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Library Corner

November 14, 2013

The complicated world of ebooks


Libraries need to convince the publishing industry that we aren’t a bad risk. We create opportunities for sales by enabling patrons to buy titles from the online catalog. The Pew Internet Project found that library users are more than twice as likely to have bought their most recent book than to have borrowed it from a library. Libraries serve their communities and as long as our patrons want downloadable ebooks, we will strive to meet their needs.


Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator assistance

A local Navigator who will help you through the online process of signing up for health insurance will be at the library on Mondays and Thursdays in November and December. You must call (800) 231-0744 to make an appointment. Oneonta is also home to two Navigators. If you would like to meet an individual in their office, please call 432-4500, ext. 205. Appointments take about 1½ hours and a Navigator will help you through the process but will not make decisions for you.

Antiques Program, Monday, Nov. 18, 6:45 p.m.

Kevin Herrick, owner of Lettis Auction Services, will present a talk on antiques and collectibles. Audience members are invited to bring one antique to the program. Herrick will discuss each antique and give its current value. The program is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Friends’ of the Library.

Story times are ongoing. Please stop by or call the library to register for one of our sessions for Tiny Tots, Lapsit, Toddlers & Parents or After-school programs.

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

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