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.
NOTE: the library will be closed on the following dates for the holidays:
December 24, 25,26, 31 and January 1. Have a great Holiday!
.MONDAY, December 29 at 2 pm
Calling all LEGO Maniacs for another great LEGO Challenge! Come to the library over winter break to build the Galaxy Crater Creeper witth Mrs. Wakeman!
January 22 at 7 pm
Join in the Conversation! Celebrate the Life and Times of Martin Luther King Jr. with a discussion of his seminal work: "Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community" with Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell. Books are available at the library as well as the discussion guide which can also be downloaded here.
Family Reading and Discussion Group starts January 13!!!
The program, designed for children age 8 - 12 and their parent/caregivers, meets every other Tuesday night from 6 - 7:30 for dinner and discussion. The themes for this program are courage, acceptance and perseverance. The books will be as follows:
- January 13: Gleam and Glow by Eve Bunting
- January 27: Call it Courage by Armstrong Perry
- February 10: Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
- February 24: Wild Wings by Gill Lewis
- March 10: A Boy Named Beckoning
- March 24: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
The program is free but pre-registration is required. Please contact the library to sign up or for more information
This program is provided through generous grant funding from the New York Council for the Humanities, the Deborah and Corwin Holtz Library grant and the Cortland Walmart Local Giving Fund
Regular storytimes every Wednesday and Friday at 10 am - check the calendar or kids page for details
Cuddle-Up storytime for infants, toddlers and their caregivers- Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. (No Cuddleup on 12/17,26 and 31)
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.
E-book users! Audiobooks on your iPhone! You can download titles from Overdrive now for almost any device! It is SO easy - a click or two away
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
WE NEED YOU! We are looking for readers in our Traveling Books program to day care facilities, 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! Can't come regularly? Ask about the "adopt a shelf" program and do it at your convenience.
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!
WE REGRET TO INFORM THAT WE WILL BE UNABLE TO DO OUR FALL BOOKSALE THIS YEAR. PLEASE COME INTO THE LIBRARY AND CHECK OUT THE SILENT BOOK SALE - $1 books all year long-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 or have issues to address.