Saturday, September 26, 2009

Celebrate Your Freedom To Read

Starting today, we join libraries all over the country in celebrating our freedom to read and the importance of our First Amendment. Held annually during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual and attempted bannings of books across the United States. Come in and take a look at the books locked up in our display case; they represent just a few of the titles that were challenged in 2007 and 2008.

Chad, Rustle, and Mooch, the Crash Pad puppets, misinterpret the meaning of Banned Books Week, trying to throw some books with objectionable content--including Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Joy of Cooking, and the phone book--out of the library, until Herb points out the error of their ways.

Friday, September 25, 2009

What's Next For Book Club?

We're all enjoying the great discussions at our book club! The next time we meet, we'll be discussing Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. This title has also been chosen as the 2010 Writers & Books "If All of Rochester Read the Same Book" selection. Join the fun - plan on joining us at noon on Thursday, October 29th.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Book Club Meets Tomorrow

Reminder: Our book club meets tomorrow (Thursday) at noon to discuss Water for Elephants. Feel free to bring your lunch along. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Big Switch

Be ready for The Big Switch! We're reversing the directions of our driveway starting Monday, September 21st. Our current exit will be our entrance; the current entrance will be your way out. The switch will offer
  • Better traffic flow
  • Easier access to our book drop
  • More efficient use of our parking lot
  • Parallel parking along the exit lane
In addition, drivers parallel parking along the exit lane will no longer have to step into snowbanks or bushes when getting out of their cars! And no more frustrating drive around the building because there are no parking spots in the back - or parking on the street when spots are available!

We hope that this new traffic pattern will make your visit to our Library more convenient. As always, we encourage you to drive slowly and carefully around the building.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


There are still a few spaces left for Tuesday's Books-Sandwiched-In. A delicious luncheon ($3 covers everything!) will be followed by John Cook speaking on "Local Government ... Or Not?" Reservations are required.

I hope to see you at noon on Tuesday, September 15th. After the luncheon, please join us for the Friends of the Sodus Free Library's monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Free Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 10th. Board meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Holiday Closing

The Sodus Free Library will be closed Saturday, September 5th, Sunday, September 6th, and Monday, September 7th for the Labor Day weekend. We'll reopen at noon on Tuesday, September 8th. See you then!