Learning about Human Rights

Today Mr. Lee Kyler, a Special Education Teacher at Tupper Lake High School, and his class of six students came to the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library to showcase their project. They’ve been learning about human rights, exploited children, and trafficking in the United States and in other countries. Mr. Kyler and his students have been communicating with a special needs classroom in Croatia, highlighting similarities and differences in child rights between the two countries. The class set up a display to help educate our community about these global problems. The public is invited to see the display during regular library hours.

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The audience listens to the students’ presentation: Mr. Paul Maroun, Mr. Seth McGowan, Mrs. Petra LaBarge,  Mrs. Carolyn Merrihew.IMG_2576

Mr. Kyler explained that the United Nations adopted the “Conventions on the Rights of the Child” in November 1989. The US is one of three countries in the world which has not signed the document.

What can you do? There is a petition at the front desk of the library that you can sign to have the US ratify the Conventions on the Rights of the Child. Learn more at:

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Bill Frenette’s book, “Transitions”

Copies of Bill Frenette’s book, “Transitions” are selling like hot cakes! But don’t worry, we have plenty of copies available!

The paperback has many B&W photos and maps, and has 724 pages. It costs $24.95. We’ll also have library copies to borrow.

Bill Frenette’s book on sale here!

We are now selling copies of Bill Frenette’s book, Transitions: Notes on a Proud Past with Attention to Future Annals.

Amazon describes it as, “For people interested in the local history of the Adirondack’s, Transitions—Notes on a Proud Past with Attention to Future Annals is a great resource.  Bill Frenette, a native of Tupper Lake and Town Historian, a true raconteur, outdoorsman and businessman, penned bi-weekly articles over a ten year period that were published in the Tupper Lake Free Press. Readers wanting to learn a bit of history wrapped into a current event with a side trip detailing local personalities have read the articles with anticipation. The stories are interesting, captivating and evocative.  Transitions is a must read for people who are curious about the connection of history to today and the inter-relationship with local characters, events and locations. Presented here is Transitions, The Collection of William C. Frenette.”

The paperback has many B&W photos and maps, and has 724 pages. It costs $24.95. We’ll also have copies in our collection that you can borrow.

Storytime with Pre-K

On Tuesday, February 4th, join us for Storytime with Pre-K at 10:30. Introduce young children to books and reading at our fun story times. Each week, we read stories to match the ages and attention spans of the children attending. Parents make new friends and learn how to encourage early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read. We’re always available to answer questions about books and library services, and teach parents how to interest their children in books.