Library Week set for Next Week

The Saranac Lake Free Library is heading into National Library Week..  Peter Benson is the Library’s Director.. He says one of those services includes the advancement of digital technology and free wireless access to the internet.. We spoke with him following their presentation to the Saranac Lake School Board.

AUDIO – 041113 – Saranac Lake Free Library

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Library Director Peter Benson speaks to the School Board with Library President Diane Peterson in the front row of the audience. Behind her are the 4 building principals, Josh Dann, Trish Kenyon, Theresa Lindsay and Bruce Vanweelden

The Library Board is heading into high gear as their fiscal year comes to an end and they begin to look forward to the upcoming budget votes in the village.. The library’s funding is derived from two major sources – one of which is the membership fund drive, We spoke with Diane and Peter following a short budget presentation to the Saranac Lake School Board which represents the library’s second major source of funds.. The Library spends about $300,000 annually.  45 to 47 percent of that budget comes from the line item in the Saranac Lake Central School Budget..

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