• Friends of the Library Book Sale

    August 1st- 5th from 10Am-12Noon & 2Pm-8Pm

    Items available & suggested donation amount:

    • Paperbacks $0.50
    • Hardcovers $1.00
    • Magazines FREE
    • DVD’s $0.50
    • Audiobooks $0.50

    Donations accepted:

    PLEASE DO NOT DONATE: Text books, VHs, damaged (i.e. without covers or with pages ripped or stained, items that smell musty, are moldy or mildewed), Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks and Encyclopedias. We will ask you to take these items back with you. Ask yourself before donating if you would purchase or gift the items.

    please drop off donations during library hours

  • Upcoming Author Visits

    August 25th @ 2:30pm-Dani Baker

    Dani Baker, local author will join us for an afternoon presentation about her new book,

    The Home-Scale Forest Garden. Dani operates a farm on Wellesley Island, they sell organic vegetables, meats, and u-pick experiences. For more information about Dani: www.crossislandfarms.com and www.enchantededibleforest.com

    September 28th @ 2:30pm-Sam Miller

    Author of Memoir: Reasons why I left the Amish Community, will be joining us for a discussion during our September book club. Copies of the book are available for checkout.

  • Summer Reading & July/August Events

    Summer Reading:

    Mindful Mondays:

    Join us on Mondays from 10am-noon for a chance to be fully present, aware and relax. We’ll do yoga, color, practice some breathing exercises, finger labyrinths, and more! No registration necessary- ages 6+

    Story Hour Tuesday & Thursdays:

    Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am-11am for a story hour, featuring a story, craft and activities! No registration necessary, all ages welcome!

    Win it Wednesdays:

    Join us on Wednesdays from 10am-noon for board games and minute to win it programming! No registration necessary, all ages welcome!

    Special programs:

    • Teen Mini art show-Create any medium of art on the provided 3×3 canvas. Return to the library by July 29th 2022 to be displayed in the library for the month of August. Prize for publics favorite.
    • Chalk Day-Come draw with chalk on the library sidewalks and earn a Popsicle! Please check back as we are expecting some construction- the date may change. July 22nd, 2022 (RESCHEDULED into August..)
    • End of summer party- August 19th, 2022 join us for bubbles, chalk, games, reading prizes and more!

    Summer Reading Challenge for all ages:

    This year we are debuting a reading challenge for all ages!

    • Pre-k: Complete 5 activities on the activity log for a prize. If you complete the whole activity log, you get a goodie bag!
    • K-5th: Read 5 books and receive a prize, read 5 more and get another prize! Keep reading to earn more prizes. Top readers at the end of the summer receive an even bigger prize.
    • 6-12: Read at least 5 books to be entered into a drawing for a gift card to Café 56
    • Adults: Play book bingo. Each bingo enters your name into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

    July Events:

    Book Club for Adults-Join us 7/27 at 2:30pm upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book. Books are available for pickup at the circulation desk now!

    Story Hour-In person story hour at 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more!   Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions.

    Teen Activity Group- for tweens, teens and young adults. 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 from 3-5pm Chalk Day-Come draw with chalk on the library sidewalks and earn a Popsicle! Please check back as we are expecting some construction- the date may change. July 22nd, 2022

    Homeschool Hangout-Homeschool families are invited to join us for a small project and “hangout” 7/5 and 7/19 @ 2pm

     Mindful Mondays: Join us on Mondays from 10am-noon for a chance to be fully present, aware and relax. We’ll do yoga, color, practice some breathing exercises, finger labyrinths, and more! No registration necessary- ages 6+

    Win it Wednesdays: Join us on Wednesdays from 10am-noon for board games and minute to win it programming! No registration necessary, all ages welcome! Teen Mini art show-Create any medium of art on the provided 3×3 canvas. Return to the library by July 29th 2022 to be displayed in the library for the month of August. Prize for public’s favorite.


    August Events:

    Book Club for Adults-Join us 8/25 at 2:30pm upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book, and to meet visiting author Dani Baker. Books are available for pickup at the circulation desk now!

    Story Hour-In person story hour at 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more!   Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions. Last story hour 8/18

    Teen Activity Group- for tweens, teens and young adults. 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25from 3-5pm Chalk Day-RESCHEDULED Come draw with chalk on the library sidewalks and earn a Popsicle! August 3rd, 2022

    Homeschool Hangout-Homeschool families are invited to join us for a small project and “hangout” 8/2 and 8/16 @ 2pm

     Mindful Mondays: Join us on Mondays from 10am-noon for a chance to be fully present, aware and relax. We’ll do yoga, color, practice some breathing exercises, finger labyrinths, and more! No registration necessary- ages 6+  Last session 8/15

    Win it Wednesdays: Join us on Wednesdays from 10am-noon for board games and minute to win it programming! No registration necessary, all ages welcome! Last session 8/17

    Teen Mini art show-Come vote on your favorite are piece! Voting ends 8/26 End of Summer Party-Come play games, do crafts and collect prizes from the summer reading challenge! 8/19 10am-noon

  • Summer Storywalk

    You can find it in the Norfolk Memorial Garden Park, it starts behind the bench swing and goes along the fence. The story walk is up July 11th-August 19th, and features different stories each week.

    Please make sure to be kind to the neighbors who live near the park.

  • June Events

    Book Club for Adults-Join us 6/9 at 3:30pm for our Book Club for adults! Join us upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book and to meet local author Ellen Marie Wiseman (books available for pickup at the circulation desk now!) and to choose next month’s read.

