• Hours and Contact Info

    10:00am to 8:00pm
    Sat: 10:00am to 3:00pm
    Closed Sundays & Holidays

    Library Director: Susan Wool


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Did  you know that the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System includes 30 public library members? Or that they are our main resource for sharing books among each other? The CEFL system is proud to offer E-books and audiobooks to our patrons. These include best sellers, holiday classics, digital audio books and more. Right now our inventory of holiday classics is begging for a bit of freshening up and some expansion.

Just think how nice it would be to share a hot chocolate and a holiday audio book as a family! For a donation of 25.oo dollars or more the name of your honoree will be in the note field for a designated title. You can simply mail a check to CEF Library System, 33 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Add “Holiday Honoree” to the memo line on your check and  make sure you include the name of the honoree

http://adirondackgives.org/campaigns/honor-a-loved-one-share-the-gift-of -reading-this-season/

Wishing  you the joy of the holiday season!

The Staff of the Wead Library






December at the Wead Library

 Good morning! Today we present our many happenings here at the Wead Library for the month of December. Our Story Hours will continue throughout the month of December until December 22nd. They will return back in January and for more information, please click on the Children’s tab above.

Friday night movies will continue throughout the month.  As usual, they will start at 6:00PM on Fridays and finish before 8:00PM.  Friends and family are welcome to this free event. Feel free to bring snacks and please, only beverages with covers. For more information click on our Movie tab above.

Every Wednesday from 2:00PM to 3:00PM we will be continuing with our popular Tech Talk program. Bring in those devices and we will get you up and running. We are glad to help with laptops, readers, phones, tablets, and even cameras! End the frustration and take advantage of this free service! We look forward to seeing you. Maybe a new device in your future from Santa?

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As always, our Craft Group will meet on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00AM. Bring your knitting, sewing, beading, crocheting or other craft to share with other kindred spirits. The group is friendly, supportive, generous with their knowledge and eager to help. Hope to see you there!

Our very popular Lego Club will meet on the 17th of December, a Saturday, at 11:00AM. We have lots of Legos here and this group is age 12 and up.

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Ranger, the  much loved rescue dog, has returned and you can visit with him on Wednesday, December 21 at 3:00PM. We promise you will really enjoy visiting with Ranger!

The Wead Library Book Club will meet at 4:00PM on Thursday, November 15th. Call us at 483-5251 if you have any questions about joining the group. All readers are welcome.

Next week, on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30PM, the Wead Library will host Eat Smart New York. Sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service, the program is geared towards recipes that will fit within SNAP budgets or for those watching their dollars as well as their food intake. Healthier ways to add flavor to meals will also be discussed. Guests will receive a free cooking utensil and the evening promises to be fun and informative.  For more information call 518-561-7450.

The Wead Library will be closed Saturday, December 24th and will re-open Tuesday, December 26th. Please come share in our festivities this month. Our “Book Tree” is on display and the spirit of the of the holidays is alive and well here at the library.  If there are any questions on our programs feel free to call us at 518-483-5251.

The Staff of the Wead Library


 The Staff of the Wead Library would like to extend our wishes to all for a safe and bountiful Thanksgiving Day. We will be closed to share the festivities with our families and friends and wish the same for you and your loved ones. The Library will reopen on Friday, November 25th at 10:00AM.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Due to inclement weather, the Wead Library will not be open today, Monday, November 21, 2016. We fully expect to re-open on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:00AM  and look forward to serving our patrons. Thank you for  your understanding.

Susan Wool



New arrivals, week of 11-15-16

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Flame colored leaves have fled. Woodstoves sit cold longing for a chill in the air to release their plumes. Fall is here but warmth lingers on. If you are craving a sort of warmth that is in the heart and not from a well worn sweater, just grab a good book, a hot beverage and a comfy chair. Fall will arrive in your heart!

Due to the Veteran’s Day holiday   this week’s arrivals include those from last week as well . We thank you for your patience and share the following:


Caillou the Courageous,     animated family fare
Daniel’s Winter Wonderland,     animated and from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood


Another day in the death of America by   Gary Younge
Ghostland   by Colin Dickey
The 60s: the story of a decade / The New Yorker
City of Dreams   by Tyler Anbinder
Whole   by Melissa Moore
Upstream : selected essays   by Mary Oliver
Tippi: a memoir   by Tippi Hedren, biography
Peter O’toole: the definitive biography  by Robert Sellers


Vienna in Violet   by David W. Frank
The Vanishing Year  by Kate Moretti
The Abandoned Heart   by Laura Benedict
The Guineveres   by Sarah Domet
Long way gone  by Charles Martin
The motion of puppets   by Keith Donohue
Crosstalk   by Connie Willis
The reckoning of Cane Hill by Steve Mosby
The family plot  by Cherie Priest
Mister Monkey  by Francine Prose
The Eastern Shore  by Ward S. Just
Blind sight  by Carol O’Connell
A Christmas message  by Anne Perry
The red car  by Marcy Dermansky
Faithful  by Alice Hoffman
Night School   by Lee Child
The twenty three by Linwood Barclay
This was a man  by Jeffrey Archer
Labyrinth lost  by Zoraida Cordova
These are the names   by Tommy Wieringa
The Ferryman Institute  by Colin Gigl
The award  by  Danielle Steel
November storm  by Robert Oldshue
In the country of the blind  by Edward Hoagland
The Book of Joy   by Dlai Lama XIV
The Attention Merchants  by Tim Wu
In the company of women   by Grace Bonney
All that you’ve seen here is God  by Bryan Doerries
A truck full of money  by tracy Kidder
Spaceman   by Mike Massimino, biography
23/7   by Keramet Reiter


 Happy reading!
The Staff of the Wead Library





November has arrived!


