Thursday, September 17, 2015

Local Authors

Big-name authors on bestseller lists typically get all the glory in the world of literature, however there are countless local authors that produce excellent work all around us and are just as deserving of your attention. You might be surprised to see just how many authors grew up or live in and around this area. If you are a local author and are interested in donating a copy of your book to the library, we would love to add it to our collection. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please call or send an e-mail to All of the books in the library's collection which were written by local authors have a purple 'local author' sticker on the spine of the book to help make it easy to identify. For example:
 ►Stay by Allie Larkin
►I, Putin by Jennifer Ciotta
Cradle of the American Circus:  Poems from Somers New York by Jo Pitkin  
►I Know You by Heart by Linda Spear  
►Wrath by Robert Santoro
►Crown Thy Good by Howard D. Hellman 
►Rumblings of a Rhino by David M. Herman
►The Gyroverse by Donald Wortzman
►The Old Put by Joe Schiavone
►Hold Love Strong by Matthew Aaron Goodman  
►The Color of His Blood by J. F. Lewis
►Walkable Westchester by Jane Daniels
►Daughters of Ishtar by Donald Wortzman
►George Turner's Ghost by Frank Billingsley
►The Orchid Memorandum by Tony Attanasio & Howard D. Hellman 
►That Perfect Spring by Bruce Fabricant
►Haym Salomon by J. F. Lewis
►Remembering Mount Vernon, NY by Bruce Fabricant
►How to Succeed at Aging Without Really Dying by Lyla Blake Ward   
►Under Swastika and the French Flag by Oscar Scherzer
►Infertility and Adoption by Roy Sokol
►A Shower of Roses by Tom Milton
You may place a hold on these, or check the online catalog for similar titles by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

JE Books

What does this mean?
Books with the above JE sticker on them are Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books and are perfect for emerging readers!  These books have sight words, repetition, and many are phonics-based.

We have 3 sections of JE books:

Fiction: we have an extensive selection of these books.  They are shelved together by author, except for Batman, Lego, Ninjago, Spider-Man, Superman, Transformers, We Both Read, etc. which are shelved together.
Non-Fiction: our JE Non-Fiction section has been newly updated with easy-to-read informational text and gorgeous photographs which are important for Common Core.
Biography: we have a small, but interesting group of easy-to-read books about famous people! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Family Favorite 2015

Over 2,000 families throughout Westchester have voted, and Somers Library won as a top choice in the Family Favorite 2015 contest conducted by Westchester Family Magazine! You can visit for a complete list of all of the winners.