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"Rethink Your Drink"

What does it mean to "Rethink your Drink"? Do you know what an empty calorie is? The Phoenix Public Library will host an informative program on sweetened beverages presented by Debra A Hunsberger Nutrition Program Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Century Club Room. Please join us for a close look at nutritional labels, an activity involving sugar, some informational handouts and a discussion on empty calories. We encourage parents to attend with their children. This event is free and open to the public.

Events for Adults at the Phoenix Public Library for April and May 2014

The Quilling Group will meet Tuesday, May 13th at 6 PM in the Century Club room at the Phoenix Public Library.  We will decide on a project. This group is free and open to the public.  You will need a quilling tool (I find the slotted tool easier to use), glue and paper strips.  All these items are available at local craft stores either individually or in a kit. Regular members are happy to introduce this old craft of paper rolling to new members.  Call 695-4355 for more information.

The morning reading group will meet Thursday, May 8th at 11 AM.   We will discuss the Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. This is the story of Quaker Honor Bright, her journey to Ohio in 1850 and her role in the Underground Railroad. This event is free and open to the public. 

Card Making Group will meet on Saturday, April 26th at 1:00 PM.  Karen is taking the winter off but may join us weather permitting.  We will be making pop-up cards with a spring theme.  So bring your stuff and please join us!  This is free and open to the public. 

Canalside Chats meets Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:00 PM.  We will discuss We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates.  Set in the 1970's this is a story about an upstate New York family and a crisis that changes their lives. This event is free and open to the public.


Thank you!!!

Thank you to everyone who provided items to raffle and who purchased a raffle ticket.  We are pleased to announce the winners.  Robin Hillpot won the beautiful American Girl doll. Elaine Parrott won the puzzles. Carla Rowland won the craft basket and Jessica Barrow won the craft art box.  Congratulations to all our winners!! The money raised in honor of Picture Book Month (November) will be used to purchase picture books for our children's book collection.

Thank you!!!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the successful October Book Sale.  We grateful to the community for sharing their extra books and DVD's with us and to the members of the Reading Groups who helped us sort, set up and run the sale.  We added DVDs and new titles to the collection and we were able exchange some of the worn copies for the more gently used donations.  And thank you to everyone who purchased from our sale!!

Stretch Band Bracelet Class Saturday - October 26 at 12 PM

Pat Tucker will hold a stretch band bracelet making workshop on Saturday - October 26 at 12 PM.  We have multi-color bands or black and orange bands for Phoenix school colors.  Space is limited please sign up at the library or call 695-4355 to register.  Children must be old enough to use the hook tool. This program is free and open to the public with registration.

John Mercer will be here Wednesday - October 23rd from 6 PM to 8 PM

John Mercer will be here Wednesday - October 23rd to sign his just released book "They Call Me Zombie".  He is a graduate of Phoenix Central Schools and currently teaches in the middle school for the Fulton Central Schools. Mr. Mercer will read an excerpt from his book and sign copies from 6 PM to 8 PM in the Century Club Room. Come join us in celebrating this new local author!

Bonnie Burnatowski - Reception and Book Signing

Mrs. Burnatowski, a regular contributor to the writing workshop held at the library, has published her first novel, Death in Sight.   The Phoenix Public Library will hold a book signing event on July 15th, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  This title is also currently available as an e-book from and as an e-book.  Light refreshments will be available and this event is open to the public.

The Winners of the Christmas Raffles

Thank you to Elizabeth Russell for the donation of a signed copy of Jan Brett's new title, Mossy, with promotional pin and literature to raffle on behalf of the library.  We are pleased to announce - Roulan Crocetti of Pennellville won this wonderful book.  Congratulations!

Thank you to the Bullis Family for the beautiful  handcrafted double pie basket full of wonderful baking items, a gift certificate and seasonal kitchen towels, potholders and bowls.  We are pleased to announce - Evan Fox of Phoenix won this treasure basket.  Congratulations!

We would also like to thank all of our patrons for their generous support in taking part in our raffles.

November 17, 2012 The Phoenix Public Library Building Held a 20 Year "Birthday Celebration"

The 20 year "Birthday Celebration" of the Phoenix Public Library on Saturday, November 17th from 11 AM to 1 PM.  Thank you to all who were able to attend.

The Phoenix Library Presents the Top Ten Readers from The Summer Reading Program!

The Phoenix Public Library is pleased to announce the following Top Ten Readers from the 2012 Summer Reading Program; Sarah Andrews, Haylie Dodge, Isabella Bresett, Rachel Blake, Ryan Andrews, Jeffrey Horner, Evan Fox, Abby Clark, Lincoln Kersey and Ashley Margrey.  These top 10 readers from Phoenix will be eligible to win prizes at the Oswego County Literacy Event to be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 12 PM to 3 PM at Fairgrieve Elementary School in Fulton, NY.  Children are welcome to come dressed as their favorite storybook character. There is a group photograph scheduled to be taken at 2:30 PM.

The library staff would like to congratulate all the participants of the Summer Reading Program along with the the top ten readers and to thank everyone for spending part of your summer engaged with us at the library. 

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