Cathy’s on vacation — back May 31st

I’m away on vacation from Monday, May 23rd to Friday May 27th.  If you need immediate assistance, please contact the IC Reference desk:

Visiting our library? Check our summer hours:

Check out a popular reading book or a DVD



Wildlife Wishing Well, a wildlife rescue, rehab, release organization

wildlifewishingLast night I found a young raccoon that was injured and did not know what to do.  After a few phone calls, I was referred to the Wildlife Wishing Well (WWW).

It is run by Richard J. Wohlgemuth, Class II RVS Rehabilitator (NYS Department of Environmental Conservation License Number 23):

With gloves I placed the injured creature into a box and drove to the WWW which was in a house not far from the Cayuga Medical Center.  He listened to the heart and lungs of the racoon and informed me that the raccoon was sadly near death.

The organization’s website includes photos, a list of rehabilitators, ways to become a rehabber, and a means contribute to the organization:  Please contribute if you can:

Hopefully you’ll know what to do if you find an injured or abandoned raccoon, fox, skunk, bat or squirrel — or where to find those who rehab other species.

(photo from the WWW website)

NY Mag: the feed is dying

From the lede:

The feed is dying. The reverse-chronological social media feed — the way you’ve read Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs (which is to say, the internet) at various points over the last decade, updates organized according to the time they were posted, refreshed at the top of the screen — no longer really makes sense.

read on:

@ithacalibrary : therapy dog: TODAY from 12-1:30 pm

Missed our furry visitor, Stella, last week? Come play with a therapy dog this Wednesday, May 11th from noon to 1:30 pm!  You can find them on the South side of the library. Good luck on your finals!!!