Teens sign up now to join the teen summer reading program and receive your S.H.I.E.L.D notebook to start tracking pages read to earn fantastic prizes. The earliest teens can come in to get prizes is Wednesday, June 8.
Shelly has planned so many fantastic craft programs this summer. Check upstairs at the library for registration information as supplies/space are limited. June projects include comic book-decorated boxes (5 p.m. Thursday, June 9) and superhero etched mugs (5 p.m. Wednesday, June 29) in the Rosalyn Jones Room/teen room.
Meet Our Local Heroes (All Ages Welcome)
The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Syracuse Police Department, Turkey Creek Fire Territory, and Indiana State Police will demonstrate and answer questions about what they do from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at the Syracuse Community Center.
Don’t miss out on this chance to meet our local heroes! All ages are welcome to attend this program.
Come solve our superhero-themed escape room on Thursday, June 23, and Tuesday, July 19. Both escape rooms will be from 2:30-6:15 p.m. in the teen room and feature four sessions. Each session accommodates 10-12 people. Sign up for the escape rooms at the library or online. Click here to register for the June Escape Room. Click here to register for the July Escape Room.
I think I’d been looking for it all my life
The Syracuse Public Library is forming a new Teen Book Club during summer reading. Join the group and read June's pick, "Wilder Girls" by Rory Power.
The first five teens who sign up to join the Teen Book Club will receive free paperbacks of "Wilder Girls," a thrilling tale that blends survival with elements from the horror genre. SPL will also have copies from other libraries available for check out. Or teens can use the Libby app to access digital copies of the novel.
The Teen Book Club will meet from 4-5 p.m. every fourth Wednesday of the month, with June's meeting slated for June 22. If you're interested in join the club, sign up at the main desk upstairs. For more information about our other summer reading offerings, click here.
"Wilder Girls" Synopsis
It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
The Syracuse Public Library will close Monday, May 30, in observation of Memorial Day. During Memorial Day weekend, Evergreen Indiana will also perform maintenance, and here is what you need to know so you aren't without the materials you desire over the long weekend.
The maintenance being performed requires actual server downtime. This will affect everyone's ability to borrow from Overdrive and Libby. Plan ahead and have your materials checked out and downloaded prior to the Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 30, work window.
New registrations for Hoopla and the ability to place holds through the Evergreen Indiana app will also be affected during the maintenance period.
The Syracuse Public Library has received several one-square-foot seed packets, featuring Midwest wildflowers, to give away. Up to three packets are given to each family either at the library or during the native plant sale from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the WACF property on SR 13. The purpose of planting the seeds is not just to be a food resource for local pollinators but to offer a habitat in the soil for the native bees.
The seed sponsors, Tangled Bank Studios and PBS-Nature, have made a movie that shows the amount of activity a bee-friendly area provides in, “My Garden of a Thousand Bees.” Come for a showing at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9. The Syracuse Public Library is facilitating a series of meetings called “In the Garden.” Contact Becky Brower, firstname.lastname@example.org, to receive emails with “In the Garden” notifications for field trips, book discussion topics, walks and trail maintenance. Make a point this summer to meet our local pollinators.
Ready to for a movie night? Or are you looking for a new series to binge? Check out some of the new DVDs available in May. Some titles will release later in the month.
We're entering the peak publishing season, meaning several popular books are arriving at the Syracuse Public Library! Below are most of the new titles that will be available at SPL. They are currently housed on our blue carts as we await the arrival of our new display!
Here are a few new titles teens can enjoy in May. Among these include the addition of new manga series.
There is always something new at the Syracuse Public Library! Below are the new titles available in the children's department.
Through the Fairfield Schools Family Literacy Fund, a grant made possible by an anonymous donor, children who live within the Fairfield Community Schools district (Clinton, Benton, and Jackson townships) can receive a free Syracuse Public Library card! Sign up is now active and will run through Aug. 1.
The purpose of this program is to prevent the "summer slide" that a long break from school can cause by providing access to a library. Families within Clinton, Jackson, and Benton townships can come to the Syracuse Public Library with their photo IDs and proof of address (such as a utility bill or other piece of mail) to register for these summer library cards.
To qualify, children must be aged birth to those entering grade 12 in the fall. Children need not attend school to be eligible -- preschoolers and homeschoolers within the three townships are encouraged to come, too. Families with multiple children aged birth to 12 years old will only receive one card; however, children 13-18 are eligible for their own library cards.
The summer library card gives the cardholder access to all library services and materials with the exception of hotspots. This includes access to Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla databases, providing access to e-books, audiobooks, magazines, TV shows, movies, documentary, online classes, music and more.
Summer library cards expire Aug. 31. The Syracuse Public Library does offer nonresident library cards for one year ($75.50) or four months ($25.50) for those interested in maintaining a long-term library card.
For more information, call the library at (574) 457-3022.
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