New Programs & Services

Holiday Table Top Decoration Contest
Fire up your imagination and create a tabletop or mantel decoration, a centerpiece, or anything that says the holiday to you! We’ll display the items on our low bookcases and library visitors will vote for their favorite. A gift basket will be awarded for the most pleasing, festive display. The exhibit begins November 28 and ends December 18.

cute-santa-faceSnacks with Santa
Saturday, December 6
The Friends of the Somers Public Library will hold their annual Snacks with Santa Program on Saturday morning, December 6. Somers residents may register their children for one of four sessions: 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, or 11:15.  Each program will feature the reading of a Christmas story; time to talk with Santa, and a snack and gift book at the end of the program. Parents are invited to bring along their cameras.

Due to the popularity of the Snacks with Santa program, registration must be done in person at the children’s library, beginning November 22.  Admission to each session will be with ticket only.  Children must be Somers residents 8 years old or younger.

Two Right Feet Music & Movement
Friday, December 12, 10:30 a.m
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Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the winter season through story, music and dance with Two Right Feet (2RF). For ages 2-5 years of age with parents. Registration for this event begins on November 24.

New Services: The library now subscribes to Ancestry.com. For genealogists of all levels, this library edition provides users access to the U.S. Census, Immigration & Naturalization records,  and much more. This resource can only be used from within the library. Stop in and start searching!  You can also access the Historical Hartford Courant, 1764-1988, by clicking on the ‘Online Resources’ tab right on our web page.

Book Discussions
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, December 16 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Don’t Sing at the Table: Life Lessons from My Grandmothers by 
Adriana Trigiani.  Copies of the book are available at the library. The evening book discussion group led by Denise Stankovics will meet on Wednesday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.

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!

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