National Library Week occurs April 23-29, a time to celebrate libraries, library workers' contributions and promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week 2023 is "There's More to the Story." It illustrates libraries' multiple roles that transcend books.
The Syracuse Public Library offers books in different forms, including Vox books that read to children and books in Spanish. That is a small fraction of what the library provides. Patrons and community members of all ages have access to various programs all year-round. Need access to public computers, free Wi-Fi, or a printer, scanner or fax machine? These are all available to the community. Take-and-make crafts for children and teens can be picked up while visiting. Love puzzles? The Syracuse Public Library has a puzzle exchange where everyone can take and leave a puzzle.
To celebrate the week, the Syracuse Public Library will offer free card replacements from April 24-29. Can’t find your library card? Is your card in terrible shape? Now is your chance to replace it.
Patrons can also leave a note about what they appreciate about the library. Submit your statement at the following link: shorturl.at/betyY.
The OverDrive app will be discontinued on Monday, May 1. Are you ready?
OverDrive announced several months ago that it would discontinue its OverDrive app in favor of its more streamlined Libby app. If you have not made the leap to the Libby app, you will need to this coming week to continue to enjoy free digital e-books, audiobooks and magazines with your Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Library card.
The Libby app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Once installed, follow its instructions to connect it to your library card. If you run into any problems, Syracuse library staff can assist you.
What If I Use Kindle?
The Libby app is still unavailable in the Amazon app store; however, Kindle users have options.
If you use the Libby app, there are some new titles waiting for you! The Syracuse Public Library has purchased the following digital e-books and audiobooks for our patrons to enjoy. Check them out on Libby today or place a hold.
SPECIAL NOTE: Don't forget the OverDrive app will be officially discontinued May 1. If you haven't made the switch to the Libby app, do so now. The Libby app is available in the Google Play Store and Apple Store. If you use a Kindle, you can access the Libby App in your web browser at libbyapp.com. OverDrive Inc. is still working to get the Libby app listed in Amazon's app store.
Adult programming is set for April! SPL staff members will fill in for Becky as she takes a leave of absence until mid-June. Here is the rundown of what to expect:
A new month means new DVDs to explore! Titles bolded and in red are brand new in April. Some will release throughout the month, so if you'd like to be added to the hold's list, let a staff member know!
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