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 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗼 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝘄 𝗗𝗿. 𝗦𝗲𝘂𝘀𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗸𝗹𝗲𝗶𝗻

Join Cartoonist Paul Merklein on 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗮𝘁 𝟰:𝟬𝟬 𝗽.𝗺. when he virtually visits Guernsey Memorial Library and shows you how to draw crazy characters from Dr. Seuss books!

All you need is 4 blank sheets of paper, a pencil, an eraser, and your imagination.

Register today at for this hands-on creative drawing program for children and families.

May be an illustration of text that says 'THING THING'

This week’s storytime features a story by Eric Carle on weather! It also includes “a visual entitled “Here is the Weather” and the “Five Little Raindrops”.

Watch anytime from Friday, February 19th through Thursday, February 25th.



Physical Address:

Guernsey Memorial Library
3 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815



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Library Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9am-8:30pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 1pm-4pm (closed Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Otis A. Thompson Local History Room Hours

Sunday: By Appointment (closed Memorial Day – Labor Day)
Monday: 11am-6pm
Tuesday: 11am-6pm
Wednesday: 11m-6pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday: By Appointment

Local History Email:


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Books from Birth

What is it? Books from Birth brings Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to all children from birth to age five in Chenango County. Any child living in Chenango County can get a free book delivered to their home every month through the mail from the time they are born until they turn five!

Why do it? It is important for proper development for every child to begin to read books with their parents and caregivers long before they are old enough to go to school, yet many families don’t have books to share with their children in these early years. Books from Birth aims to solve this problem and give all Chenango County children and parents the books they need to help them enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed in school. You can see some supporting research here.



Who is involved? The nine public libraries of Chenango County, along with their sponsors – Chenango United Way, Norwich Rotary, Greater Norwich Foundation, Guernsey Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees, Chobani, and private individuals like you.

How can I help? Books from Birth operates on grants and donations. If you would like to donate (it costs about $30 per year per child to provide the books,) we would welcome checks made out to Books from Birth at Guernsey Memorial Library, 3 Court Street, Norwich, NY 13815. If you would like to volunteer with the program, email

How do I sign up? Register your child online at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library or fill out this form and bring or mail it to any public library in Chenango County.

What else can I do to help my child learn to read and be successful? Reading together is only the beginning. Here are some other activities to try that tie in with the books: Imagination Library Book Activity Ideas, Bicycle Story Hour Plan, Train Story Hour Plan, Dog Story Hour Plan.

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