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A Very Important Part of Our Community

The Peru Free Library is #13 in the Peru Gazette photo series featuring people who make Peru a wonderful place to live. Library Director Becky Pace and Assistant Librarian Stacey Bousquet work very hard to provide meaningful programs and to graciously assist every library user. The library has been serving us since 1915. The current […]

The Peru Free Library is a Busy Place

Email just received from the Peru Free Library Dear Friends and Patrons, Summer is fast approaching and the library is preparing for our busiest time of the year, family programs, children’s art classes and lots and lots of summer reading! Build a Better World is our summer reading theme this year and will also play […]

The Votes Have Been Counted

Peru CSD Annual Meeting & Election Results Budget Proposition #1 Yes – 392 No – 175 Bus Proposition #2 Yes – 416 No – 151 Library #3 Yes – 389 No – 177 Board Member Elected Linda Morgan, 446 votes Total Ballots Cast 569

News From the Peru Free Library Board

PERU FREE LIBRARY PROPOSITION FOR FUNDING INCREASE Proposition #3 on the ballot at the time of the Peru Central School District budget vote will be a request from the Peru Free Library to increase funding from the community. Since 2005, the Library has received $5000 each year with approval from the voters at that time. […]

Workshop, Poetry Reading and Book Signing Friday

A Message From the Peru Free Library

Local photographer Tom Semeraro will be exhibiting here at the library March 3 – April 15. Opening reception Friday March 3 from 5-7. All welcome.

Exhibit and Sale Opens Friday

Peru Free Library Annual Potter’s Guild Holiday Exhibit and Sale Opening reception Friday, November 18 from 5-7 A great place to do your holiday shopping and support our local potters and the library.

Cheese and Beer Tasting Friday Night at the Library

Together with the North Country Creamery Livingood’s will be hosting an evening of beer and cheese tasting at the Peru Free Library on Friday November 4, 2016 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. 6, 5oz samples of Livingood’s beers (TBD) alongside cheese boards featuring North Country Creamery’s cheeses. Matt from Livingood’s and Ashlee from North Country Creamery […]

Brogowski Photo Exhibit

Retired Ausable Valley Athletic Director Dick Brogowski will have his wonderful photos on exhibit at the Peru Free Library from 5 p.m. Friday, September 9 through October 1st. Opening reception Friday, September 9 from 5-7 pm.

Writer’s Workshop & Poetry Reading at Peru Free Library

Internationally recognized poet Craig Czury will lead a Writer’s Workshop here at the library on Thursday, June 23 from 4 to 6 pm. No experience necessary. Come and open your mind, write and be amazed. At 7:30 Mr. Czury will do a reading of his poetry. This program is funded by a generous grant from Poets & Writers. No charge, […]

Budget Workshop Tuesday – All are welcome

The Peru Central School Board of Education will gather Tuesday, February 2nd at 6 PM in the Jr/Sr High School Community Room for their first public session budget workshop.  At its budget workshop, the School Board is expected to: Receive a budget overview brief. ·         Examine a budget timeline. ·         Receive a general Executive Budget […]

Board Elects Officers and Receives 2016 State of the Library Report

By John T. Ryan The Peru Free Library Board of Trustees chose Diane Haight as a new member and elected its 2016 officers at its Wednesday, January 20th meeting. Board Vice-President Kara McBrayer, who chaired the meeting, submitted her resignation after serving on the board for six years. Holly Heller-Ross was elected as 2016 board […]

The Flag is Flying High

By John T. Ryan As of 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, the American Flag was once again flying high on the Peru Free Library flagpole. Town Councilman/Town Board Liaison Donald McBrayer and 23-year U.S. Navy Veteran David Drollette braved cold temperatures this morning to raise the flag following last evening’s Peru Free Library […]

There’s Still Time to See, Enjoy and Purchase

By John T. Ryan Peru Free Library visitors can still enjoy the beautiful pottery and artwork that has been on display since November. Fifteen members of the North Country Potters’ Guild created the functional and abstract pottery and artwork. Librarian Becky Pace said, “This has been one of our most successful events. There’s been a […]

