Did you know that Cheney Library was gifted a Grandma Moses painting called Hoosick Hills by Grandma Moses? It’s not kept in the library but you can see a print of it at the library framed by her great-grandson, Will Moses. Did you know that your library card lets you borrow an Amazon Echo Dot from the Guilderland Public Library? Or that the Westerlo Public Library is in one of Albany County’s oldest buildings? Or that your card lets you borrow virtually anything from any library in Albany and Rensselaer Counties?
All true. But how would you know? One way is to become a “36-er” by going on the Upper Hudson Library Expedition. This journey opens the doors of every UHLS public library just for you and gives you the chance to win prizes by visiting as many Upper Hudson libraries as possible. And it all starts during our ‘soft launch’ week of August 27-31.
Open to explorers of all ages, this self-paced journey takes place from September 1 through November 30. Prizes are earned for visiting 5, 15, 25, or all 36 public libraries and branches in the two counties. Visit them all and become a “36er.” Anyone interested in joining the Expedition should start their journey here at Cheney Library, or any public library in Albany or Rensselaer County. Sign up as an individual, as a family, or as a group and receive a map to guide you on your trek.
With each visit to a different library, you get a stamp on your map. Explore that library and all it has to offer (don’t miss the Mastodon at the Cohoes Public Library!), and don’t forget to post about your visit on Instagram (#Library36er) and Facebook. Attend a program – all are free and open to the public! — check out books and DVDs, and even spy librarians in their natural habitat. Then plan your visit to the next library.
For more details visit www.uhls.org/expedition. But sign up now, and get ready to hit the road!