State Senate Report: Public libraries play vital educational role

As summer draws to a close and students return to the classroom, many turn their focus toward getting back to the books.

Between the back-to-school shopping and first-day jitters, it’s important to remember to make use of one of our area’s biggest educational resources — our libraries.

Here in New York state, there are more than 7,000 public libraries, including more than 50 public libraries in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. That’s one of the largest concentrations of public libraries in any Senate district in the state.

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