North Country residents looking to reel in their next big catch can now do so with a little help from the Ogdensburg Public Library. Just in time for summer, the library is offering a variety of fishing poles and other equipment available to those who hold an Ogdensburg Public Library card.
The equipment, which includes fishing poles, nets, tackle boxes and children’s fishing sets, among other angling necessities, was purchased via funds secured by State Senator Patty Ritchie.
“Gone are the days when libraries were just places where you could check out a good book,” said Senator Patty Ritchie. “Today’s libraries—Ogdensburg Public Library included—are going above and beyond to offer so much more for their patrons.”
“The Ogdensburg Public Library is a treasure, and I was pleased to support its efforts to connect their patrons with fishing equipment. I am hopeful these new items will give more people the chance to get outdoors and enjoy the awesome recreational opportunities the area has to offer.”
“Each and every day, the Ogdensburg Public Library strives to provide its patrons with not only great books, but educational and cultural programming, as well as unique materials to check out—now including fishing equipment,” said Ogdensburg Public Library Director Penny Kerfien. “I would like to thank Senator Ritchie for her support of our library and am thrilled our patrons will now have access to these new items.”
For more information on the Ogdensburg Public Library, please visit their website at www.ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org.
(Attn. photo editors: Senator Ritchie is pictured in the above photos with Ogdensburg Public Library Director Penny Kerfien)