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December 19, 2013

Last days to make an impact through survey

The Daily Star

---- — As of last Monday, 202 people have completed the Impact Survey. Thank you for helping the library meet the technology needs of the community.

There are only four more days to take the survey, so please take 10 minutes of your time to help. Go to the library website,, and click on the survey button to fill out the survey. You can access it from one of the library’s public access computers if you don’t have a computer at home. Paper copies are also available at the library if you prefer a print format. As a special thank you, if you complete a survey while in the library we’ll give you a piece of chocolate.


Registration for the very popular Children’s Programs starts Dec. 19. Call the library 432-1980 or stop by to sign up for the programs that begin Tuesday, Jan. 7, and reserve your spot for each week during the Winter/Spring Session.

Lap-sit Story Time: 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 to June 17. Nurture your birth to 13-month-old child’s love of books. Come to the library where you will share stories, songs and action rhymes each week.

Tiny Tots Story Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 8 to June 18. Join us for tons of stories, songs, and fun activities each week while your 14-to-24-month-old child interacts with children of similar age.

Toddler Story Time: (three sessions) 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 to June 17, or Thursdays, Jan. 9 to June 19; or 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 8 to June 18. Parents must accompany their toddlers ages 2 and 3 to the weekly story times where  participants will listen to stories, learn songs, do an activity and complete a craft.

After School Program: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 to June 17. Each week, children ages 4 to 7 will read stories, play games, sing a few silly songs and create fantastic crafts.

Afternoon Adventure: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 8 to June 18. Each week, youths ages 8 to 12 will read a few chapters from a chapter book and follow it with a fun craft.

Please choose one of the dates to reserve your spot for the entire Winter/Spring Session.


If you happen to receive a new tablet or smartphone this holiday season, don’t forget that you can make an appointment for one-on-one assistance to learn how to download free ebooks and audiobooks from the library. Each session is up to an hour long.


The Library will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1. We are open on Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to to 1 p.m.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Tina Winstead is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at