SYRACUSE—The Syracuse Public Library has welcomed new children’s librarian Megan Daumen. Daumen has worked in libraries for the past two years and has also volunteered, in some form or another, for more than 10 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and received her Master of Library Science in March. In her new role, Daumen will lead the children’s department.
“I look forward to meeting the staff, families and the community,” Daumen said.
Children and parents can say hello to her downstairs or during story time, which is at 10:30 a.m. every Friday through November. The program is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers. School-aged children, meanwhile, can attend the homeschool program at 10:30 a.m. each Friday.
Bag of Books Sale
Don’t miss the Friends of the Syracuse Public Library’s bag of books sale from 9 a.m. until about 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. During the event, purchase a Friends bag and stuff it for only $5. Other deals will be available, too. The Friends will have a selection of specially priced antique books; these are excluded from the bag of books sale.
Decluttering Support Group Meets
People interested in shedding items from their lives should join the library’s decluttering support group. The group will meet promptly at noon in the downstairs meeting room. Session are confidential so the doors shut shortly after noon.
End Of Reading Challenge
If signed up for the “I’m Breaking Out in 2021” reading challenge and the library hasn’t contacted you yet, call the library at (574) 457-3022. Participants will have a lot of prizes to choose from as the challenge wraps up the week of Oct. 11.