Library News!

Fall Take Out Dinners at the Library!

Enjoy a delicious light dinner prepared by Cathy Gallagher

owner of The Cottage Bakery and Desserts by Design while

supporting the Library.

October 5th

 Entrée #1 - Meaty Chili with cheese and sour cream toppings,

side dish of Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese or broccoli salad,

2 cornbread muffins, Raspberry Chocolate Torte slice

Entrée #2 - “Three Cheese” Macaroni and Cheese, side of broccoli

salad, 2 cornbread muffins, Raspberry Chocolate Torte slice

October 19th

Entrée # 1 - New England Clam Chowder, green bean salad,

2  Old Bay cheddar biscuits, Pumpkin Cheesecake Slice

Entrée #2 - Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, green bean salad,

2 Old Bay cheddar biscuits, Pumpkin Cheesecake Slice

November 2nd

Entrée #1 - Beef Stroganoff on bed of egg noodles, cabbage salad,

2 dinner rolls, Irish Cream Cheesecake slice

Entrée #2 - Swedish meatballs  on bed of noodles, cabbage salad,

2 dinner rolls, Irish Cream Cheesecake slice

All dinners serve 1. $15 per meal payable in advance. Please make checks out to Cathy Gallagher.

Payment must be brought to the library by the Friday before the dinner takes place.

Please call 315-649-5454 to reserve your dinners.

Pick up will be available from 3 to 6pm on the designated dates.

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NEW BOOK LIST UPDATED ON SEPTEMBER 20TH PLEASE SEE BELOW

To benefit the Lyme Free Library

Drop off cans & bottles in our parking Lot

12165 NYS Route 12 E, Chaumont

October 10th to 17th

Thank you for your support!

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Fall Storytimes at Danbury Library

Lyme Free Library

Take & Make Story Time

Monthly fall take & make craft packets

for children ages 3 to 5 will be

available for pick up on the first

Wednesday of each month.

Registration is required at least

one week in advance.

Please call 315-649-5454 to register.

Bad Dog Bubba by [Tas Cru, Heather Brown]          

HERE IT IS! - THE LATEST BOOK IN LOCAL RESIDENT TAS CRU'S BLUES DOGS SERIES

In this second book of the blues dogs trilogy Bad Dog Bubba is on a mission to form his all dog blues band.  Bubba enlists help from his blues-loving buddy Scooter and Bclef, the bass playing gal  from his owner's blues band.  Bclef's experience and more important, her ability to talk dog will prove vital to making Bubba's dream a reality as will Scooter's upbeat energy and unleashed enthusiasm!  Bubba has proven himself to be a skilled songwriter but does he have what it takes to make and lead a band?

This book introduces a pack of new dog characters - all would-be blues dog recruits who need some convincing.  Bubba's sweetheart, Sylvia returns to play an important role as the story unfolds.   

Book three will showcase the band as it develops its repertoire of songs that Bubba writes about each of them.  These songs can be heard on the music album Doggone Blues, which is now available for purchase.

PURCHASE INFORMATION: https://tascru.com/doggone-blues-books

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ADULT FICTION

JUSSI ADLER-OLSEN - VICTIM 2117

RACHEL BEANLAND - FLORENCE ADLER SWIMS FOREVER

MARK BILLINGHAM - CRY BABY

CHRIS BOHJALIAN - THE RED LOTUS

C J BOX - LONG RANGE

ERICA BOYCE - LOST AT SEA

JANELLE BROWN - PRETTY THINGS

DAVIS BUNN - TRANQUILITY FALLS

JIM BUTCHER - PEACE TALKS

MARC CAMERON - STONE CROSS

LORENZO CARATERRA - PAY BACK

KATE CARLISLE - THE GRIM READER

ROBYN CARR - SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY

LINDA CASTILLO - OUTSIDER

HARLAN COBEN - THE BOY FROM THE WOODS

MICHAEL CONNELLY - FAIR WARNING

CLIVE CUSSLER - JOURNEY OF THE PHARAOHS

CLIVE CUSSLER - WRATH OF POSEIDON

JANET DAILEY - WHIRLWIND

JEFFERY DEAVER - THE GOODBYE MAN

HANNAH DENNISON - DEATH AT HIGH TIDE

TIM DORSEY - NAKED CAME THE FLORIDA MAN

JESSICA FLETCHER - MURDER SHE WROTE: THE MURDER OF TWELVE

KEN FOLLETT - THE EVENING AND THE MORNING

ERIC FLINT - 1636:THE ATLANTIC ENCOUNTER

LORI FOSTER - THE SOMERSET GIRLS

BRIAN FREEMAN - ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE BOURNE EVOLUTION

