Storyteller, Diane Edgecomb

Watch anytime from Monday, July 13, 2020 through Sunday, July 19, 2020


Royalty Storytime with Miss Kim

Watch anytime from Friday, July 10, 2020 through Friday, July 17, 2020

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Summer Reading Program 2020

Click above to check out our online summer reading program for children and teens which began Monday, July 6, 2020 and ends Friday, August 14, 2020

Art Classes with Jill Kraft

We still have five seats left in our in person art class for ages 5-12 with Artist, Jill Kraft. Drawing What You See will be held on Monday, July 20th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please email to register. 

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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

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


Apply via email to All in one library card application

Online Resources 

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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