July 24, 2014  
Available NOW--Freegal Music Service--free music downloads using your library card! The songs (3 per week) are yours to keep. Commercial-free streaming for up to 3 hours a day is also available.
Freegal® offers access to about 7 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. All you need to use the service is your library card number and PIN.

It’s 2014! Time to renew your membership in the wonderful Friends of Watkins Library! Or join for the first time and help keep our library strong! 

Click here for membership form

Free help with the New York health insurance exchange website  (Affordable Care Act) is available at the library with a trained In-Person Navigator by appointment. Please call Brittany Evans at (888)962-8244 ext 121 to set up an appointment.

Did you know? you can now pay fines with PayPal or a credit card via your account in our online catalog, STARCat!

 DVD/Video borrowing rules: 7 day loan, 5 item limit. 

Take a look at our NOOK color tablet-you can check it out for in-library use.

You can read the New York Times daily, and childen can read picture books or have them read to them using the "read to me"option. Several games are also loaded onto the NOOK.

 Library Services and Collections:  

     Books, e-books, audiobooks, downloadable audiobooks, DVD
Magazines, newspapers
Public access desktops, laptops and Wi-Fi
Photocopier and fax machine
Programs for children and adults
Children’s collection & Teen Collection
Business and Career Collection
Federal and State Laws & Statutes
Caldecott Medal Collection
Free Parking

Online catalog: starcat.stls.org  Click on the "STARcat" image below to go there.

Digital catalog: stls.lib.overdrive.com  Click on the "Download" image below to go there.


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Become a library Friend!

The Friends of Watkins Library (FOWL) have provided wonderful support and great programs and activities at the library since 1977!  Each year they sponsor

  • Books Sandwiched In series
  • National Library Week Library Ambassador,
  • A terrific Used Book Sale in partnership with the ARC of Schuyler County
  • Storytellers and musicians
  • Beautification and care of our facilities

Their annual membership drive starts in January.

You can click here: Membership Form  to download the PDF.

To contact the Friends: friendsofwatkinslibrary@gmail.com

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Watkins Glen Public Library
610 S Decatur Street
Watkins Glen NY 14891
Phone: 607-535-2346
Fax: 607-535-7338
watkins@stls.org Online Catalog: http://starcat.stls.org/



Library Trustees

  • President: Carol Franzese
  • Vice President: Judith Phillips 
  • Secretary: Ken Wilson 
  • Trustee: Margaret (Maggie) Field
  • Trustee: Stacey Edwards 
  • The Board meets monthly, usually on the 2nd Wednesday at 4:15 pm at the library. The public is welcome.

Next meeting: Wednesday August 13th at 4:15 p.m.

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Summer Reading is here  ! The theme is "Fizz Boom Read!"
Kick-off is July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. as Tanglewood Nature Center presents “Amazing Animals"
July 9 at 10:00 am Andy the Music Man
July 16th 10 am Science Fun!
July 23 10 am Dave Jeffers Music and Magic
Teens and Tweens Summer Crafts
Tuesday July 8, 15 and 22 at 1:00 p.m.
As always--free and open to all. 
Yes--the library is a Wi-Fi hotspot! check at the desk for network password
Kids--come read to Auggie and Ripley Tuesdays at noon throughout the summer! Gentle, friendly and very good listeners! Starts Tuesday, July 1st

Thanks to a grant funded by the Corning Incorporated Foundation, we now have 3 NOOK Simple Touch e-Readers loaded with popular eBooks to loan to our patrons!  E-Readers and eBooks are fast becoming a part of everyday life, and the library is a great place to become familiar with this new technology.  Try them out—take them home—see what you think! Books are loaded on--you don't need a computer or Internet. We will continue to add NEW titles!

 Exciting New Service!

The library is now sending email notifications for available holds, overdue items, and courtesy notices for items nearing their due date.  If you have questions, want to provide us with your current email, or would like to opt out of this email notification service, please contact us at: watkins@stls.org or call the library at 607-535-2346. 


 Thanks to an Outreach Mini-Grant from the Southern Tier Library System, we are adding new DVDs with a "Described Video Track" for the visually impaired to our collection. These grant-funded DVDs are available for holds and for loan throughout the library system.



 Did you know? You can search and place holds in STARcat with an iPOD or iPad or Android device using the updated free BookMyne app, available at the App Store. Forgot the title of that bestseller or award winner? Book Myne includes many lists of current NY Times bestsellers and every award you can think of!

New! login to your account from the library's Facebook Page! Click on "Search STARCat".

Free eBooks from our digital catalog are compatible with Kindle, Nook, Sony e-reader iPad and many other devices. New titles are being added every day. Go to stls.lib.overdrive.com (or click on the link on this website) to select your titles or place holds on them! Having trouble downloading library ebooks? we can usually help! give us a call or email watkins@stls.org 

NOOK now has an Overdrive Media Console app!  Many NOOK owners can now download library ebooks directly to their NOOK via a wireless connection.—no need to transfer via the computer.



The library is a Wi-Fi hotspot! check at the desk for network password.

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The Annual Easter Egg Hunt! A joyful event!

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Library Hours


11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.                7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

** Preschool Storytime: will return in September on Wednesday mornings

** Home school Story and Study time: will return in September on Thursday mornings



     Library Staff

  • Director: Harriet Eisman   
  • Assistant Librarian: Linda Fowler
  • Children's Librarian: Carol LaFever
  • Library Aide: Peggy Albee 
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Judi Richards
  • Volunteers: Wonderful! We would be lost without them.  Contact us if you'd like to join them!
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