New Programs & Services

The library will close Monday, January 26 at 5:00 and will be closed all day on Tuesday, January 27. Overdue feees will not be assessed on any materials.

Winter Storytime Registration
Registration for our winter storytime session will begin the week of January 5. Somers residents can register beginning Monday, January 5 and non-residents can register beginning Tuesday, January 6. Storytime sessions will run for seven weeks January 12 –February 27. Registration is required for all storytimes.

Writers Group Forming
If you are a writer looking for support, technical help, or ideas, the Somers Public Library will offer a meeting space for anyone interested in working with a group of other writers. The program is free and open to adults and high school students. Please contact Francine Aloisa at 860-763-3501.

Computer Classes
During the winter months we will be  offering computer instruction on various topics, including Ancestry.com. Please check our Events Calendar for specific dates and times and register by calling the library at 860-763-3501.

 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, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Home Town by Tracy Kidder. 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. to discuss The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block.

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!

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