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