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November 1, 2012

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Lions collecting eye glasses

The Cooperstown Lions Club, through Lions Club International, is continuing to collect used eye glasses as part of its effort to the conservation of eyesight throughout the world.

Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses. Recently, the Cooperstown Club collected 2,400 pairs of glasses and sent them to one of the 18 recycling centers around the world.

Glasses can be donated in a Lions collection box in Cooperstown at Bruce Hall on Main Street, Cooperstown Optical on state Route 28 or at the Bassett Medical Center Eyeglass Clinic or they can be given to any Lions Club member.

For more information, contact Lions Sight Conservation Chair John Rowley at or call 547-8505.


Downloadable books available

The Village Library of Cooperstown announced that e-books and downloadable audiobooks are now available to its patrons. To access these materials, visit the Four County Library System website at and click on the Download Zone. The site includes all information on how to retrieve downloadable items, what devices are compatible, and a list of frequency asked questions. Patrons will need a Cooperstown library card and pin number. For more information, call the library at 547-8344.


Clothing accepted at shed

The First Baptist Church in Cooperstown has a clothing drop-off shed behind the church building where used clothes can be dropped off. The clothing will be distributed all over the United States and World to those who can use it. This program keeps clothing out of the landfill, and helps out those in need. Usable clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, linens, blankets and drapes. For more information call the Rev. Douglas Deer at 547-9371.

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