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.

There is still plenty of time to sign up for summer reading programs for all ages. Don't miss the fun...

Upcoming Programs and activities:

THE TEEN TAKEOVER on Wednesday july 23 at 7 pm is flame art with Pnina- Call the library for more info and to sign up. Space is limited. For teens in 6th grade and up

Gizmos & Gadgets with Mrs. Wakeman on Thursdays 2:30 - 4- Science explorations and discoveries- call to sign up

Tuesday July 22   at 7 pm- Dr. EINSTHON & PROF. B.einstein

peteJoin us for an evening of wacky science and super stories with Pete the Cat and the Dryden elementary school principals! Try Pete's Magic sunglasses, oobleck and make your own superball!



Join Tom for an evening of songs, puppets and family fun.

August 5           LLama pajama party

Deacon & Gail are back for another Llama Pajama night with stories and fun.

These programs have been made possible through generous funding from the Grants in Arts Programs of the Community Arts partnership of Tompkins county & the Bernard Carl and Shirley Rosen Library Fund. For more information contact the library  or check the website


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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