Saturday, October 27, 2012
Partner: Somersworth Public Library
Somersworth Public Library, established in 1841 as the Manufacturers and Village Library and reorganized as the public library in 1899, provides the citizens of the City of Somersworth access to the materials and services necessary for their informational, cultural, educational, and recreational needs. To meet this obligation, the library supplies books and e-books, large print books, audio books in cassette, CD and downloadable formats, magazines, videos, DVD's, museum passes, databases and paperbacks. The reference collection assists the public and the librarians with research. The library’s Somersworth history collection offers access to local history and genealogy sources. The Summersworth Historical Society and Museum is a valuable partner in preserving the city's history and assisting genealogists and researchers. The Friends of the Somersworth Public Library host an annual author's evening in the fall and sponsor four book sales during the year to benefit the library. The Children's Room, moved from the main library into the basement and opened in 1988, offers books, videos, audios, magazines, and DVD's for children up to grade six. Librarians conduct weekly story and craft programs for children of all ages throughout the year. The library participates each June in the annual Somersworth International Children's Festival that began in 1981 and attracts over 30,000 visitors to the community. They are partners with Somersworth Public High School on this year's Big Read.