Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Books Can Help

Trying to understand the financial crisis that is the topic of all conversations this week? Click here to see a list of some of the titles in OWWL that might help.

Monday, September 29, 2008

This Is Banned Books Week

"Not every book will be right for every person, but the right to choose what we read is a freedom we cannot afford to take for granted."
~ Judith Platt, Director, Association of American Publishers’ Freedom to Read program

Imagine visiting the Library, finding that book you've been dying to read, handing me your library card and the book, only to have me say, "Sorry, I don't think that book is appropriate for you, and I'm not going to let you check it out." Thanks to the First Amendment, that won't happen. We all have the right to choose what we will or will not read.

In celebration of that freedom to read, September 27th-October 4th has been designated as the 27th annual Banned Books Week. Click here for more information, and here for a list of the most frequently banned and challenged books of 2007. Stop by the Library this week to pick up a Banned Books Week bookmark. While you're here, why not exercise your right to choose, and pick up a couple of titles on the list!

Banned Books Week is sponsored jointly by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and and Authors, Association of American Publishers, and the National Association of College Stores.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Time for Book Club

Our Friends-sponsored book club is ready to get underway, and will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 25th, to discuss possible titles and to set up their schedule. I hope you can join us!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Problem with Video

The picture of the video on the U. S. election process seems to be causing problems when loading our page, so the link is no longer embedded in the screen shot. The video is definitely worth watching, so I've linked the video title; click on that, and you'll go directly to Electing a U. S. President in Plain English. Sorry about the confusion!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Oprah Book Pick

Oprah Winfrey has picked The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, the highly acclaimed debut novel by David Wroblewski, for her new Book Club pick. While I haven't yet read it (it's next on my list!), I know that everyone who has borrowed this title from our Library has raved about it. If you'd like to be on the reserve list, you can place an OWWL Hold online, or call us and we'll take care of it for you.

Friday, September 19, 2008

How Does It Work?

Thanks to the people at CommonCraft.com for making this video available for libraries to share with their patrons. Click on the title link below to watch a simple, very understandable video on how our election process works.

Electing a U. S. President in Plain English

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Birthday!

On September 18, 2005, this blog was born. Happy Birthday to us!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sodus History

Our Sodus Historian, Sandy Hopkins, covered many interesting bits of Sodus history at Tuesday's Books-Sandwiched-In; for example:

Do you know where Centenary Road got its name?

Can you name the many camps that used to thrive in our town?

What was the name of the person shot during the bank robbery, and where is he buried?

Sandy has files on many aspects of Sodus' past, but is always looking for new information, pictures, etc. If you have any memories you'd like to share, please contact Sandy or the Library so that our history is preserved for future generations.

The next luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday, October 21st, and will feature another excellent book review by Jean Seymour. I hope to see you there!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Quote for the Day

And here's someone else who knows:

"Libraries are community treasure chests, loaded with a wealth of information available to everyone equally, and the key to that treasure chest is the library card. I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card."
First Lady Laura Bush

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Sodus Town Historian, Sandy Hopkins, will be our speaker at next week's Books-Sandwiched-In. The luncheon starts at noon on Tuesday, September 16th, in the Library's meeting room. Reservations are required, so stop by soon to reserve your spot.

A meeting of the Friends of the Sodus Free Library will be held at the conclusion of the luncheon. Come join us as planning for our November book sale gets underway. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Library Board Meets Thursday

The September meeting of the Sodus Free Library Board of Trustees will be held in the Library's meeting room at 4 p.m. this Thursday, September 11th. Board meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Family Fun Pack Drawing

Congratulations to the excited winner of our Family Fun Pack, holding the Dora the Explorer game, and his brother, who declared that their family must be "the luckiest family in the whole town!" The winning Time Tracker recorded 105 minutes of reading during the 2nd week of the program. Great job, guys! I'm so glad that you enjoyed all the books that were shared this Summer, and I hope you have lots of fun with your new games.