    Story Hour-In person story hour at 10am on Wednesdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more!   Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions. Last story hour before summer reading 6/15.

    Homeschool Hangout-Homeschool families are invited to join us for a small project and “hangout” 6/7 and 6/21 @ 2pm

    Juneteenth Closure-Closed 6/20/2022 in observance of Juneteenth.

    Squeegee art for kids from 3-6pm on 6/28 join us to make art with squeegees! Everyone will take home one canvas and as many cardstock paintings as you’d like. Geared for 3rd grade and up.

    Anime Club-Anime club for tweens, teens and young adults. 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 from 3-5pm

  • May Events

    Checkout all the events we have scheduled for May. We’ve added some new ones!

    * Book Club for Adults-Join us 5/26 at 2:30pm for our Book Club for adults! Join us upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book and to meet local author Ellen Marie Wiseman (books available for pickup at the circulation desk now!) and to choose next month’s read.

    *Crafternoon-5/2 from 3-6pm children and their caregivers are invited to join us in making spring crafts. Stations will be setup for a self-guided approach. While supplies last.

    *Power Point Party-Homeschoolers are welcome to teach a “class” via power point to library patrons and staff. Call the library to sign-up to lead the 1st session.

    *Story Hour-In person story hour at 10am on Wednesdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more! Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions

    *Anime Club-Anime club for tweens, teens and young adults. 5/9 and 5/.91 from 3-5pm

    *Knitting and Crochet Group:-Meets 5/11 at 630 pm. All skill levels welcome!

    *Memorial Day Closure-Closed 5/30/2022 in observance of Memorial Day

    *Board Games Night:-5/12 from 5-7pm, play our games or bring your own!

    *Homeschool Hangout-Homeschool families are invited to join us for a small project and “hangout” 5/10 and 5/24 @ 2pm

  • APRIL Events

    In the month of April…

    -Story HourIn person story hour at 10am on Wednesdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more! Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions

    -Knitting and Crochet Group Join us on 4/6 from 6:30-7:30, all skill levels welcome. Bring your project! We will try to meet monthly. Beginners welcome as some instruction is available.

    -Anime Club, Anime club for tweens, teens and young adults. 4/7 and 4/21 from 3-5pm

    -Adirondack Raptors, Mark Manske and his Adirondack Raptors will be at the library 4/9 at 10am. Check out www.adirondackraptors.org for more information

    -Home School Open House,Homeschooling families are invited to join us for an introduction to resources available through the library and open discussion. 4/11 from 5-7pm

    -Crafternoon,4/19 from 3-5pm children and their caregivers are invited to join us in making spring crafts. Stations will be setup for a self-guided approach. While supplies last.-Board of Trustees meeting4/20 @ 4pm

    -Read to a Therapy Dog, Drop in and practice your reading skills! 4/21 from 10-noon and 4/22 from 2-4pm

    -Book Club for Adults, Join us 4/27 at 2:30pm for our Book Club for adults! Join us upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book (available for pickup at the circulation desk now!) and to choose next month’s read.

  • March Events

    Our March Calendar of events is ready!

    -Story Hour, In person story hour at 10am on Wednesdays. Pre-K kids and their families are invited to join us for a story, craft and more! Call the library at (315)384-3052 with any questions

    -Knitting and Crochet Group, Join us on 3/2 from 6:30-7:30, all skill levels welcome. Bring your project! We will try to meet monthly

    -Anime Club, Anime club for tweens, teens and young adults. We will meet, watch some episodes of Anime and have fun discussions. 3/10 and 3/24 from 3-5pm

    -Board Game Night, RESCHEDULED from 2/25/22. Join us for board games & fun from 5-7pm on 3/18

    -Book Club for Adults, Join us 3/23 at 2:30pm for our Book Club for adults! Join us upstairs of the Library for a discussion of this month’s book (available for pickup at the circulation desk now!) and to choose next month’s read.

  • New Books February 2022

    Adult Fiction/ YA Fiction

    Quicksilver / Dean Koontz.

    Seasonal work : stories / Laura Lippman.

    Easter bonnet murder / Leslie Meier.

    Abandoned in death / J.D. Robb.

    Adult Non-Fiction

    Play + learn activities for babies : 65 simple ways to promote growth and development from birth to two years old / Hannah Fathi.

    The budget-savvy wedding planner & organizer : checklists, worksheets, and essential tools to plan the perfect wedding on a small budget / Jessica Bishop.

    You don’t know us Negroes and other essays / Zora Neale Hurston ; edited and with an introduction by Genevieve West and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Picture Books

    Groundhog day / by Gail Gibbons.

    5-minute Marvel stories.

    Where’s Bluey? : a search-and-find book / illustrated by Nick Rees.

    Dino pajama party : a bedtime book / written by Laurie Wallmark ; illustrated by Michael Robertson.

    Juvenile Fiction/ Juvenile/YA Non-Fiction

    Encanto : the deluxe junior novelization / adapted by Angela Cervantes.

    DVDs

    The Addams family 2 [DVD] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures presents ; in association with Bron Creative ; a Jackal Group/Glickmania production.

    Fantastic beasts. The crimes of Grindelwald [DVD] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; a Heyday Films production ; a David Yates film ;

    Spencer [DVD] / Neon and Topic Studios present ; a Komplizen Film production ; a Fabula production ; a Shoebox Films production ; in association with FilmNation Entertainment.