Sunday, December 14, 2014

Library Board Meets Thursday

Due to last week's storm, the monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees was postponed.  It will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, December 18th, in our community room.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Bake Sale Today & Tomorrow

This is just one of the tables our Friends have set up for your shopping.  Yummmm!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Bake Sale Dates

Because we're closed due to the storm, our Friends will be holding their Holiday Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.  If you are donating baked goods, you may drop them off at the library starting at 9 a.m. Friday.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Library Closing

We are closing early due to the storm and treacherous road conditions. We will not charge fines today.
We plan to be open tomorrow, but if this storm continues that may not be possible.  Remember, when the Sodus School District is closed, we are also closed.

If we are closed tomorrow, the Holiday Bake Sale will still be held Friday.  The Library Board of Trustee meeting scheduled for tomorrow will be moved to next Thursday, the 18th, if necessary.

Please stay home where it's warm and safe!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Dont't Miss This - Holiday Bake Sale!

From our Friends:

"The Friends of the Sodus Community Library are gearing up for another spectacular Holiday Bake Sale.  For those who have never attended our bake sales, you have a pleasant surprise coming.  All are ready to give as gifts with pretty bows and some even in holiday containers.  We pride ourselves on our presentation along with mouth watering pies, cakes, cookies, breads, snack mixes, candies, cupcakes, muffins and the list goes on ... Our cafe will be open just in case you want to sneak in a treat for yourself, or just sit and enjoy a cup of fresh brewed coffee.  All proceeds to benefit the Library."

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. this Thursday, December 11th, and from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, December 12th. If you'd like to donate holiday treats, you can drop them off Wednesday afternoon from noon to 7 p.m. or on Thursday starting at 9 a.m.

Monday, December 01, 2014

PJ Story Hour Thursday

Miss Roxanne will be hosting an Our Community Reads PJ Story Hour this Thursday, December 4th, from 6-7:30 p.m.  Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed friend and enjoy read alouds, a healthy snack and fun activities.  Every child will receive a free book to take home!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday Craft & Chat

Things are more fun when you do them with friends, and crafting is no exception.  Whether you knit, crochet, hook rugs, embroider - any kind of handwork - our Craft & Chat group would love to have you join them from 10 to noon on Fridays in our cafe.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Book Club Meets Thursday

Our Book Club will be discussing Kate Chopin's The Awakening this Thursday, November 20th, at noon.  We will be skipping December, meeting again on Thursday, January 22nd.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friends Meeting Tuesday

The monthly meeting of the Friends of the Sodus Community Library will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, November 18th, in our community room.  We'd love to have you join us!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Free Books

There are still quite a few good books left after our book sale.  We are keeping the tables up in our community room throughout the week.  When you have time, stop by to pick up some freebies!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Holiday Closing

The Library is closed Tuesday, November 11th, in honor of our veterans.  Your OWWL account, our catalog, and OWWL2go downloadable eBooks and audiobooks are available 24/7.

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, November 13th.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Stop By Today

All the leftover books from our book sale are free today.  Stop by and help yourself!

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Book Sale Starts Tomorrow

Here's a quick glimpse of what's in store if you come shopping at our Friends' book sale tomorrow!  Doors open at 10 a.m. (Friends members can preview today.)

Monday, November 03, 2014

Author Program Tonight!

Thanks to funding from our hard-working Friends group, we're able to offer a real treat to the entire community. In collaboration with the Sodus Central School District and the Newark School District, the Library will be hosting award-winning author Steve Sheinkin at 5 p.m. tonight (Monday, November 3rd).

Sheinkin writes fascinating books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, and Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – The World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, a Newbery Honor Book, a National Book Award finalist, and the recipient of many other accolades and honors. His newest release, The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights, has already been named a National Book Award finalist.

The program at the library will be the only opportunity for the general public to meet Sheinkin during his visit. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a personal copy of any of the author’s titles, as he has offered to sign them after his program. We hope you can attend!

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Message From Our Friends

"Any time of the year is a good time to snuggle up with a good book to read. For those veteran book sale shoppers, I’m sure you’ve already made note that November is the month the Friends of the Sodus Community Library hold their Annual Hardcover Book Sale. Stocking up on books is a pre- winter activity for many people, and a great way to get some extra Christmas presents that will last a long winter. Because we categorize and alphabetize, your shopping experience is stress free and you can browse to your heart's content.

Our sale will be held Thursday, November 6th from 10:00 – 7:00, Friday, November 7th from 10:00 – 4:00 and ‘Bag Day Saturday’, November 8th from 10:00 – 3:00. We are located at 17 Maple Avenue. You may direct any questions to 483-9292 and the staff will be more than happy to give you answers.

Attending our book sales is a great way to support your Library. All proceeds are used to purchase items not included in the annual Library budget. The Friends Book Sale fundraiser is a win-win situation; you are able to benefit from great bargains and the Library is able to provide ‘Wish List’ items, many for public use. Check out the fulfilled, ‘Wish List’ in the Library lobby to see what we’ve accomplished with your help. Just a reminder, you can join our Friends Group for as little as $5.00 a year….Join the Friends…… Join the fun. See you at the Library soon."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Have you made your reservation yet?  This month's Books-Sandwiched-In will feature our favorite book reviewer, Jean Seymour, discussing Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings.  Save the date:  October 21st at noon.  A $3 donation will cover your meal and Jean's program.  If your afternoon is free, we hope you'll stay after the luncheon for our monthly Friends meeting.

