Looking for your next book to read or listen to? Check out these lists of new materials that have arrived at the Syracuse Public Library!
Here are some of the newest YA arrivals at the Syracuse Public Library. Check them out today!
It's time to hit the road again for another In the Garden field trip to explore our natural surroundings.
Meet at the Beyer Farm Greenway trailhead off Provident Drive (by KCH) at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, for In the Garden's latest field trip!
This greenway includes 1,800 feet of boardwalk, encompassed in the wetlands with a new addition of a stone amphitheater located near the Kosciusko Community Hospital. Upon exiting the wetlands, an asphalt trail will appear near the lake shore to the Pike Lake Campground.
Group members will enjoy a leisurely walk along the boardwalk and observe the natural world around them. Guests are welcome to join the group on this walk.
For more information, contact Becky at email@example.com.
The Syracuse Public Library is launching our annual autumn food drive to assist the Syracuse Food Pantry and area little pantries as they experience a greater need for food items and personal hygiene items.
Drop off supplies at the Syracuse Public Library's donation box, which is located in the Main Street entrance. If you would like a list of the most needed items to take shopping, these can be picked up at both of our circulation desks.
As supplies come in, SPL will distributed them to the Syracuse Food Pantry and our local little pantries, which are located at the Turkey Creek Township Fire Territory's Station 1 and at Wawasee High School adjacent to the Academy building.
Most Needed Items
Mortals don't understand life is not a book you close only after you read the last page. There is no last page in the Book of Life, for the last one is always the first page of another story."
The YA Book Club will read “Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Fawn” by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke for September.
Based on del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie, this spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
Teens, young adults and new adults can join the group to discuss the book during two sessions. The first will from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Rosalyn Jones/YA Space. The second will occur from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Rosalyn Jones Room/YA Space.
Readers can check copies out at the library. The Libby and Hoopla apps also have digital e-book and audiobook copies available. For information, contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle at email@example.com.
By Michelle Parker
If you love mythology, magic, or heists, you NEED to check out "The Drowned Woods" by Emily Lloyd-Jones.
This magical novel will take you on an action-packed journey through Wales, drawing on Welsh mythology as well as themes of teamwork and vengeance.
Mer is one of the last water diviners, but her power has been abused. Bound to the service of an evil prince — she was tricked into killing hundreds. Now she has escaped and hidden herself from him and his reign of terror. When an old acquaintance shows up with a proposition of vengeance and a plan to bring down the prince, Mer can’t resist. They plan a heist to steal an important artifact that will eliminate the Prince's power. To carry out this complicated plan they recruit a motley crew, each with special skills, including a fae, a thief, and a corgi. Together they must topple a kingdom and eliminate the prince, claiming peace for their land.
Michelle manages the Young Adult Department, planning programs, purchasing new books, and revamping the Rosalyn Jones/Young Adult Space.
During September, telephone hold notifications will be down. Evergreen Indiana hopes this service will be restored within four weeks once a new service provider is found.
In June 2022, Evergreen Indiana was informed that the provider it currently uses to send the telephone notifications would shut off service in October. That date has been changed to Sept. 6.
Evergreen Indiana had already begun the search for alternative providers in June. All of the pieces are now in place with the exception of the new provider actually doing the final steps to transition service. Evergreen Indiana anticipates there could be a downtime of up to four weeks for telephone notification holds. SMS (text) and email notifications will continue without pause.
What does this mean?
If you want to receive hold notifications, enable SMS (text) and/or email notifications for holds. You can also ask staff at the desk to help you get these notifications set up.
I don't have or want email or text notifications. How do I still receive hold notifications at this time?
If you are asking a staff member to place a hold, tell them that you would still like to be notified via telephone. The staff of the Syracuse Public Library will then personally call you when your hold comes in.
If you are placing your own hold via the Evergreen Indiana app, go to place your hold as normal (see Photo 1). When you get to the second screen (Photo 2), leave all notification boxes (circled in orange) blank before clicking Place Hold (circled in green). This will alert SPL staff that you still need notified. We will then call you.
If you have have any questions, contact Syracuse Public Library at (574) 457-3022.
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