Online Resources
Online Resources

South Lewis Student Art Show at the Library!

Our South Lewis Student Art Show is all set up and ready for viewing! Stop in and vote for your favorite high school, middle school and elementary school artwork. Our “Open House and Awards Night” will be on Thursday, March 2nd from 7-9:00. Plan on attending to see who the favorites were, enjoy some wonderful conversations, refreshments and great music!

Vacation week we are having a fun Rubberband Racer Night! Kids of all ages (even adults) are invited to join us on Thursday, February 23rd from 6-8:00. First we will build our racers, then have a fun competition to see how fast, far and furious they go! We only have 10 more kits available, so contact us to reserve them if you are interested.

Don’t forget about our wonderful STEM kits we always have available to use. We have build-it kits, giant puzzles, a microscope, robobee, problem solvers, chain reactions, Legos, trains, marble drops, etc. The list goes on and on! If you don’t see what you want, just ask and we’ll get it out and help you get started. In early March we hope to have a wood burning class. The details are still being worked out , but watch for more details in the near future.

“Snow Ridge: Through the Years”

The Tug Hill Commission, Snow Ridge Ski Resort and the Turin Library had a wonderful hybrid webinar: “Snow Ridge: Through the Years” on Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. . 

The panel of speakers were: Jerome Britton and Bronny Davis, authors of “White Magic, The Story of Snow Ridge Ski Area;” Nancy Grisham, daughter of the original owners of Snow Ridge; Tom Smith, former Snow Ridge racer and coach; and Nick Mir, current owner of Snow Ridge.  The link for this webinar is available on the Tug Hill Commission website. Check it out to see what you missed!

Enjoy this quick video of our wonderful day of memories!!!

Thank you to the Tug Hill Commission for sharing some of their photos with us!

Calendar Fundraiser

 We still have a few calendars for sale! The calendars highlight “The Library Kids and Programs Through the Years!” A $20.00 donation is appreciated, and just $25.00 if you want to have one mailed to someone.

Music at the library many years ago!

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”!

Mike Petersen and the hemlock mantle he built for us!

         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!   

   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!