AMITY GAIGE - SEA WIFE

JOHN GALLIGAN - BAD AXE COUNTY

EMILY GIFFIN - THE LIES THAT BIND

CAROL GOODMAN - THE SEA OF LOST GIRLS

BRYAN GRULEY - PURGATORY BAY

HEATHER GUDENKAUF - THIS IS HOW I LIED

KAREN HARPER - DEEP IN THE ALASKAN WOODS

C S HARRIS - WHO SPEAKS FOR THE DAMNED

CARL HIAASEN - SQUEEZE ME

KRISTAN HIGGINS - ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW

DENISE HUNTER - CAROLINA BREEZE

PETER JAMES - FIND HIM DEAD

J A JANCE - CREDIBLE THREAT

IRIS JOHANSEN - THE PERSUASION

ANDREA KANE - NO STONE UNTURNED

JOSEPH KANON - THE ACCOMPLICE

ALMA KATSU - THE DEEP

ELIZABETH KAY - SEVEN LIES

SUE MONK KIDD - THE BOOK OF LONGINGS

STEPHEN KING - IF IT BLEEDS

DEAN KOONTZ - DEVOTED

SPENCER KOPE - SHADOWS OF THE DEAD

MICHAEL LEDWIDGE - STOP AT NOTHING

MELINDA LEIGH - SEE HER DIE

MADELEINE L’ENGLE - THE MOMENT OF TENDERNESS

ROBERT MACOMBER - AT THE EDGE OF HONOR

MIKE MADEN - TOM CLANCY FIRING POINT

KIRSTY MANNING - THE LOST JEWELS

HILARY MANTEL - THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT

CHARLES MARTIN - THE WATER KEEPER

KEITH MCCAFFERTY - THE BANGTAIL GHOST

JENI MCFARLAND - THE HOUSE OF DEEP WATER

IAN MCGUIRE - THE NORTH WATER

FERN MICHAELS - BITTER PILL

FERN MICHAELS - TRUTH AND JUSTICE

JENNY MILCHMAN - THE SECOND MOTHER

SUE MILLER - MONOGAMY

MEGAN MIRANDA - THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS

ROZ NAY - HURRY HOME

ALEX PAVESI - HE EIGHTH DETECTIVE

NGUYEN PHAN QUE MAI - THE MOUNTAINS SING

JAMES PATTERSON - REVENGE

IAN PISARCIK - BEFORE FAMILIAR WOODS

BILL PRONZINI - THE STOLEN GOLD AFFAIR

LUCINDA RILEY - THE SUN SISTER

KAREN ROBARDS - THE BLACK SWAN OF PARIS

SHEILA ROBERTS - BEACHSIDE BEGINNINGS

JAMES ROLLINS - THE LAST ODYSSEY

DAVID ROSENFELT - THE K TEAM

DAVID ROSENFELT - MUZZLED

VERONICA ROTH - THE CHOSEN ONES

KIM SAWYER - THE LIBRARIAN OF BOONE'S HOLLOW

KATHARINE SCHELLMAN - THE BODY IN THE GARDEN

JEFF SHAARA - TO WAKE THE GIANT

DANIEL SILVA - THE ORDER

CHRISTINA SOONTORNVAT - A WISH IN THE DARK

JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING - HID FROM OUR EYES

JULIAN STOCKWIN - TO THE EASTERN SEAS

VICTORIA THOMPSON - MURDER ON PLEASANT AVENUE

STEPHANIE MARIE THORNTON - AND THEY CALLED IT CAMELOT

ANNE TYLER - REDHEAD BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

JENNIFER WEINER - BIG SUMMER

ALISON WEIR - KATHERYN HOWARD THE SCANDALOUS QUEEN

KATE WHITE - HAVE YOU SEEN ME

COLSON WHITEHEAD - THE NICKEL BOYS

LORI WILDE - THE MOONGLOW SISTERS

MARCIA WILLETT - SEVEN DAYS IN SUMMER

ELLEN MARIE WISEMAN - THE ORPHAN COLLECTOR

 

ADULT FICTION - PAPBERBACK

HEATHER GRAHAM - WITNESS TO DEATH

LISA JACKSON - LAST GIRL STANDING

SHERRYL WOODS - WHITE PINES SUMMER

 

ADULT NON-FICTION

JON BILLMAN - THE COLD VANISH

JOHN BOLTON - THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED

KATE DAWSON - AMERICAN SHERLOCK

ROBIN DIANGELO - WHITE FRAGILITY

JOANNA GAINES - MAGONILA TABLE

IBRAM KENDI - HOW TO BE ANTIRACIST

LULU MILLER - WHY FISH DON'T EXIST

ILEOMA OLUO - SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE

JAMES PATTERSON - THE HOUSE OF KENNEDY

STEPHEN PULEO - VOYAGE OF MERCY

FRANK SMYTH - THE NRA: THE UNAUTHORIZED HISTORY

 

