Teens get ready for special October programs as part of TeenTober! These programs are in addition to monthly clubs. Also, don't forget to pick up a punch card to log your library/program visits for a chance to win an enormous bag of candy!
Enjoy a full course of great books during this special tasting from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Rosalyn Jones Room.
Dust off your acting skills for improv from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the downstairs meeting room. Bring some props for added fun!
Bring a scary story to tell to the group or listen to a librarian share theirs from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Rosalyn Jones Room.
Purdue Extension Office 4-H is coming from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Rosalyn Jones Room to the library with Sphero robots. Teens will practice coding to direct them through a maze. Registration required. The program will not happen unless 5 or more teens sign up.
Create your own themed pins from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Rosalyn Jones Room. Registration required!
Five Nights at Freddy's Escape Room
All ages can sign up to solve SPL's "Five Nights at Freddy's" themed escape room. More information about the escape room can be found here.
For information, contact YA services library Michelle Parker at email@example.com or call (574) 457-3022, ext. 2008. If you need assistance with registration, staff at the SPL can help you. Programs also have paper sign-up sheets at the upstairs circulation desk.
Do you have what it takes to solve SPL’s new “Five Nights at Freddy’s” themed escape room? Register to find out!
Attendees will need to solve a series of puzzles in the Rosalyn Jones Room to unlock the master box to escape.
he library has four slots available for registration at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11; 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19; and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 (This last slot has been booked). Click the date you are interested in on the library’s online calendar, http://rb.gy/6udmk, and register digitally.
If none of the time slots work, reach out to Michelle Parker to set up an alternative time for the escape room. Call her at (574) 457-3022, ext. 2008, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's always something new at the Syracuse Public Library as we constantly receive shipments of new books. Fans of young adult books have several new titles to look forward to this September and October. Browse the list below for just some of the offerings. As always, be sure to visit our new YA book display in the Rosalyn Jones Room each time you visit.
Does a friend or family member live in the town of Syracuse or Turkey Creek Township and doesn’t have a library card? If yes, encourage them to sign up for a card at the Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Public Library this September during National Library Card Sign-up Month.
Resident library cards have no added cost since they are paid for by residents’ tax dollars. Beyond gaining access to a wealth of reading materials and DVDs, SPL library card holders can visit and check materials out from any Evergreen Indiana library, including Milford, North Webster or Ligonier, to name a few. SPL patrons can also use digital resources like Libby or Hoopla to read e-books; listen to audiobooks and music albums; or watch television shows, movies and documentaries. Hotspots are another popular item at the Syracuse Public Library and help connect patrons with the internet in their homes or wherever they may roam.
As a bonus, everyone who signs up for a new library card in September will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. All ages are included in the drawing.
Syracuse Public Library also offers non-resident library cards, available at a rate set by the state of Indiana. Those who sign up for a non-resident library card will also be eligible to take part in the drawing.
For details about our card policies, visit www.syracuse.lib.in.us/policies-and-procedures.html.
Syracuse-Turkey Creek Township Public Library is sharing an update from the Indiana State Library about the materials courier service between Hoosier libraries:
A new statewide library courier contract began on June 26. Over these past two months, the Indiana State Library has received feedback on the new service from the entire library community, including everyone from library patrons to directors and deans of academic libraries.
Unfortunately, the new company was unable to keep up with the volume and complexity of Indiana’s public library routes. While their administration was capable and communicative and some promising progress was made during the two months, the impact on libraries was felt widely. Many deliveries were made in error or not at all, mostly due to staffing and driver issues. For these combined reasons, the Indiana State Library will be pivoting back to the previous courier service to carry out the current contract. NOW Courier will assume ownership of all library materials currently in transit on Sept. 1. They will utilize the week of Sept. 4 to sort materials received, and then begin delivering to library locations the week of Sept. 11.
