Connect with us! What's happening at the Tully Free Library...
Win a pair of tickets to see author and humorist David Sedaris at the State Theatre in Ithaca on Saturday, October 8 at 8 PM! Sedaris is famous for his story "SantaLand Diaries" about working as an elf at Macy's, and has written many books, including "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls."
You can buy raffle tickets for $1 at the Tully Free Library through Thursday, October 6. On Friday, October 7 we will be raffling off the pair of tickets to one lucky winner. You do not need to be present to win.
Thank you to an anonymous donor who generously gave these tickets to the library!
Our 9-member Tully Library Board of Trustees needs a couple new members. If you are interested in joining a friendly, committed group of people who support our director and help the library run smoothly, give Betsy Shahan a call at 315-415-6633 or email her at email@example.com.
Board officers change yearly; members serve 3-year terms. We meet 10 times a year (monthly except for June and December). Non-member board "friends" always welcome too. The next Board meetings are on Tuesday September 13 at 5 PM, and Thursday October 20 at 5 PM.
We are excited to announce the Tully Free Library's CNYFi program starts at the end of August, 2016.
You will be able to borrow Chromebook laptops and accompanying Verizon Internet hotspots that will allow you to connect to the Internet for free from anywhere. The hotspots allow 10 devices (phones, computers, tablets) to connect to the Internet, so that multiple users will have free Internet access at the same time.
The CNYFi kits can be borrowed by Onondaga County library card holders age 18 or older for a loan period of 3 weeks. Borrowers must first complete a workshop about how the kit works with library staff. Workshop sessions will be listed on our events calendar. You must register beforehand for a session on the calendar or by calling the library. If no session time works for you, please call us at 315-696-8606.
The library is one of several libraries across the Central New York region participating in CNYFi, thanks to a grant received by the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC).
For more information on CNYFi, call the library at 315-696-8606.
Jessica DeLia and her family are enjoying the peas from their garden, thanks to the Tully Free Seed Library. Click here to send us your updates!
The seed library will be open again next Spring. We hope everyone is enjoying the veggies, flowers and herbs grown from our seeds, and we thank Nightingale's Hardware, Baker Creek Seeds, and Manny Lanseros for donating seeds!
For more information on our seed library, click here.
Check out our newsletter for July - chock full of programs for people of all ages - kids, teens and adults. Click here to take a look!
If you'd like to receive an email each month with our newsletter, please click here.
Historical fiction author Julie Dewey will be giving a talk on Thursday July 7 from 6:30-7:30. She’ll talk about the dramatic historical events that inspired her to write her books "Forgetting Tabitha: the story of an orphan train rider," "One Thousand Porches," "The Back Building" and "The Other Side of the Fence." They are available at the library to read - check one out today!
Join us for our Summer Reading kickoff pizza party, Tuesday June 28 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Enjoy pizza and drinks, and win prizes in our scavenger hunt (for kids) and Mario Kart tournament (for teens). Register for summer reading and kick off a great summer! We'll have all sorts of programs this summer, from the Zoo to the M.O.S.T, to the Game Truck. Click here for a list of all the events happening.
Jacinta Colombo used seeds from the Tully Free Seed Library to plant eggplant, basil, summer squash, dill, carrots, beans. She says "Everything is planted, now I just have to watch and see. Very slow going. I waited until the chill was out of the air and ground, now it has been so dry very few plants are up. Too early to worry." Thanks for the update, Jacinta!
Jessica DeLia, daughter Elayna and granddaughter Lillian planted their seeds from the Tully Free Seed Library outdoors a few weeks ago. So far, so good! It looks like they'll be harvesting some delicious produce in a few months.
Click here for more info on our Seed Library. There are still seeds left! We also have an upcoming workshop series on Saturday 6/4 and 6/11 from 10 AM - 12 noon called Seed to Supper. Master gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will teach us how to start a vegetable garden inexpensively. Register today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the library 315-696-8606.