Down on the parkway, the Vestal Public Library kicked off its summer artisan market series earlier today.

Ran alongside the bi-weekly Vestal Farmer's Market, the program brings local craftsmen and creatives to the library to display and sell their projects.

This is the market's fourth year of operation, originally started as a way to help build community post-pandemic.

Kelly Cargill, the marketing and outreach coordinator for the library, explained how the market fits into its mission.

"Its been great to see it expand. We started out with about 15 vendors the first year, and we've been able to expand to 25 which is really great," Cargill said. "We see ourselves as a community center at the vestal library here, so just being able to organize people into the community and kind of give a highlight to our artists and vendors is just a great other opportunity for us and for them just to show what the community has to offer."

While there were fewer vendors than usual, Cargill says a larger group of vendors can be expected on July 6th and August 24th.