New Programs & Services

The library remains open during the road construction at the intersection of Main Street and Ninth District Road. Please use alternate routes: from the east take Rt. 83 (South Road) to Field Road, turn right onto Billings Road and right onto Ninth District Road; from the west take Maple Street to Pinney Road, turn left onto Billings Road and left onto Ninth District Road.

Beekeeping Presentation by Stonewall Apiary, LLC
Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m.
See a demonstration of typical clothing, tools and parts of a beehive and other equipment used in beekeeping. Honey and beeswax samples will be available. All ages are invited. Free tickets available beginning July 21. Sponsored by the Friends of the Somers Public Library.

FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Summer Reading Program for Grades Pre-K to 5 runs June 23 to August 8. Stop in the library to register and pick up your reading log.

Teens: Join our online summer reading program for students entering grade 6 & up! Register by clicking on the image below. Read and win prizes donated by the Friends of the Somers Library! Program runs June 23 – August 8. Be sure to click on the tab for Teens/Grades 6-12. Spark Teen English Poster

Summer Volunteers
The children’s room is in need of student volunteers in grades 8 & up to help with our summer reading program. Stop in to fill out an application or call us for more information.

Book Discussions
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss A Street Cat named Bob by James Bowen.  The evening book discussion group will not meet again until September. Copies of the books are available at the library.

Movie Matinees
Each month the library features one or more newly released films. Check the Events Calendar for a description of upcoming films.

Homebound Delivery:
If you are a Somers resident and unable to get to the library because of age or disability, the “library” can come to you. If you would like to take advantage of this service call Francie Clark at 860-763-3501 to arrange an initial visit.

Text Messaging Now Available!
You are now able to choose text messaging while placing a hold as the method of delivery of your hold notification. Also, you have the option to set in ‘MY ACCOUNT’ text messaging as the default, including your cell phone number, so that you do not need to type it in each time you place a hold. Try it out!

Tumblebooks! e-books for e-kids
Tumblebooks offers an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.  By adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books, TumbleBooks has created electronic picture books you can read or have read to you. Use this link to start reading! Tumblebooks

Try Boopsie ! Now we go where you go…download our library app for your mobile device and get 24/7 access to library information and resources: www.biblio.boopsie.com