In these rough economic times, public libraries are becoming even more important, and the Pulaski Public Library is no exception.
The library offers many services, including free wireless access. It is also a member of the North Country Library System, and patrons can request books from the systemÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 64 libraries in person or online.
Thanks to volunteers, the library is open 47 hours a week: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. A 24-hour book drop is available on the driveway side of the library.
In addition to books, CDs, videos and books on cassette, the library offers a summer reading program in July and August and a year-round story hour for preschoolers at 10 a.m. Fridays. More than 35 magazines for adults and children are available, as well as a variety of newspapers.
The library is also a sponsor of Lights in the Library in December, and it co-sponsors the villagewide garage sale in May with the Pulaski Historical Society.
Each July, the Friends of the Pulaski Public Library holds its annual book sale, a major fundraiser for the library. Money from the sale is used to buy books, bookcases and equipment and pay part of the cost of the summer reading program. Money raised has also been used to match a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that has helped the library buy computers for public use.
This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s book sale will be noon to 7 p.m. July 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 24 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25.
The library also accepts gently used donations year round. It especially needs DVDs.
For information on joining the Friends of the Pulaski Public Library, go to www.nc3r.org:80/pulaski/page2.html. For more information on the library, call 315-298-2717 or write to [email protected]