Upcoming Events/Programs

Thursdays in July. Love to write? Join author Esther Cohen. 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Thursday, July 23. Tai Chi for Teens and Adults. Four-week session. Begins at 3:30pm. Wear comfortable clothing.

Monday, July 27 – July 31. Pioneer Living with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Minimum 1st grade to attend. 10:00am to 11:15am. Limited enrollment. Call or stop by to register.

Monday, August 10 – August 14. Nature Detectives with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Minimum 1st grade to attend. 10:00am to 11:15 am. Call or stop by to register: 622-9864.

Tuesday, August 11. Money-Wi$e Book Club Organizational Meeting with Cornell Cooperative Extension. 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Book Club will meet every 3 – 4 weeks to discuss an aspect of personal financial management. Book club is free but participants will need to provide their own book copies. A limited number may be available through the library system. The initial meeting will establish future meeting dates and times. Call 828-3346 x100 to register or 622-9864.

Listen to Library Storytime with Miss Dani on 90.7FM or wgxc.org online. 8:00am on Sundays.

2014 Community Report

Report to the Community 2014

Trustee Application

Library Trustee Application

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

New York State of Health


tumblebooksTumbleBooks are electronic versions of kids’ favorite picture books with added animation, sound, music and narration.


Cairo Public Library wins NYLA Award

The Cairo Public Library has been selected to receive the 2013 New York State Library Association—PLS Building Award for a library serving a population of under 20,000. According to the notification the “Public Libraries Section Board is impressed with your well planned and strategic building project that addresses the needs of your community and the future goals of your Library”. The library will receive a $1,000 award and a display plaque. The library gets numerous compliments on the library and gives many thanks to its architects Paul Mays and Meghan Brennan.
This is the library’s second NYLA Award in recent years. In 2011, Library Director Debra M. Kamecke received the L. Marion Moshier/Asa Wynkoop Award for Distinguished Librarianship.

“There is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.”

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Juke Box in the Teen Room


The Wage/Working Jukebox features interviews with local
residents about their work, as well as locally produced sounds,
music, and poetry! Created by Tennessee Watson and Laura Hadden.