November 30, 2021

Purls of warmth

October 19, 2021

The only sounds in the Phillips Free Library came from the typing at the front desk, the occasional turning of a page, and the subtle clicking of knitting needles. At the back of the library, […]

Library collecting stories of COVID experience

June 24, 2021

Laurie Seamans of Cortland found COVID-19 brought about feelings of constant waiting: waiting for doctors to return phone calls; waiting for updated guidelines; waiting for news of how many more people were sick. As part […]

Learning while playing

March 22, 2021

Popsicle sticks and paper towel rolls laid sprawled out next to decorated hard-boiled eggs on foldout tables Saturday in the basement of Homer Town Hall. Fourth- and fifth-grade Homer students set out to build towers […]

Library to archive COVID-19 stories

January 17, 2021

It drives Priscilla Berggren-Thomas’ husband nuts: She’s always relating a story behind an event. “I am not a historian. But I am a writer and a storyteller,” she said. “To me, I can’t make a […]

Cortland Free now offers listening service via phones

January 4, 2021

Cortland Free Library Director Jen Graney recognized the pandemic has left people in Cortland, especially older residents or residents with underlying health conditions, isolated from others and unable to do things they previously enjoyed. This […]

Story Arts Festival comes to Homer

September 8, 2019

Priscilla Berggren-Thomas gets the question all the time from the Rotary guys: “Are people still reading?” The librarian and director of Phillips Free Library says, emphatically: Yes! “People are still reading. Until we evolve to […]