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Bookmark design 2020 (Click here for the PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE:  The Cairo Library will be closed to the public until further notice.  Please take advantage of online offerings:  Books, Music, Movies and Programs.

 

 

 

Mon: 10AM – 8PM
Tues & Wed: 10AM – 5PM
Thu: 2PM  –  8PM
Fri & Sat: 10AM – 2PM
Sun: Closed

Debra Kamecke
Director
518-622-9864
cairolibrary720@gmail.com

 

 

Board of Trustees Position
Mary Kames Vice-President
Mary Finneran Secretary
James Freemann Trustee
Allen Veverka Financial Officer

Library Director
Debra Kamecke

The New Cairo Public Library opened on July 16, 2012. It is a totally made in America project!

The Cairo Public Library was founded in 1963 and has the special feature of a weekly children’s story hour.

The function of the Cairo Public Library is to provide the Cairo community with access to a balanced collection of books and other materials to serve their educational, cultural, and recreational needs.

The Board of Trustees meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm in the Community Room of the New Library.

Get your library card

The library card is one of the most important school supplies. Libraries are an essential service for the nation’s children. Libraries bridge the digital divide by providing a full range of information and services to children and adult learners. Libraries offer free access to important educational resources such as online homework resources, access to online databases, and e-books. Libraries continue to find ways to bring value to their communities. A library card is one of the “smartest cards” you can possess.

Did you know facts.

Did you know...

Tourism has been Cairo’s largest industry since the 1800’s. It was one of the first towns in the area to develop ski slopes and trails. Many of the regular visitors have made the conversion to seasonal or permanent residents.

The Cairo Railroad provided freight transportation to the industries in town starting in 1884. Early cargo consisted of locally mined bluestone, and hay and fruit from the local farms. In 1894 the Catskill Shale Brick Company became the railroads primary customer until the plant closed in 1914. The lack of steady freight and the increasing improvements to the local highways resulted in the termination of service at the end of the 1918 tourist season.

(Paraphrased from: https://cairochamberofcommerce.weebly.com/.)