ADULT LARGE PRINT FICTION

DAVID BALDACCI - WALK THE WIRE

SHARON BOLTON - THE SPLIT

ELIZABETH BROOKS - THE ORPHAN OF SALT WINDS

SANDRA BROWN - THICK AS THIEVES

WANDA BRUNSTETTER - THE CROWS CALL

MELODY CARLSON - THE HAPPY CAMPER

ROBYN CARR - SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY

LAURA CHILDS - LAVENDER BLUE MURDER

COLLEEN COBLE - ONE LITTLE LIE

JENNY COLGAN - 500 MILES FROM YOU

MICHAEL CONNELLY - FAIR WARNING

JEANINE CUMMINS - AMERICAN DIRT

FIONA DAVIS - THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE

JEFFERY DEAVER - THE GOODBYE MAN

BARBARA DELINSKY - A WEEK AT THE SHORE

JUDE DEVERAUX - A FORGOTTEN MURDER

LAUREN ELLIOTT - PROOF OF MURDER

JOSEPH FINDER - HOUSE ON FIRE

LUCY FOLEY - THE GUEST LIST

HEATHER GRAHAM - THE FINAL DECEPTION

HEATHER GRAHAM - SEEING DARKNESS

ELIN HILDERBRAND - 28 SUMMERS

LINDA HOWARD - AFTER SUNDOWN

IRIS JOHANSEN - THE PERSUASION

WILLIAM JOHNSTONE - BULLETS DON'T ARGUE

JONATHAN KELLERMAN - HALF MOON BAY

KAREN KINGSBURY - SOMEONE LIKE YOU

JULIE KLASSEN - THE BRIDGE TO BELLE ISLAND

MARY KUBICA - THE OTHER MRS.

MIKE LUPICA - ROBERT PARKER'S GRUDGE MATCH

KIRSTY MANNING - THE SONG OF THE JADE LILY

PHILLIP MARGOLIN - A REASONABLE DOUBT

JENN MCKINLAY - PUMPKIN SPICE PERIL

FERN MICHAELS - FEARLESS

MARY ALICE MONROE - ON OCEAN BOULEVARD

CARLA NEGGERS - RIVAL’S BREAK

JANETTE OKE - UNYIELDING HOPE

JAMES PATTERSON - THE 20TH VICTIM

JAMES PATTERSON - HUSH

JAMES PATTERSON - REVENGE

JAMES PATTERSON - TEXAS OUTLAW

TRACIE PETERSON - SECRETS OF MY HEART

TRACIE PETERSON - THE WAY OF LOVE

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS - DANCE AWAY WITH ME

PRESTON & CHILD - CROOKED RIVER

KATHY REICHS - A CONSPIRACY OF BONES

NORA ROBERTS - HIDEAWAY

JOHN SANDFORD - MASKED PREY

VIOLA SHIPMAN - THE HEIRLOOM GARDEN

KARIN SLAUGHTER - THE SILENT WIFE

LAURAINE SNELLING - A BLESSING TO CHERISH

DANIELLE STEEL - DADDY’S GIRLS

DANIELLE STEEL - THE WEDDING DRESS

OLEN STEINHAUER - THE LAST TOURIST

PETER SWANSON - EIGHT PERFECT MURDERS 

RAEANNE THAYNE - THE SEA GLASS COTTAGE

SCOTT TUROW - THE LAST TRIAL

KATE WHITE - HAVE YOU SEEN ME

LISA WINGATE - THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS

STUART WOODS - HIT LIST

 

ADULT LARGE PRINT NON-FICTION

ERIK LARSON   - THE SPLENDID AND THE VILE

 

PICTURE BOOKS - EASY

        LINDA ASHMAN - WHEN THE STORM COMES IN

MAC BARNETT - COUNT THE MONKEYS

CHRIS BARTON - FIRE TRUCK VS DRAGON

KRISTEN BELL - THE WORLD NEEDS MORE PURPLE PEOPLE

JULIE BERRY - HAPPY RIGHT NOW

CHRISTOPHER CERF - A SKUNK IN MY BUNK

HENRY COLE - NESTING

KATRINE CROW - WALTER THE WHALE SHARK AND HIS TEENY TINY TEETH 

REZA DALVAND - WHAT COULD THAT BE?

