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!
The Smyrna Public Library will be CLOSED Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day in observance of the holidays. The regular schedule will be followed for the remaining days in between. We wish you a safe and joyous holiday.
Our copying and printing policy has changed. Effective immediately: COLOR copies are now 25 cents a page. Please ask the Librarian for assistance so you don’t end up owing money $$ unintentionally. The policy for black & white copies remains the same: 10 pages FREE 10 cents a page for each page after 10.
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.
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.
The Smyrna Public Library has many individuals and organizations to thank for making our 20th Annual Ice Cream Social a success:
Smyrna Fire Department and Auxiliary; Gilligan’s for ice cream; the Blue Parsley Boys, Mike Khoury, and Joe Lombardi for musical entertainment; and everyone who baked scrumptious desserts! And a great big thank-you to the residents of Smyrna who came out for our fundraiser. If I have inadvertently left off someone’s name, please know that your contribution was appreciated.
Also, that evening, two presentations were made: the first, a plaque, to the Smyrna Public Library in recognition of contribution and service to the Smyrna community, from the Town of Smyrna and the Village of Smyrna; and second, a Certificate of Appreciation to the Smyrna Public Library Ice Cream Social Fundraising Committee, recognizing 20 years of providing a wonderful evening of hospitality and entertainment, from the residents of Smyrna. We were gratified to receive these unexpected acknowledgments.
This article will also appear in The Sherburne News and in The Mid-York Weekly.