Spring Session Storytimes
Registration will take place beginning Monday, March 17 for Somers residents and Tuesday, March 18 for non-residents. Storytime sessions will run for six weeks beginning March 24. Registration is required for all storytimes. To register for storytime or for more information, please call the library.
Tuesday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for some marvelous mustache stories, activities and a craft. It will be a hairy good time with milk mustaches included. For children ages 4 & up. Registration is required.
What a way to start Spring!
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 p.m.
Learn how to start your own plants from seed. Come to the Somers Public Library for a special program presented by Master Gardener and local resident Jack Kertenis. Topics included in the presentation will be equipment needed, seed sources, and timing of planting and transplanting. Questions and answers will follow the presentation. The program is free and open to the public.
Friends of the Library Booksale Collection
Saturday, March 29, 9:00-12:00
Donations of good used books, CDs, DVDs, and audio books may be brought to the library at 2 Vision Boulevard. The Friends are in particular need of children’s books in good condition. The Friends cannot accept dirty or moldy books and will not accept encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks, VHS tapes and cassette tapes.
Read to the dogs with Allan’s Angels
Saturday, April 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Readers in grades K-4 are invited to register for a 10 minute slot to read to one of Allan’s Angels, trained dogs who love to listen to books. Children can choose a story to read to a furry friend in a relaxed, “dog-friendly” atmosphere. Register now for this event.
Friends of the Library Booksale
The Friends of the Somers Public Library will sponsor a Used Book Sale on the weekend of April 4-6. The Preview is scheduled for Friday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for a cost of $5.00. Be the first to find those great bargains! The sale on Saturday is from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Prices for adults and children’s hardback and paperback books will range from 25 cents to two dollars with a separate section of higher priced books. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Somers Public Library. Parking at the library is free. The library is located at 2 Vision Boulevard in the Education Complex.
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. The evening book discussion group will meet on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. Copies of the book are available at the library.
Each month the library features one or more newly released films. Check the Events Calendar for a description of upcoming films.
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.
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!
Check out our Playaway Views
Built with kids in mind, Playaway View brings education and entertainment together in a simple all-in-one video player. Just press play and enjoy! Check at the library to learn more about the titles available.
Check out our Kids Catalog!
The Kids Catalog allows you to search for juvenile material in the library and the easy-to-read screens make it easy to locate the books your child needs. Use this link to check it out! Kids Catalog
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
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