Job and Small Business Information Center:
The library has reference materials and books to check out on the topics of choosing or preparing for a career, job searching, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and career advancement. Also included are civil service examination announcements and job openings, and classified job ads. We maintain a collection of study guides for civil service, military, postal, police, and professional examinations. This collection is located on the first floor of the Main Library, to the left-hand side of the rear staircase.
This collection has both reference and circulating materials to assist students in selecting and applying to colleges. The collection includes information on financial aid. Also contained in this section are Adult Education materials, including GED preparation books, and test preparation guides for standardized exams like the SAT, NYS Regent’s Exams and the GRE. This collection is located on the first floor of the Main Library, to the left-hand side of the rear staircase.
The library has a collection of books for adults learning to read, citizenship materials, English as a second language books and audiocassettes, and information and study guides for TOEFL and US Citizenship tests. This collection is located on the first floor of the Main Library, to the left-hand side of the rear staircase.
A monthly magazine full of news about new books and authors, at the Main Library or the Lansingburgh branch.
New York State Talking Book and Braille Library:
The New York State Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) lends braille and recorded books and magazines, and the necessary equipment to play recorded books, to residents of the 55 upstate counties of New York State who are unable to read standard printed materials because of a visual or physical disability. Application forms are available through the New York State Library Web site on the How to Join the Talking Book and Braille Library page.
RISE is WMHT’s 24 hour radio information service for the blind and print disabled, serving New York’s Capital Region and Hudson Valley. RISE transmits on a subcarrier of the main WMHT-FM signal. Through a specially tuned table-top radio receiver, listeners have access to readings of local and national newspapers, popular periodicals and books, as well as specialty programming. Receivers are loaned free of charge to eligible applicants. Applications are available through the How to Request a Receiver page on the WMHT Web site.
Online Book Clubs
- Book-Clubs-Resource.com provides information about online book clubs and Web-based book discussion groups.
- Chapter A Day, a service of Wisconsin Public Radio, provides access to the audio files of the day’s chapter, as well as the most recently read chapters, of the books that Chapter A Day program hosts are currently reading. The hosts include Jim Fleming, Karl Schmidt, and Norman Gilliland. Listeners can discuss the books and the readings with others through the Chapter A Day Book Club.