EMMA DODD - DOT AND DASH LEARN TO SHARE

ANNIKA DUNKLEE - WILLIAM'S GETAWAY

AME DYCKMAN - YOU DON'T WANT A DRAGON

MARILYN EASTON - FROZEN 2: SPIRITS OF THE ENCHANTED FOREST

CASSIE EHRENBERG - PEARL AND SQUIRREL GIVE THANKS

SUE FLEISS - HOW TO FIND A UNICORN

ROSIE GREENING - TEN LITTLE PUMPKINS

SUSANNA LEONARD HILL - GRANDMA’S GIRL ALL THE THINGS I WISH FOR YOU

KALIKOEHUA HURLEY - MOM & ME

LITA JUDGE - WHEN YOU NEED WINGS

LORA KOEHLER - THE LITTLE SNOWPLOW

MEGAN LAMBERT - A KID OF THEIR OWN

SUZANNE LANG - GRUMPY MONKEY PARTY TIME

DARREN LEBEUF - MY OCEAN IS BLUE

AN LEYSEN - MARA THE SPACE TRAVELER

DAVID MARTIN - PEEP AND DUCKY IT'S SNOWING

TIM MCCANNA - IN A GARDEN

PETE OSWALD - HIKE

MICHAEL REX - WE'RE GOING ON A GOON HUNT

COREY SCHWARTZ - TWO TOUGH TRUCKS GET LOST

MELANIE SHANKLE - PIPER & MABEL TWO VERY WILD BUT VERY GOOD DOGS

DAVID SHANNON - ROY DIGS DIRT

BRIONY SMITH - MARGARET'S UNICORN

LISA WALSH - THE FALL FAIRY GATHERING

ROWBOAT WATKINS - MABEL A MERMAID FABLE

LISA WHEELER - DINO-HALLOWEEN

ALEX WILLAN - JASPER & OLLIE BUILD A FORT

NATASHA WING - THE NIGHT BEFORE GROUNDHOG DAY

ASHELY WOLFF - ONLY THE CAT SAW

JESSICA YOUNG - PLAY THIS BOOK

 

BOARD BOOKS

MICHELLE ADAMS - I LOVE YOU BIGGER THAN THE SKY

ERIC CARLE - THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR'S GARDEN PICNIC

ERIC CARLE - WHERE IS THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

KATHERINE MCEWEN - WHO IS HIDING ON THE RIVER

ANNA MEMBRINO - BIG SHARK, LITTLE SHARK

MARIANNE RICHMOND - GRANDMA LOVES ME

 

JUVENILE FICTION

TROY CUMMINGS - THE NOTEBOOK OF DOOM: DAY OF THE NIGHT CRAWLERS

ANTHONY HOROWITZ - ALEX RIDER NIGHTSHADE

JEFF KINNEY - ROWLEY JEFFERSON'S AWESOME FRIENDLY ADVENTURE

MIKE LUPICA - THE TURNOVER

MARY POPE OSBORNE - NARWHAL ON A SUNNY NIGHT

ROSANNE PARRY - A WOLF CALLED WANDER

LOUIS SACHAR - WAYSIDE SCHOOL BENEATH THE CLOUD OF DOOM

RANDY WAYNE WHITE - FINS

 

JUVENILE FICTION - EASY READERS

SUSAN AMERIKANER - ELSA'S EPIC JOURNEY

NATASHA BOUCHARD - SPIRITS OF NATURE

R J CREGG - SPIRIT RIDING FREE: SPRING BEGINNINGS

 

J GRAPHIC NOVEL

AARON BLABEY - THE BAD GUYS IN THE BADDEST DAY EVER

JERRY CRAFT - NEW KID

LINCOLN PEIRCE - BIG NATE BLOW THE ROOF OFF

FRANCESCO SEDITA - THE PATHFINDERS SOCIETY: THE MYSTERY OF THE MOON TOWER

 

J NON-FICTION

DK J 745.5 RECY - RECYCLE AND REMAKE CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR ECO KIDS

CARRON BROWN - ANIMAL OLYMPICS

 

YA FICTION

CASSANDRA CLARE - CHAIN OF GOLD

ISABEL IBANEZ - WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT

MARIE LU - THE KINGDOM OF BACK 

STEPHANIE MEYER - MIDNIGHT SUN

PATRICK NESS - BURN

KENNETH OPPEL - BLOOM

JAMES PATTERSON - HAWK

NICOLA YOON - THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR

 

YA GRAPHIC NOVEL

LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON - WONDER WOMAN TEMPEST TOSSED

Support your library with the Local Library Quilt Raffle. Lowville Free Library has organized a very generous fundraiser where 50% of the proceeds from the quilt raffle goes to their library, and the other 50% goes to the library of your choice in the North Country Library System. Purchase your raffle ticket ($10.00 per ticket) for this beautiful quilt here: https://form.jotform.com/Wllmwaite/lowville-raffle-quilt

ELLEN WISEMAN'S NEW BOOK The Orphan Collector

From the internationally bestselling author of What She Left Behind comes a gripping and powerful tale of upheaval—a heartbreaking saga of resilience and hope perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Kristin Hannah—set in Philadelphia during the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak—the deadly pandemic that went on to infect one-third of the world’s population…

     Norris City Library Announces “Porch Pickup” Service Starting ...

