Library News & Updates

Introducing Amber, Abbie, Alex, and Gracie – Our Amazing Summer Staff!

July 22, 2018

We have an amazing crew this summer keeping the library open, and processing hundreds of letters arriving for Prisoner Express. I asked them about “alternatives”, and to share what surprised…

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Want help with your non-profit website?

June 4, 2018

This is a quick note for all the activists, community organizers, social entrepreneurs, and non-profit directors out there… Because websites are challenging. With all the choices, and all the clutter,…

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3 Adventurous Ways to Get To The Alternatives Library

May 3, 2018

As it turns out, driving isn’t the best way to get to the Durland Alternatives Library. Unless you’re willing to wait until 5pm when parking is available on campus, you’re better…

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Long Overdue… No More Late Fees

March 6, 2018

What motivates you more… The risk of having a late fee on your account or… Knowing that someone has requested and is waiting to read the book that you have…

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Book sale was a HUGE success – Thank you!

February 25, 2018

Our book sale was awesome. We sold hundreds, if not thousands of items… all books that have been donated to the library and saved up for this event. The funds…

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Art Show : Prisoner Expresso – Coffee anyone?

January 25, 2018

Like the rest of us, many prisoners start their days with a cup of coffee. Some get in it at morning chow; some make it in their cells (if they…

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Library Re-opens January 15th

January 10, 2018

Dear patrons, Due to some sever water damage (burst pipe) the library will be closed this week and re-opening on January 15th. We’ll still be in the building, mostly cleaning…

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Upcoming Events

Thu 02
Fri 03

PE Volunteering: Poem

April 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
607-255-6486
Mon 06

PE Volunteering: Art Pen Pal

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
607-255-6486
Tue 07

PE Volunteering: Journals

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Organizer: Prisoner Express
607-255-6486
Wed 08

Get Involved with the Alternatives Library