Friday, July 10, 2020

Browsing Opens July 13th

Beginning Monday, July 13th
·       Open for Browsing! Browsers must sanitize hands upon entry and wear a face covering
·       Children’s Room will only be open to parents looking to choose items for their children due to the close proximity to our book drop
·       Curbside Service is still available for patrons who are not comfortable coming in the building
·       Limited table space will be available for individual use.  Call ahead to guarantee availability
·       Only 2 of our computers are currently available for use.  We highly recommend calling ahead to reserve a spot.  Sanitation of hands and face coverings are required.
·       Please continue to drop all returns in the outdoor book drop for a 72-hour visit in the quarantine area

Monday, July 06, 2020

Annual Meeting/Board Meeting on Thursday, July 9th

The Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will  hold their Annual Meeting at 4:00 PM on Thursday, July 9th at the Sodus Community Library.  The regular monthly meeting will follow the first meeting in the same location.  These meetings are open to the public.  Attendees will need to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. 

Monday, June 29, 2020

July 4th Closing Dates

The Sodus Community Library will be closed Friday, July 3rd- Sunday, July 5th.  Enjoy the holiday weekend and stay safe!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Placing Holds and Additional Services to begin Monday, June 29th

Beginning Monday, June 29th Pioneer Library System will be turning on the "Holds" feature in the library catalog.  Patrons and staff will be able to place holds on Sodus items and staff will arrange a pick up time when holds are ready.  The library will continue to offer Curbside and Lobby Pickups by appointment during regular hours.  The library will also begin offering limited computer use, faxing and copying, all by appointment.  Patrons coming into the lobby for any period of time will need to wear a face covering and social distance.  The book drop is open for returns!  

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Summer Reading!!

This year's Summer Reading Program begins June 21st! We’ve added extra weeks this year to encourage reading all summer long! Click the link below to get signed up (kids and adults) and see what Amanda has planned!

Summer Reading 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Book Drop Open & Lobby Pickup Service to Begin

The Library Book Drop is OPEN as of Friday, June 12th.   The Drop is located outside at the back corner of the building.  If the drop seems full, please wait until another day to return items.  Anything that had a due date of March 15th or later has been extended to September 30th so there is no need to try to get everything back by June 30th.  If you happen to have a lot of items from a neighboring library it would be helpful to take those items directly to that library, but make sure their drop is open first.  We will accept items from other libraries in our system but they will be delayed returning to their home library since delivery service will be very limited. 

Items going into the book drop will immediately be placed in quarantine for 72 hours before being checked in.  If it looks like an item is still on your account, that is likely the reason why it's still showing up.  A grace period will also be in effect for returned items so your returned materials will not accumulate fines while sitting in quarantine. 

Staff are returning next week and will be busy getting the building in order for reopening.  We would like to begin Lobby Pickups by appointment starting Monday, June 22nd.  All requests for items will need to come by phone (315-483-9292) or e-mail: until our holds feature is turned on by the library system.  Only Sodus items will be available for the time being.  The best way to see what we have is to browse the online catalog at and change the location to Sodus.  Staff will call you to set up a pickup time when your items are ready. 

We will be adding back services as the weeks progress and we'll keep you updated on the changes.  We are looking forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Monday, June 08, 2020

Library Budget Update

This year the Library Board of Trustees approved the 2020-2021 Library Budget which keeps the current tax levy figures the same for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.  Since there is no change in the tax levy, there will be no budget vote this year.  There are no Library Trustee vacancies this year, so there will not be a Trustee Election.  You can click the link below to see next year's budget figures.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

2020-2021 Budget

June Board Meeting

The Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 11th at 4:00 PM.  If you would like the virtual link to the meeting please e-mail Roxanne at

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May Board Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, May 14th at 4:00 PM through a virtual GoTo Meeting.  If you would like the link to the meeting, please contact Roxanne through e-mail at

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Library Update

Hi Everyone-
I wanted to give you a quick update on the library reopening since many of you have been wondering when that will be.  Libraries are not on the Governor's list of essential businesses during a pandemic, so our library staff is unable to work in the building to provide services.  As soon as the Governor allows libraries to reopen according to his plan, we will work with the entire library system to coordinate a reopening date.  Due dates have automatically been extended through June 30th so you won't need to worry about renewing any physical items that you currently have checked out.  We ask that you hold any items that you currently have checked out and hold any book donations at this time.  

