Friday, June 23, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Successful Paperback Sale!

Our Friends group took in $489.50 at last week's paperback sale!  Thanks to Sandi Hamilton and her crew for all their work, and to all the shoppers who filled their bags with some great summer reading.  There are several good titles left, and all are free!  Stop by the library this week and pick up a few (or a lot!).

Monday, June 19, 2017

Gaming Galore!

It's time for another Gaming Galore @ your library!  Come and try out our new virtual reality headset, play the Wii, or try a group build on the Minecraft Server.  Join us from 3-5 on Tuesday, June 20th!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Successful Budget Vote!

Thank you to all who voted today! Our budget passed with 91 "yes" votes and 18 "no" votes. Congratulations to our newest Trustee, Amy Johnson, who will start her term in July at the beginning of our new fiscal year, and to incumbents Brittany Secore and Brenda Rowe who were reelected. We all really appreciate the community's support!

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Reminder: Library Budget Vote/Trustee Election Wednesday!

Residents of the Sodus Central School District will have the opportunity to vote on our library's  2017-2018 budget from noon until 8 p.m. this Wednesday, June 7th.  If you have any questions, please call me at 315-483-9292.
  • The increase being voted on is $6,330
  • This increase is within the tax cap
  • The proposed tax levy totals $314,400
  • The $6,330 increase amounts to approximately 1.5¢ per $1,000 assessed value
  • There are three candidates for three Trustee vacancies:
    • Amy Johnson
    • Brenda Rowe
    • Brittany Secore
Voters must be 18 years of age and residents of our school district for at least 30 days.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Join Us - Sodus Fireman's Parade

Attention Kids - Join us in Friday's parade.  Dress up as construction workers to help us promote our summer reading program, "Build a Better World."  Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

County Maps on HeritageQuest Online

There is a wealth of census and family information, and so much more, available from our HeritageQuest Online database.  You can access it here at the library or at home - or any other place where you can connect to Wi-Fi.  This is how our New York State counties looked in 1790!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Krafty Kids on Tuesday

Ages 8 and up are invited to join us for Faux Stained Glass Painting from 3:30-5 p.m. next Tuesday, May 30th.  Sign up is required.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Book Club Postponed

NOTE:  This week's Book Club has been postponed until June.  If you haven't yet read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, you now have an extra month before our discussion!

Monday, May 22, 2017

PJ Story Time Tuesday!

Join us as at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23rd, as we celebrate the birthday of Margaret Wise Brown.  Wear your jammies and bring a friend to enjoy some great stories.  We'll also have a snack and free book for each child!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Gaming Galore!

Join us from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17th, for Gaming Galore!  We'll have Minecraft, PS4, Wii, Pokémon, and more!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Upcoming Books-Sandwiched-In Luncheon

Have you been working on your family tree, but need some guidance?  Or have you always wanted to research your family, but don't know where to start?  Sign up for the next Books-Sandwiched-In sponsored by the Friends of the Sodus Community Library!

Dennis Hogan will be presenting "Searching U.S. Records for Your Immigrant Ancestor" at noon on Tuesday, May 16th.  Dennis has been working on his family genealogy since 1977, and has spoken on the topic since 2003 (with a special interest in New York State and Ireland).  He is currently the Town of Gorham Historian and is a Past President of the Town of Gorham Historical Society.

Reservations are required, and lunch is included with a $3 donation.  Stop by the library or call 315-483-9292 to sign up - you don't want to miss this one!  Meanwhile, you can check out his website:

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 11th, in our Ruth Mills local history room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Pokémon Club Battles Tuesday!

Join us from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 25th, for Pokémon Club.  Bring your cards to battle!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Minecraft Thursday!

Join us for Minecraft Club from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, April 20th.  Use our public computers with your paid account, or bring your own device with the Minecraft app.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Wednesday is Movie Day!

Join us at 1 p.m. this Wednesday, April 19th, to watch an animated hit movie on our big screen.  We'll provide the snacks.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, April 13th, in our Ruth Mills local history room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Springtime in Wayne County!