So much is happening here at the Wead Library during the month of November.  Two big holidays will be observed,  Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Day.  We will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honor of our brave veterans. Thanksgiving day, November 24th, will also have us closing. We are looking forward to enjoying the holidays with friends and family. We hope all of our patrons are able to enjoy the same.

Here is a list of what is happening this month. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 518-483-5251.

Story hours for children will continue and are scheduled on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm and Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11:00AM.  More information can easily be found by clicking on the Children’s tab just underneath our banner.

On Friday evenings we have some great movies planned for all the family. There will be no movie on Friday, the eleventh of November.  The “Movie” tab above will give you much more information on this fun weekly event.

Our good friend Ranger, the therapy dog, has returned from his summer hiatus ready to please your little ones with his kind and friendly disposition.  Ranger visits on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm.  You will fall in love with Ranger as we all here at the library have. He is just a great dog.

Did you know we have a craft group that meets on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10:00am?  We have knitters, crocheters, sewists, weavers and other creatives who come to enjoy the fellowship of kindred spirits. Bring your craft to work on and share with this fun group.

Need advice for your device? Every Wednesday from 2-3:00pm we offer Tech Talk. We can help you with many of the issues that can beset your phone, tablet or laptop. We can even help with digital cameras. This is a free service and is first come first serve.

Who doesn’t like Legos? Our Lego group has been a big success. We welcome all Lego lovers eight years of age and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult as well. We supply the Legos, you supply the enthusiasm. This fun event takes place on the third Saturday of each month. Hope to see you there!

Grandma Helen is back on Friday afternoons ready to read to your children. She will be sharing books on Friday afternoons from 2-4:00pm.

The Wead Library Book Club is reading and discussing Pilgrim’s Progress this month and will meet on November 17th at 4:00pm.

Last but not least, the Wead Library Board of Trustees Will convene Monday at 7:00pm on November 21st.

We do have a special visit from author Audrey Ashline Svec planned. She will be discussing her new novel, “Venetian Sunset” on Thursday, November 17th at 6:00pm. Of course this discussion   is free to the public.

Much more information regarding these events can be had by just clicking the tabs above.

Happy Thanksgiving

and safe travels.

~The Staff of the Wead Library~

New arrivals week of October 25, 2016

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So many of the most popular writers today are among our new arrivals this week. We have the latest from the likes of James Patterson, Jodi Picoult,  Felix Francis, Charlaine Harris,  John Sandford,  Iris Johansen and many more. This week’s non fiction provides us with some very interesting memoirs and autobiographies.  Brian Wilson of the Beachboys and Bruce Springsteen tell us how their love of music brought them to the pinnacle they are at today. If following the lives of famous rockers is not for you, there are other new biographies and works of non fiction to please as well.  Stop by to see what our burgeoning new arrival shelves hold.  All of these books can be requested digitally as well by simply clicking online in the right sidebar on “Login, search and renew”  and following the prompts. Have your library card ready and know that your Pin # is the last four digits of the phone number on record with the library.


Crepe factor   by Laura Childs
Nutshell   Ian McEwan
Behind closed doors   by B.A. Paris
The chosen ones   by Steve Sem-Sandberg
Kill or be killed   by James Patterson
Small great things   by Jodi Picoult
The women of the Souk   by Michael Pearce
Hagseed: the tempest retold   by Margaret Atwood
Order to kill   by Kyle Mills
Triple crown   by Felix  Francis
All the little liars   by Charlaine Harris
Home   by Harlan Coben
The edge of violence   by William W. Johnstone
Coffin Road   by Peter May
Escape Clause   by John Sandford
Night watch   by Iris Johansen
Precious and Grace   by Alexander McCall Smith
The moth catcher   by Ann Cleeves
Hook, line and murder   by  Donald Bain
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d   by C. Alan Bradley
IQ   by Joe Ide
Sex, lies and serious money   by Stuart Woods
News of the world   by Paulette Jiles
Here I am   by Jonathan Safran Foer




Exiled in America    by Christopher P. Dum
I am Brian Wilson   by Brian Wilson, biography
Born to run    by Bruce Springsteen, biography
Moscow nights, the Van Cliburn story   by Nigel Cliff, biography
Truevine   by Beth Macy
Rogue heroes, the history of the SAS   by Ben Macintyre
Bandit: a daughter’s memoir   by Molly Brodak
Girl unbroken   by Regina Calcaterra
Playing through the whistle   by S.L. Price
Blood in the water   Heather Ann Thompson
The Iran Wars   by Jay Solomon
Christmas with Southern Living 2016

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Happy Fall reading

the Staff of the Wead Library