Somers and most of the State are officially in the RED category regarding the current status of the positive COVID cases, which requires the implementation of the following measures: Effective Tuesday, November 24, 2020, access to town buildings will be limited and by appointment only.
- Town Hall access is by appointment only for those essential services that require face to face contact. Please conduct as much business as possible remotely. There is a drop-box in front of Town Hall, as well as mail-in and on-line options.
- The Senior Center will be closed until further notice, with Meals on Wheels and Social Services continuing on a limited basis.
- Social Service offices in Kibbe Fuller are open by advanced appointment only.
- The Library will be closed, but curbside pick-up will continue with preventative measures.
- Police, Fire, and Public Works in-person visits will be by advanced appointment only.
Thank you for your help and understanding during these difficult times.
The Somers Public Library currently provides curbside pickup service during these hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call us at 860-763-3501 to schedule your pickup.
All returns will be accepted in the outside drop-box slots only.
Staff are also available by phone and email beginning at 10:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and until curbside pickup hours are over.
CURBSIDE CRAZINESS!! Our building may be temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still “explore” our collections! Join our “Curbside Craziness Challenge” and let us help you find an item that fits each of nine categories within the library before February 27th. For each category that you borrow an item from, you will earn a drawing ticket. (Each category may only be entered once per person) Return your challenge bookmark before February 27th and you’ll be entered to win! The winner will be randomly drawn and notified on March 1st. (Limited to Ages 18+)
Thursday, January 14 – Saturday February 6 (while supplies last) – Bottle Cap Necklace / Charm: Take and Make Craft Kit for Teens and Tweens. The Somers Public Library Teen Department is happy to present another craft project for Teens and Tweens. Our Bottle Cap charm kit includes one craft bottle cap, the means to affix your choice of art (a photo, a drawing, a design, etc.), a magnet and a split ring. All you need to provide is creativity! To reserve your Take and Make kit, call us at 860-763-3501 or email the teen librarian at email@example.com
Monday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. – Novels at Night: Sick of Shadows Join us virtually for the Somers Public Library’s official evening book club. Cecelia will be hosting a zoom book discussion on Sick of Shadows, a book from the Edwardian Murder Mystery series by Marion Chesney (M.C. Beaton). Lady Rose Summer and Captain Harry Cathcart have an engagement of convenience to keep her from India and failed debutantes. She befriends newly arrived Miss Dolly Tremaine, stabbed to death and floating in a boat on the Serpentine River, and barely survives an attempt on her own life. Harry is summoned and the duo uncover deceptions, secrets, and the killer. Physical copies of Sick of Shadows are available to borrow through curbside pickup, or you can borrow the eaudiobook through the Library’s Hoopla account. Please call 860-763-3501 if you’d like to request a physical book and to register to receive the Zoom link for the event.
Wednesday, January 27 at 2:30 p.m. – Fiction Book Discussion: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Edwin Drood is contracted to marry orphan Rosa Bud when he comes of age, but when they find that duty has gradually replaced affection, they agree to break off the engagement. Shortly afterwards, in the middle of a storm on Christmas Eve, Edwin disappears, leaving nothing behind but some personal belongings and the suspicion that his jealous uncle John Jasper, madly in love with Rosa, is the killer. And beyond this presumed crime there are further intrigues: the dark opium dens of the sleepy cathedral town of Cloisterham, and the sinister double life of Choirmaster Jasper, whose drug-fuelled fantasy life belies his respectable appearance. Dickens died before completing The Mystery of Edwin Drood, leaving its tantalising mystery unsolved and encouraging successive generations of readers to turn detective. Physical copies of the book are available through curbside pickup, or you can borrow the ebook or eaudiobook through the Library’s Hoopla account. Please call 860-763-3501 if you’d like to request a physical book and to register to receive the Zoom link for the event.