With the warm weather we’ve been having I’m surprised the daffodils and crocus haven’t started poking their heads up yet. I’ve lived here long enough to know these temps won’t last very long, but I hope you’ve all enjoyed it while it was here!  Now that the holidays are over, everyone seems to just settle in with seed catalogs waiting for winter to end; but spring really is just around the corner.  And with that, comes our National Read Across America Day, celebrated on and around the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.  Seuss was born in 1904 and was a poet, writer, and cartoonist.  He wrote over 60 books, selling over 600 million copies and even helped create four movies and a Broadway musical.  His books, which are famous for rhyming, have been translated to more than 200 languages.  He actually spent almost a year writing a book to make sure it was ‘just right’ before publication.  And even though he did most of his writing over 60 years ago, there is not a library in the world that doesn’t have Dr. Seuss books because they are to this day, meaningful and educational to children. So to help celebrate his life and encourage our youngsters to read, we will be holding our annual Dr. Seuss party on Saturday 3 March.  Time is yet to be determined, but rest assured it will be an event you and your children won’t want to miss!  I’ll keep you posted on the time, and look for the flyers we’ll be putting up around town!  I hope you all stay warm and healthy – and drop by for a good book or two to get you through these long winter nights.  We’ll see you soon, right here, at your Snyder Library!

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I owe you a huge apology; I can’t believe I haven’t posted to you since Thanksgiving!  So much has happened in and out of our little library.  Our makeover is gorgeous and we’re not done!  We asked for and received the balance of the money that was raised for a new library almost 15 years ago.  With part of that money you’ll see new bookcases in a few weeks; and if you want to know see how your donations and taxes are being spent, please stop by the library during normal opening hours and I’ll be glad to show you!  Remember this is your library – what can we do to make it better for you?

With winter breathing down the backs of our coats what better way to keep warm than to curl up with a good book?  We get new books and movies every month – stop by and let me know what you’d like to read.   Come on in to a warm, inviting library – settle in and catch upon local news with the five newspapers we have, or look up new recipes in our many magazines.  Long for more refinement?  We have National Geographic and Smithsonian here to get the gray matter working!  So Many Options for you!

But as a reminder, if you’re planning to come see us and the weather is nasty outside, please call the library first before you set out just to make sure we’re here; our number is posted to the right.   Remember, this is your Snyder library – let us know how we can serve you better!

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Fall Is Here!

Be Thankful!

What a wonderful time of year!  Just a few annoying insects remain as the nights are getting colder, the harvest is almost done, and it’s time to sit back and reflect on the busy summer. And while you’re relaxing, why don’t you come and see what we’ve done to our little library!  That new coat of paint did wonders!  See what we have new in movies and books to help you relax through these dark, chilly nights.  Sometimes there’s just nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book or a great action flick with your beverage of choice.  We have over 300 movies to choose from here at the library and more come in every month.  We have some of the NY Times best sellers in books or if you’re just looking to try a new recipe or project, don’t forget we subscribe to Mother Earth News, Taste of Home, Cooking Light, and Handyman Magazine to name a few.  You know, the seed catalogs will be coming out soon and we’ll all prep for another great year; but now, at this time of year, let’s be thankful for the bounty we each have.  Your bounty may not come from the field but from the home.  Your bounty may not be riches in money but riches in the love of your family and friends.  Whatever bounty you are thankful for, share it with others and let them bask in your bounty!  I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends, and so that we may celebrate with our family and friends, the library will be closed on Wednesday, 22 November.  Be safe and loving, and enjoy your bounty!  Happy Thanksgiving from your Snyder Library!

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