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Parks and museum passes now available at the OPL
The OPL has obtained  the following passes that provide admission discounts for our patrons to state and area parks, museums, even the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Any patron in good standing with a valid MidYork library card can check out a pass for seven days (no renewals). Discounts on the admission fees vary from site to site. Try out a pass today!

The Empire Pass—free state park admission for one vehicle

The Wild Center—reduced admission for two adults, free for up to four children, to the Tupper Lake park

The Adirondack Experience—a 50 percent discount of family admission to the Blue Mountain Lake Museum

Onondaga County Park Pass—free admission to various county parks plus the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Everson Museum of Art Pass—free admission to the Everson in Syracuse and 20 other N.Y.S. museums

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, designed by I. M. Pei (Courtesy Everson Museum)

New Library’s outline takes shape

459 Main Street, August 8, 2019. Awaiting the pouring of concrete to make the foundation’s frost wall, this week steel rebars have been embeded into a concrete base while forms or molding frames are being erected to contain the poured concrete.
For reinforcement, steel rebars earlier this week were placed into the base concrete slabs of the frost wall, as seen in this view facing east towards Elizabeth St. (August 8, 2019).
As seen facing north, forms up to the height of ground level are in place in preparation for concrete pouring later this week (August 8, 2019).

OPL Board next meets August 28
The Board of Trustees of Oneida Public Library will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the library’s Local History Room, 220 Broad St., Oneida. The public is invited to attend. The History Room permits barrier-free access to the physically handicapped.

More 19th-century newspapers added to OPL’s Digital Archives Thanks to a grant from the Central New York Library Resources Council and a donation from the Friends of the Oneida Public Library, the OPL’s Digital Archives of the Oneida Public Library now has the digital versions of 10 microfilm reels of Oneida 19th-century newspapers: The Democratic Union (Feb. 1872-Sept. 1875 and Jan. 1885-Dec. 1901) and the Oneida Free Press (April 1880-March 1886).

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The OPL has Oneida High School yearbooks online Oneida High School yearbooks from 1936 through 2018 have been successfully digitized, electronically indexed and, as of today, posted online at the web site of New York Heritage, thanks to a Regional Bibliographic Databases Program grant to the Oneida Public Library from the New York State Library, as administered by the Central New York Library Resources Council in Syracuse. Those interested in exploring the yearbooks online can go directly to the New York Heritage site at: https://nyheritage.org/collections/oneida-yearbook-collection 

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