Assemblywoman Galef Discusses Libraries on “Dear Sandy”

June 8, 2010
Assemblywoman Galef hosts Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of the Westchester Library System, Jill Davis, Director of the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, and Frank Rees, Director of the Kent Public Library, on her television show “Dear Sandy”. This episode focuses on new programs, services and innovations offered by libraries, ways in which the economy has impacted libraries and the new role that libraries have taken on today.

These three guests share their thoughts and expertise on a variety of library related topics. They discuss the role the economy has played in shaping the greater need for libraries and their services. Terry Kirchner explains what steps the Westchester Library System has taken to make its material available to the Westchester Community. Kirchner emphasizes the utilization of shared services between the libraries to provide residents greater access to books and other materials. In addition, Jill Davis speaks about the joint project between the Hendrick Hudson Free Library and the Peekskill Library to place a book vending machine at the new Cortlandt Train Station. Frank Rees also discusses the greater use of technology and how it benefits people who visit libraries. Increased library technology includes a greater access to computers, where community members can utilize libraries for job searches or computer training classes.

“Having chaired the Assembly Library Committee for many years, this is a topic of conversation that holds great importance for me,” said Assemblywoman Galef. “I am so fortunate to have Terry Kirchner, Jill Davis, and Frank Rees here with me to lend their input and expert knowledge, which makes for an extremely informative and intriguing discussion on the changing role of libraries.”

To learn more, tune in to cable television at the following dates and times.

“Dear Sandy” airs as follows:

Cablevision
Ossining and Peekskill Channel 15
(Briarcliff, Ossining, Scarborough, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton, Garrison, Montrose, Peekskill, Philipstown, Verplanck)
Yorktown Channel 74
(Lake Peekskill, Putnam Valley)
Wappingers Falls Channel 21
(Cold Spring, Philipstown)

All Channels Air “Dear Sandy” on Fridays at 9 p.m.
“What’s New in Libraries” airs on June 11, 18, 25

Comcast
Carmel, Kent, Mahopac & Putnam Valley Channel 8 - Fridays at 7:30 pm

Verizon FiOS Customers
Please check your local listings for specific air times.