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COLUMN: Summer Reading raffle winners announced

— Storytime is on hiatus and the “official” summer reading programs for kids and teens have ended but there is still plenty of reading left in the season. Come on in and take a look at the crop of new books or browse the stacks for a forgotten classic. Find a shady nook and fuel your mind while you beat the heat.

Wired Wednesday

Learn or brush up on computer basics with our Wired Wednesday series. Held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, this series is designed to teach the basics in a friendly, hands-on environment. On Aug. 22, start getting your memories in order with a class on sorting your photos. Last but not least, learn how to edit your photos to get the best images yet on Aug. 29.

Workplace skills

Upgrade your job skills for free with our job-centered computer courses at 7 p.m. Thursdays. PC Troubleshooting is a skill everyone can use to learn the basics Aug. 23; Google may put the world at your fingertips but we can help you make some sense of your search results with Beyond Google Aug. 30.

Tech Help Drop In

Master your ereader, smartphone, laptop and other tech gadgets with help from our librarians at 1 p.m. Fridays. Granted, we do not always have the answer at our fingertips, but we know where to look it up.

Teen Summer Reading winner

The party is over and we’ve pulled the raffles, but feel free to keep reading. I have a closet full of tasty duplicate titles and you can still win my weekly random draw if you continue to post reviews. The winners so far are: Andrea Piston (tickets to an SU game and a henna tattoo kit), Brian Dobrowlski (tickets to an SU game and a book on understanding Astronomy), Shay Sprague (a pair of SU tickets), Kaitlyn Devine (a juggling kit), Tina Bartelli (the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths), Max Ritter (two passes to the MOST), Chelsea Gell (Ultimate Spiderman book), Liz Russell (the Haunted Finger Lakes book) and Garrett Roziock (the SU Basketball Vault). If you posted a review this summer but never collected your raffle tickets please contact Mrs. Chism because you are still eligible for a prize from the Cave of Wonders.

Valerie Chism is the young adult librarian at the Baldwinsville Public Library.

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