Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Come wrap with us! Friday, December 14 and 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. Bring your gifts to wrap where prying eyes won't be able to see what you are doing. Bring your own paper or use ours. We have big tables, free paper, tape and bows, and we will be serving herb tea and playing Christmas music.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

How many holidays are there in December? This site says 14. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865642813/These-are-the-14-religious-holidays-believers-celebrate-in-December.html

Monday, December 3, 2018

Our Holiday gift to you - December Amnesty.
Just come in and ask, and we will forgive your overdue fines up to $25.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Join us tomorrow morning, Saturday, December 1 from 10:30 to 12:00 to learn HOW TO DOWNLOAD BOOKS TO YOUR TABLET, PHONE, OR LAPTOP.
Yoga has been canceled for this evening, Friday, November 30

Monday, November 26, 2018

Join us Friday night, 11/29 at 6:00 p.m., as we consider what books we will be reading for book club next year, along with this month’s selection “The Confederacy of Dunces.” I have some suggestions, but why not come along and tell us your favorite title. Free snacks!

Friday, November 23, 2018

Yoga has been canceled for this evening, 11/23/18.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Library will be closed on Thursday, 11/22.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 19, 2018

COME SHOP WITH US! SAURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The COMMUNITY ROOM at the library will have local vendors, your neighbors who do direct sales, here for you to shop their wares. There will be prizes, snacks, raffles, and gifts galore. Stone Hill Farm will have their fresh maple syrup from the trees on the Everett family-run farm. Pampered Chef has an outstanding line of kitchen tools, food products, and cookbooks. Initial, Inc. offers custom design bags, clothing and accessories with free rationalization. Threads Worldwide helps create life-changing work for women around the world through sales of beautiful fair trade artisan jewelry. PartyLite carries fragrant candles that are free from harmful impurities. Perfectly Posh offers cruelty free skin care products made in the U.S.A. Usborne Books carries award-winning books for children.

Friday, November 16, 2018

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22, for Thanksgiving, but will be open all our other regular hours the week of November 19 through the 24th.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Winter is coming. Our road crews usually do such a great job, we hope to be open our regular hours on Friday, November 16, from 3 to 8 p.m.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Book Discussion: J.K.Toole's "A Confederacy of Dunces" will be held Friday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Sharon Springs Free Library is open today, 
Monday, November 12, 10-6.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Yoga has been cancelled tonight, November 9, due to bad weather.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Library Moon Walk Has Launched! Log your exercise to see if together we can make it all the way to the moon! Go to LIBRARYMOONWALK.SALS.EDU to log in and to watch the progress. As of today, November 5, 2828 miles have been moved. 236,082 to go. The site has links to reliable medical information as well through medlineplus.gov.

Friday, November 2, 2018

This evening's yoga class, Friday, November 2, has been canceled.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Book Discussion of Amor Towles "A Gentleman in Moscow" Friday, 10/26, 6 p.m.

Trick or Treating begins at 6:00. 
Cars with candy should arrive at 5:30

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Check out all this weekend's exciting events

Monday, October 15, 2018

"Let's Read Poetry Day"
Thursday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Our poetry collection is on display and includes works by the poets who are coming for the 2018 Sharon Springs Poetry Festival 10/18 - 10/20; Billy Collins, Tracy K. Smith and Anne Waldman. Stop in, read a poem, or check out one of the books.  "There is something to be said for reading a poem or two each day. Like pills for the head and the heart." From Poetry 180 by Billy Collins.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Our book discussion book has arrived. Our meeting has been postponed one week this month to 10/26 at 6:00 p.m. so you still have time to read Amor Towles "A Gentleman in Moscow." 
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

miSci is coming to our library on Saturday, October 13 with a free hands-on program about the moon for students in third through eighth grades from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The program, "It's a Phase," is free but a reservation is required. Call the library at 518 284-3126 to save your place.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Library will be OPEN Monday, October 8, for regular hours 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Friday, September 14, 2018