How does Front Porch Pickup work?

Online Holds - Visit lymefreelibrary.org, and search the online catalog for items. Place holds, indicating Lyme Free Library - Chaumont as the pickup location. 

Phone Us – Library staff will be happy to assist you with placing holds. We can also browse the shelves and let you know what is currently available. Phone: 315-649-5454. Staff will be at the library during regular business hours: Monday 10 to 4, Tuesday 10 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Friday 10 to 8 and Saturday 10 to 4.

New Materials - Lists of our newly acquired materials will be posted on our website and on Facebook.

Pickup - Library Staff will call you to schedule a pickup time when items are available. Items will be wrapped in plastic and placed in a locker on the front porch. If you are unable to climb the stairs we will make arrangements to place your books in an area that is accessible. Pickups will be scheduled every 15 minutes to allow for 1 person at a time on the porch. We ask patrons to respect 6 foot social distancing and NYS mask requirements.

Returns – Returns may be placed in a box on the porch during regular business hours. Please follow the same steps as above for social distancing. Please do not leave items on the porch when we are closed – we cannot be responsible for their safe return.

Precautions - The building will remain closed to the public during Front Porch Pickup. There will be no physical contact between staff and patrons. To ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons, all returned materials will be quarantined for 96 hours, cleaned and disinfected before being checked in. No overdue charges or fines will be accrued during this time.

Wi-Fi – Our Wi-Fi connection has been and will remain active to the public 24/7.  We ask that you adhere to 6 foot social distancing and mask requirements when on library property.

We've just added over 100 Kids and Young Adult titles to our OverDrive collection. All simultaneous use so there's no wait!
Head on over to northcountrylibraries.overdrive.com

TumbleBooks - Free eBooks for Kids!

Log into Tumblebooks to access your choice of over 1,100 K-6 ebooks. Free and always available. Perfect for summer! This curated database is a constantly growing collection of: talking animated picture books, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, math stories, plus fun games and puzzles. Follow the link on our website:lymefreelibrary.org.

How Does the Town of Lyme Benefit?

The results of the 2020 Census will help make decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities across the country for the next ten years. Funding for hospitals, fire departments, schools, libraries and other critical programs and services will be determined based on the number of people in living each community.  Your response matters!

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 Lyme Free Library Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6pm.

Lyme Free Library is closed until further notice due to concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

After carefully considering a multitude of factors and the rapidly changing situation in New York concerning novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Lyme Free Library is closing until further notice.

Please Note -

Due dates for ALL materials will be waived until after the library reopens.

You will NOT be fined for materials!  Any fines or fees that occur during the closure will be forgiven.

If your account becomes inactive for any reason please contact the library at 315-649-5454.

During the closure library patrons will be able to:

  • Access WiFi on our porch or in our parking lot 24 hours a day. No password is needed. Simply click on: chapublic, and Continue to the Internet.
  • Download free eBooks, audiobooks and magazines through the library system. Simply click on the OverDrive button on our website: lymefreelibrary.org. You can also download the Libby and OverDrive apps to your devices; both of them are free.
  • Access educational and informative databases including Universal and Artist classes and Resume help at lymefreelibrary.org
  • If you do not have a library card, you can sign up for one online at www.ncls.org. (North Country Library System), or clicking on the graphic below.

Mobile App

 

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Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Mobile App

  North Country Library System patrons will now be able to access the entire catalog right from their smartphones. The App allows patrons to search for and reserve books across the system and manage their account. It can  act as a digital library card, as it is able to be scanned to check out books. The app has information on all 65 branches in the system, including hours and locations. The calendar feature, which sorts events by county, allows patrons to explore neighboring libraries. Our favorite feature is the ISBN scanner. If you see a book in a store you think you might like to read, scan the barcode on the book and it will tell you if it’s in our catalog. The North Country Library System app is available to download for free on Apple and Android devices.


 

How do I sign up for a library card online?

Go to ncls.org and click on the button in the center of the page that says Register Online for your library card. This will bring you to the application form – you’ll enter your contact information, create a PIN, and select a home library. A six-digit number will be generated, and you’ll use this as your library card number when you access OverDrive and other online resources of the North Country Library System.

What online resources can I access with my NCLS card?

OverDrive (link is external): Patrons can enjoy access to over 7,000 e-book titles and almost 2,000 e-audio titles in the NCLS OverDrive collection, with curated collections for children (link is external) and teens (link is external). Additionally, the NCLS OverDrive collection includes access to 25 different magazines. Learn more here (link is external).

Universal Class: Learners have access to over 500 different self-guided courses, including subjects in general education, teacher resources, office skills, and hobbies. Learn more here (link is external).

