Book Babysitters Needed

Seeking book lovers young and old to babysit books ages 1 month to 10 years. The position will be full-time while the library gets new carpet installed, from October 2 through at least October 16. Sitters will be required to take good care of their books, make sure they get a good night’s rest and are well-loved. Babysitter certification is not needed; the only special skill required is a love of reading. 

How it works: Between Monday, October 2 and Friday, October 6, bring an empty box to the library or borrow one of ours. Choose a section of approximately 30 books from either the children’s shelves, new books, or chapter books, and bring them to the front desk. There, you’ll get a printout of the books you’ve borrowed and some helpful tips for taking care of your young friends. Bring the books home and read and play with them. Return them anytime between Monday, October 16 and the due date printed on their slip. You’ll receive an official “Book Babysitter” certificate that you can show off to your friends.

Library of Congress National Book Festival at the KTL
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us to watch a broadcast from the 2023 Library of Congress National Book Festival and then stay for a short discussion with the group.

This week’s program is : “Accidental Spies: The Scientist and the Socialite with John Lisle and Janet Wallach.” Being a spy is just as dangerous as it is thrilling; the CIA and Marguerite Harrison would know. In John Lisle’s “The Dirty Tricks Department,” he explores the dark legacy of the OSS Research and Development Branch, the precursor to the CIA. In Janet Wallach’s “Flirting with Danger,” she captures the true story of Marguerite Harrison, a socialite spy. Moderated by CBS’ Jeff Pegues

Storybook Pumpkin Pick-Up
Oct 6 – Oct 13 all-day

Decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite book character! Pick up your pumpkin starting Friday, October 6, decorate it, and return it by Friday, October 20. We’ll display the pumpkins and let people vote for their favorites! 

Design A Donut
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students in grades 6 and up can create a one-of-a-kind flavor in our donut design competition! We’ll provide the donuts and toppings for you to use to make your own unique flavor combination. Dan Zuck from The Confectionery will judge the entries and the winner will get a sweet prize. To register, click here.

Open from 10-2 for Columbus Day
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday Book Group
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

All are welcome for an informal conversation on the monthly selection.

The Monday group will meet on October 9 from Noon – 2 p.m. to discuss Blessings by Anna Quindlen. Please note the meeting time has changed due to the Columbus Day holiday.

New members are welcome! Copies of the books are available at the library. Stop in, call, or send an email to reserve a copy.

Wigglers Story Time
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us for stories and songs! Tuesday’s story time is geared toward ages 0-2 but all ages are welcome.

Afternoon Movie: Little Miss Sunshine
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us upstairs to watch a movie together on the big screen.

Today’s movie is “Little Miss Sunshine.”

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. -IMDb

Tech Time
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet with a Literacy CNY volunteer and get one-on-one help with all kinds of tech questions. Find solutions you need to just about any kind of problem: setting up a Kindle, tablet, or phone; using Facebook; checking e-mail; printing documents; and much more. If this time doesn’t work for you, you can make an appointment by calling us at 315-853-2038 or emailing clinton@midyork.org.

Walkers Story Time
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Join us for stories and songs! Wednesday’s story time is geared toward ages 2-3 but all ages are welcome.


Walking Club
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join friends from the Kirkland Town Library for a half-hour walk around the Village. When you’re done, come inside to cool off and have some water or coffee or take a stroll up to the Farmers Market.