Friday, October 28, 2005

Whoooo's That?

Our friend and artist, Shara, and the OWWL pumpkin she created for us ....

Happy Halloween from everyone at the Sodus Free Library!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Annual Used Book Sale

Make plans now to attend our annual used book sale. Over the last year, we have received hundreds and hundreds of donated books and AV items, and there will be great bargains for all ages. All children's books and mass-market paperbacks will be sold for 25 cents each, adult fiction and nonfiction for 50 cents each, videos, puzzles, and CDs for $1, and audiobooks for $2. The sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sodus Free Library, will start at noon on Wednesday, November 9th, and continue during regular library hours on Thursday, November 10th. The Library will be closed on Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veterans Day, and will reopen for $1/bag day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th. The $1/bag sale will continue from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th. Don't miss out on finding a treasure for your collection - get up from your computer and go mark the sale on your calendar right now!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Quote for the Day

"I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book."
Groucho Marx

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Teen Read Week

Get Real @ your library® during Teen Read Week, October 16-22. Drop by today for a page-turner and read for the fun of it! We're joining hundreds of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country who are encouraging teens to celebrate Teen Read Week 2005, a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. This year’s theme, "Get Real! @ your library®," encourages teens to explore the world of nonfiction books, such as biographies, self-help books, strange but true stories, and more. When you check out your book, remember to enter the free drawing - for teens only!

Friday, October 14, 2005

New Children's Books

The following children's books were added this week: Ten Tiny Tickles by Karen Katz; Angel Coming by Heather Henson; Auction! by Tres Seymour; Brand-New Pencils, Brand-New Books by Diane DeGroat; Bones and the Cupcake Mystery by David A. Adler; Cat Poems by Dave Crawley; City 1 2 3 by Zoran Milich; Hamsters to the Rescue by Ellen Stoll Walsh; Julio's Magic by Arthur Dorros; The Milkman by Carol Foskett Cordsen; Miss Bindergarten Has a Wild Day in Kindergarten by Joseph Slate; The Missing Manatee by Cynthia DeFelice; Oscar's Half Birthday by Bob Graham; Poems to Dream Together/Poemas para Sonar Juntos by Francisco X. Alarcon; Reaching for the Moon: My Journey to the Moon by Buzz Aldrin; Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mysteries by Donna Jo Napoli; and Ste-E-E-E-Eamboat A-Comin'! by Jill Esbaum. Stop by the library to pick up one (or more) of these new books and spend some time reading to an important child in your life. Remember, Reading Makes You Feel Good, which also happens to be the title of another new book, written by Todd Parr.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Quote for the Day

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and at the bottom of the Spanish Main... and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life."
Walt Disney

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

America's Top 100 Libraries

The 2005 HAPLR (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings) Index has been published, and the Sodus Free Library has once again made the list of America's Top 100 Libraries! Using six input and nine output measures garnered from libraries' State reports, the author of the Index, Thomas J. Hennen, computes scores for each library in the country according to population categories. Hennen compares his Index to the ACT or SAT test, with a theoretical minimum score of 1 and a maximum score of 1,000; most libraries scored between 260 and 730. With a score of 897, our library is rated #2 out of 1,598 libraries in the category chartered to serve populations between 1,000 and 2,499 people. We are all very pleased with this honor, and thank Mr. Hennen for his recognition of our efforts. For more information, read Great American Public Libraries: The 2005 HAPLR Rankings in the October 2005 issue of American Libraries, or visit the HAPLR site at

Friends of the Sodus Free Library Meeting

The next meeting of our Friends group will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th. The main topic for discussion will be the annual November used book sale. Come join us; we're always looking for new Friends!

Sunday, October 09, 2005

October Books-Sandwiched-In

Join the Friends of the Sodus Free Library at noon on Monday, October 17th, as Jean Seymour shares the rich history of the Sodus Bay Lighthouse. While Congress appropriated funding to build the first lighthouse tower and keeper's residence in 1824, by 1869 both structures had deteriorated to the extent that additional funding was designated to build a second lighthouse and to replace the original buildings. The present station was completed in 1871 and was in use until its closing in 1901.* Call 315-483-9292, or stop by to make your reservations. The program's cost is $3, which includes sandwich, beverage, and a slice of homemade pie. The Library opens at 10 a.m. on Mondays, so come early and browse the shelves.

*Information from the Sodus Bay Historical Society