SO MUCH EXCITEMENT COMING UP!! We will be having our Christmas Tree Storytime on Friday, December 1st at 6:00. Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a story, make an ornament and help us decorate our tree! Our Christmas Raffle is going on, and…… Santa will be visiting Turin on Sunday, December 10th!!!! He will arrive at the the library on a firetruck after he rides through the village. Watch for him on West Main and down to the school starting at 3:30. Then he will be at the library at 4:00 for a story, handing out our gifts, (don’t forget to sign up your kids with names and ages, if you want them!) and visiting with the children! He will also pull the winning ticket for our raffle then. And don’t forget that the “famous D’Ambrosi Christmas Village and Polar Express” will be set up. Join us, young and old, for a wonderful day of community fun!

Thanksgiving Storyhour!

Kids of all ages are encouraged to join us on Saturday, November 4th at 10:00 for Thanksgiving crafts, stories, snacks and FUN!

The Storycrafters are coming to Turin! Join us on Friday, October 13th at 6:30 to enjoy a wonderful program for all ages, called “Autumn Tales of Apples, Corn & Pumpkin Leaves.” (And depending on the age of the audience, maybe some scary tales from their “Bumps in the Night” program!! Check out their website for more information on awards and their history at

Walgreens Flu Shot Clinic at the library on Wednesday, October 18th 5:00-6:30. Come and take a shot!

The Thirsty Painters did it again…. What a wonderful time we had with Breanne Ringwald!

What a great summer we had here at the library!! Check out this short video! Summer 2023

Outdoor Movie Night on the Lawn! Thursday, August 31 at 8:00 (Weather permitting….) Bring a lawn chair and a blanket to enjoy a fun, family movie. Cats & Dogs will be the movie. It’s a great kids movie about dogs and cats that are spies and at war with each other. One of the dogs in the film was actually from Turin. Come and hear the quick story of how he made it into the movies, and then enjoy popcorn and a movie!

Thirsty Painters Paint Party! September 8th at 6:00 Contact the library to sign up. Just a $10.00 donation to the Friends Group!

 Storywalk at Whetstone Gulf Exercise Trail   All summer long!

We really enjoyed our annual visit with the Catskill Puppet Theater! Here is a quick video….

Annual Garage Sale Day Returns on Saturday, May 6th! Clean your houses, contact the library to be put on the map, come to our book sale, and enjoy the firemen’s Chicken BBQ!

Kite Day at the Turin Park!

Young and old are invited to join us at the Turin Park on Friday, April 21st at 4:00 to celebrate Earth Day.  We’ll have lots of fun flying kites, there is always PLENTY of wind, and there will be some extras to borrow if you don’t have one.

Fun at the South Lewis Art Show!

We had some great Rubberband Racers!

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.

“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!