For a complete listing of upcoming events be sure to check our Events Calendar!
Join our Summer Reading Program
beginning June 22! Information is online for all age groups! Summer Reading Program 2015
Meet a Community Hero! A Somers Veteran
Thursday, August 6, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
For ages 4 & up. Come and meet Commander David P. McCaffrey who will read a book and talk about his experiences. Register now!
Heroes Help Us Feel Better! Storytime & Craft
Friday, August 7, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
For ages 3-5. Let’s learn about some heroes who keep us healthy with stories, songs and a craft. Register beginning July 31.
A Visit with Children’s Author Kate Hanscom
Saturday, August 8, 11:00 a.m.
Come and meet children’s author Kate Hanscom and illustrator/Somers resident, Lynda Hanscom. They will share their newest book, Creative Christopher, with the Somers community!
Be a Hero this summer and bring in an item to donate to either Champ’s Place or the Dakin Humane Society! Both collection boxes can be found in the Children’s Room.
Interlibrary Loan Services
The Connecticut State Library is transitioning to a new statewide library catalog and a new interlibrary loan service. The Somers Public Library will stop requesting items through the ‘reQuest’ system beginning June 1. We will continue Interlibrary Loan lending and borrowing during the transition through our network Bibliomation and by contacting individual libraries. Please call us at 860-763-3501 to request items during the summer months if you need assistance.
Summer Volunteers Needed!
The children’s room is looking for students entering grades 8 & up to work at the summer reading table. Applications are now available online and at the library. Bring your completed application to the children’s room to get on the schedule. Volunteer hours begin on June 22 and end August 12. Volunteer Application
New Museum Passes
The Friends of the Library recently purchased passes to the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst and to The Zoo in Forest Park. If you need some rainy day activities, stop by the library or call about availability. Some of the other passes include the Lutz Museum, the Children’s Museums in West Hartford and Holyoke, ImagineNation, and the Connecticut State Park Pass.
Scrabble Night- Looking for more players!
Wednesday, August 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun game of Scrabble! All skill levels are welcome, but participation is limited to adults and teens. Scrabble Night is free and open to the public.
This summer we will be offering instruction on using the genealogical research database Ancestry.com. Please check our Events Calendar for specific dates and times and register by calling the library at 860-763-3501.
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss The Mockingbird Next Door; Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills. Copies of the book are available at the library. The evening book discussion group led by Denise Stankovics will meet on Wednesday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier.
Movie Matinees – Temporarily suspended while we replace equipment
Each month the library features one or more newly released films. Check the Events Calendar for a description of upcoming films.
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.
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