LIBRARY SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY
The Sullivan Free Library serves the Town of Sullivan (population 15,339) with two locations, one in the village of Chittenango and one in the hamlet of Bridgeport. Between the two libraries, over 12,000 people have been issued library cards. Approximately 200 people use the libraries daily with a yearly attendance of over 100,000. The Bridgeport building is open 52 hours per week and the Chittenango building is open 58 hours per week, including Sundays.
The libraries offer a variety of programs for children and adults. See the calendar of events for current listings at both locations.
The Sullivan Free Library is a member of the Mid-York library system, a consortium that serves 43 libraries in Madison, Oneida and Herkimer counties. This allows patrons to borrow materials from all 43 libraries, significantly increasing the requests that can be filled locally.
Sullivan Free Library resources include a well-rounded collection of over 70,000 books, 7,000 audiovisual materials, and 1,500 periodicals. The library provides an electronic catalog, including online databases, that is available to patrons from their home computers and mobile devices. Library users are able to download ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music from home using library resources. Fees for lost books may be paid online.
|Adult Programs||Book discussions, special interest programs|
|Bulk Loans of Materials||To the schools and nursing home|
|Children’s Programs||Story Hour for toddlers, pre-school, nursery and young school-age children, activities for older school-age children and teens, summer program, library orientation for schools and pre-schools|
|Computerized Catalog||Connects through the Mid-York Library System with 43 member libraries, creating access to thousands more items|
|Computers for public use||Internet access, word-processing and spreadsheet programs|
|Copier and printing
||20¢/sheet Black & White copies; 25¢ per sheet color copies
|Electronic Resources||Medical, business and newspaper databases. Use your library card to access Hoopla for access to digital movies, music and ebooks; Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks; Zinio for magazines.
|Fax Machine||For faxing within the US, $1 for first sheet; 50¢ for each additional sheet to send; 50¢ per sheet to receive a fax.
|Homework Assistance||Children’s Coordinator available to assist children after school|
|Income Tax Forms||Federal and state forms available|
|Income Tax Assistance||Free assistance to senior citizens–call Parks and Rec at (315) 687-3471 to schedule an appointment
|Interlibrary Loan||For materials not available through Mid-York|
|Loans and Holds
||Books, audio books and music, periodicals, videocassettes and DVDs, films, read-along kits, story boxes. For items other than DVDs and reference items: The usual loan period is 3 weeks.
For DVDs the usual loan period is 2 days for NEW DVDs (marked with a green dot) and 1 week for older DVDs.
|Notary Public||Call ahead for availability|
|Public Bulletin Board||For notices from non-profit organizations, jobs, civil service exams|
|Reference||Questions answered by telephone, fax and email|
|Meeting Room/Study Areas||Must be reserved ahead of time for use by groups or individuals. There is a charge of $50 for parties and for-profit uses of the room. (An additional fee may be levied for damage or cleaning.
|Wireless Internet Connections||Use your laptop to connect to the internet|
|Website||Access reference resources online when the library is closed|