Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pictures from Week 6

Here is a slide show of our pictures from the last week of Catch the Reading Bug. A huge "Thank you" to all who helped make our six-week program such a success: Pat Donohue, Lindsay Kuhn, Lin Locklear, Shirley Patchett, Susan Salvaggio, Amy Thatcher, Valerie Weiss, the Week of Hope volunteers, the entire staff of the Sodus Free Library, and all of the adults, teens, and children who registered and participated so enthusiastically. No matter how busy you get, remember to always take time to read just for the joy of it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Library Closing

The Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, August 30, 31, and September 1, for Labor Day weekend. We will reopen at noon on Tuesday, September 2.

(Remember: Materials are never due on days that the library is closed.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Week 6 Prize Winners

Sorry for the delay in getting these names out.

Prize winners for our last week of Catch the Reading Bug are:

Preschool-9th Grade: Isabelle F., Emily K., Meah P., Jessica S., Hannah T., Ashley W.; 10th Grade-Adult: Carol B.

Congratulations to all of our winners! Remember, you have until August 29th to pick up your prize, and also to turn in your Bingo sheets.

I'm off to Minnesota for a short vacation, and will put up a slide show of our sixth week of Summer reading on my return. I look forward to seeing you all when I get back.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friends Meeting

The Friends of the Sodus Free Library will hold their monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 19th, in the Library's meeting room. We'd love to have you join us!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

You Can Help New York Libraries

New York Governor Paterson has proposed that library aid from the State be cut an additional 6%. The Friends of the Sodus Free Library are urging library supporters to contact their legislators regarding this proposal. If you type your ZIP in the box to the right, you'll be given the opportunity to send faxes to the appropriate State Senator and Assemblyman. Your opinion counts!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Up and Away

What a perfect day we had for our picnic and butterfly release. We thought we might be sad to see them go,

but it was interesting to learn more about them from Lindsay,

and a joy to see them fly up and away.

I'll post more pictures from finale day in the Week 6 slideshow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer Reading Finale

Has your family made plans to attend our Catch the Reading Bug finale tomorrow? Bring your sandwiches to the Library at noon; we're supplying the beverages, pretzels, and dessert. We'll also be sidewalk-chalking bugs onto our front sidewalk.

At 1 p.m., Lindsay Kuhn, from Smoke Ridge Organics in Bloomfield, will be sharing her butterfly knowledge with us, taking time to answer any questions we have about our Summer butterfly project, and allowing some "hands-on" time. Lindsay's program, which is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, will end with our much-awaited butterfly release. Talk about a photo op!

The weather man is predicting a beautiful day, and I guarantee it will be a great experience for all ages. See you there!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Monthly Board Meeting

This month's meeting of the Sodus Free Library's Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, August 14th, in our meeting room. Board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Week 5 Prize Winners

Congratulations to this week's prize winners:

Preschool-9th Grade: Henry E., Kerri G., Anna L., Josh M., Jacob S., Emylie Z.; 10th Grade-Adult: Lisa B.

Winners for this final week will be drawn on Friday.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer Reading Programs, Week 6

It doesn't seem possible to me, but this is our sixth, and last, week of Catch the Reading Bug. Here are the activities we have planned:

Sunday - Sunday Stories with Mrs. Salvaggio, 2:30-3 p.m. (I hear she's working on a very special story for us)
Monday - Story Hour, 1-1:45 p.m.
Tuesday - Share-a-Book Reading Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Family Picnic, noon-1 p.m. - Bring your own sandwiches
Thursday - Butterfly Release, 1 p.m. - All school-age Summer Reading participants will be given a butterfly to release into our neighborhood

See you there!

Pictures from Week 5

Friday, August 08, 2008


Click here for the official website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. When you stop by the Library, check out a book or DVD from our display on China.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Catch Some Fun

I hope everyone has heard that this week's Friday Surprise = Game Day. If you're in 4th grade or up, bring one of your favorite board games (or any non-electronic game) to the Library at 1:30. We'll have fun!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Attention, Teens!

I'm sure that many of you have seen copies of Teen Ink in our Library. Have you taken a minute to look through the magazine? It is totally written by teens like you from all over the country. There is also a website with lots of great content created completely by teens. Their site describes them as

"A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing and art ... Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens and has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind. We have no staff writers or artists; we depend completely on submissions from teenagers nationwide for our content.

We offer teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives - everything from love and family to teen smoking and community service. Hundreds of thousands of students have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 25,000 teens since 1989."

So - bored with sitting around the house waiting for something to happen? Get on the computer and start typing out a poem, a short story, a book review, and submit it to Teen Ink. Remember, if your work is published, I want to see it! Get busy!

Week 4 Prize Winners

This week's Catch the Reading Bug prize winners are:

Preschool-9th Grade: Nolan B., Joelle B., Kevin B., Jr., Ahjiana J., Danielle L., and Katlyn P.; 10th Grade-Adult: Janet E.

Congratulations to these winners!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Pictures from Week 4

Introducing Our Monarch

This picture was taken last Thursday when he was still hanging from his chrysalis, pumping up those beautiful wings. When I left the Library today, he was using his proboscis to slurp up the sweetness from a piece of banana.

Summer Reading Programs, Week 5

This week's Catch the Reading Bug programs are:

Sunday - Sunday Stories with Mrs. Salvaggio, 2:30-3 p.m.
Monday - Story Hour, 1-1:45 p.m.
Tuesday - Share-a-Book Reading Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- PJ Storytime/Milk & Cookies, 7-7:45 p.m.
Thursday - Fun Club, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Friday Surprise, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Saturday with Amy, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Come in and join us for the fun :)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

New Fiction Titles

Here are some of the newest adult fiction titles we've added to our shelves:

Ash Wednesday, Ralph McInerny; Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction, Eric Lustbader; Fractured, Karin Slaughter; Into the Fire, Suzanne Brockmann; Moscow Rules, Daniel Silva; Swan Peak, James Lee Burke; One of Those Malibu Nights, Elizabeth Adler; The Condition, Jennifer Haigh; Silent Thunder, Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen; Tribute, Nora Roberts; Death Angel, Linda Howard; Sail, James Patterson; The Broken Window, Jeffery Deaver

Call, stop by, or go online to place an OWWL Hold on any of these titles. Note: many of these titles are also available in large print, audiobook, and downloadable audio.