Our library staff is still available remotely and would be happy to assist you with electronic services such as owwl2go, Libby and Hoopla.  You can send us a message on our facebook page, leave a message on our answering machine, or e-mail me directly with questions.  There are also several resources on our website that are available for use from your home:

Remember that our wifi is available outside the building any can be accessed at any time without a password.  Thanks for your continued patience and know that the entire staff is looking forward to seeing all of you soon!    

Roxanne E. Roscup
Library Director
Sodus Community Library

Monday, April 06, 2020

April Board Meeting

The April Meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, April 9th at 2:00 PM.  The meeting will be held using GoTo Meeting Software.   These meetings are open to the public.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

Access Code: 278-131-149

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Additional Information for Closing

Hi Everyone!
Here are some additional details for you for our closing beginning Wednesday, March 18:
·        Due dates are being adjusted in our computer system so there won’t be any fines during our closing. 
·        If you are finished with items, you can return to them to the book drop at any time.  Returning items as you finish will help keep our staff from being overwhelmed with items when we reopen.  Our staff will be checking the drop daily and sanitizing items as they come in.
·        Please do not leave book donations at this time
·        Our wifi is still up and running 24/7 and can be accessed outside if you want to pull up in your vehicle
·        Staff will NOT be able to get items for you during our closing
·        You can still check items out through our online options: Download the Libby app for books, audiobooks and magazines OR you can use Hoopla for instant downloads of movies, music, books and audiobooks (We’ve increased the limits for Hoopla to 10 for the time being)
·        Our staff will be available Monday- Friday from 10:00-12:00 to answer phone calls if you need assistance with card/pin issues or navigating Libby and Hoopla.  Please leave a message if no one is available.  You can also e-mail
·        We do not have a date for reopening yet, but we will provide updates as soon as we know.  Thank you for your continued understanding and patience during this rapidly changing time.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Library Closing March 18th until further notice

The Sodus Community Library will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18th until further notice. Any scheduled meetings or programs for Monday or Tuesday will also be cancelled. We are encouraging social distancing while in the library. Thank you for understanding. Please direct any questions to

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Holds Suspended

A notice from PLS:

Starting Saturday, March 14, 2020, the Pioneer Library System (PLS) will suspend the option of placing holds in OWWL. This means neither library staff nor patrons will be able to order library materials from another member library. Additionally, PLS will suspend delivery services which will result in no movement of library materials between member libraries until further notice. PLS will reevaluate this stoppage of service on Friday, April 3, 2020, with guidance from local and state government agencies.

This plan of action was made with the health and safety of our system staff, member libraries staff, and library communities as a top priority. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we respond to rapidly growing COVID-19 concerns.

Also: The Sodus Community Library will remain open unless we are advised otherwise from the Health Department.  Since this could change at any time, we recommend picking up holds in a timely fashion.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

March Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  board meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 4:00PM in the Ruth Mills Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Books Sandwiched In CANCELLED for March 17th

The Books Sandwiched In Event scheduled for next week has been postponed due to social distancing recommendations for older community members.  We will let you know when this event has been rescheduled. 

March Calendar

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Card Making Workshop

Join us Saturday, March 7th from 10:30-12:00 to create 3 projects with Kelly Lee.  There is a $6.00 fee for supplies.  This is an adult class with limited space.  Call the library to sign up: 315-483-9292.  

Monday, February 10, 2020

February Board Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  board meeting on Thursday, Feb 13th at 4:00PM in the Ruth Mills Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Silent Movie Matinee!

Silent  Movie  Matinee
Harold  Lloyd  Comedy
Sun., Feb. 9th;  2:00 PM
at the Sodus Community Library

All adults interested in local history & a relaxing, fun afternoon are welcome.  
Optional: bring a light snack to share.  Free.
Sponsored by the Town of Sodus Historical Society

Friday, January 31, 2020

Painting with Becky!
“Blossoming Tree”
Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 11:00
$15.00 fee covers all supplies
~Sign up by the day before~

February Calendar

Friday, January 24, 2020

5 Year Plan Survey

The Board of Trustees is working to create a new 5 Year Plan for the Sodus Community Library.  Please take a few minutes to complete our survey so we can create goals for the next several years.  The link will be available until February 15th. Click on the link to complete the survey and thank you for your feedback!

Planning Survey

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Be Scam Aware!

Lifespan helps older adults take on scams, fraud and consumer protection.  Join us for this free program on Tuesday, January 28th at 1:30 PM in the Community Room of the Sodus Community Library. 

Monday, January 06, 2020

January Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees will have their regular monthly  board meeting on Thursday, Jan 9th at 4:00PM in the Ruth Mills Room.  Board meetings are open to the public.