Christmas is Coming!!!!
Check out all of our fun activities at the Turin Library! This Friday (December 2nd) we will be decorating our Christmas tree at 6:00. Young and old are invited to help us out. The D’Ambrosi Polar Express will be running, we’ll have some snacks, a craft , music and FUN! Join us and get in the spirit!
Also, we are excited to be back in the library for our annual Christmas Party with Santa on December 11th at 4:00. If people are uncomfortable being in a crowded room (Covid concerns) we will be happy to bring your children’s gifts out for a drive-by. We DO REQUIRE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP with their child’s name and age so we can plan ahead. The Polar Express will be running, kids can visit with Santa, our calendars will be available, the annual Christmas Basket Raffle will be going, we’ll have food, fun and SONG!
The calendars highlight “The Library Kids Through the Years!” A $20.00 donation is appreciated, and just $25.00 if you want to have one mailed to someone.
We had a wonderful Halloween, thanks to all our “Spooky” visitors!
We have a wonderful new abstract art display at the library. Bethany Archer has graciously loaned us her beautiful artwork. More information on Bethany is on our News and Updates page. Come and enjoy it during our library hours!
The very old “pencil main” that was accidently happened upon when the village was digging the water pipes, has been officially “aged”! Dr. Alexander K. Stewart from St. Lawrence University’s Geology Department has sent a letter with results from his studies. “The tree that was used to make the wooden watermain was cut between September 1881 – spring of 1882. The tree was native to Turin and is a red pine. The tree had 61 growth rings on it minus the center that was carved out, so it dates back to 175-180 years of age. The tree would have germinated sometime around 1800.” Thank you very much to Mike Petersen for the wonderful hemlock mantle he created to hold our “old treasure”!
We are trying something different with the calendar program we have each year. We are asking for people to send in a photo they think would make a nice cover for it. If your photo is selected, you get your calendar at a discounted price. Remember we always would love to have any wonderful old photos, so send those too! You may submit photos until October 17th. Birthdays and anniversaries can be put on the calendar as well. Donations are just $5.00 for one date, two for $7.00 and $10.00 for three dates or more. The trustees will go through them at our next meeting.
We have received our first bench from the Trex Recycling Program. It is very nice, and we are already well on to earning another, so keep those unrecyclable plastics coming!
We are working on a date for our next Open Mic Night. These used to be very popular, and since covid restrictions are lessened, we want to start it up again!
The Storywalk will be coming down at Whetstone Gulf in October. If you haven’t had a chance to check that out, you only have a few more weeks to do so. So, come to the library!! We have many new STEM kits to work with, lots of new books, magazines, and plenty of DVDs!
Summer Events at the Turin Library : Park Concert, Bee Barn
The Summer Reading Program was a success! Thank you VERY much to the parents and helpers that made sure to get the kids here and encouraged them to read. The challenge was for us all to read 10,000 minutes in a five week period, and they met the challenge with a whopping 10,440!! Way to go!! We ended with a fun Party in the Park, check out our review video!