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Greenburgh Library is for Guys Too

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Your town reporter Luis Garcia held his first Thursday office hours today at the Greenburgh Public Library. He was happy that a few people showed up, even though they came, well, from the library.

Nancy McCrory, the library’s public relations person, wanted to remind Greenburgh residents that September is the month to sign up for the library card. The library compiled a list of 52 ways to use your library card, such as to pick up a DVD, join a book discussion group or enjoy a concert. All you need to do to sign up is to be a town resident. There’s no fee.

McCroy also promoted the Guys Read Plus program that librarian Andrew Farber has been leading since 2009. Farber explained that the program, for teens from grades 6 to 12, was inspired by the need to create male models for reading, an activity sometimes associated to females.

“A lot of users of the library are female. Guys don’t read that much,” Farber said

He added that he has 15 to 20 kids signed up, with an average attendance of eight to 12 attending the monthly meetings.

Guys Read Plus, which stopped during the summer, will resume on Sept. 20, wit the discussion of Margi Preu’s book “Heart of a Samurai.”

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