We’ve been showing movies in our air-conditioned Community Room on Tuesday nights this summer. For free!!!

All the movies have a Splash, Make Waves, or Water theme in keeping with our kids, teen, and adult Summer Reading Programs, so past Tuesdays included Yellow Submarine, Lilo & Stitch, and Shark-Boy & Lava Girl in 3D. We even had 3D glasses for everyone who came! Cool drinks are also provided so we can all beat the heat.

Our upcoming movies are

  • Finding Nemo  (yes, you may have seen it, but it is always good!) on July 27
  • Happy Feet (gotta love those dancing penguins, & great animation) on August 3
  • You get to vote on which movie to watch on August 10! Vote for either
    • Flipper starring Paul Hogan and Elijah Wood (1996) or
    • Free Willy – the original movie about an orca and his boy savior (1993)

Vote on movie night, or else pick up a ballot at the front Circulation Desk anytime the library is open. One vote per person, please.

We’ll see you at the movies!


Julie Sageer

We’re offering another series of Lebanese Cuisine Cooking Classes at the Baldwinsville Public Library!Wednesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm on July 21st, July 28th, and August 4

Wednesday, July 21st: Coosa (A Middle Eastern Specialty Summer Squash filled with a savory stuffing) paired with a Tasty Tomato Soup.

Wednesday, July 28st: Kafta Kabobs (A Zesty Middle Eastern Meat Kabob) paired with a Crisp Cucumber & Tomato Herb Salad.

Wednesday, August 4th: Kibbee (Meat Pie blended with bulgur wheat and sensational spices) paired with Labana (Homemade Lebanese Yogurt).

Register Now! Advance sign-up is required and a fee of $15 for the cost of ingredients will be collected at the classes. Here’s What You’ll Need: Please Bring a Cutting Board/Chopping Mat, Chopping Knife, Large Mixing Bowl, Mixing Spoon, Measuring Cup & Spoons, Small Sauce Pot & Small Baking Sheet. Here’s How To Sign-Up: call the Baldwinsville Public Library at 315.635.5631 or come to the Circulation Desk at the library.

This summer, we have something for everyone. Kids, Teens, and Adults are all invited to join in our water-themed summer reading programs:

For Kids: Make a Splash, Read!

For ages 3 to going into 5th Grade: Read 15 minutes a day, and keep track of what you’ve read. Report your reading at the library each week for prizes! Registration starts June 28 at the Children’s Desk and continues through July. Summer fun with a purpose!

Kids enrolled in the Summer Reading Program may attend special events. For details, see our Make a Splash flyer!

Monday events for Registered Readers:

  • July 12 at 2 pm, A Visit from the Syracuse Chiefs’ Mascots
  • July 19 at 2 pm, Splash into Science with the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)
  • July 26 at 2 pm, Martial Arts Demonstration with LaVallee’s USA Black Belt Champions
  • August 2 at 2 pm, Zoo to You: An Animal Visit  from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo
  • August 9 at 2 pm, Beach Party: Splash Into Reading!

Grand Finale for Reading Program Participants: Tuesday, August 17 at 2 pm, Tom Sieling’s Summer Party 

For Teens: Make Waves!

For 6th Grade through High School: Register online and log the books you’ve read, post book reviews, and you’ll get raffle tickets for way-cool prizes! Keep track of how many pages your books are; you get a raffle ticket for every 100 pages you read! In addition, you can have a Pop Art Experience in July, and join in the Make Waves final party in August, with prizes, music, food & fun! Check for details on http://www.bville.lib.ny.us/

 For Adults: Water Your Mind!

Ages 16+: Register online or in the library. You’ll get points for reading and sharing your opinion about the books you’ve read. Special bonuses if you convince someone else to read a book you recommend! Points lead to prizes: silly, delicious, or fun!

Join us this weekend for exhibits, refreshments, demonstrations, make and take projects and a raffle!

Keep those idle hands out of trouble this summer.  Youngsters and the young at heart are invited to discover the joys of quilting and related fabric arts Saturday, June 19 from noon to four p.m. at the Chapters in Quilting event in our community room. The fair coordinated by Baldwinsville resident Stephanie McCall of Quilts on Commission will provide visitors with an opportunity to sample many types of quilting. Members of Baldwinsville’s Candlelight Quilt Guild will be on hand  to demonstrate and discuss a wide variety of techniques and they have been kind enough to provide make and take projects for exhibit visitors who want to explore the craft on their own time.

Members of the Friends of the Baldwinsville Library will be also be on hand to provide refreshments and sell tickets to the accompanying quilter’s fancy raffle with a lovely quilted runner and an assortment of quilting supplies provided by local quilt and craft stores. Raffle tickets will be $1 each and the proceeds will go to support the Friends.

May is ending, and that means the library will be closed for two days in honor of Memorial Day, Sunday & Monday May 30-31. It also means June is almost here!

This June we’re trying something new – a youth & children’s book sale. The library is bursting with books for youngsters of all ages! Come and buy picture books, chapter books, young adult novels, videos, and more. The sale starts Friday, June 11 and goes for three days. So many people have donated children’s books that we are selling for $2 per bag for the entire sale! Proceeds go to the Friends of the BPL in support of the Baldwinsville Public Library.

Children's Books

Books for all ages from birth to teen will be available at the Tots to Teens Book Sale

We hope you find many reasons to come to the library. Buying great books for little money is one way to have fun and help out the library at the same time!

The Budget vote on April 29 approved the Baldwinsville Public Library’s budget for fiscal year 2010-2011. The vote was 245 voting YES, 30 voting NO.

The budget vote sets the library tax rate for Baldwinsville School District residents, and determines a framework for library spending from July 2010 to June 2011. The Library Board of Trustees worked hard this year to create a budget that provides all the services our library patrons need with a minimal increase in the library tax.

Click here for a pdf brochure giving budget details and the library’s annual report.

It all starts Thursday, April 29!

All residents of the Baldwinsville School District have the opportunity to vote for the proposed 2010-11 library budget and the slate of trustees for the Library Board. Voting is in the Community Room from 10am to 9pm.

Secondly, the Friends of the Library are holding a Bake Sale in the entrance lobby of the library on Thursday and Friday, April 29-30. Come buy treats for yourself, your loved ones, your appreciated ones!

And then, there’s the BOOK SALE! Every year the Friends of the Library sell books to raise money for special library projects or purchases. This year our donors have surpassed themselves; the Friends have lots and Lots and LOTS of books to sell! The sale goes from Thursday April 29 to Monday, May 3. The last two days, Sunday and Monday, are Bag Days – a bag of books is $3!

We’ll see you here at the Book Sale!