Ickier weather is growing closer and closer. So we want to remind you that if our schools close, the library is closed also.
November is one of the coziest months for staying in with a great book. Plus, Thanksgiving will be here soon, which means family gatherings.
So if you’re looking to avoid *cough* certain people *cough* now’s the time to stock up on things to read. Don’t just “look busy”- be busy!
Don’t forget that our library offers Children’s Storytime every Saturday! Our service is for kids ages 1-11.
We look forward to seeing you!
Ready for crafts and candy? We are!
We’re open from 4 to 8 PM Halloween night. Drop in before or during your trick or treating expeditions to create your own pumpkin and grab some well deserved treats!
(We have a 2 candies per person limit so there’s enough to go around. All supplies for crafts provided, and cutouts have been trimmed beforehand so kiddos don’t have to use scissors.)
Halloween is drawing near- and we’ll be open! Make sure to drop by the library on your candy route Tuesday night from 4 PM to 8 PM.
We will also have pumpkin coloring sheets available. Any pumpkin you design (with your permission) will be displayed in the library and posted to our Facebook page.
We’ll be waiting… and happy haunting!
This week is special for our library and the surrounding libraries. But it’s even more special for you- because that’s who we’re celebrating!
There are so many individuals and groups who participate in keeping our libraries alive and well. Thank you for all the support you give and everything you do.
After collecting community feedback, the library has decided to change Children’s Storytime from Tuesday evenings to Saturday afternoons. Evenings just weren’t compatible for our local parents’ schedules!
Children’s Storytime is now 10:30 to 11:00 AM every Saturday for children ages 1-11. We hope to see you soon!
For the month of October, the library will be hosting a Halloween-themed LEGO challenge! Each week will have a different building objective.
You can use your own LEGOS or the library’s, since we have plenty to go around. We can also post your creations to our Facebook page (with your permission).
On October 31st, prizes will be awarded. Get ready for a month of exciting building and scary beasts!
Ben Franklin is one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. That’s why our library will now be hosting it’s own Ben Franklin Circle- in partnership with the Mannsville Free Library!
But what is a Ben Franklin Circle? It is a group gathering for discussing and applying the 13 Virtues of Mr. Franklin.
The virtues were an outline by which he believed people should live- and using them in your own life can provide simple but effective self-improvement.
This upcoming Tuesday we’ll be having a board meeting/trustee training at the library.
So if you pop into the library and wonder what’s up- that’s what’s up!
Our library has had some LEGOS for a while now- but 4 more totes have been added to the collection! Kids of all ages can use them whenever they like.
(For Parents: The LEGOS are kept on a shelf with tops and are out of reach for younger children who may try to eat them.)
We’ve recently updated our printer policy! It’s been a while since we’ve had one, so we apologize for the inconvenience.
An extra copy is available at the library next to the printer for review.
All libraries have special services for the community to take advantage of. We exist to serve you- and it’s no different here at Ellisburg!
Here are just a few of the things you can do at your local library.
Slowly but surely, our collection here at Ellisburg is being tagged!
Tagging is when a book is given a label at the bottom of the spine to show where it belongs in the collection.
Pretty soon you will be able to find the books/authors you’re looking for by scanning their spines.
Good news! After taking careful consideration of the community’s needs and requests, the library has added a few bells and whistles to our building.
These additions include:
– An open/closed sign that hangs in the window
– A bathroom sign indicating that it is such, with braille writing as well
– A formal and more aesthetically pleasing sign that states our hours
If you would like to see pictures of these new additions, click here to see them on our Facebook Page.
Thank you so much to those who made their suggestions known. They truly help the library become a more accessible and efficient establishment.
We hope to see you soon!
The Ellisburg Free Library has now added Saturdays to our open hours!
Stop by 8 AM – 11 AM during your weekend outings to enjoy everything your local library has to offer.
Need more info? Click here to view all our hours.
Deep into your summer reading list?
Just getting started?
The Ellisburg Free Library has plenty of titles to help you enjoy even the hottest days!
Whether you’re looking for a lighthearted romance to read by the pool, or a children’s nonfiction to teach your little ones about interesting summer bugs, we can help you find the perfect choice.
And if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order it in from another library. It’s as simple as that, so never hesitate to ask.
Take a break from the heat and stop by!
The Ellisburg Free Library hopes you will welcome Abigail Pollock as our new Library Director. Abigail is delighted to serve our community here in Ellisburg, and will be working to implement proactive administration for our library.
Abigail can assist you with a variety of services, including:
- Taking out books
- Placing holds on books you want
- Finding material
- Technology usage
- Getting a library card
- Library account help
- And more!
Please feel free to stop by. You can find our hours of operation by clicking here. We hope to see you soon!
The Ellisburg Library hopes you will welcome Sandy Guyman as our Interim Director. Sandy will continue her duties at the Belleville Library, as well as servicing Ellisburg. Sandy has made a few changes that we hope you will appreciate. Come in and welcome Sandy to Ellisburg.
Sandy has been busy adding books to the collection. Let her know if you you would like to see more books by a favorite author. If we don’t have something that you’re looking for, it can be ordered through the North Country Library System.
Check out our Facebook page for the newest purchases.