Friends of the Library | Editorial

“Study the past if you would define the future:” Confucius.

Kilgore Memorial Library’s resources to research and study the local past include: Microfilm back files of local newspapers, indexed local cemeteries in the early 1980s published by local Genealogical Society in two volumes, clipped obituaries filed in a series of binders, past York High School annuals, a few York College annuals, a small collection of local postcards, York telephone books from 1948 to the present, city directories as far back as 1887 and printed local history compilations.

Some of Kilgore Memorial Library’s FLICKR image sets and collections are historic materials. York History (photos), and York History (texts) feature annotated images from the community’s past. “Then / Now Pairs” presents historic and recent photos of the same York locations, with brief comments.

Technology resources include Computers, Wifi Access, Cricut and Accucut, Microfilm Reader and Projector.

The library provides computer workstations to the public. No library card is needed, just ask a staff member at the front desk about access. Each guest user is allotted 60 minutes of computer time per day. Patrons that login with their library card are given two hours of computer time per day..

Black and white printouts and copies cost 15 cents per page. Color printouts and copies cost 25 cents per page. If you need assistance with printing, the staff members at the front desk will be glad to help you.

Users with their own wireless enabled devices can access the internet via a wireless access point provided by the library. No printer is provided to wireless users.

Do you need to cut shapes or letters for a project at school? … making cards or scrapbooking? The library has two different paper cutting options, the Accucut and the Cricut. Both CriCut and the Accuct…

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