New Programs & Services

For a complete listing of upcoming events be sure to check our Events Calendar!

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Join our Summer Reading Program
beginning June 22!  Information is online for all age groups! Summer Reading Program 2015

 

Terrific Two’s, Storytime for 24-36 months with parents
Wednesdays, July 8- August 5, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Stories, finger plays, flannel board fun, music & movement followed by a craft. Register beginning June 22.

What makes a hero a hero? Presented by Integrity Martial Arts
Tuesday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.
Integrity Martial Arts will be teaching a fun and exciting class on being a hero. Children will be able to feel and act like a hero as they try some martial arts moves. For ages 5-11.

Family Movie Nightminions
Tuesday, July 7
5-6 p.m.
Join us for a minion craft and fun contests!
For ages 4 & up. Register beginning June 29.
6:00 p.m. We will show the movie Despicable Me.
Rated: PG; 95 minutes. Bring a snack for the show!

Boom! Bam! Bingo!
Wednesday, July 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

For children in grades 1-5. Come and play BINGO for prizes! Register beginning June 29.

toothbrushMeet a Community Hero! A Somers Dentist
Thurs
day, July 9, 10:30-11:15 am
For ages 4 & up.  Come and meet Dr. Nero, a hero for your teeth!
He will read us a story and talk about his job. Register beginning June 29.

My Community Keeps Me Safe! Storytime & Craft
Friday, July 10, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

For ages 3-5.  Who in our community keeps us safe? Let’s find out with stories, songs and a craft. Register beginning July 2.

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

Summer Readers Needed
The children’s room is looking for students entering grades 5 & up to read to children at our weekly storytimes. Applications are now available online or at the library. Bring your completed application to the children’s room to get on the schedule. Reader 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, July 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
scrabbleJoin 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.

Computer Classes
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.

Book Discussions
The non-fiction discussion group will meet on Tuesday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod by Henry Beston. 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.

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