Library Temporarily Closed

Out of an abundance of caution, the Library will be closed beginning January 14th at 5 p.m. and will reopen Monday, January 25th at 9 a.m. due to a COVID-19 exposure. Because of the Library’s strict safety protocols, risk of exposure to patrons is minimal.

During the closure, the Library will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Patrons who signed up for Grab & Go or Take & Make kits can pick them up when the library reopens January 25th.

Please continue to visit our website for updates, to access our online services, utilize our digital collection and learn about our online programs.

Please do not place items in our Book Drop for the duration of the closure. No late fines are being assessed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask that you please continue to follow all safety precautions against COVID-19 in your daily life.

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Biblioteca Cerrada Temporalmente

Por precaución, la biblioteca cerrará a partir del 14 de enero a las 5 p.m. y volverá a abrir el lunes 25 de enero a las 9 a.m. debido a una exposición a COVID-19. Debido a los estrictos protocolos de seguridad de la Biblioteca, el riesgo de exposición a los usuarios es mínimo. 
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January Community Service for Young Adults

Community Service for SHPL residents currently in Grades 6-12 Make a phone call (We know, so old fashioned!) to a relative or friend who is safe at home: they will appreciate it! Send us an email of when you talked, who you talked to, and about what (We don't need specific details. “Grandma an...

January 2021 New Books

January 2021 - New Books

Welcome to the New Year! Let’s start 2021 with some new books to put on your reading list. This month we have new books from some of our favorite series authors. After three quiet years, Faye Kellerman returns with #26 in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series, The Lost Boys. Will the woods giv...

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Tax Help Available

Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 and older. Scheduled dates are Tuesdays, Feb. 2-April 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. An appointment is required. (The schedule is subject to change based on the health metrics at...


Snuggle Up With a Chilly YA Book This Winter!

Even though librarians are, at times, something close to magic (or we like to think so), we cannot do anything about the fact that it is officially winter, and the chilly season is upon us.   What we can do, however, is recommend some great books that will make staying comfy inside with...

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January 2021 - New Movies & TV Releases

With the holiday season a memory and the hope of a new and more productive 2021, make it a point to sit down with your newly gifted blanket, a hot cup of your favorite beverage and find a television series or a few movies to binge watch during the month of January. Once again, new releases are sl...

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Reading in a Winter Wonderland!

No matter what the weather is outside, it’s always just the right temperature inside the worlds of our many fantastic winter-set children’s books!  Whether you’re in the mood for a longer story, a book with plenty of wonderful pictures, or maybe a poem or craft book, we have some great ideas fo...

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The latest entry in James Patterson’s true crime books is ready in time to commemorate the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s assassination. The Last Days of John Lennon, researched from interviews, chronicles Lennon’s final days. In addition, Patterson’s NYPD Red 6 is set to drop in mid-December. ...

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December Community Service for Young Adults

Make a phone call (We know, so old fashioned!) to a relative or friend who is safe at home: they will appreciate it! Send us an email of when you talked, who you talked to, and about what (We don't need specific details. “Grandma and I chatted about going to school in the 1950s” is enough). ...

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December 2020 - New Movies & TV Releases

As the days become shorter and we find ourselves relegated to our homes, it is the perfect time to catch up on some noteworthy movies and television series. If you have yet to watch an episode of the television series “Yellowstone," Season 3 is being released this month.  Grab the ...