Saturday, April 12, 2008

Syracuse Libraries and WiFi Hotspots

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Question: What's read and White and hot all over?

Answer: The White Branch library on Butternut Street.

It's the place to be this week if you've got kids who are off from school. On Sunday, "National Library Week" begins, with events for children and adults taking place at Onondaga County Library locations across the city.

On the North side, the White Branch at 763 Butternut Street offers extended hours and WiFi. They're open M/Tu/F 9am-5pm, W/Th 8:30am-8:30pm. On Saturdays, White is open 9am-5pm. In addition, the Northeast Community Center Library is located at 716 Hawley Avenue. Hours are: M/Tu/F 9am-5pm, W/Th 10am-5:30pm. There are no weekend hours.

On weekdays, you can always stop in to the Northside Community Police Center. We have a supply of books, internet access and WiFi available. The coffee is always on, and we'll make a fresh pot just for you. We usually have snacks and beverages that kids like, too.

On Weekends, many other library branches are open on Saturday. Two city branches are open on Sunday from 9am-5pm: Betts, 4862 S. Salina Street, and Soule, 101 Springfield Road.

Suburban libraries open Sunday 1-5pm include:
Baldwinsville, DeWitt, Fayetteville, Manlius and Solvay. Liverpool is open 12-5pm and Marcellus is open 2-4pm.

Some libraries have either extended or shortened hours in the summer. Be sure to check before heading out.

The availability and type of technology varies in the different branch locations.

If you have a library card, you can access the library's resources online. Designate a library as your pickup location and anything you check out will be sent there. You can choose to be called or emailed when your item comes in.

There are WiFi hotspots all over the area, and many are free.

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