Shared Library Catalogs

Fairly recently the FamilySearch catalog was merged with the WorldCat catalog. It definitely benefits genealogical researchers in finding sources closer to where they live. From the main FamilySearch web page, you can get to the catalog either of two ways. If you hover over the “Search” at the top of the page a menu comes …

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New Library for Irondequoit

A bond to build a new library in Irondequoit passed in a vote today. It is the second time that the votedhas been positive. In April the bond referendum passed but that vote was nullified after the Town found they hadn’t property submitted a environmental survey. Irondequoit currently has 2 libraries; the Helen McGraw branch …

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MCLS Library App

The Monroe County Library System announced the release of a new app called MCLS Mobile for hand-helds and tablets. MCLS says that: MCLS Mobile is a free mobile app for use on devices using the Apple and Android operating systems, including iPhones, iPads, Droids, and most tablets. MCLS Mobile allows you to search the catalog, …

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Library Bond Passes in Irondequoit

Yesterday was a vote in the Town of Irondequoit for a bond to be issued to build a new library. The bond passed with 3651 yes votes to 2033.  The bond is the first step in combining the two small libraries in Irondequoit into one much larger one that will be built on the corner …

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Possible New Library in Irondequoit

This morning the Irondequoit Town Board and the Library Board of Trustees announced a proposal to build a new consolidated library in the Town. Irondequoit currently has 2 branches, the Helen McGraw branch on East Ridge Road and the Pauline Evans branch on Cooper Road. This proposal would build one library on the Town Hall …

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Ghosts at RPL – Review

The episode of “Ghost Hunters” aired last night on the SyFy channel about the possibility of ghost in the Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library. A couple TV stations gave the episode a short 15 second mention. The Democrat & Chronicle ran this story about the episode. The episode mentions a possible ghost being …

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Greece Library

The main library in Greece, NY recently underwent renovations. They had their grand re-opening a couple of weeks ago but I didn’t get there until Friday. They made 2 meeting rooms with a divider that can be pulled back to make one big room. They expanded the room for the Friends of the Greece Library …

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New Hours for Rochester Library

I missed the change in hours at the Rochester Public Library, Central Branch; ie. Rundel building and B & L buildings. They shortened their hours once again on May 7th.  The new hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am- 6pm. Thursday 11am-7pm. Saturdays (Labor Day – June) 10am-5pm. Sundays (October-Mid May) 1pm – 5pm. …

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Preserving Books on the Internet

There was a report on the CBS news last Saturday about the Internet Archive using the internet to try to preserve a copy of every book ever published. Libraries from around the country send their old discarded books to the Internet Archive headquarters  where they digitized the book and make it available online for free. …

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