Have you ever been curious about your family history? Want to discover more about your lineage? Want to learn about what countries your ancestors immigrated from?

You can use the library for that!

Using your library card, you can use Ancestry for FREE. Check out the NCLS resources page to explore our other programs- but remember- you need a library to get into the club. Drop by our library and we’ll get you set up (also FREE)!


June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating it here at the Ellisburg Free Library. One of our volunteers let us know about this important occasion. So a special thanks to them!

Men’s Mental Health deserves time and attention. Especially in our culture. We expect men to just buck up in the face of emotional or mental challenges. This can cause stigma to form, and less men to seek help.

This is not good news for men long term. This is reflected in recent statistics. According to Mental Health America:

  • In the United States, over 6 million men suffer from depression every year. Depression in men often goes diagnosed.
  • Over 3 million men suffer from panic disorders and phobias.
  • An equal amount of men and women develop bipolar disorder.
  • 90% of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia are men.
  • Male suicide has been rising since 2000. Now, it is the 7th leading cause of death among men. Homosexual men have an even higher risk of suicide.
  • 1 in 5 men develop an alcohol dependency in their lifetimes.
  • Male veterans experience nearly 2x the rate of alcohol and drug use compared to women.

This is the just the surface of what’s been going on. There are even more intricate statistics by demographic and diagnosis.

Though mental health awareness and vital for both men and women, it’s no secret that men often feel ashamed of their mental struggles, downplay their symptoms, and keep their battles to themselves.

Talk to the men in your life about mental health. Keep them in your thoughts and listen to their stories. Our library has books on mental health and can put on hold any you may be looking for, so keep that in mind during our time in June!


Creating legal documents can be very stressful when you’re trying to write them yourself. Sometimes is feels impossible- especially since most legal documents have to be perfect. It’s time to ditch the doom and gloom and take advantage of LawDepot!

Through your library, you can use the LawDepot with your library card. This helpful service allows you to print and download legal documents that you can customize to your needs. Available forms include real estate, business, estate, and more!

Check out the NCLS resources page to explore our other programs- but stop in to get a library card first!


Looking to switch jobs? Ready to make a new career move? Just getting started at seeking employment?

Through our library, you can receive FREE career assistance thanks to helpful resources from our North Country Library System!

JobNow can help you write your resume, prepare for interviews, and more. Anyone with a library card can sign up- and library cards are FREE too!

Drop by our library to learn more, and check out the NCLS resources page to explore our other programs.

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