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All VVS Yearbooks from 1951 – 2018 now available for free viewing online!

In collaboration with Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (VVS) Central School District and CLRC, Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library has added digitized copies of all VVS yearbooks from 1951 – 2018. A digitized copy of Sherrill High School’s 1950 yearbook is also included in this collection.

These yearbooks are described and uploaded into nyheritage.org, a portal for digital history of the Empire state, and will be then also harvested into the Digital Public Library of America.

Click here to explore our collection of digitized yearbooks.

Tween Writing Club

Free access to Ancestry.com Library Edition!

Library users now have free on-site access to Ancestry.com Library Edition! Ancestry.com Library Edition is a comprehensive genealogical research platform designed to assist individuals in unraveling their family history mysteries.

With access to an extensive database of historical records, including birth certificates, marriage records, census data, immigration documents, and more, it offers a valuable resource for library patrons and researchers. The user-friendly interface allows for easy navigation and searching, empowering users of all skill levels to explore their lineage.

Patrons can build intricate family trees, share their findings with others, and delve into the past through historical newspapers, uncovering stories that bring their ancestors to life. And it’s now freely available to all users at SKFL!

Story Times are back!

Story Times are back at SKFL, with twice weekly sessions every Monday and Wednesday at 10:00am, downstairs in our Children’s Room with Miss Amy! All ages are welcome at our story times, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up for our new VVS chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

Our VVS chapter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has launched! The VVS Imagination Library provides one free book a month to children under the age of five in the following zip codes: 13054, 13461, 13476, 13477, and 13478. Madison County residents are also covered by a separate program. Books are mailed directly to the homes of registrants.

This program is available at no cost to participating families and children, and allows families to build personal home libraries for their children before starting Kindergarten. You can register online, in our building, or over the phone by calling our library at 315-363-5980. For more information, stop by or call our library!

2024 Smokey Bear Poster Contest

The Sherrill Garden Club and Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library are collaborating to bring the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2024 Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl Poster Contest to our communities!

Children in grades 1-5 are eligible to participate. This annual contest offers students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of wildfire prevention and conservation, while showcasing their creative skills for the chance to win prizes.

A special poster contest information session will be held on Wednesday, October 11 from 4pm – 5pm at SKFL. Refreshments will be provided.

Free poster-making materials are available to pick up during the library’s open hours. Posters should be dropped off at Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library before the contest deadline of Friday, December 1.

For contest rules, please visit this page.

Introducing Comics Plus!

With Comics Plus®, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga. The collection includes popular and award-winning titles for every age range and interest, like Avatar: The Last Airbender; Big Nate; Blade of the Immortal; Bone; The Boys; Disney Descendants; Dramacon; Geronimo Stilton; Heavy Metal; Locke & Key; Lone Wolf & Cub; Mail Order Ninja; Manga Classics; March; Métal Hurlant; Nancy Drew; Peanuts; Phoebe and Her Unicorn; Quince; The Sisters; Stranger Things; They Called Us Enemy.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading — no waiting on holds lists, no wasting data! Comics are also available in the LibraryPass app from the App Store or Google Play.

Comics Plus features a full library, along with age-appropriate libraries specifically geared towards teens and children.

For more information on how Comics Plus works, take a look at the video below.

Our main collection is now fine-free!

Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library has eliminated late fees for most items in its collection. Library users will no longer be charged when books, DVDs, periodicals, and audiobooks are returned late.

In addition, all previously existing overdue fees for library materials borrowed at Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library have been waived from all Mid York library accounts.

Fines will still apply for certain special collection items, including park and museum passes, athletic equipment, American Girl Dolls, and more.

Borrowers are still responsible for ensuring that their items are returned by their due date. Library users will continue to receive reminders to return overdue materials. Once an item has been overdue for 30 days, that item is considered lost, and the borrower is charged the full replacement cost of the item to their account. 

Items may be returned to any library in the Mid York Library System, which includes all public libraries in Madison, Oneida, and Herkimer counties.

If you have any questions, please contact the library at 315-363-5980.

Take a free Family Field Trip on us!

Take a free family field trip on your library! We have Empire Passes, an Onondaga County Parks Pass, Utica Zoo Passes, a Fort Rickey Family Pass, and a pass to the MOST in Syracuse! Each pass can be checked out for three days. The Utica Zoo and Fort Rickey passes are each good for 50% off admission. For more information, please contact us or stop by!

Introducing NoveList Plus & NoveList K-8 Plus!                                     

Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? SKFL now offers NoveList Plus, a helpful resource to help readers match up with the books that are right for them. NoveList Plus supports readers of all ages, while the NoveList K-8 Plus database is specialized for younger readers. Our new NoveList Plus logos on our website’s homepage serve as buttons for easy access to each database.

Our NoveList Plus databases connect readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. If you’ve just finished a great book, log into NoveList Plus and find great read-alikes. There are also read-alikes for authors and series. Consider NoveList Plus your one-stop guide to great reading. It contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books. It covers both fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages from the youngest readers to adults. It also has extra content like reviews (both professional reviews and reader reviews), book discussion guides, curriculum guides, and other book-oriented articles. Book groups and teachers find these resources especially helpful.

Both databases are also integrated with the Mid York Catalog, so you can easily see what formats an item is available in. You can also use the orange “Go To Catalog” button to be taken to that item in the Mid York Catalog.

If you have questions about using NoveList Plus, we’re happy to help! Stop by during our open hours, call us at 315-363-5980, or send us an email at sherrill@midyork.org.

Support our VVS Community!

We are pleased to serve as a collection point for the Vernon and Verona Food Pantries. Non-perishable food items maybe dropped off during library hours only. Please do not leave donations outside of the library. Your help will be appreciated by many.