Monday, August 29, 2016

Book Bingo Winners

Somers Library had another successful year with a large number of people playing our 'Book Bingo for Adults.' Congratulations to A. Matteis and L. Putterman, this year's Book Bingo winners. A. Matteis won a $100 gift certificate to the Mexican Shack. L. Putterman won a Great Courses DVD set.

We thank The Mexican Shack for their generous support of this program, by donating the $100 gift certificate!

Summer Reading...Thanks to Our Sponsors!

At a packed house last week, we recognized all our Summer Reading participants with an Ice Cream Party. Ice Cream for all was donated by Coldstone Creamery. Over the summer, participants had received small prizes as incentives to keep reading. Weekly prizes for readers in Primrose were donated by The Friends of the Somers Library. The SIS PTA donated prizes awarded for 4 levels of reading by 3rd through 5th graders, plus a Barnes and Noble gift card as a raffle prize for all who read over 1,000 pages. Raffle prizes for our Family Read-to-Me program where parents read aloud to their younger children all summer were donated by O’Neill’s Concession at Reis Park, Burger Barn, Taste Deli and Froggy’s Deli. Children who read 1,000 pages or more received special recognition along with a gift certificate to Chili’s and a huge candy bar from the Friends of the Somers Library. Thank you to all our sponsors!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Solar Campaign Brings New Energy to Westchester County

One of the most successful solar campaigns wraps up, delivering solar to homes and community buildings too.
Westchester County, NY (August 16, 2016) – Take a tour of Somers and you may notice a trend. Dotting the rooftops of homes, and even local community buildings, are new solar systems. 30 residents in the Town signed up for new solar systems during the recent Solarize Somers campaign. It was one of the most successful campaigns in the Solarize Westchester program.
“We were thrilled to see so much interest and passion for solar. We launched this program in October of 2015 and since then, people have been anxious to learn more. The idea of energy savings, energy independence and doing something positive for the environment has really resonated with so many,” said Michael Blum, Chair of the Somers Energy Environment Committee.
“I would like to thank the residents of Somers for their interest in solar. By taking these steps Somers can continue to be a leader in sustainability, and an example for others to follow,”  added Town Supervisor, Rick Morrissey.
Because of the tremendous support, the chosen installer partner, Direct Energy Solar, donated a 5.2 kilowatt solar system to the Town. The system has been installed on the Somers Library.  A celebration will be held on September 1 at 10:00 in front of the Library.  “We’ve partnered with dozens of communities, and this is one of our most successful programs. It’s so energizing to see people excited about the possibilities and savings with solar. We’re pleased to make this donation, so everyone in the town can benefit from the power of the sun,” said David Goldberg, manager of Community Business Development for Direct Energy Solar.
For more information contact:
David Goldberg
Direct Energy Solar

Direct Energy Solar is one of the largest full-service, residential solar providers in the Eastern United States. The company is headquartered in Maryland and almost 500 employees sell and install solar arrays in six Mid-Atlantic states and throughout New England. Our mission is to spread solar power to the rooftops of America and ensure that customers get the most out of their solar panels—the most energy generated, the most electricity savings, the most beneficial environmental impact, and the most joy each time they see a sunny day. ©2016 Clockwork IP, LLC

Thursday, August 11, 2016

August is Read a Romance Month

First observed in 2013, this month-long celebration urges readers to pick a novel to read from the romance genre. Romance novels represent human hopes and dreams; they feature men and women fighting for their best possible lives against difficult odds, and with the universal demand that they change for the better. ~ Chases Calendar of Events

Listed are a few genres, and suggested authors.

General and Contemporary
  • Catherine Anderson
  • Robyn Carr
  • Christina Dodd
  • Julie Garwood
  • Debbie Macomber
  • Susan Mallery
  • Karen Robards
  • Nora Roberts
  • Susan Wiggs
  • Mary Balogh
  • Jo Beverly
  • Loretta Chase
  • Anne Gracie
  • Lorraine Heath
  • Hannah Howell
  • Eloisa James
  • Stephanie Laurens
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • Julia Quinn
  • Ilona Andrews
  • Patricia Briggs
  • Jayne Castle
  • Kresley Cold
  • Christine Feehan
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Lora Leigh
  • Lynsay Sands
  • Gena Showalter
  • Nalini Singh
  • J. R. Ward
Romantic Suspense 
  • Maya Banks
  • Cate Beauman
  • Suzanne Brockman
  • Lori Foster
  • Laura Griffin
  • Carla Neggers
  • J. D. Robb
  • Karen Rose
  • Anne Stuart
Find additional titles on this topic and many others by visiting our Pinterest boards. You may also place a hold on books by clicking here. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2016

On Thursday night, the lights were on late at the Library – it was the Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Earlier in the evening, dressed in their pajamas the children gathered with their stuffed animals to hear Betsy Bishop and Doris Jane Smith read some favorite bedtime stories and lullabies. Then each “plushie” got one more hug and a kiss and was tucked into the tent for their sleepover at the Library. But of course, as soon as the Library closed for the night, the stuffed animals were into mischief! Click here to see what happened...