Starting Monday, January 10 we will be reducing our operating hours in response to reduced staffing as a result of the current COVID surge.
Our new hours will be:
Monday & Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-7pm
All programming will be held online for the rest of January.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pearl River Public Library National Medal for Museum and Library Services
PEARL RIVER, NY
The Pearl River Public Library is pleased to announce that they have been nominated for the prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library services. Congressman Mondaire Jones of the 17th congressional district nominated the library on the basis of the level and quality of service the Pearl River Public Library provides the community.
The National Medal for Museum and Library Service is the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. Since 1994, IMLS has presented the award to institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to community service.
“We are extremely proud and honored to have been nominated this year,” said Library Director Eugenia Schatoff. “It’s highly gratifying to be recognized for all the work we’ve been doing, especially during the pandemic, to provide our neighbors with top of the line enrichment programs for all ages.”
The Library’s Learning Lab is one highlight featured in the nomination packet. Since its inception in 2014, the Learning Lab has seen exponential growth in the amount of program offerings. During the pandemic, Learning Lab librarians continued to provide programs through ZOOM, YouTube, and Facebook Live. Today, the Learning Lab offers a mixture of in-person, virtual, and hybrid programs to patrons of all ages.
The following is just a sample of the many programs the Learning Lab has offered since its inception:
Robotics for Kids 2nd-6th
Robotics for Teens/Tweens 6th-12th
Tech Help Monthly Outreach
Learning Lab Annual Tech Fair
Math Club STEAM Projects
Writing from Life
Photography Club/Photography Show
Adobe Suite Workshops
Cyber Security Workshop
in-Residence Lecture Series
STEAM Hot Topics Lecture Series
Teen Tech Tutors
Adult-Tech, Coding, App Development and Robotics programs
Genealogy for Adults
Pearl River Library Press Books: Writing from Life Volumes I-IV and local history titles.
Great Performances Series
Is Social Media Right for Me? A 2-part series for seniors
Cyber Security and Online Etiquette for Teens
“For the past seven years, the Pearl River Public Library has been a leader in creating original enrichment programs for the entire community,” said John Aiello, Head of Programming and Outreach at the library and the founding creators of the Learning Lab.
“Because technology affects nearly all aspects of life now,” he added, “the offerings in our Learning Lab have broadened to include a full range of interrelated STEAM programming. Our Senior Writing group has published 4 books while studying in the Learning Lab, simultaneously learning to use Chromebooks, Google Drive and Zoom. Our robotics club kids used Python to teach robots to draw Mother’s Day cards. Our preschool patrons learned that making a bead necklace is a lot like writing a line of code. Our teen tech kids learned that Blender 3D Animation would be impossible without the programming skills they’re learning about.”
The Pearl River Public Library provides a variety of exciting and informative programs, events, and services for the entire community, from children and teens to adults and seniors. Whether it's science or writing classes through the Learning Lab, online workshops, museum passes, or notary services, the Pearl River Public Library offers something for every resident.
Pearl River Public Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY