Here is this weeks storytime featuring a story by Kevin Henkes on bears. Also, included is the song “Where is Bear?” and the poem “Bears in the Cave”. View anytime from January 8 – January 14.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Ages 8 to 12

Let’s read graphic novels together! Join online Zoom meetings every month to talk about graphic novels and do a fun activity. All books will be available online through Hoopla.

The first meeting will be on February 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The first meeting will be a welcome meeting. You do not have to read a book for this meeting. We will discuss how we want to run our club meetings, the books we want to read, and how to use Hoopla.

Upcoming Book Discussion Dates

Monday, February 1, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Monday, March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 5, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 3, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Monday, June 7, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Please register by emailing  We will send a Zoom link via email prior to the first book club meeting.

If you can’t join Zoom meetings, you can still participate by emailing your book reviews, comments, or questions. You will be sent book club activities by email. 

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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

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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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