We'd also love to have you join our Book Club at noon on October 30th as we meet to further discuss Kidd's novel.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Holiday Closing

We will be closed Monday, October 13th, in honor of Columbus Day, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday. You can still access our catalog, your OWWL account, and OWWL2go downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Library Board Meets Thursday

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

Harvest Fest 2014

Watch our Facebook page this week for more Harvest Fest pictures.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 11th.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Book Club Resumes

Our Book Club's summer break is over.  We'd love to have you join the discussion at noon on Thursday, September 25th

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Holiday Closing

We are closed for the Labor Day weekend and will reopen at 10 a.m. Tuesday. You can still access our catalog, your OWWL account, and OWWL2go downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fun @ Your Library

Line Dancing classes have resumed for a month.  Join us from 6:30-7:30 on Mondays for fun and exercise.  We're also learning to play American Mah Jongg at 1 on Mondays (thank you, Sandy Petersen)- this is exercise for our brains!

We are taking reservations for a greeting card workshop on September 24th at 1 p.m.; there will be a $4 charge for supplies.  No experience is necessary, and you'll be making four beautiful cards.  Names are also being taken for beginning computer classes in the fall.  Sign up now as space is limited.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held at 4 p.m. this Thursday, August 14th.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Week 6!

Check your activity sheet for a list of all the fun that's still to come in this last full week of Fizz, Boom, Read!  There will be homemade ice cream, teen tie dye, reading at the market, a teen late night (sign up required), experiments with food, and a movie sequel having to do with clouds and meatballs.  Don't forget to keep track of the minutes you read - tracker sheets are due by noon next Monday, August 18th, the day of our Celebration Picnic and grand prize drawing.

Monday, August 11, 2014

It's Lego Day!

Drop in any time between 10:30 and 2:30 for a building extravaganza!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Week 5!

So far this week we've made bird feeders, watched those adorable minions come back for a sequel, and had a teen guys night.  If you've missed those activities, there are still more planned for the rest of the week.  Today is our Tween Book Club, and this afternoon Miss Roxanne will be reading stories and offering snacks and a craft at the market. Tomorrow is our Straw Tower Competition, and then come back later - in your pajamas - for our PJ Story Hour.  End the week with us on Friday for an Angry Birds Party, featuring everything Angry Birds - snacks, games, and catapults!

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's Week 4!

Check your summer reading calendar!  From today's "It's Electric" to Friday's Invention Convention, there will be fun activities every day of this fourth week of Fizz, Boom, Read!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read Week 3 Starts Monday

This week we'll have Color Chaos, movies, sewing, Music Makers and more.  Stop by the library or call (315) 483-9292 for more information about the fun we have planned!

Friday, July 18, 2014

More Experiments Friday

Join us for Earth Experiments today from 3:00-4:30.  We'll have volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thursday Movie Day

"Let it go" and join us at 3:30 p.m. Thursday for a really cool movie - there will be frozen treats, too!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wildlife Defenders Return Tuesday

Wildlife Defenders will be at the library at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday). They'll be bringing several new animals - I hear one is a baby alligator!! All ages are welcome at this family program, but children need to be able to sit quietly.

Picture of Sydney the wallaby by Wildlife Defenders

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Check This Out!

Visit our Facebook page to see videos of Friday's Liquid Launch!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Explosions Today!

Join us for some explosive experiments at our Liquid Launch this afternoon from 3 - 4:30!

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Family Program Thursday

Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles - the fun starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday, July 10th).

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read - Week 1

There are so many fun and interesting things to look forward to this week!  We hope you can join us!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Family Movie Tuesday

Bring your lunch and join us for a movie Tuesday morning at 11.

Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and now in his 78th year he launches his house into the sky via thousands of balloons. Right after liftoff he discovers he has a stowaway in the form of an over optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. This hilarious journey takes you into a lost world with the least likely duo on Earth.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Monday Morning = Gravitational Bull

Reminder!  Join us at 10:30 Monday morning for a great program of juggling, comedy, and magic.
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Library Board Meets Thursday

The Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting and annual organizational meeting will be held consecutively starting at 4 p.m. this Thursday, July 10th.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

PJ Story Hour Tonight

PJ Story Hour tonight from 6-7:30.  We'll have stories, snacks, and patriotic activities.  Come in your pajamas or not, you're sure to have fun!

The Fun Starts Monday Morning!

Our Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program kicks off at 10:30 a.m. next Monday, July 7th, with the fantastic father and son juggling team, Gravitational Bull.

Stop by the library to sign up for 6 weeks of fun, books, and prizes.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sign up for Summer Reading starts June 30th; programming starts July 7th.  Fizz, Boom, Read!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Book Sale Leftovers

Take a few minutes to stop by the Library today and pick up some free paperbacks!

Monday, June 16, 2014

No Line Dancing This Week

Reminder:  There will be no line dancing class tonight (Monday, June 16th) because members of our Friends group are busily preparing our community room for their "Just Paperbacks" sale.  Line dancing with Joy will resume next Monday, June 23rd.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Library Board Meets Thursday

The monthly meeting of the Sodus Community Library Board of Trustees will be held this Thursday, June 12th, at 4 p.m.  Board meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Successful Vote

Our budget passed overwhelmingly, with only 6 people voting "no." We appreciate your support!

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Library Vote Wednesday

Please remember the library's vote and Trustee election Wednesday, June 4th, from noon until 9.  Copies of the proposed budget are available at our checkout desk.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Download a Big Library Read

Millions of readers around the world are participating in OverDrive's Big Library Read of the eBook A Pedigree To Die For, and you are invited to join in the fun.