Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We're Going Green - Evergreen!

Over the years, there have been many changes in the way we find the titles you want and how we check them out to you. We've gone from doing everything by hand, to stamping those cards with the little metal tabs, on to a stand-alone computerized system, and, most recently, to the integrated OWWL system that includes all 42 libraries in Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, and Livingston Counties. Each step has enabled us to serve you better and opened up new ways for you to use the library. The next step is just around the corner! We are in the process of moving to Evergreen, an open-source software that will offer us more flexibility, greater efficiency and better cost control, while introducing new and exciting features for you.

To complete the transition, we will be operating "offline" on October 4th, 5th, and 6th. For those three days, the catalog won't be available for searching, renewing, or placing holds, nor will we be receiving holds in delivery. We will be open our regular hours, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. those days, and will be able to check items out to you. While we encourage you to always bring your library card with you, it will be required those three days, as it won't be possible to search our database for your information.

October 7th is "Evergreen Live Day" for all 42 libraries. Because there will be some procedures to work through that morning, we'll delay opening until 1 p.m. We appreciate your patience as we take this new leap forward in our commitment to provide you with the best service available. Stop by to pick up a brochure which details some of the improvements you'll see as we go Evergreen.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Banned Books Week

We're celebrating our freedom to read as Banned Books Week starts today. Click here or on the robot for more information about the Week, and check out our display of books that have been challenged and/or banned in the past year. We also have handouts listing the top 100 most frequently challenged books in the last decade - I think several of the titles will surprise you. While you may not feel that a title is of interest to you or even appropriate for your family, I hope that you support others in their reading choices, whatever they may be.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book Club Change

The Book Club's September 30th meeting has been canceled. Our discussion of The 19th Wife will be held at a future date not yet determined.

Because Writers & Books' upcoming "Big Read" will feature The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, we are reading that next, discussing it at our October 28th meeting. Click here for more information about the book and the W&B events that are planned.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Join us at noon on Tuesday, September 21st, for a Books-Sandwiched-In luncheon featuring popular Sun & Record columnist, Chris Kenyon. Chris will share slides of some of the beautiful outdoor spots Wayne County offers. The signup sheet is filling up fast, so either stop by the Library or give us a call at 483-9292 to reserve your spot. A delicious lunch and a great program, all for $3 - our Friends group provides one of the best deals you'll find in Sodus.

Enjoy the luncheon and stay for the Friends meeting, following at 1:30. We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Book Club Resumes This Month

It's been a great Summer, but Fall also brings interesting times at the Library. Our Book Club will resume meeting at noon on Thursday, September 30th, to discuss The 19th Wife by David Eberschoff. Feel free to bring your lunch with you. We are an informal, fun group, and look forward to having you join us for an interesting discussion.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4:15 p.m. this Thursday, September 9th, in the Library's meeting room. Board meetings are open to the public.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday for the Labor Day weekend. We'll reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7th. As always, our OWWL catalog and OWWL2go downloadable audiobooks and ebooks are available 24/7.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Family Fun Pack Drawing

It's September 1st, and time for our Family Fun Pack drawing. Every Summer Reading participant had one chance for each Time Tracker they completed, including those entered online. Out of 117 Time Trackers in the drawing, the one picked belonged to ......

Atiana B.

Congratulations! We hope you have fun with all the goodies in the Pack :)