January 17, 2013

What did I learn today?

I learned a lot while researching a story today.

#1- The first thing I learned was to pay better attention. The library has one entire room dedicated to the city's history and it has it's own hours. The Saratoga Room at the Saratoga Springs Public Library is open either 9am to 5pm or 5pm to 9pm, depending on the day of the week.  If you go at 2pm on a 5pm to 9pm day you will be disappointed. This should highlight the inadequacies of my researching skills.

#2- A man of my age should be more comfortable navigating a library. I was like a first grader looking for the Red Turtle bus on the first day of school.

#3- The Saratoga Springs Public Library is worth every tax dollar we fork over. It is a beauty. It was packed with people from three to ninety-three and they came in every size, shape and smell. It is a joyous place.

#4- Library parking is more challenging than Survivor- Time Square. 

#5- A library would be nice place to live. 

The flagpole that stands proudly in front of the library is dedicated to Tom Indiano. Tom was a classmate of mine. Every trip to the library brings his huge sense of humor and booming personality back into focus.  


  1. Your library looks pretty snazzy. Your hours confuse me. Libraries are fantastic places to visit -- They are also great places to work. When I was an undergrad I helped defray my expenses by working at the State of Michigan library. As a grad student for Oregon State University. Both were large and had great research sections. I would get lost in the research sections in my off time. Love libraries!! -- barbara

    1. It is a beautiful library for sure. Because of Saratoga's extensive history there is a special room dedicated to things related to it. It is closely monitored and has special hours separate from the rest of the library. I was too vague in my piece. Hopefully I will have some additional info on my story by the weekend. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. It has only been recently that I don't look anymore for the card catalogue ;P