Sharon Springs 2018 
Harvest Festival

September 15 and 16, 2018   10 - 5
Parking Locations:  
Sharon Springs Central School, 514 Hwy 20, Sharon Springs, NY 
Sunnycrest Orchards Farm, 7869 NY-10, Sharon Springs, NY 13459

Monday, September 10, 2018

NYSCA Book Discussion Friday, 9/14 at 6:00 p.m. 
Frankie Y. Bailey, Professor of Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany will lead our discussion of Laine Moriarty's "Big Little Lies." Dr. Bailey is not only a "crime professor," she is also an author of mysteries and non-fiction books on crime and justice in American culture. One lucky attendee will go home with the door prize, a copy of Bailey's "Wicked Albany." Everyone else can get it by checking it out of our library. Come join us to discuss this mystery book that became a miniseries.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

FREE hands-only CPR, Active Shooter and Disaster Preparedness Corps Training
Saturday, September 8, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In the Library Community Room.
Call 581 284-3126 to register. Must be 16 y.o. or older.

Last Chance Second Saturday 9/8/18 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00
Fun, Food, Fresh Produce
Free Books and Free Movies Showing Inside

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Lucky Winner! Participants in the Summer Reading Program were invited to put their names in for a drawing for a stack of brand new books matched to their age and interests from MVLS. Anneliese Herzog's name was drawn and according to her mother and her smile shown here, she was "delighted."

Our Five-Star volunteer, Regina Gilbert, is featured on the MVLS "Among the Shelves" page.

Here is the link to her story.

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, 9/3/18.


Monday, August 20, 2018

Be Prepared for Disaster!  
Free Emergency Preparedness Training 
The American Red Cross will offer free training to provide residents with the knowledge and tools they need to prepare for emergencies and disasters and to respond and recover. Saturday, September 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the library. This training includes active shooter and hands-only CPR. Call the library at 518 284-3126 to reserve your place. Participants must be 16 years of age or older, and will receive a certificate upon completion of the training.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

BLOOD DRIVE at the Sharon Springs Free Library Community Room, Friday, July 27, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Free $5 Amazon e-gift card to all presenting donors.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Drop your student off at noon or come in and see what they will read and learn. The Summer Reading Program runs from July 12 through August 16, on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:30.

"National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year. Your participation sends a powerful message across the nation that summers matter and offers an opportunity to showcase how summers can make a life-changing difference in the lives of young people." Here is a link to more information and resources.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Book Discussion Friday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.,Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Copies available now.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Kids love the bounce house! The food was delicious, the music was great, and the vendors provided many wonderful treats. Save the date for Second Saturday in July, the 14th. Here is a clue about what to look forward to:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sharon Springs Free Library is excited to partner with the Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce to bring you the first annual Second Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come see our displays, and visit our vendors, and enjoy the entertainment and food. Free movies for kids and teens!

One of our vendors specializes in gluten free baked goods.
Summer Saturday Hours: Beginning on Saturday June 16, we will be returning to our regular Saturday Hours 10 - 1 except for the subsequent Second Saturday events, July 14 and August 11. For our Second Saturday events, we will be open 10 - 2. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

New Books

New Books arrive daily. Call to put one on hold. They go out as fast as they come in.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. We will open at our regular time on Tuesday, May 29, 3:00 p.m.
This photo is of a Decoration Day parade in St. Paul, Minn in 1870.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Please note: The Library Board of Trustees will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23rd instead of on its usual fourth Thursday. This change is an exception for this month, and next month we will return to our regular pattern of meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Our June 9 Book Discussion will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Library. We will discuss The Glass Castle, a memoir about a very unconventional family, by Jeannette Walls, a book selected by one of our Library Board members. Copies of the book are available and have been provided by the Mohawk Valley Library System as part of their collection made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Book discussion Friday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. on Louise Penney's "The Long Way Home." Penny is a skilled writer who employs a number of narrative techniques to hold her readers' interest  Come join our discussion on how effectively she uses these techniques in this novel.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A brand new pair of baby goats has been born and will be coming to the library for Story Time on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to come meet and greet the new twins.

Monday, April 23, 2018

There will be no yoga session Friday, April 27th. It has been canceled for this week.

