Monday, September 30, 2013

Schoharie Free Library October Events

Mondays Knitting & Needles 6:00-9:00pm Open time.
Bring your latest project to share. The new group project is a hat/scarf/mitten project using donated yarn to benefit SCCAP as part of their fall “Coats for Kids” program. If you are unable to make it to the group but would like to participate please drop by the library to pick out your yarn. Projects can be as plain or as fancy as you wish.

Tuesdays Munchies & a Movie
2:00pm in the Eaton Room
Share with Grandma and Grandpa the news about Munchies & a Movie, a chance for them to come to the Library and watch the greatest movies of yesterday and today.
They can bring their munchies or have some of ours.
Theme for October is Flights of Fancy
Call the Library for specific titles

Monday, October 7th & 21st Chess Club (All Ages) 7:00-9:00 pm
Whether expert or just beginning, join an enthusiastic group of chess players every 1st and 3rd Monday in the Eaton Room learn new strategies and play!

Storytime every Friday morning with Mrs. Jill Sholtes
10:00-11:00am Pre-K+ & Homeschoolers welcome!)
Themes for October: October 4th Poetry; October 11th Columbus Day;
October 18th National Nut Day; October 25th Apples
Join Mrs. Sholtes as she reads stories and creates a craft surrounding the weekly theme.

Read for the Record October 3rd I”M WITH OTIS!!!
Help the Library and Otis break the world record for most people reading the same book on the same day! Last year 2.3 million people joined together. Let's break that record!
Come in your jammies! Bring your whole family for an hour of activities as we read “Otis” by Loren Long with the help of our large screen TV.
Registration is not requested, but not necessary.

Mommy & Me October 18th
Come join an enthusiastic group of Mommies (caregivers) and their wee ones for a time of play and socialization.

Benefit Concert with the Lost Radio Rounders!
Saturday, October 26th 2:00pm
Schoharie Central School High School Auditorium
The Lost Radio Rounders will be performing
Carl Sandberg's American Songbook”
on behalf of the Library as part of the continued rebuilding process.
Come out and support the Library and hear some fantastic 'old time' music.
Admission by donation
ALL proceeds benefit Schoharie Free Library's rebuilding project.


I'm With Otis
Jumpstart's Read for the Record!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Dear Friends of Schoharie Free Library,

Have you ever wanted to be a part of a world record???  Well now is your chance!  Tell all of your friends and neighbors to stop by the Library this Thursday night at 6:30pm and help us as we join with Jumpstart to Read for the Record.  Make it a family night and spend the evening at the Library assisting us in helping to break the world record of 2.3 million readers reading the same book on the same day! Cuddle up together as we read Otis by Loren Long while you watch the story unfold on our large screen TV.

The Library has purchased a set of Loren Long books that will be available for check out the night of the 'read'. Come dressed and ready for a bedtime story (jammies are acceptable!).

Enjoy family crafts and activities to celebrate this momentous event! Every participant will receive a Certificate of Participation!

This is the one time each year where MILLIONS of people come together to celebrate literacy. Jumpstart's mission is to work toward the goal that one day every child in America will enter kindergarten “ready to succeed”.

Registration is NOT required, but always appreciated so that enough materials are available!

Call 295-7127 or drop by the library and let us know....

I'm With Otis!
See you at the Library!

Erika Schmid
Program Director

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fantastic day - great help, great weather, great turn out!  Thanks to everyone who baked, carried, stood on their feet for hours, and always with a smile.  And of course thank you to all the people who spent money to help our Library!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Welcome to Fall!

A big welcome back to school from Schoharie Free Library! A great big thanks to all those who helped make our Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Program such a blast! The Library is now kicking into “Back to School” mode and will be adding new programs monthly for all ages.

We are always looking for programming volunteers to assist us in meeting the needs of the community and are currently looking for a volunteer to facilitate a Mommy & Me program. The parameters of this program are broad in scope with the program consisting of a parent/infant(toddler) interactive program involving playtime for little ones and “Mommy time” (caregiver time) socialization for mommies/caregivers. If you are interested in facilitating this program please contact Program Director, Erika Schmid, at 295-7127.

A special programming note. For the month of September only Chess Club will be meeting the 3rd and 5th Mondays (September 16th and 30th) due to the Labor Day holiday.

Regular Programming

Mondays Knitting & Needles 6:00-9:00pm Open time. All ages/All skills. We are expanding! Bring your latest project to share. Whether it be knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting. The new group project is a hat/scarf/mitten project using yarn donated to the library. If you are unable to make the group please feel free to stop in and pick out your free yarn for your project, which can be either as plain or fancy as you wish. Finished items will be donated to SCCAP (Schoharie County Community Action Program) to be given away as part of the annual “Coats for Kids” program this fall. Call 295-7127 for details.

1st and 3rd Mondays, Chess Club in the Eaton Room at 7:00pm. Join an eclectic group chess players as they hone their skills. All ages and abilities are welcome. Regulation tournament chess boards are provided or you may bring your own. A special programming note. For the month of September only Chess Club will be meeting the 3rd and 5th Mondays (September 16th and 30th) due to the Labor Day holiday.

Tuesdays, Munchies & a Movie in the Eaton Room every Tuesday at 2:00pm. September is MYSTERY Month at the Library! Join our hostess Linda Lown as she shares her favorites from this genre every Tuesday afternoon beginning at 2:00pm. Showing September 10th Gosford Park (R), September 17th Shadow of the Thin Man (N/R), September 24th Doubt (PG-13). Munchies are provided or you may bring your own to share.

Fridays, Storytime with Mrs. Jill Sholtes at 10:00am. (Ages Pre-K+) Storytime is back! Join Mrs. Sholtes as she joins us in the 'reading rocker' for an hour of stories and crafts. Theme for September 13th is Patriot Day!