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Spring Break Activities for Children

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The Fulton Public Library will be featuring fun-filled activities for children during the spring school break (March 27-April 4).  Beginning on Friday, March 27, we will be showing the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (2 PM).  On Monday, March 30, we will be showing the classic movie The Wizard of Oz (2 PM).  For Tuesday, March 31, we will have our normally scheduled story hours at 10 AM and 2 PM with After-School Crafts at 3:30 PM.  On Wednesday, April 1, children can enjoy Easter related stories and activities (10 AM).  On Thursday, April 2, we will have the movie Jumanji (2 PM) and Lego Club: Creator Village Building (4 PM).  On Friday, April 3, we have ABC Story Hour (10 AM) followed by the movie Night at the Museum (2 PM).  On Saturday, April 4, we will have a seed growing activity for children at 2 PM.

Wanted: Stories of Those Who Served the City of Fulton

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The 3rd annual Fulton Memoirs Project is underway and this year the project is focusing on capturing stories of the people who provided service to Fulton: firefighters, police, rescue teams, road crews, and elected officials.  Help us to document the memories that history books don't tell by joining us at one of the events listed below to share your memories and listen to others tell theirs.

March 12: Fire Fighters

March 19: Police

March 26: Rescue Teams

April 2: Road Crews

April 9: Elected Officials

The oral histories collected will be used to create Volume 3 of the Fulton Memoirs Project.  If you know of anyone who served Fulton and has a story to tell, please let them know about this local history project.

Nominate your Favorite Library and Librarian

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New York State Senator, Patty Ritchie, of the 48th Senate District and member of the Senate's Select Committee on Libraries, has recognized the increasing importance of local libraries to their communities.  In the last three years alone, library use in New York has grown 10%.  Senator Ritchie has secured an additional $250,000 in special grants to help libraries in Jefferson, Oswego, and St. Lawrence Counties.  You can show your support of local libraries by voting for your favorite library and outstanding local librarian.  Visit Senator Ritchie's "Love Your Library," page on her website to vote.

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Free Assisted Tax Filing

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Starting on Tuesday, February 17th and continuing for every Tuesday until April 14th, instructors from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance will be available by appointment to assist with filing both federal and state taxes (e-file).  The instructors will provide this assistance at the Fulton Public Library.  Call the Fulton Library at 592-5159 to schedule an appointment.  The tax assistance will be available from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.  

This assistance is available for those individuals whose income was less than $60,000 for the year 2014.  This partnership allows the Fulton Public Library to fulfill our mission of being a resource to the community by helping you to file your taxes utilizing the most secure and accurate methods.  The easy to follow interview style program will help ensure you get all of the credits that are available to you.  Most importantly, if you e-file your return, you will receive your refund twice as fast as someone who filed a paper return.

Dates: February 17 & 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; April 7 & 14  

*Please be mindful to bring a copy of last year's tax return and all appropriate paperwork.

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Fulton Public Library Supports Local Authors

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 The Fulton Public Library recently hosted author Diane Sokolowski for a discussion of her book So I Wanted to Run a Bed and Breakfast (Was I Crazy?).   Diane shared experiences in her role as the inn keeper of Battle Island Inn Bed and Breakfast.   Diane is just one of a growing number of local authors utilizing new avenues of publishing (including independent publishers and self-publishing) to tell their stories.

The Fulton Public Library supports our local authors by offering copies of their books for sale or traditional lending.   We have sponsored the publication of two books as part of the ongoing “Fulton Memoirs Project.”  The project compiles individual recollections and oral histories of the people, places, schools, and businesses that make Fulton a special community.

Check out our local authors display adjacent to the front desk at the library and support local authors!

If you know of someone who has published a book or is interested in doing so contact the library.

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