Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Music and More Story Hour

Jan Koch will present a Music and More Preschool Story Hour on Monday, November 27th, at 10:30 a.m. This program was rescheduled because of illness. We hope to see lots of children enjoying themselves Monday morning.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thanksgiving Closing

The Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22nd, and will remain closed for Thanksgiving and the day after, November 23rd and 24th. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 25th.

Want to try a new recipe for your feast? Stop by early in the week to check out a couple of books from our cookbook collection. While here, you might also want to pick up a movie or two; DVDs taken out Tuesday or Wednesday won't be due until Saturday.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

High Demand Fiction

Place OWWL Holds now on these in-demand new titles: A Spot of Bother, Mark Haddon; The Long Night of Winchell Dear, Robert James Waller; Home to Big Stone Gap, Adriana Trigiani; Born in Death, J. D. Robb; Dear John, Nicholas Sparks; H. R. H., Danielle Steel; Keeper of the Keys, Perri O'Shaughnessy; Lisey's Story, Stephen King; and Echo Park, Michael Connelly.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Nursery School Field Trip

Children from the Sodus Cooperative Nursery School, along with several parents, visited the Library this week. We shared facts about how to use the library, enjoyed two stories, and took a walking tour of the downstairs.

Thanks to all of you for being such good listeners and for behaving so well on your visit; I hope you will plan to visit us again soon!

Today's Books-Sandwiched-In

Jean Seymour's book review was, as always, enthusiastically received by a sold-out crowd. Stop by the Library or call 483-9292 if you would like to place an OWWL Hold on Swanson's Manhunt.

"That's All, Folks!"

Contrast the photo of the children's corner which was posted earlier to what was left after our used book sale. Thanks to our Friends group and their many helping hands, we had a record-breaking sale, taking in $1,542! We are so grateful to all who helped; a complete list of those wonderful people will appear soon.

Monday, November 13, 2006

More Books, Please!, this year's theme for the 87th observance of Children's Book Week, encourages children, and the adults who care for them, to spread the joy of reading by spending some time with a book each day. Celebrate Children's Book Week by stopping by the Library to check out the new books on our children's shelves.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

November Board Meeting

The Library's Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at 4 p.m. All Trustee meetings are open to the public.

November Books-Sandwiched-In

This month's Books-Sandwiched-In will feature Jean Seymour reviewing Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase For Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson. Jean is a retired high school English teacher, and is well-known in the area for her wonderful reviews. The program will be this Wednesday, November 15th, at noon. Reservations are required; a $3 charge covers lunch.

Bag Sale Continues Monday

Because the Library was closed on Saturday in honor of Veterans Day, our Friends group is extending their Bag Day Sale to Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You don't want to miss these bargains!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Book Sale Started Today

Hundreds of children's books (picture at left) and tables groaning with the weight of all genres of fiction and nonfiction books greeted approximately 200 shoppers at the Friends of the Sodus Free Library's Used Book Sale today.
The sale continues tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take time to stop by and pick up some bargains!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Monday, November 06, 2006

Quote for the Week

"Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote."
~William E. Simon

So, no matter how sick you are of all those political ads, make your choices and get out to your polling place Tuesday to vote!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Teen Book Club

Our Teen Book Club held its first meeting Friday afternoon, discussing Vivian Vande Velde's book Heir Apparent. All the work of organizing the club has been done by Jesi Jonasse as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project, and the Friends of the Sodus Free Library donated the books. After a lively discussion of Vande Velde's book, the girls decided that the next book they want to read is Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

We Top The List!

Our Library has once again made the list of America's Top 100 Libraries! The 2006 HAPLR (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings) Index is being published in the November 2006 issue of American Libraries, and will list the top 5 libraries in each of 10 population categories based on the size of the communities the libraries are chartered to serve. (We are chartered to serve the Village of Sodus, so our population category is that of 1,000-2,499.) The author of the Index, Thomas J. Hennen, gathers statistics from all U.S. libraries' State reports, including information on circulation, staffing, materials, reference service, funding levels, along with ten other areas, and then computes scores for all the libraries according to their size.

With a score of 934, the Sodus Free Library was named #1 in our category! We're all excited about this honor, and broke out the brownies in celebration this afternoon. For more information on the Index, or just to see your library's name at the top of the National list, click here and start with "What's New."

Friday, November 03, 2006

Annual Used Book Sale

Stop by the Library next week, and we'll help you fill your emergency bookshelf - the one you need to keep stocked for those (hopefully rare) times when you can't visit us. Our Friends group is holding their annual used book sale starting, as always, the Thursday after Election Day. Sale hours are: noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 9th; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 10th; 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 12th; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 13th. The funds raised from this sale will be used to purchase items and sponsor programs not included in our annual budget. There will be literally thousands of bargains, starting at 25 cents. On both Sunday and Monday, the books will be sold for $1/bag. Bargains include books for all ages and reading levels, audiobooks, CDs, and movies on VHS and DVD. Special offerings include our SFL tote bags, purchased full of books for $12, and autographed copies of Bob Pearson's Stinky's Tales for $20. Plan now to shop early and often!