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.

  1. 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.
  2. The Senior Center will be closed until further notice, with Meals on Wheels and Social Services continuing on a limited basis.
  3. Social Service offices in Kibbe Fuller are open by advanced appointment only.
  4. The Library will be closed, but curbside pick-up will continue with preventative measures.
  5. 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.

 

Beginning on Tuesday, November 24th, the Somers Public Library will provide 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. 


Would you like to see a summary of the results from our 2019/2020 Strategic Plan Survey?  Click here.  If you’d like even more detailed information, please email Jessica at jmmiller@biblio.org


Wednesday, December 2 at 2:3o p.m. – VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION (Cozy Mystery Book Bunch) Join us to discuss Twelve Slays of Christmas by Jacqueline Frost.  When Holly White’s fiance cancels their Christmas Eve wedding with less than two weeks to go, Holly heads home with a broken heart. Lucky for her, home in historic Mistletoe, Maine is magical during Christmastime–exactly what the doctor prescribed. Except her plan to drown her troubles in peppermints and snickerdoodles is upended when local grouch and president of the Mistletoe Historical Society Margaret Fenwick is bludgeoned and left in the sleigh display at Reindeer Games, Holly’s family tree farm. When the murder weapon is revealed as one of the wooden stakes used to identify trees on the farm, Sheriff Evan Grey turns to Holly’s father, Bud, and    the Reindeer Games staff. And it doesn’t help that Bud and the reindeer keeper were each seen arguing with Margaret just before her death. But Holly knows her father, and is determined to exonerate him. The jingle bells are ringing, the clock is ticking, and if Holly doesn’t watch out, she’ll end up on Santa’s naughty list.  Copies of the book are available through Hoopla or curbside pickup at the Library.  Please call 860-763-3501 if you’d like to request a physical book. Email Jessica at jmmiller@biblio.org to receive the Zoom link for the event.

Monday, December 7 – Saturday, December 19 (*while supplies last) – Ribbon Loop Holiday Tree: Adult Take and Make Craft Kit The Somers Public Library is happy to present another TAKE AND MAKE adult craft kit in the month of December! Our Ribbon Loop Holiday Tree kit includes an Styrofoam tree forms, ribbon pieces and glue dots.  All you need to provide is your creativity!  To reserve your kit, please call the Library at 860-763-3501 beginning on Wednesday, December 2nd. 

 Tuesday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m. – VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION (Nonfiction Book Club)  Join us to discuss Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett.  Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death.  Using the survivors’ journals and historical records, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett brings the extraordinary untold story of two shipwrecks on the same island at the same time to life, a story about leadership and the fine line between order and chaos. Copies of the book are available through curbside pickup.  Please call 860-763-3501 to request a book. Email Jessica at jmmiller@biblio.org to receive the Zoom link for the event.

Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. – VIRTUAL BOOK DISCUSSION (Novels at Night)  Join us for the Somers Public Library’s official evening book club where we will be discussing Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler. Haley Hanson’s idea of the perfect Christmas is escaping to the Caribbean to work so she can avoid all the traditional Christmas distractions. Over the years, she’s sacrificed her personal life to climb the corporate ladder at a prestigious Boston advertising agency. Now she just needs to land a coveted Christmas toy company account to make partner. But first, her boss, Larry, thinks she needs a holiday attitude adjustment, so he ships her off to a Christmas Camp at Holly Peak Inn to help her find her Christmas spirit.  Arriving at the charming mountainside inn, Haley meets the owner’s handsome son, Jeff, and feels an instant spark, but resists the attraction, refusing to be distracted from her goal of doing all the required Christmas tasks as fast as possible so she can get back to work.  At first Haley struggles with all the traditional Christmas Camp activities. It’s not until she finally allows herself to slow down, live in the moment, and let Christmas back into her heart, that she begins to grow closer to Jeff. But when he finds out Haley’s come up with a plan to help his dad save the struggling inn while he’s been trying to convince his dad to sell it, their relationship takes a serious holiday hit.  Now it will take the magic of the season to bring these two hearts together. Copies of the book are available through Hoopla or curbside pickup at the Library.  Please call 860-763-3501 if you’d like to request a physical book. Email Jessica at jmmiller@biblio.org to receive the Zoom link for the event.

Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Saltine Cracker Toffee: Virtual Baking Class  Join Jessica for an adventure in virtual holiday baking!  Let’s make a special holiday treat that you can easily replicate all year long.  You’ll need the following ingredients for this recipe: one box saltine crackers, two sticks unsalted butter, one cup brown sugar, one and a half cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, one and a half cups topping (crushed pretzels, M&Ms, chopped nuts, or whatever you’d like!). To participate in our virtual baking class on Dec.16th, please email Jessica at jmmiller@biblio.org to get the recipe and zoom link. We can’t wait to SEE you!

For more information about upcoming virtual programs be sure to check out our  Events Calendar

Phone: 860-763-3501
Fax: 860-763-1718
jmmiller@biblio.org

Somers Public Library
2 Vision Blvd.
Somers, CT 06071

CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY beginning on November 24, 2020 Monday/Wednesday/Friday
11:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday/Thursday
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday 11:00am – 4:00pm

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