Celebrate your freedom to read!

Celebrate your freedom to read with Banned Books Week at the Resnick Library!

Have you ever read anything that a friend didn’t like, or that a parent didn’t approve of? What if you had been told that because of their disapproval, that book was going to be removed from the library and access to it would be denied for everyone.

This is what Banned Books Week is about. The American Library Association states that: “A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Challenges do not simply involve a person expressing a point of view; rather, they are an attempt to remove material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access of others. As such, they are a threat to freedom of speech and choice.” (ALA.org)

Every year the American Library Association publishes a list of the ten most challenged books in the United States, and gives the most cited reasons for those challenges. We here at the library have chosen a selection of several books off of these lists to display across from the library’s desk. Can you guess some of the books on this year’s Top 10 list? Check it out here. All of the books on display are available for you to check out and read!

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Agricultural Photo Exhibit at the Library

The Resnick Library @ SUNY Delhi will be hosting an exhibit of black and white photographs that document a slice of agricultural life in the Catskills.  The exhibit will run through the month of September 2014.

The 24 photographs on display were taken by Benjamin Halpern as part of a larger, collaborative project with the New York State Folklore Society, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, Delaware County Historical Association and the Pine Hill Community.  The exhibit was arranged through Abby Brannen Wilson, adjunct instructor at SUNY Delhi and co-owner of Maple Shade Farm, a family-run farm just outside of Delhi.  

The photographs are available for viewing whenever the library is open:  Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-10pm, Friday, 7:30am-8pm, Saturday 12noon-5pm and Sunday 12noon-10pm.

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Fall Semester Hours

It’s the fall semester!

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Time for pumpkin flavored everything, new faces on campus and new library hours!

Hours for the fall semester at the Resnick Library are as follows:

Weeks 1 -4 September 1 – 27

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 10 pm
Friday, 7:30 am – 8pm
Saturday, 12 noon – 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon – 10 pm

Weeks 5-14, September 28 – December 6

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Friday, 7:30 am – 8 pm
Saturday, 12 noon – 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon – 12 midnight

Week 15 + Finals Week December 7-19
Special hours will be posted! Stay tuned!

Also note that the library will be closed for the following breaks:

October 11-14 (Saturday thru Tuesday)

Closing Tuesday November 25 @ 5 pm

November 26 – 29 (Wednesday thru Saturday)

Reopening Sunday November 30th, 6 pm – 12 midnight

Here’s to the fall semester, it’s a great year to be a Bronco!