Empowering Libraries, Archives

and Communities

Herkimer | Madison | Oneida | Onondaga

Grant Opportunity – Libraries Transform Communities Engagement

Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant Applications Due February 3, 2020 The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply for a new annual grant to support innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. The...

Webinar Viewing Party: Outside the Box Programs

Join us at the Mid York Library System office for a viewing party of the webinar Outside the Box Programs from the Public Library Association. Learn how to grow beyond traditional programming and implement new approaches perfect for your library.

For Felt’s Sake: Using Flannel Boards to Enhance Early Literacy Programs

Jenny Burke (Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville) and Jeanne Keller (Petit Branch) will instruct participants on the importance of using flannelboards in storytimes, programming, and more!

Workshop: Digital Census Preparation Training

Join us for Digital Census Preparation Training at the Baldwinsville Public Library. This training is for libraries and other community groups working with the public on the 2020 Census.

Webinar: DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences in the Library

Escape rooms are immersive, live-action games in which a group of participants enter a room where they must solve puzzles and collect clues in order to “escape” or win the game. You too can create this type of captivating programming for your own library for both promotion and education!

SIG: Early Career Professionals January Meetup – Healing Burnout with Self Care?

Are you an Early Career Library & Information Professional? Then we want YOU to join us at the January meeting of CLRC’s Early Career Professionals Special Interest Group (SIG)! For this month’s meeting we’ll be talking about burnout and what we can do to either prevent or heal it.

Connecting with Parents and Caregivers in Your Community

Laurie Black from the Early Childhood Alliance will share the work she has been doing with families in Onondaga County to assure children are ready for kindergarten.

Design Thinking: Taking Your School Library Website to the Next Level

A strong virtual presence is extremely important for school libraries. While many are familiar with how to use website builders such as Google Sites, Weebly, and Wix, librarians have taken a variety of different approaches with the language used and the manner in which information is organized on these websites.

SIG: CNY Digital Inclusion January Meetup

The CNY Digital Inclusion Coalition is a group of community stakeholders in Central New York working together to create a unified voice in support of digital inclusion. Join us for our monthly meeting to discuss the digital divide in CNY and the resources available in the community for affordable Internet and technology and digital literacy training.

NNYLN Webinar: Primer on Legislative Visits

In preparation for Library Advocacy Day, the Primer on Legislative Visits Webinar will outline the legislative players and process, explain why contact with legislators is important, and share how to prepare for, conduct, and follow up on legislative visits.

Our Services


Resource Sharing

We provide shared access to library services.  Members can request an interlibrary loan, copy cataloging, or access medical resources.

Cultural Heritage Services

We provide shared access to library services.  Members can request an interlibrary loan, copy cataloging, or access medical resources.

Continuing Education

We offer opportunities to learn new skills.  Members can attend our workshops and webinars, or apply for Professional Development Grants.