ArtistWorks (link is external): Learn a musical instrument online! Each instrument has a massive lesson library that covers the fundamentals, advanced techniques, and key learning strategies. Lessons are accessible anywhere, from any device. Learn more here (link is external).

Transparent Language (link is external): Explore a new language using any Internet-connected device. Available in 110+ languages, including ESL, learners have the flexibility they need to learn a new language anytime, anywhere. Learn more here (link is external).

Fold3: Features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records. Learn more here (link is external).

ReferenceUSA: Offers the most up-to-date data available in the market for small business owners and marketing professionals. Learn more here (link is external).

Cypress Resume: Jobseekers can build a resume with an easy-to-use template that provides concise, professional language to describe core tasks of a multitude of professions. Learn more here. (link is external)

Additional free resources

Abdo Books (link is external): Free distance learning resources available through June 2020.

PBS Kids (link is external): Educational videos and games, plus a newsletter you can sign up for that provides daily activities and tips for learning at home.

PBS Learning Media (link is external):  Free standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.

Summer Reading @ New York Libraries (link is external): Compilation of free online resources, including myON digital library.

Tech-Talk (link is external): Articles and videos on technology by top training experts for busy professionals and aspiring students. (username: free-learning; password: free-learning)

TumbleBooks (link is external): Free e-books, videos, and games

Library collections to explore online (link is external): Including the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the British Library, and more!

Check out your local library or BOCES website for more resources and activities!

Jeff-Lewis BOCES School Library System (link is external)

Potsdam Public Library

 THE LIFE and TIMES of SNOWY OWLS - A HUGE SUCCESS!

Special thanks to the Chaumont Fire Department for use of their facility, Cathy Gallagher owner of the Cottage Bakery for all of the delicious baked goods and Tom McDonald for an amazing program.

           

          

Census Sundays at

The Lyme Free Library

Do your census online!

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Inked Mason Jars 

We'll be using different techniques with alcohol ink to make these lighted mason jar lanterns! You'll probably have time to make 2-3 depending on your ability to walk away. lol They have solar/battery operated fairy lights in them that allow you to hang them anywhere! 
The class is $40 a person and everything is included. Pre-registration is required because seating is limited. The ticket link included on this event accepts credit, debit and PayPal. You will want to bring something to set them on to get them home safe (a box top or something in case they're still a little sticky). I will bring rubber gloves, but you may want to wear old clothes because ink can stain. 

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Melissa Green - stolenmomentsart.com

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Essential Oil Workshop

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Emotional Health

Registration required, please call 315-649-5454.

 All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.                  

     

Mixed Media Flower Art Class 

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

$10. Please pay in advance at the library. Registration required. Please call to register: 315-649-5454.

Bird's Nest Painting Class

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Come celebrate spring by creating a 4x6 inch bird's nest painting on canvas using acrylic paints. We will provide all of the materials and the basics, you provide your own creativity! All ages are welcome. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $10. Class size is limited to 10, so register early! call 315-649-5454 to register. Taught by local artist Christie Yarnall.

 

Free Kid's Raffle at the Library!

                Each time a child checks out a book at the library, they may enter their name for a free drawing for a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Drawings will be held on the last day of each month.   

Mark Your Calendar!

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Registration required. Please call 315-649-5454.

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We are THRILLED to announce that Lyme Free Library has been awarded funding for “Art Tent Tuesdays”.

Art Tent Tuesdays is a free literature based art program that will be offered during the summer of 2020.

Postponed until 2021-  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Tracey Jean will be the featured local artist.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.

                

Story Time

Story Time for children ages 3 to 5. Lyme Free Library story time is a fun learning experience that parents and children can share together.  Sessions include stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts for children.  

Postponed until further notice. -  Please see above for summer take and make details.

Inked Flowers 

We're inking flowers today! I'll teach you how to use alcohol ink and air to make these beautiful flowers! We'll make two 5x7 paintings that we mat to 8x10's and then you can go shopping for your frames to match your decor. Make sure to wear old clothes because ink can stain. I have a few smocks and I also bring rubber gloves if you want them. The cost of the class is $40 per person which includes all supplies. Pre-registration is required as there is limited space. I've attached a ticket link that accepts either credit, debit or PayPal for your convenience. You can also sign up at the library!     Melissa Green - stolenmomentsart.com    Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/538157653683703/

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

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Upcoming Essential Oil Workshop

 Spring Cleaning 

Registration required, please call 315-649-5454.

 All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

May the 4th be with You!

Star Wars Day -  Make a Clay Baby Yoda.

 $15 for both sessions.

Please call the library to register at 315-649-5454. May 4th at 6 pm.

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

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Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

What is the Cancer Services Program?

