Southworth Library News and Events

Our mission is to serve the greater Dryden area as an educational and cultural center which provides free printed, electronic and audiovisual resources for the general public to inform, enlighten and entertain.

Our Summer Reading Program ends Saturday, August 9-Congratulations to all of our summer readers who met their reading goals! Don't forget to come in for your summer reading prizes this week

Upcoming Programs and activities:

Thursday August 21 at 2 pm

Come meet Roxie Munro, author of several kid's books including Slithery Snakes & Hatch and learn how she creates her books. Dan the Snakeman will also visit with some of his favorites snakes!

The first 30 families will receive a FREE copy of the book. This program has been made possible in part by the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County

babyreadCuddle-Up storytime for infants, toddlers and their caregivers- Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.

with songs, fingerplays stories and social time. Perfect for your little wigglers!

Join us for our preschool storytime Fridays at 10 a.m.- Give your child the gift of reading! See the kid's page for more information.


The Southworth Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of January, April, July and October at 7 pm at the library. Let us know if you would like to attend.

E-book users! Audiobooks on your iPhone! You can download titles from Overdrive now for almost any device! It is SO download audio bookseasy - a click or two away

NOOK users: Visual tutorial and Printable file

Kindle users: User's guide, General instructions from Amazon , Printable file

Need help with digital downloads? Not sure how to proceed? Get HELP here for more information and a list of devices here and a link to all device help with thanks to the TCPL library- check here



WE NEED YOU! We are looking for readers in our Traveling Books program to day care facilities, help with the book sale and for in-house library functions- get an application form here or at the library and talk to us about becoming part of the library team!

NEED A LIBRARY CARD? Fill out this application form and bring it in along with identification and something with your current address. We look forward to serving you!

Can't find a book or other item you want? Be sure to let us know and we would be happy to help get it in your hands!

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