50 Olin Avenue, Perry, NY
(Click here for map and directions.)

Hosted by Perry Public Library
and the other public libraries in Wyoming County

This program is made possible by the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of
Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature; with a grant administered by the Arts Council for Wyoming County

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Tale for Three Counties 2015 book is revealed at a special announcement event:
We Are Called to Rise,
a novel by Laura McBride

This is the 2015 Tale for Three Counties
selected book and author.


Wi-Fi Access

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Did you know that in addition to regular internet access
we have wireless internet access here at the library?

Bring in your own laptop computer, and use your OWWL library card and PIN
to log on to the network.

Visitors may request a guest pass at the main desk.      

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All four counties share the same
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1 library card •
4 counties

Pioneer Library System

ALL libraries in the System
circulate their materials in OWWL!

Go to OR will take you right
into the catalog without the preliminary web page found at the link.


• Have OWWL Library Card
• Have PIN (password)
• Can place holds and renew items online


• Or, ask the library staff how!


Mon, Wed  1:00 - 7:00 PM
Tues, Thurs  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday  1:00 to 5:00 PM
Sat  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

BUT... You can access your OWWL account online
24 hours a day at

Register for your OWWL card if you don't already
have one.

Explore the OWWL catalog for yourself at any time at:
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into the catalog without the preliminary web page found at the link.

Click here for library gift items for sale.

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