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Food for Fines

From June 27th-Aug. 31st, young patrons (18 & under) with overdue fines at Ainsworth Memorial Library are encouraged to make donations of canned or non-perishable food items to have their overdue fines (for our Library's items only) forgiven. All collected food will be donated to the Sandy Creek/Lacona Food Pantry. Lost or replacement fines are not applicable.

Author Visit

Luke Salisbury will be reading from his Civil War novel, "No Common War" which is based on actual events in Sandy Creek history, including the "Big Cheese". It is a fictionalized history (the names and places are real) of the Salisbury family's participation in the abolition movement and the Civil War. Luke will be selling and signing copies of his book.

Picture of author's book, No Common War

Children's Summer Reading Program

Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library presents
Perfect for kids ages 5 to 10!

Thursday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m. ~ Space Shuttle Fun
Thursday, July 25th at 10:30 a.m. ~ Wearing a Solar System
Thursday, August 1st at 10:30 a.m. ~ Moon Sand Landing
Thursday, August 8th at 10:30 a.m. ~ Watercolor Planets

Register Online today ~

Visit online at to earn points, win games, record reading logs, and win chances for our summer reading tech drawing for an out of this world basket full of goodies including a Kindle Fire!

The Children's drawing basket's items include:
Kindle Fire 7
Universe of Stories T-shirt
Universe of Stories Puzzle
Water Bottle
Cosmic Magnetic Sculpture
Coloring Journal
Bendable Book Light
3-in-1 Desk Cube
Drawstring Backpack

Educator Cards

Ainsworth Memorial Library now issues Educator Library Cards! With an educator card, you will have higher charge and hold limits as follows:

• Charge limit: 40 items
• Hold limit: 20 items
• Overdue limit: 5 items

Educators who live or work in the Sandy Creek Central School District are eligible for an educator card. This includes K-12 classroom teachers in public and private schools, daycare center teachers and homeschoolers.

To apply for an educator card, you will need to appear in person at the library with the following items:

  •  Photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
  •  Proof of current address (proof can consist of a piece of mail addressed to the applicant)
  • Your current library card (if you have one).
  • Proof of educator status can be in the form of a teacher photo ID, a homeschooler teacher ID provided by the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), or a copy of your current Letter of Intent (LOI).

The educator card is limited to one per family.


Spend a crafternoon at the library!  Join us on the first Tuesday of every month from noon-1:30 pm to make unique and useful crafts.  For adult crafters.  All supplies and instruction are provided free of charge!  Limit to 10 crafters - registration is encouraged.  Please sign up by visiting us in-person or by calling us at 315-387-3732.   

Story Hour

The last day for Story Hour for the summer will be Friday, June 28th at 10:30 am.  Happy Summer everyone! 

Book Club

The Overbooked Book Club

Meets on the First Monday of the Month from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Current Book:
The Life We Bury
Allen Eskens

Love to read? Insanely busy?
Then this is the Book Club for you!
Enjoy a good book and great conversation completely stress-free!

Board of Trustees Meeting

Since the last Library Board of Trustees meeting (Monday, July 8th) was cancelled, the Board meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 25th at 5:00 pm.  The public is welcome to attend.


Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library
6064 South Main Street PO Box 69
13145-0069 Sandy Creek , NY
United States
Phone: 315-387-3732
Fax: 315-387-2005
43° 38' 37.5972" N, 76° 5' 9.8772" W
New York US


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