The Cancer Services Program (CSP) provides breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screenings and diagnostic services at NO COST to women and men who:

  • Live in New York State

  • Do not have health insurance

  • Have health insurance with a cost share that may prevent a person from obtaining screening and/or diagnostic services

  • Meet income eligibility requirements

  • Meet age requirements

What cancer screening services does the CSP offer?

  • Breast Cancer Screening (Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam)

    • Women ages 40 and older (some programs serve women ages 50 and older only)

    • Women under age 40 at high risk for breast cancer*

  • Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Test, high-risk HPV test and Pelvic Exam)

    • Women ages 40 and older

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening (Fecal Occult Blood Test/Fecal Immunochemical Test Kit)

    • Men and women ages 50 and older at average risk for colorectal cancer

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening (Colonoscopy)

    • Men and women at increased or high risk for colorectal cancer*

*Only as determined by a New York State-licensed health care provider per program guidelines.

Lifespan will present a 30 minute program on scams and frauds targeting older adults, and how to protect personal information. The presentation will also cover what to do if you become a victim of identity theft.  All participants receive a free packet of information on avoiding scams and protecting personal information. Lifespan is a Rochester nonprofit agency focused entirely on serving older adults. 

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Essential Oil Class

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Skin Care.

Free. Please call 315-649-5454 to register.

 All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.

Tour The Chaumont Barrens with a Naturalist!

Join local naturalist Julie Covey for a 1.7 mile walk on the trail at the Chaumont Barrens to look for native flora and fauna in the unique alvar environment of Jefferson County. The name may be barrens, but it is anything but in the springtime when flowers and birdsong abound. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes - preferably hiking boots, bring binoculars, a camera and water. We will meet at the barrens. In the case of heavy rain, the tour will be cancelled. If raining, please check our website before leaving.

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Essential Oil Workshop

Sleep Support

Free. Registration required, please call 315-649-5454.

 All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

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With severe weather events becoming more frequent and extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. 

Two sessions - 1 morning and 1 afternoon - each covers the same topics.

Choose between July 18, 2020 at 10:30 or 2:30.

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Essential Oil Workshop

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

 Summer Essential Make & Take

outdoor spray, after sun lotion, camping spray) - $5/item

Registration required, please call 315-649-5454.

 All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.

    

 

Essential Oil Workshop

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

 Back to School Make & Take

immunity roller, homework helper roller, sneaker spray - $5/item

Registration required, please call 315-649-5454.

 All sessions start at 6:30pm. Presented by Sarah Bullock.

          

O'Reilly Prints Make Wonderful Gifts!

Give as is, or frame for an extra special gift! 

New matted prints: TheTaylor Boathouse in Three Mile Bay, The Pilot Boat Anna in Cape Vincent, Densmore Church on Wellesley Island and Barns on Three Mile Point. The prints also include beautiful renditions of local landmarks in Cape Vincent, Chaumont, Watertown and surrounding areas.  Framed originals of some pictures are also available. All proceeds benefit the library! 

                    Maine Prints - Over 100 different prints, Maine Coastline, Seaside Villages, Lighthouses... Available to view at The Lyme Free Library in Chaumont during business hours.

Monday 10 to 4, Tuesday 10 to 8, Wednesday 10 to 6, Friday 10 to 4 & Saturday 10 to 4.     

It is with appreciation and gratitude that we would like to thank Cathy Gallagher owner of The Cottage Bakery and Desserts By Design for hosting our annual Victorian Holiday Dinner. The dinner was delicious and the desserts divine. A special thank you to Samantha for all of her help, The Cape Winery for their generous donation, and Sue Seiffert for her miniature displays. 

Everything about this wonderful evening was just perfect!

          

          

             

 Author Tas Cru locally known as Chaumont resident Rick Bates

Available on Amazon.

Bad Dog Bubba, written by Chaumont resident, Tas Cru (Rick Bates) is the first book in his Doggone Blues series.   The series chronicles the antics of the song-writing canine, Bubba a fur-shedding, jowl-drooling, bulbous-nosed, Blood-Rhymes-With-Dude Hound who loves the blues and lives the blues.

Ellen Marie Wiseman's Newest Book to be released August 2020!

Available for pre-order on Amazon

Ellen Marie Wiseman, acclaimed author of What She Left Behind and The Life She Was Given, weaves the stories of two very different women into a page-turning novel as suspenseful as it is poignant, set amid one of history’s deadliest pandemics.    
In the fall of 1918, thirteen-year-old German immigrant Pia Lange longs to be far from Philadelphia’s overcrowded streets and slums, and from the anti-German sentiment that compelled her father to enlist in the U.S. Army, hoping to prove his loyalty. But an even more urgent threat has arrived. Spanish influenza is spreading through the city. Soon, dead and dying are everywhere. With no food at home, Pia must venture out in search of supplies, leaving her infant twin brothers alone . . . 
Since her baby died days ago, Bernice Groves has been lost in grief and bitterness. If doctors hadn’t been so busy tending to hordes of immigrants, perhaps they could have saved her son. When Bernice sees Pia leaving her tenement across the way, she is buoyed by a shocking, life-altering decision that leads her on a sinister mission: to transform the city’s orphans and immigrant children into what she feels are “true Americans.” 
As Pia navigates the city’s somber neighborhoods, she cannot know that her brothers won’t be home when she returns. And it will be a long and arduous journey to learn what happened—even as Bernice plots to keep the truth hidden at any cost. Only with persistence, and the courage to face her own shame and fear, will Pia put the pieces together and find the strength to risk everything to see justice at last.          

