As of March 18, we will be closed until further notice. Click on this title to view information below-ON LINE LEARNING--CHILDREN AND TEEN ACTIVITIES

As of Wednesday, March 18 we will be closed until further notice.   Click on title above for all of the information on this page as all you can see is the beginning of the page and there is many things below. THE ADAMS CENTER FREE LIBRARY SUPPORTS SIXTOWN STUDENTS. Below are are many links for learning and letters from library folks with good information. - you can email them for log in information on all subject areas and learning

Angela Newman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/16/20

North Country Library System

315-782-5540, ext. 225


In the face of library closures, North Country patrons can take advantage of wide array of online services. 

WATERTOWN, NY: North Country residents won’t be without library services, even if they find their local library has temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Any North Country Library System card holder has access to a wide variety of online resources, including e-books and online learning platforms. Visit the NCLS catalog at to access the following resources: 

OverDrive: Patrons can enjoy access to over 7,000 e-book titles and almost 2,000 e-audio titles in the NCLS OverDrive collection. Additionally, the NCLS OverDrive collection includes access to 25 different magazines, including Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Food Network, and HGTV. 

Universal Class: Learners have access to over 500 different self-guided courses, including subjects in general education, teacher resources, office skills, and hobbies. These high quality, online courses include lessons, exams, assignments, discussion boards and progress assessments to help students master learning outcomes.

ArtistWorks: Learn a musical instrument online! Each instrument has a massive lesson library that covers the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and key learning strategies. Lessons are accessible anywhere, from any device.

Transparent Language: Explore a new language using any Internet-connected device. Available in 110+ languages, including ESL, learners have the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere.

Fold3: Features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.

ReferenceUSA: Offers the most up-to-date data available in the market for small business owners and marketing professionals.

Cypress Resume: Jobseekers can build a resume with an easy-to-use template that provides concise, professional language to describe core tasks of a multitude of professions.

Any North Country resident can sign up for a library card online through the NCLS catalog at by clicking on My Account and then Register for Library Card. This provides one full year of access to NCLS online resources without having to go to a library in person. 

For those who may be new to downloading e-books or need assistance accessing online resources, NCLS will be setting up a help desk on the library catalog web page. Please check for updates. 

About the North Country Library System

The North Country Library System is a support organization that delivers services to the 65 public libraries located in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. Through shared library services, cooperative purchasing, coordinated literacy campaigns, and training, NCLS maximizes sharing, creativity, and innovation to help improve the lives of North Country residents at home, at work, at school, and at play.

Lauren Moore <>

Tue, Mar 17, 3:39 PM (20 hours ago)



Dear Colleagues,


In response to public health concerns related to COVID-19, the New York State Library is closed until March 31, 2020.


Please note that this closure is not due to any current known positive cases of COVID-19 at NYSL. NYSL is closed out of caution to limit social gathering spaces due to public health concerns and to protect our staff and the public. The closure is effective for the public spaces of the Office of Cultural Education, including the State Museum, State Library and State Archives.  Please check the NYSL website ( or our social media for updates.



Online Journals, Newspapers, and Reference Resources:

A reminder to those who may be studying or working from home, the are freely available to all New Yorkers and provide access to newspaper and journal articles and reference resources, including Encyclopedia Britannica and resources for K-12. You can access the databases for free via the NYS Library website, as well as from the sites of many public, school and college libraries.


Reference questions are being answered via email:


Many items, including State documents and some historical materials, are available online via our website:


Division of Library Development:

Most of the Library Development staff are able to work from home and your Regional Liaison is available to you via email.  LD Staff email addresses are posted on the LD website under “About Us.”


Reach out to your Regional Liaison or the appropriate Program Manager by email if you have questions. As always, LD Staff will try their best to respond promptly to your questions.


Talking Book and Braille Library:

The Talking Book and Braille Library is temporarily closed. If you have questions for our library staff, please email

Eligible residents may download books and magazines through the downloading service, BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download). If you need help using BARD, please email our library staff.



Wishing you all the best,




Lauren Moore

Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian

New York State Library

Cultural Education Center

222 Madison Avenue

Albany, NY 12230

(518) 474-5930