New Programs & Services

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

Share your warmth this holiday season!
The library will be collecting donations of new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves through December 15. These items will be distributed to local families as needed throughout the holiday season.

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, January 20 at 1:00 p.m. to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
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