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.

September is National Library Card Month!

Celebrate libraries with us and keep the Smartest Card in your wallet in use! Get a new card and receive a free book and prize- Use your card twice this month to check out books and get a free book and prize. (The books are form our $1 sale cart or the kids summer reading cart). Come on in and get reading!

Upcoming Programs and activities:sandy


jsmrd hrriot cover1All Things Herriot : James Herriot and his Peacable Kingdom with Dr. Sandford Sternlicht - SU English Dept.

Thursday, September 25 at 7 pm

Join us at the library for a look at well loved author and country veterinarian, James Herriot, as we recall his life, his stories and his art.

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don't miss another great Family Program--->

Saturday, September 20 @ 1 pm - The Wildlife Defenders

Stories, Presentations and LIVE animals! Meet a porcupine, an armadillo, a nutria! Learn cool facts and get a free book to take home

This free program is sponsored by the Rosen Library Fund of the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

Join the American Girls Book Club for a look at life at thsamanthae turn of the 20th century with Samantha Parkington. Meetings will be every other Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 at the library. Books will be available as well as some American Dolls to check out and take home for short periods. Space is limited so register early! Check the Kids Page for the schedule and more info


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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