Peru Free Library’s Upcoming Book Sale and Exhibit Reception

BOOK SALE Friday & Saturday Sept. 18th & 19th. Friday hours: 10-4. Saturday’s hours: 10-3. RECEPTION FOR IAN BURCROFF PAINTINGS EXHIBIT: Friday, September 25th from 5 to 7 pm. Ian’s work utilizes intense color and detailed multiple imagery in his abstract and realistic subject matter. The largest painting is 60″ x 40″; the smallest 20″ […]

Catholic census underway throughout North Country – Press-Republican: News

Catholic census underway throughout North Country – Press-Republican: News.

Library Newsletter Highlights Upcoming Events and Book Recommendations

Samantha Johnson, A Peru Central School graduate and SUNY Plattsburgh freshman is the 2014 FRIENDS scholarship winner. Library Fall 2014 Newsletter

Peru Free Library November Events

HUDSON RIVER CONCERT SERIES – Friday, November 14 at 7pm. Meet the Musicians reception to follow. Donation at the door for library renovations. POTTER’S GUILD ANNUAL SHOW and SALE with PHOTOGRAPHY by RON NOLLAND Opening Reception and Meet the Artists on Friday November 21, 5-7PM There’s more details on their website:

‘SOLOMON NORTHUP — The Free Slave’

PERU, N.Y. Solomon Northup, the free born Adirondack man kidnapped into slavery who told his powerful story in “12 Years a Slave,” will be celebrated July 20 in Peru, N.Y. Ironically, the small community of Peru played a part in Northup’s story. He once had a contract to ship Peru-grown lumber south on Lake Champlain […]

Spring 2014 Peru Free LIbrary Newsletter Includes Book Sale Details

Click here to view the colorful newsletter!

Peru Library Book Sale Coming Soon

Spring Book Sale: Friday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Peru Free Library, Main Street, Peru NY

Peru Free Library Receives TD Bank Donation

By Donald McBrayer During Tuesday’s Library Board Meeting TD Bank managers Chris Mullen and Diana Padron presented the Peru Free Library with a check for $497.74 for participating in TD Bank’s Affinity Program. Library Board President, Kara McBrayer thanked TD Bank for its support and expressed gratitude for the people who participate in the program. “It’s this […]

Peru Central Student Artwork on Display

Peru Elementary School has organized an Art Show to celebrate its young artists for the eleventh year in a row.  Selected works from each grade have been displayed at the Peru Free Library. You can see our student’s work from Kindergarten to 6th Grade at the Peru Free Library from March 25th to April 25th.  […]

Peru Free Library to Host Wine Tasting; All Proceeds Benefit the Library

Wine Tasting: featuring Dessert wines, Ports and Scotches Peru Free Library Friday, March 28 6-8pm $10.00 donation to the library

Live Music at the Peru Free Library

Cabin Fever Concert with Dave Ruch Thursday, February 27  7:00 pm Internationally acclaimed musician Dave Ruch, a singer, entertainer, historian and comedian performs songs and accompanies himself with mandolin, banjo, guitar and sometimes spoons. It should be a memorable evening with this engaging musician and performer. This concert is underwritten by our Friends of the […]


Title: A LIVE RADIO MYSTERY THEATER PROGRAM Location: Peru Free Library Description: Monday, October 28th at 7:30pm. Fifteen members of the community, 55 and older, have been rehearsing with a theater professor from SUNY for the last eight weeks. Three short radio plays will be performed, complete with sound effects. Free and open to the […]

Wine Tasting Friday Night

Title: Autumn Wine Tasting Tonight Location: Peru Free Library Description: Autumn Wine Tasting ( wines will be brought in from California and Europe) Friday, October 11 6:00-8:00pm Tickets $10.00 Tickets may be purchasesd or pre-ordered at the library. Start Time: 18:00 Date: 2013-10-11 End Time: 20:00

