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Book & Bake Sale

May 30 10 am to 1 pm

We're accepting gently used books, DVDs, and games for our annual Friends of the Library Book & Bake Sale.

Tootsie Roll Guessing Contest

Fun Facts about Tootsie Rolls

  • Tootsie Rolls have been manufactured in the U.S. since 1896 - 119 years!
  • Tootsie Rolls don't melt when being transported in the summer.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first penny candy to be individually wrapped.

Can you guess our last Fun Fact? How many Tootsie Rolls are in the jar in the display case? Closest guess by May 30 will win all the Tootsie Rolls!

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Museum Passes

You can now browse for and book museum passes online. A valid library card is needed to reserve and pick up the pass.

Book Clubs at the Library

We have clubs for all ages and interests. Here's what we're reading now.

  • Mystery Book Club - Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva | meeting - May 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Afternoon Book Club -Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks | meeting - June 16 at 1 p.m.
  • Evening Book Club - The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel | meeting - May 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Childrens Book Club - The Trouble with Chickens by Doreen Cronin | meeting June 17 at 2:45 p.m.

Copies of all books are available at the library.

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Overdrive Help

The SAILS Library Network is constantly updating the Overdrive collection. Check out our Virtual Library Help page to get started.

Our E-Technology webpage has links and resources from Best Bookish Apps for Kids aged 2-8 and Free Apps for Readers.

Library Newsletter Online

Our library newsletter features stories about library events, tips for finding books, and more. The monthly newsletter is available at the library and for download here! You may also subscribe to receive the library newsletter by email each month, and receive info about new and notable books through our new BookLetters service.

Friends of the Library

The next regular meeting for the Friends will be Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 pm. New members are always welcome!

Library Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be heldĀ Tuesday, June 9 atĀ 6:30 p.m.

Trustee meetings are open to the public.


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