Livingston County News | Check out more than books, or join an art club, at Wadsworth Library

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GENESEO – Wadsworth Library, 24 Center St., is not just about books anymore, said library director Debby Emerson.

Yes, you can still check out books, movies and magazines. But patrons can also now check out board games and Empire Passes.

Board games available include Trouble, Scrabble, Connect Four, Sorry!, Uno, Jenga, Yahtzee, and a couple of memory matching games. People can play games at the library or sign them out for a three-week loan period.

“There’s no need to search the attic to play an old favorite with your grandkids,” Emerson said.

The Empire Pass is a card that gets one vehicle into New York State Parks without the standard admission fee. It can be used to gain free access to any participating state park. The passes are checked out from the library in protective plastic cases and must be returned directly to Wadsworth Library. The passes can be borrowed for one week at a time. Because they are a very popular summer item, they cannot be put on hold and may not be renewed. If a pass is available, its case will be on display at the main desk.

The library also continues to host programs in which adults can participate at no charge. The recent watercolor class was such a success that the participants plan to continue to meet as a peer group even though the formal lessons are over. New members are welcome to join the new art club. Interested people should bring their art supplies and come to socialize and create. The group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on the following Tuesday evenings: June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27.

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