Puzzle Day!

An event for all ages:  Wednesday, January 29, is National Puzzle Day, and the Smyrna Public Library invites you to come from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to put together or to solve a variety of types of puzzles.  There will be jigsaw puzzles, crossword and word search puzzles, and Sudoku available.  If you prefer a different sort of activity to puzzles, we have board games and card games and coloring.  We will have refreshments, and children can go home with free books courtesy of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  Bring the whole family!

Children’s Program

Schools, libraries, museums, and other organizations help bring Jumpstart’s Read for the Record alive in communities around the world.  Read for the Record is an opportunity to rally your library and the Smyrna community around the importance of high-quality early learning experiences.  The best part about Read for the Record is that everyone is invited to join in!  On Thursday, November 7, at 4 p.m. we will be reading aloud, engaging in some fun activities, and enjoying refreshments.  This year the official campaign book is Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora.  It is a Caldecott Honor Book, and Oge Mora is the winner of the Coretta Scott King / John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award.  Our library’s copy came through our subscription to the Junior Library Guild and can be checked out after the program.

Genealogy Program

Four County Library System Digital Services Librarian Brian D. Lee will present a program on genealogy at our library on Tuesday, October 22, at 4:30 p.m.  He will focus on:  the library edition of ancestry.org; FamilySearch.org; HathiTrust, a database of millions of digitized books, including some of local interest; and NYS Historic Newspapers, a digitized collection of New York State newspapers provided by the Empire Library Network.  He will also discuss DNA results and what to do with them.

Ice Cream Social

We know you look forward to it every year.  Our 20th Annual Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Monday, August 12th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Smyrna Firehouse.  You will have your choice of an array of scrumptious desserts, and ice cream, too, of course, all for just $2.00 per person.  There will be music, also, provided by the Blue Parsley Boys, and by Michael Khoury on keyboard who will be joined by Clara Lantz singing a few songs.  We know that a great time will be had by all.

Summer Hours and Book Sale Begin

It’s July 1st and the beginning of the Smyrna Citizens’ Band concert season. In addition to our regular hours, we will be open on Mondays during the concerts, 6:30-8:30 p.m. There are no Saturday hours during July and August. Also, starting tonight, our annual book sale returns. We have a great selection of books, including books on CD, and DVDs available on our porch for the bargain price of 10 cents each.

Brindisi Mobile Office Hours

Brindisi Mobile Office Hours. Tuesday, June 18, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Smyrna Public Library

With Faith Vavra, congressional staffer from his office based in Binghamton

The congressman knows that sometimes it is a burden for constituents in rural areas to travel to his Binghamton or Utica offices.  The staff person will meet with constituents and help them solve problems with federal agencies, including Medicare and Social Security, veterans’ benefits, passports and visas, federal grants, and more.

All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Summer Reading Program is Coming!

Welcome to summer!!  This year’s theme for the summer reading program is A Universe of Stories.  We will be talking all about space, the planets, the stars, and more.  Our program starts on Wednesday, July 10th, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  It is every Wednesday and Friday throughout the month of July, ending on August 2nd.  Come into the library during the month of June to sign up and grab a flyer.  Hope to see you soon!