Sherburne Library To Host Fall Family Festival On Saturday
Published: October 26th, 2021

Sherburne Library to host Fall Family Festival on Saturday The Sherburne Public Library will hold the Fall Family Festival from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, October 30, in Gaines Park. Attendance is free and this year the festival will benefit local food pantries. Attendees are asked to bring donations of food, such as canned goods, personal care items, or monetary donations. Above, the library's first event in 2020. (Photo from

SHERBURNE — The Sherburne Public Library will be holding their second annual Fall Family Festival from 2 to 4 p.m., on Saturday, October 30th, in Gaines Park.

This year the festival will benefit our local food pantry.There is no admission charge, but attendees are asked to bring donations for the food pantry, such as canned goods, personal care items. or monetary donations.

This event is part of The Great Give Back whose mission is to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. The Festival includes a Costume Contest, a Story Walk, Take and Make Crafts, A Haunted Walk in the Park, Cider and donuts, plus much more. And we have just added “Zumba with Michael Myers” as part of the festival.

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Come learn some fun and spooky Halloween moves to get your body moving led by Michael Myers (you will remember him as the villain in the “Halloween” movies). Get this fun, family event on your calendar and join us to celebrate one of our most beautiful seasons!

We are thrilled to welcome back Wells Horton for a new photo presentation entitled “Birding Hotspots with Wells Horton.” Since 2017 Wells and his wife, Marsha, have traveled to 43 States, all ten Canadian Provinces, and the Yukon Territory. In their travels they have explored various birding locations. Wells is a local landscape photographer who also does some wildlife photography.

Join us as Wells shares this presentation about birds and birding locations. A few of the species shown will include Northern Gannets, Atlantic Puffins, Sand Hill Cranes, Eagles, Semi-Palmated Sandpipers, Whooping Cranes, various Owls, and California Condors. You will not want to miss this. The program is Tuesday, November 16, at 7 p.m. in the library. Masks are required in the library.

Join us on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. as children’s librarian Mr. Mike conducts Story Time infused with songs and movement! Each week he reads a story, they learn a new letter from the alphabet, he leads them in songs, and they do a craft. On Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Mr. Mike does a virtual Story Time via Zoom. If you’re interested in tuning in, you can contact the library for the link at 607-674-4242. These sessions are also recorded and posted on our Facebook page each week.

For Halloween, various members of the staff are recording Spooky Readings and posting them each week on Facebook. You can find a new one each Monday morning at 10 a.m. throughout the month of October, with a special reading on Halloween eve. So jump into bed and cover your head, then listen to our spooky stories, if you dare!

You can find all our recorded videos on our YouTube page – just search for Sherburne Public Library. We have all our craft, cooking, book talks, stories, and story time videos posted there for your viewing pleasure.

Remember that our beautiful old front stair entrance is our only entrance for now until the newer entrance is fixed after the April accident, where someone drove into our building. The repairs are starting soon and we hope to have it fixed by February.

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If the stairs are too much for you, we are more than happy to meet you at the bottom with books or other materials. Just give us a call at 607-674-4242. The Book Drop is at the bottom of the stairs for your convenience. Our hours remain Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Look for the Open/Closed sign in the front door window.

Come see us at the Sherburne Public Library!

- Colleen Law-Tefft, Sherburne Library Manager