In an effort to help the new courier start smoothly, resource sharing in state -– including Evergreen Indiana, SRCS and Indiana Share -- will be paused temporarily. Evergreen patrons may still borrow in person from all member libraries and place holds, but interlibrary holds will not be occurring until Sept. 17. Evergreen users will also have full access to the Indiana Digital Library eBooks and audiobooks through Libby and Hoopla.
Syracuse Public Library Patrons
While material holds are paused, already-placed holds will be fulfilled once deliveries resume. You do not have to cancel or resubmit your holds. Since the Syracuse Public Library is an Evergreen Indiana library, our patrons can visit and check out needed materials that are not available at SPL from other Evergreen Indiana libraries, such as Milford, North Webster, Cromwell, Ligonier, to name a few. You can find a full list of Evergreen libraries here.
Staff at SPL can help you place holds at other local Evergreen Indiana libraries. You will just need to pick the materials up from that library. As always, our digital resources -- Libby and Hoopla -- are available and offer access to hundreds of digital e-books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and TV shows.
We appreciate your patience during this transition.
Some exciting DVDs will arrive at the Syracuse Public Library in August, including "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3"! DVD titles in red are brand-new at the library. Please note that some titles may become available later in the month, even past their release dates.
Syracuse Public Library will hold a public remembrance for Becky Brower from 4-6 p.m. Monday, July 24, in its Community Roots outdoor space.
For decades, Brower had been a major proponent of lifelong learning at the library. She touched the lives of many people who came through the library's doors with creative programs, an infectious sense of humor and acts of kindness.
Everyone is welcome to come and go from the remembrance as they need to. During it, attendees can share their memories of Brower and talk with each other. Library staff have put together a slideshow, which will play throughout the remembrance. The Friends of the Syracuse Public Library will also serve cookies and refreshments.
The library will close early at 4 p.m. on July 24 so staff can attend the remembrance.
Becky Brower Memorial Fund
Additionally, a Becky Brower Memorial Fund has been started. Those interested in donating toward that fund can make checks payable to the Syracuse Public Library and mention the Becky Brower Memorial Fund in the memo line.
For information, contact the library at (574) 457-3022.
Syracuse Public Library loves connecting our patrons with the materials they want, including bringing some from other libraries in the Evergreen network and beyond. Recently, how these Evergreen Indiana items arrive at the Syracuse Public Library has changed.
The Indiana State Library has changed the transit company that was used by all Indiana libraries to send and receive materials. With any change, there is a transitionary period, which may result in some holds taking longer to be received.
The Syracuse Public Library asks everyone to have patience during this transition. Over time, hold times should be reduced.
There's always new titles to explore at the Syracuse Public Library! Here are some the latest young adult titles that have arrived or will be coming soon. Don't see one in our new book display that you really want to read? Ask to have your name added to its hold list. Want to request that the library order a book? Use our online form!
Becky Brower was a major proponent of lifelong learning at the Syracuse Public Library. She touched the lives of so many people who came through the library's doors with creative programs, an infectious sense of humor, and kindness. Her passing on Monday, June 19, left us all grappling with her loss.
Patrons and library staff are encouraged to leave memories of Becky on the bulletin board behind her desk upstairs in the library. We have provided slips of paper. Those wanting to leave digital thoughts are welcome to do so on the library's social media posts about Becky.
Megan has also put together a memorial for Becky in the Main Street entry display case. It features Becky in her element, helming programs, encouraging learning, and interacting with people. Becky had many interests and passions, from the natural world to literature to coffee and tasty food. These are all highlighted there.
The library will also hold a remembrance from 4-6 p.m. Monday, July 24, in Community Roots, as long as the weather cooperates. We will close the library early on that day so staff members can attend. Attendees will be able to share memories or other words about Becky. As planning continues, we will share more details in the future.
SPL's In the Garden group is planning to create a native plants memorial garden in Community Roots for Becky, who was incredibly passionate about native pollinators and plants. We will share more details about this project as it gets underway.
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