Monday, April 16, 2018

A selection of tee shirts with logos like this that show your love for your library is available through "every library"at https://www.cafepress.com/everylibrary. Proceeds from purchases from their store go to support libraries across the United States.

Monday, April 9, 2018

New York state library celebrates its bicentennial

The Library Turns 200 in 2018, Making It the Third Oldest State Library in the U.S.
This year, the New York State Library is celebrating its bicentennial. Created in 1818 at the urging of Governor DeWitt Clinton, the Library is the third oldest state library in the nation. To celebrate this milestone, the Library is hosting several events throughout the year, including a Speakers Forum with talks by renowned library experts, several open houses to highlight aspects of the Library’s 200-year history, and special exhibitions to showcase some of the Library’s collections. The theme of the year-long celebration is 200 Years of Knowledge, Heritage and History.

When first established in 1818, the Library served as a law and reference library for legislators, judges, and state employees. In 1844, the Board of Regents became the Trustees for the Library. Then, 60 years later, the Library officially became part of the State Education Department, where it still remains. Today, the New York State Library continues to collect, preserve, and loan materials that support State government and now has holdings of more than 20 million items that are available to New Yorkers on-site, online, and interlibrary loan.

Monday, April 2, 2018

These smiling SUNY Cobleskill students are helping pile up the books for the Great Book Giveaway on Saturday, April 7 from 9:00 to 1:00. They will be on hand to help you carry out as many books as you like, absolutely free.  Refreshments will be served! Don't miss it!

Friday, March 23, 2018

New York State Library Special Exhibition
March 26 to Apr 2, 2018
Seventh Floor Exhibit Space
“Mary Shelley’s Monster Turns 200”.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel by Mary Shelley was published, in March 11, 1818.  The New York State Library has an interesting collection of material about Shelley and her doctor. Visit the temporary display on the 7th floor of the New York State Library.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

New York State Library
Bicentennial Moments
photo of Janet M. Welch
Janet Martin Welch was the first woman to serve as New York State’s Librarian.  Appointed in 1996, Welch served until her retirement in 2008.  A certified School Library Media Specialist, Welch held leadership positions in university, public, school and corporate libraries throughout her career. Prior to her appointment to the New York State Library, Welch served as Director of the Rochester Regional Library Council, a network of 500 libraries in the Rochester, New York area. 
Under her leadership the State Library underwent a major renovation of the Research Library, enhanced the Talking Book and Braille Library and made important additions to the State Library’s collection.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Once again, the library may have to close due to weather tomorrow 3/7/18. Please check our Facebook page or call before you come in, if we get the heavy snow that is predicted.

The New Vanguard

New York Times critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.   "For Women’s History Month, The Times’s staff book critics — Dwight Garner, Jennifer Szalai and myself, Parul Sehgal — sat down together to think about these writers who are opening new realms to us, whose books suggest and embody unexplored possibilities in form, feeling and knowledge." See the article online; https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/books/vanguard-books-by-women-in-21st-century.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Saturday, March 3, 2018

March is Women’s History Month. Some date this declaration back to 1911 at the first International Woman’s Day, March 8. In 1978, a California school district celebrated Women’s History Week, and in 1980, President Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. The National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month, and in 1987, Congress declared the month in perpetuity. Every day this March, the “Today in History” column in “U.S.A. Today” will feature important dates related to women’s rights, achievements and equality.  We have books and movies that feature various aspects of women’s history.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The library may be forced to close tomorrow, Friday, March 2, if the predicted storm arrives and roads are not cleared by our usual Friday opening time, 3:00 p.m. Please call (518) 284-3126 to be sure we are open, or check here or on our Facebook page for updates.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

SPECIAL SATURDAY STORY TIME VISITORS! Live, warm and fuzzy four-legged little BABY GOATS will be joining us for our story time activity on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:30 a.m. Kids of all ages are welcome to come hear the story of "Gregory, the Terrible Eater," by Mitchell Sharmat and to meet pet and cuddle our special guests. If you don't know the story of Gregory, here is a hint. Gregory is a goat!