PALMYRA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
A Letter To Our Community
Hi everyone! All of us at the Palmyra Community Library miss you and look forward to the day when we can welcome the community back to the library. We are not sure where libraries fit in with the Governor’s phased approach to re-opening but we do know that library services will be different when the time comes. Our priority is to open safely to protect our employees and community members. In the meantime, we are working to bring the library to you. Please follow us on Facebook and visit our website to keep in touch. Until we see you again, stay well and take care of yourself and each other.
Patricia Baynes, Library Director
At Home In May
"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."
— Edwin Way Teale, American Naturalist
Books, Books, And More Books!
To get started download the Libby app or
Overdrive if you're using a Kindle device.
You've Watched Tiger King, Now Read These!
Coping with Stress and Anxiety?
Family Reading Time
Online Magazines, All Kinds!
Sign up for a
New York Public Library Card
using the SimplyE app
Buy Local in Wayne County
"As more and more people are buying groceries online, some of our farmers are starting boxes of produce for sale, either no contact pick up or delivery. Some of these are current CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) farms. To buy local produce, please contact any of the farms on the attached list and join their CSA's either now, or for the spring/summer/fall." - Cornell Cooperative Extension
The book drop is closed until further notice. Due dates have been extended to
For learning and fun!
Free, Printable Coloring Pages for Adults
"Take a break and have some fun with this collection of free, printable coloring pages for adults. All the coloring pages are designed specifically for adults with beautiful intricate designs that will make you smile while you take a few minutes just for you.
Coloring can be incredibly relaxing and as you color these grown-up coloring pages, you can let your mind wander or simply concentrate on your coloring. Afterward, you'll likely feel refreshed and ready to get on with your tasks for the day." - Stacy Fisher for The Spruce Crafts
Click here to browse and download coloring pages.
Tie-Dye Is The New Black
"As the days and weeks in lockdown continue, it seems our collective curiosity for arts and crafts is growing. Bored in the house? Then let's create something — anything! — be it painting a masterpiece, baking a cake, or hemming your jeans. And this may be one of the most niche of all craft creations: tie-dying."
- L'Oreal Blackett for Bustle Magazine
How To Tie Dye With Things You Already Have In The House
A DIY For The Weekend - Get Obsessed With These Modern Tie Dye Stripes
How To Tie-Dye Legit Anything In Your Closet
How to Make a Spiral Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Start Your Own Victory Garden
Have you heard about Victory Gardens?
It's not a new concept. In fact, according to futurefarmers.com, Victory Gardens were planted during both World Wars to help "ease the burden on the food supply brought on by the war effort," and it was thought the gardening could boost morale. Here is a link to a youtube video showing how to make your own Victory Garden in 16 square feet of space. You could do one in less space, too.
At 28, Judy Blume Was A Housewife With Secret Dreams Of Being A Writer
"In Bustle’s Q&A series 28 successful women describe exactly what their lives looked like when they were 28 — what they wore, where they worked, what stressed them out most, and what, if anything, they would do differently. This time, Judy Blume reflects on being a young mom in suburban New Jersey who dreamed of becoming a writer." - Samantha Leach for Bustle Magazine
To read Judy Blume's interview - click here.
To read the rest of Bustle's Q&A Series 28 - click here.
May's Fitness Highlight: The Fitness Marshall
Since launching his YouTube channel in October 2014, Caleb Marshall, aka "The Fitness Marshall," has been rocking some serious dance moves and motivating thousands to get into shape. His fun, upbeat videos use the latest pop hits and pair them with his own innovative and funky choreography.
His Youtube channel - The Fitness Marshall
The Sweat Set - Full Workout Playlist
Speed Sweat - Quick Workout Playlist
At-Home Workouts from CNet
No need for an expensive trainer or gym membership when you have YouTube.
The Best Youtube Channels For Getting In Shape At Home
Smithsonian Online Events: Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. For calm during this trying time join using the link below and download Zoom.
Mondays and Fridays from 12:15 to 12:45 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 to 12:45pm
Ancestry Library Edition: Genealogy and Family History
This version of the consumer Ancestry product is available free of charge at home. Click the link below and sign in using your library card number and pin number.
Ancestry From Home
For all other local history and genealogy resources click here!
If you don't know your PIN but have a valid email address on file, you can click here to reset your pin.
At-Home Workouts From Self Magazine
From lower body to HIIT to 8-minute abs the link below has it all!
The 12 best at-home workouts you can do without any equipment.
Learn A New Language with Mango
Learn practical language skills using this fun and engaging software! Access lessons for over 60 languages!
Click to get started now!
The Best Museums In The World: Virtual Tours
Travel and Leisure Magazine compiled 12 museums for your viewing pleasure!
Take your pick from the Guggenheim Museum to the Uffizi Gallery!
Tour the Louvre from your couch!
National Museum of Natural History - Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!
May's Story Walk
Located behind the library by the back parking lot.
There's a new story on the library's Storywalk! Come take a stroll (one family at a time of course!) to read Fish is Fish by Leo Lionni, about two best friends, a minnow and a tadpole. Hi Juliette and Lawrence! Thanks for helping your mom (Emily Bond) put up the new story.
Hi, everybody! We miss seeing your smiling faces at the library. The library will be open before we know it. Until then enjoy these useful websites, find books to access on Libby, watch videos of our story times, and read. We are working on safe ways to offer our summer programs and lunches for kids so please watch for updates on our website, newsletter and Facebook . -Miss Sheila Koeberle
Virtual Story Time with Sheila Koeberle
Miss Sheila reads Pete the Cat, Five Little Bunnies by Kimberly and James Dean
The Easter Bunnies Assistant by Jan Thomas
Miss Sheila reads A Perfect Day
Miss Sheila reads Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit
Miss Sheila reads Mama Built a Little Nest
Miss Sheila reads Mother Bruce
Miss Sheila reads 999 Tadpoles
Authors Everywhere! Read, Draw, Create, Community
"This is a Youtube Channel created and run by middle grade author Susan Tan, and made possible by an amazing community of children's book writers and illustrators. We wanted to do something to offer relief for parents and kids during these long days at home. On this channel, you'll find workshops, readings, activities, art projects, writing games, writing advice, and more. We hope that we can offer you some fun, some distraction, and a creative outlet for any feelings that might come up during this time."
Alan Stewart's Art Programs
The library's art teacher Alan Stewart has created a website where parents and kids can send their artwork. He will post the artwork for all to see! Visit his website to see artwork from past programs.
Children's Audio Books
By Audible Stories
Browse by age range.