 
!Thank You Lowes

A special thank-you to Lowes for their recent renovation of our front porch. Along with our newly painted rocking chairs and rails, sign, and beautiful Hamlin Memorial garden this project has made a big difference! What a wonderful place to sit and read on lovely autumn days. 

 

                                                     

Quilting Group

Tuesdays at 6:30. - Open to all!

Postponed -  Please visit website often to check for rescheduling updates.

Chaumont Barrens Tour Pictures

A special thank you to local naturalist Julie Covey! Julie hosted a 1.7 mile walk on the trail at the Chaumont Barrens for the library. Below are some of her pictures of native flora and fauna in the unique alvar environment taken during the tour on June 1st.

      

      

Mother's Day Tea a Huge Success!

A special thank you to Cathy Gallagher from Desserts by Design and The Cottage Bakery for her hard work in making our Mother's Day Tea a wonderful experience for all! Our guests were pleased with how great everything was especially the delicious desserts.  Cathy did a remarkable job! Her grandchildren Thomas & Samantha were a great help! This was an important fundraiser for the library – we would like to thank everyone that took part and supported the library.       

                

                   

                       

New Books by Local Authors

Chris Dutcher & Robert Egby

Available on Amazon

Cover of the book "Storm Rider" by Chris Dutcher - Field with trees and clouds.

 Storm Rider by Chris Dutcher - Twenty-two year old Gunnar is exploring the US by motorcycle, taking odd jobs along the way. One particular odd job lands him in trouble with several different factions of local organized criminal bad guys. On top of that, the cops and the feds can’t decide whether they want him dead, gone, or incarcerated.

Book Cover "The Silent Killer Below: Hunting and Healing Geopathic Stress" by Robert Egby - Solid black cover

The Silent Killer Below by Robert Egby -  This book is about a phenomenon called Geopathic Stress. It occurs when soft beneficial magnetic energy generated at the Earth's double core passes through subterranean water veins flowing over clay, broken rock, and fissures and turns toxic. If humans and animals spend time on such zones, their immune systems suffer and sickness sets in.     

 

 

Books on the Bus!

This fall Lyme Central School students will have the opportunity to access books provided by The Lyme Free Library on their bus rides to and from school. Many thanks to The North Country Library System and Lyme Central School for their support!

The Lyme Free Library Board of Trustees and staff would like to express their appreciation for the generous donations from the sponsors of our Summer Reading Program. Our benefactors include: Stewart’s Shops, Advanced Business Systems, Cleveland Funeral Home, Wise Guys, Citizen’s Bank, Watertown Savings Bank, Art of Fire Lyme Heritage Center &  the Duck Out Ice Cream Shop.  With their support we were able to offer exciting events and incentives to keep kids engaged in reading and learning all summer long!

Pictures from our trip to

Art of Fire

on Point Salubrious

A special thanks to Foster & Theda!!

        

More Pictures on our Facebook Page!            

Free Online Music and Art Instruction

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with free world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. Simply  click the ArtistWorks button on the right hand side of this page to get started. A library card is needed to create an account.

ART: Art Lessons. CLASSICAL: Piano Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Flute Lessons, Clarinet Lessons, French Horn Lessons, Trumpet Lessons, Violin Lessons. BASS: Electric Bass Lessons, Jazz Bass Lessons, Bluegrass Bass Lessons. BLUEGRASS: Banjo Lessons, Mandolin Lessons, Fiddle Lessons, Bluegrass Guitar Lessons, Dobro Lessons, Bass Lessons. GUITAR: Rock Guitar Lessons, Bluegrass Flatpick, Guitar Lessons, Jazz & More Guitar Lessons, Bluegrass Dobro Lessons, Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons, Classical Guitar Lessons, Jazz Guitar Lessons, Blues Guitar Lessons, Acoustc Guitar 101. HARMONICA: Harmonica Lessons. PERCUSSION: Library Exclusive Percussion Lessons. PIANO: Popular Piano Lessons.

Free Daily Tumble Book!

Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Lyme Free Library is now offering a free Tumble Book each day on their website. Just go to lymefreelibrary.org, scroll down and click on the TumbleBook Library Button.

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