From our Digital Archive of local newspapers:

"There is no place on earth as delightful as Wayne county--in springtime.
Local chamber of commerces may sing the praises of Florida and California, poets may exult over the South Sea Islands, Tempe and the vales of Arcady--Wayne county excels them all--in springtime.
Travel to Timbuctoo, to exotic lands east or west, of all the lands on earth--in springtime Wayne is best."  

~Quoted from the Newark Courier-Gazette on page 6 in the June 5, 1947 issue of The Record.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Minecraft Wednesday!

Minecraft Club meets today (Wednesday, March 29th) from 3-5.  Use our computers with your paid account, or bring your own device with the app.  See you at 3!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Can You Solve The Mystery?

Come play Giant-Size Clue in our community room from 3-5 on Tuesday, March 28th!  The fun is for ages 8 and up.  Space is limited - it's Giant, after all - so please call to reserve your spot.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Practice For Your Permit Here!
We're partnering with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service features free tests specifically based on New York State's DMV materials.  Click on the icon above to access your free practice tests.

We Are Open!

The parking lot is (mostly!) clear of snow, and we're open regular hours again today.  Stop by and check out a new supply of books and DVDs!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snow Day Wednesday, March 15!

"The weather outside is frightful," and it's keeping us closed for a second day.  Please stay off the roads if you can!  If you'll be inside all day, start learning a new language using one of our Mango language courses, or learn more about your family by searching our HeritageQuest Online or the newspaper archive.  Of course, you can never go wrong just curling up with a good book!

Snow Day Tuesday, March 14

The Sodus Central School District is closed due to the winter storm, so the library will not be opening today.  Please don't get out on the roads to return our materials!  After the storm we'll backdate your returns, and no fines will be charged for today.  If you can get online, you'll still have access to our OWWL catalog, your account, our digital newspapers, HeritageQuest Online, Zinio magazines, and OWWL2go downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

PJ Story Time Tuesday

Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our PJ Story Time this Tuesday, March 14th.  The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Mark Your Calendars!

The Friends of the Sodus Community Library are gearing up for the spring series of monthly Books-Sandwiched-In luncheons.  The first will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 21st and will feature Chief Deputy David Phelps from the Monroe County Sheriff's office.  Speaking from more than 26 years of experience, Chief Deputy Phelps will share suggestions and advice on personal safety as well as other topics, including fraud protection.  Call 315-483-9292 or drop by the library at 17 Maple Avenue to sign up now!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Gaming @ Your Library

Join us from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, for gaming with our Wii and PS4!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, March 9, in our Ruth Mills local history room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Game Time Friday

Join us from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, February 24th, for gaming.  We'll have the Wii and our new PS4 set up in the community room.  Stop in and try them out!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Family Movie Day

Join us at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, for an inspiring family movie.  Click here to see the IMDB list of awards and nominations the movie has received.

"A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess."  Rated PG, 2 hours long

Friday, February 10, 2017

315 Reminder

Our phone won't ring unless you dial 315-483-9292!

Starting Saturday, February 12th, mandatory 10-digit dialing will begin for those of us within the existing 315 area code. This is because of the addition of the new 680 overlapping area code. From now on, when you're calling the library, you'll need to remember to dial all ten digits:  315-483-9292

Weather Closing

Unfortunately, Mother Nature does not like our chocolate sale!  Because of the snow storm, the library is closed today, February 10th.  We will adjust due dates, so please don't get out on the roads to make returns.  As always, you will be able to access your OWWL account, our catalog, OWWL2go downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, Zinio magazines, and our archive of digital newspapers.  Valentine sale leftovers will be available for sale on Saturday.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Chocolate Is In The Air!

The sale continues until 7 p.m. tonight and from 10 until 4 on Friday.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, February 9th, in the Ruth Mills local history room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Stop in any time from 10-5 this Saturday (February 4th).  There's a Pokémon card tournament at 11:00 for 4th graders and up (must sign up) and we're making giant twisted paper snowflakes at 1:00. There will be drawings throughout the day.  Stop in and see us!