Happy Halloween!

We have plenty of titles on Halloween and spooky stories in all formats for all reading levels! Just click on the “Search my Catalog” button to the right, and type in a Subject like “Halloween!”

And if you haven’t guessed how many pieces of candy corn are in the jar, you have until 8:00 pm to do that — we’ll announce the winner tomorrow!

Feel free to swing by with your trick or treaters — we have plenty of treats!

Be careful and be safe out there! Here are a few that we saw …  and you can see more photos here.


Another old photo

Can you provide any names or a date for this photo?

Christmas concert

It will also be on the bulletin board in the library and on our Facebook page, where you can tag people or comment (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goff-Nelson-Memorial-Library/117155678304053).

Old photos from Tupper Lake

We’re working on organizing some old photos from our files. Here’s a photo that we have displayed on the bulletin board in the library. Can you help us with names and a date?

reunion 1960s

Here are two more photos that are on the bulletin board in the library.



We think this photo of the men and deer is taken at the Armor Co.


men and deer at Armour

New ebooks for teens

Just in time for Teen Read Week (October 13-19): We’ve added 22 new ebooks for teens to our Overdrive holdings. Most are mysteries with some Halloween appeal. Check out “The Blue Ghost” by Marion Dane Bauer, “Flora & Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo or “Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy” by Elizabeth Kiem. Click here: http://ecollection.cefls.org/0CBF3FB7-5BE0-4ED5-9F3B-3F6AD23D6886/10/50/en/Default.htm

Carol Stinnett’s photos

Local photographer Carol Stinnett is sharing a few of her beautiful photographs with us for a while. Carol is known for her intimate landscapes and attention to detail. Come in and enjoy them while we have them!


Lots of things happening at the library!

The kids had a lot of fun in the Lake Placid Center for the Arts After School Workshop: “Mini Pack Basket” with Sandy Muller. You can see a few photos from this event here.

Zumba Gold classes will be held in the Community Room with Britni Casagrain starting on November 1 at 1:00.

Printmaking sessions will be held in the Community Room with Nancy Palmateer starting November 13, and start at 9:30. Sessions are free and open to everyone!

See the Events page or Peg Mauer for more information.

Girl Scouts come to the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library

Oct 9 2013 4th graders with Wendy Moeller

Girl Scout Troop # 4123 of GSNENY (Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York) recently came to the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library to work on a couple of projects. For a Community Service project, the girls are encouraged to participate in: “Buzz about Books”. For this project, the girls give the gift of literacy by collecting and donating new or gently used books to the library. They will receive their “Buzz about Books” patch for their donations. The troop’s fall fundraising program helps them with decision making, money management, goal setting, and people skills. They will learn to “Be a Reader” and to help other young children to learn the love of reading as well.

The troop is also working on their “Working with Your Library” patch. The girls had a tour of the library and learned how the public library is similar and different from the school library. They learned how to use the online catalog to find resources, and about the loan policies and other services of the library. They asked lots of great questions, signed up for library cards if they didn’t already have one, and checked out books.

There are 17 scouts in troop # 4123: Hailey Bissonette, Karen Bujold, Alexis Callaghan, Camille Cuttaia, Ashleigh Flagg, Libby Gillis, Chelsy Locke, Jade McCottery, Marissa Moeller, Emma Robillard, Emileigh Smith, Izabella Stalhammar, Jenna Switzer, Trista Strader-Moore, and Morgan Dewyea. Troop Leader is Wendy Moeller,  and Assistant Leader is Nanci Smith. Missing from the photo are Ruby LaDue and Sara Trabakoulos.