Fresh Apple Cider Demonstration

Saturday, September 30 at 11 am

Story Times are back!

Story Times are back at SKFL, with twice weekly sessions every Monday and Wednesday at 10:00am, downstairs in our Children’s Room with Miss Amy! All ages are welcome at our story times, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up for our new VVS chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

Our VVS chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has launched! The VVS Imagination Library provides one free book a month to children under the age of five in the following zip codes: 13054, 13461, 13476, 13477, and 13478. Madison County residents are also covered by a separate program. Books are mailed directly to the homes of registrants.

This program is available at no cost to participating families and children, and allows families to build personal home libraries for their children before starting Kindergarten. You can register online, in our building, or over the phone by calling our library at 315-363-5980. For more information, stop by or call our library!

SKFL Book Club: The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

The SKFL Book Club will be discussing The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb at our next meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 4pm. This meeting will be held live in our library’s Community Room. Copies have arrived from other libraries for pickup at our circulation desk, with plenty of regular type copies available, along with a pair of large-type copies.

Introducing Comics Plus!

With Comics Plus®, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga. The collection includes popular and award-winning titles for every age range and interest, like Avatar: The Last Airbender; Big Nate; Blade of the Immortal; Bone; The Boys; Disney Descendants; Dramacon; Geronimo Stilton; Heavy Metal; Locke & Key; Lone Wolf & Cub; Mail Order Ninja; Manga Classics; March; Métal Hurlant; Nancy Drew; Peanuts; Phoebe and Her Unicorn; Quince; The Sisters; Stranger Things; They Called Us Enemy.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading — no waiting on holds lists, no wasting data! Comics are also available in the LibraryPass app from the App Store or Google Play.

Comics Plus features a full library, along with age-appropriate libraries specifically geared towards teens and children.

For more information on how Comics Plus works, take a look at the video below.

Our main collection is now fine-free!

Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library has eliminated late fees for most items in its collection. Library users will no longer be charged when books, DVDs, periodicals, and audiobooks are returned late.

In addition, all previously existing overdue fees for library materials borrowed at Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library have been waived from all Mid York library accounts.

Fines will still apply for certain special collection items, including park and museum passes, athletic equipment, American Girl Dolls, and more.

Borrowers are still responsible for ensuring that their items are returned by their due date. Library users will continue to receive reminders to return overdue materials. Once an item has been overdue for 30 days, that item is considered lost, and the borrower is charged the full replacement cost of the item to their account. 

Items may be returned to any library in the Mid York Library System, which includes all public libraries in Madison, Oneida, and Herkimer counties.

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 315-363-5980.

Take a free Family Field Trip on us!

Take a free family field trip on your library! We have Empire Passes, an Onondaga County Parks Pass, Utica Zoo Passes, a Fort Rickey Family Pass, and a pass to the MOST in Syracuse! Each pass can be checked out for three days. The Utica Zoo and Fort Rickey passes are each good for 50% off admission. For more information, please contact us or stop by!

Introducing NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus!                                     

Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? SKFL now offers NoveList Plus, a helpful resource to help readers match up with the books that are right for them. NoveList Plus supports readers of all ages, while the NoveList K-8 Plus database is specialized for younger readers. Our new NoveList Plus logos on our website’s homepage serve as buttons for easy access to each database.

Our NoveList Plus databases connect readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. If you’ve just finished a great book, log into NoveList Plus and find great read-alikes. There are also read-alikes for authors and series. Consider NoveList Plus your one-stop guide to great reading. It contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books. It covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has extra content like reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides, and other book-oriented articles. Book groups and teachers find these resources especially helpful.

Both databases are also integrated with the Mid York Catalog, so you can easily see what formats an item is available in. You can also use the orange “Go To Catalog” button to be taken to that item in the Mid York Catalog.

If you have questions about using NoveList Plus, we’re happy to help! Stop by during our open hours, call us at 315-363-5980, or send us an email at sherrill@midyork.org.

Support our VVS Community!

We are pleased to serve as a collection point for the Vernon and Verona Food Pantries. Non-perishable food items maybe dropped off during library hours only. Please do not leave donations outside of the library. Your help will be appreciated by many.