This exhibit is sponsored by the Humanities New York Action Grant. 

The Erie Canal exhibit is at the Vestal Public Library for the month of August. The construction of the Erie Canal was completed October 26, 1825. When work on the canal was completed, it spanned 363 miles from Albany to Buffalo. For more information on the Erie Canal, visit:

Digital Public Library of America

Other websites are:

New York Heritage Digital Collections    

Erie Canal Museum at: http://eriecanalmuseum.org 

The Erie Canal Museum is located in Syracuse, NY, 318 Erie Blvd. East.

Gale New York State Newspapers located under Four County Resources, Research, click inside the box, and scroll down.

Coming Soon! A speaker from Rochester who is an expert on the Erie Canal will give a talk at the Vestal Public Library. This is one event you will not want to miss.

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Vestal Public Library Recipient of Tioga Downs Regional Community Foundation Grant

The grant will be used to purchase equipment and software to launch a digital literacy program to teach adults and the under served in Broome County. Article published in Vestal Town Crier, July 31, 2019: p3. 

Picture from left:

Janine Taft, Collette Waldron, Debbie Spanfelner, Ruth Mitchell, Marianne Taylor, Carol Boyce, and Homer Burgher

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Empire Pass

Vestal Public Library now has the Empire Pass available to take out for the New York State Parks. Here are the rules:

They can circulate for one week (7 days). They cannot be renewed. They can be reserved. There is only one per family. The pass must be returned to the Vestal Public Library. If the pass is lost, you must pay for it. If overdue, it is a $1 a day fine. Please keep the pass in the plastic pocket on lanyard.


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Vestal Public Library Movie Mondays

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Notice re CD’s and DVD’s

Please help us. If you find something wrong with any CD whether music or book on CD or a DVD, please tell us. This applies to both Juvenile and Adult departments. We need to know so that we can repair it. Thank you for your help.

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Would you like to learn more about your smart phone or Facebook? Tutors are enthusiastic to help

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Online Practice Tests

The  Four County Library System provides the Library with several online test preparation databases for the driving exam, ACT, SAT, GED, and civil service. Here you will also find job tips. Go to research, click inside the square and scroll down.  Some may require your library card I.D. What is so neat is that after you take the test, you get to see the answers. Here are the choices:

Job Help & Practice Tests

  • Driving-Test.org–Free DMV permit practice tests.  This resource will help you prepare for the theory portion of your permit test.
  • FreeTestPrep–Resources for preparing to take the ACT, SAT, and GED, including practice questions, flashcards, admissions essays, articles, and guides.
  • *JobNow—  Live assistance for job seekers, plus an online resume lab, career resources, and test preparation for the GED and US Citizen Test.  Provided by 4CLS.
  • *Testing & Education Reference Center–An online interactive database of practice tests, including the GED, civil service, military, and more.  Provided by 4CLS.
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Library News

Do you live within the boundaries of the Vestal  Central School District? If so, the Vestal Public Library (VPL) reminds you that ALL residents within the Vestal Central School District do NOT pay the non-resident fee for a library card! This has been in place since the April 2016 vote established VPL as a School District Library.

Stop by the  library this summer. The library is more than just books. There is both juvenile and adult programming, public computers, dvds, music cds, magazine databases, and much more. If you need help downloading ebooks, setting up your email or anything that deals with technology, we are here to help. To find out what is happening, go to:

www.vestalpubliclibrary.org or our Facebook page.

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Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories!

The Youth Services Department is excited to announce this year’s Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories! 

There will be many fun and FREE programs for youth, ages 0-18, and their families!

Please visit the Youth Services pages (Kids, Teens, and Youth Services Calendar) for a list of specific programs and details!

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Thank You!

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