Thursday, May 25, 2006

Internet "Social" Sites

Are you worried about your children spending time on the Internet? There are so many wonderful sites they can visit for fun, information, or relaxation. However, as with anything else, problems are always considered more newsworthy. There have been many articles in print and on TV recently concerning social sites such as The Federal Trade Commission has some good safety tips to observe when visiting and/or posting on these sites; click here to visit their page. Please make sure that your children and teenagers observe these simple rules and "surf" safely.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Library Closing

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day weekend. We will reopen at noon on Tuesday, May 30. Our online catalog is available 24/7 for renewals, account checks, or the placing of holds.

May Friends Meeting

The Friends of the Sodus Free Library will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 25th, in the Library's meeting room. All are invited to join us as we discuss plans for our 1st annual "Just Paperbacks" sale.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

New Book Club Starting

As part of working toward their Girl Scout Silver Awards, Jessica Jonasse and Ana Abkarian are starting a book club for girls aged 12 to 14. We hope to read one book a month, with the first being Heir Apparent by Vivan VandeVelde. Stop by the check-out desk to sign up.

Monday's Books-Sandwiched-In

Bill Bolling presented us with many facts about identity theft, and provided several tips on how to avoid it during our Monday Books-Sandwiched-In. Just a reminder: if you would like to hear the topic covered in more depth, or if you were unable to attend the noontime program, Bill will return at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6th, for an encore presentation. Call 483-9292 or stop by the Library for more information.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Proposition 3 Passed

Thank you to the 340 Sodus residents who voted "Yes" for Proposition 3, approving $56,000 for our Library. This funding is a vital part of our budget, and we are pleased that so many people recognize the Library's value.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Annual School Vote

The Sodus Central School District annual budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 16th, from noon to 9 p.m. in the High School lobby. Proposition 3 reads: "Shall a levy of $56,000 on the taxable property of Sodus Central School District as a contribution to the Sodus Free Library for its maintenance and support be approved?" If you have any questions regarding this proposition, please leave a comment here, or contact me or one of our Trustees by phone or email.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Upcoming Children's Program

"All About Ducks," the next program in our Community Reader Series, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th. Dynalec's Greg Cuvelier will be reading The Wide World of Suzie Mallard by Hazel J. Hutchins, and will also share some of his knowledge about ducks with the children. In addition, we'll have stories, activities, and refreshments. Registration is welcomed, but not required for this free program. Be sure to bring your children to the Library for this fun program!

Mike Garlock has generously
loaned some of his duck decoys
and specimens for our display case.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Pick Up A Library Book Bag

Keep all of your checked-out items together in one of our new book bags. Our Friends group started selling these sturdy totes today; the cost is $8 each. Stop by the desk soon - at this price, we expect them to go fast!

May Books-Sandwiched-In

The Friends of the Sodus Free Library will host a timely Books-Sandwiched-In on Monday, May 15th. William R. Bolling, Risk Management Specialist for WCTA Federal Credit Union (and retired long-time Library Trustee and President) will give a presentation on preventing identity theft. Lunch, which includes a sandwich, beverage, and a slice of homemade pie, starts at noon; the cost is $3 per person. Doors to the lunch room will open at 11:45, so come early and check out some of our new books and DVDs. Space is limited, so stop by, email, or call today to make your reservation. If your schedule does not permit you to come for lunch, mark your calendar for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6th, when this program will be repeated. Reservations will not be required for the evening program.

Perennial Planter Update

The container of perennials planted for us by Christine Sanguedolce at the April Books-Sandwiched-In is growing by leaps and bounds.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Closed for Mother's Day

The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 14th, in honor of Mother's Day.

May Board of Trustees Meeting

The monthly Board of Trustees meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th, in the Library's meeting room. The public is welcome at all Board meetings.