Onondaga County Public Library

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If you pass by the White Branch Library, you might see adults and children alike sharing soccer balls, hoola hoops, or other sports equipment out on the lawn.  That equipment is now available for kids to borrow from the front desk as part of a pilot program by the Onondaga County Public Library, and Trinity Health’s “Transforming Communities Initiative.”

Syracuse Parks and Recreation Commissioner Julie LaFave says play is a vital learning process, natural for a library to accommodate.

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Many Central New Yorkers probably don’t know that downtown’s central library is one of the few places in the state where a visually impaired person can print documents in braille.  Most of us probably take for granted what we can see on a screen or printed page.  

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Visitors to Onondaga County’s Central Library in downtown Syracuse are now greeted with a first floor entrance and $8.7 million worth of renovations and upgrades on three levels.  Executive Director of the library system Susan Mitchell says maybe the big red library sign on Salina street is what’s pulling people in.

Larry Luttinger has a vision for live music and CNYJazz.