Author Matthew Ryan at the Peru Free Library

Title: Author Matthew Ryan at the Peru Free Library Location: Peru Free Library Description: Book talk with local author Matthew D. Ryan Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm Matt will discuss his new book Drasmyr and the role that “world-building” plays in the Fantasy novel. Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2013-10-18 End Time: 20:30

“Radio Theater” coming to the Peru Free Library

The Peru Free Library will present Radio Theater!, a program of radio drama, starting on Mondays (not including Labor Day) in September and October.  The program is funded by Lifetime Arts, a non-profit organization that provides arts programs to improve the quality of life for older adults. For eight Mondays, starting on September 9, participants […]

Upcoming Events at the Peru Free Library

Garden Talks Our latest garden talk Planting Day was held on Thursday, May 16th. Led by a Master Gardener our group learned all about when to plant our vegetables and a closing open forum was full of helpful gardening tips. Our next talk is at 6:00pm on June 20″‘ and will be on tomatoes. Free […]

“A Dream Deferred” at the Peru Free Library on Friday, June 14th

Adirondack historian Amy Godine, whose ground-breaking research helped re-open the narrative of Timbuctoo, the black settlement at Lake Placid, is back with another revealing story.Godine has found that wealthy abolitionist Gerrit Smith’s land give-away may have benefited black Americans still being held in bondage in the south. Speaking at the Peru Free Library on Friday, […]

Library schedules Spring Book Sale

Spring Book Sale:    Thursday, May 16, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.                       Friday,    May 17, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.                       Saturday, May 18, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Peru Free Library, Main Street, Peru NY   Submitted by: Helle Thomsen Parker (643-8295), Secretary,           Friends of the Library, Peru Free Library, Peru (643-8618)

“Slavery to Citizenship” – coming to the Peru Free library

March 24,  Slavery to Citizenship:  a story of the impact of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Barack Obama on ordinary African Americans by Jackie Madison, President of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.  Peru Free Library, 3024 Rte 22, Peru.  Free and open to the public.

Computer money denied and Cold War Veterans may receive a property tax exemption

By John T. Ryan Peru – Town leaders made it very clear that they plan to keep a tight rein on the town’s 2013 budget. The issue arose under “Other Business” when Town Counselor Susan Polhemus and Peru Librarian Becky Pace asked the Board for $3,600 to establish a dedicated computer purchase fund. Pace told […]

Peru community helps Roy Perry celebrate his birthday

Roy Perry and Jackie Douglass look over one of the over 80 new and nearly new books that were donated for children in honor of Roy’s 80th birthday.  Jackie asked members of the Peru Community Church to contribute and they and others responded.  The books are in the process of being distributed to our Peru Free […]

Over 15 potters to exhibit their work just in time for Christmas

Peru – The Peru Free Library will host the North Country Potter’s Guild with a reception, show and sale on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM at the library on North Main Street. Click here for details – Library Potters

Peru will soon have another wonderful community asset

By John T. Ryan Peru should have its first community garden next summer, but it’s not located where most people would expect. On Saturday, November 3, 2012 several volunteers were enthusiastically tilling soil at the Peru Free Library. Librarian Becky Pace explained that she has been interested in starting a garden for some time, but […]

Book Talk with Keith Herkalo

Local author and historian Keith A. Herkalo will discuss his new book, The Battles at Plattsburgh, September 11, 1814, at the Peru Free Library on Friday, November 16th at 7 PM.  It should be an entertaining and informative evening. Everyone is invited!

Environmental philosopher asks: Who fits in the Adirondack ideal?

Adirondack environmental philosopher Marianne Patinelli-Dubay will explore how the romantic vision of wilderness popularized by 19th Century urban elites and artists excluded other groups from the Adirondack story, on Sunday, July 22, at the Peru Free Library.

Funders Call for Local Library Applications

Funders Call for Local Library Applications | The Adirondack Almanack.

Have you seen the Peru Intermediate and Primary Art Show at the Peru Free Library?

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