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Goff students at East Greenbush LibraryStudents from the Primary Instruction English Language Arts and English as a New Language classes at Goff Middle School learned more about the East Greenbush Community Library and everything it has to offer during a field trip last week.

Mike Lupica bookStudents went on a tour of the library, where they found out that the library is more than just books. Students can check out movies, video games and CDs. They also learned how to use OverDrive, a free service that allows users to virtually check out e-books and e-audio books. This service is even more valuable to students now that they each have their own Chromebook, allowing them to read and listen to e-books anytime they want to.

The library is a great place for students to go after school because of the academic resources, free wifi and many programs, such as cupcake decorating or movie pizza parties.

Students can take a shuttle bus after school from Goff to the library daily, though, they either need a bus pass from the office (on a day-to-day basis) or will need to have an alternate location form on file at the bus garage (if they are going to the library regularly).

The field trip ended with students obtaining their own library cards and checking out both physical and e-books.