2021 at the LPL in Black and White Photos
(Clockwise from top left, Community Engagement coordinator Maggie Foster peddles the LPL2Go book bike cart to Onondaga Lake Park; staffer Edina Osmanovic, Foster and LPL Board of Trustees member Kay Budmen look over the new Story Walk Placement in the Soule Road complex courtyard; a spring snow falls on the Dinosaur Garden lawn; and LPL Director Glenna Wisniewski picks up a text at her office desk for Drop Everything and Read Day.)
(Clockwise from top left: patrons look over items at May's book sale in the Carman Community Room; a young patron decides to have one of the popular dinosaur statues a ride during a lawn event; Children and Family Services coordinator Joellyn Murry, staffers and volunteers paint the Second Street mural for the Let's Read, Liverpool! Sidewalk Stroll; and Tim Ballantyne of Ballantyne Gardens leads his workers through a weeding session for the Natural Wildlife Habitat Garden.)
(Clockwise from top left: A young patron thrills at receiving a library card at a Let's Read, Liverpool! kickoff on the Dinosaur Garden lawn; a big family pledges to be part of Let's Read, Liverpool! at Picnics at the Park; staffer Murry helps a young reader select a book at Picnics at the Park; and the LPL2Go book bike car and StoryWalk are ready to greet the world at Picnics at the Park.)
(Clockwise from top left: Educator Mary Rys has students riveting for Storytelling Camp under the tent on the Dinosaur Garden lawn; Storytelling Camp students move into the Children's Room and practice a routine; Assemblywoman Pamela J. Hunter holds a special Story Time session at the LPL2Go book bike cart at Picnics at the Park; and Queen Bee Bookshop owner Casey Rose Frank reads to patrons under the Dinosaur Garden lawn tent at a Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? Story Time.)
(Clockwise from top left: Creative makers stir their T-shirts in the setting area for Tie Dye on the Lawn; sisters walk the Dinosaur Garden lawn 'runway' showing off their designs; saxophonists Sarah Midgley-Scuderi and pianist Robbie Padilla perform under the Dinosaur Garden lawn pavilion; and staffers Edina Osmanovic, Cindy Hibbert; Laurel Griffith and Alison McCarthy are ready to greet patrons at Haunted Garage II.)
(Clockwise from top left: Staffers pose for a group shot in the main room at Staff Learning Day, and yes somebody did put on the costume of new mascot Tulip; a Syracuse University student journalist works a story for NCC News in the Children's Room; a look from Second Street into the Robbie Padilla Carman Community Room piano concert; and a young patron enjoys Sensory Bin for Toddlers in the Carman Community Room.)
Black-and-white photography can tell a story in a dramatically different tone.
LPL communications specialist Mark Bialczak used the editing suite toggle switch to look over images gathered over the course of 2021. He selected two dozen that he believes bring the community's life with the library into interesting perspective.