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Elementary students learn about community, world history at public library

The Cazenovia Public Library's Egypt room offers visitors a chance to see not only it's mummy and numerous Egyptian artifacts collected by R.J Hubbard in the late 19th century, but also a video presentation of Hubbard's Egypt diary detailing where he traveled and how acquired the museum's artifacts.

The Cazenovia Public Library's Egypt room offers visitors a chance to see not only it's mummy and numerous Egyptian artifacts collected by R.J Hubbard in the late 19th century, but also a video presentation of Hubbard's Egypt diary detailing where he traveled and how acquired the museum's artifacts. Olivia Emerson

— Macintosh said she thinks that the yearly field trip for the first and second graders is a great learning experience. “We want every student in Burton Street to have been to the public library,” she said. Also, Macintosh admitted that she has never gone on the field trip but she plans to go soon.

Betsy Kennedy, director of the Cazenovia Public Library, said that last year thousands of students from different schools and counties around central New York came to see the library’s museum. She said she enjoys showing off the exhibits and that the kids are always good listeners and are always well-behaved.

“I like the idea that if they haven’t been to a library, it’s a good chance to see one,” she said. She also hopes that the kids will enjoy it so much that they will come back and bring their families.

The Cazenovia Public Library, located at 100 Albany Street, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call, 655-9322 or visit cazenoviapubliclibrary.org.

Olivia Emerson is a fourth grade student at Burton Street Elementary. She is an Eagle Newspapers contributor and can be reached through the editor at editor@cazenoviarepublican.com.

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