February 2017 Movie Schedule

MOVIE NIGHT is every other Wednesday at 5:30P.M. in the Community Room, unless stated otherwise.

SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEE is the second Sunday of every month at 2:00 P.M., also in the Community Room.

Wednesday, February 1st - Jack Reach: Never Go Back

Sunday, February 12th – Inferno

Wednesday, February 15th - Arrival

What is the value of the services offered by a Library to our community? Libraries such as ours, in fact, provide a hefty return on investment. The collection of the Solvay Public Library contains a total of approximately 57,600 items. If you estimate a value per item of $20, we offer $1.5 million dollars’ worth of materials to our community at any one time. If a patron checked out 20 items, and did this every week for a year, the patron will have checked out $20,800.00 worth of materials.

From mid-2015 to mid-2016, the Solvay Public Library checked out 96,784 items. At $20 per item estimate, that is over $1,935,680.00 of value we brought to the community. We have an annual ordering budget of $45,000.00 – or about 43 times less than the circulation value to our area.

Some items in our collection will circulate dozens of times in a year. The most popular new movies, for example, can average one checkout per week all year long. Calculating 52 circulations for an item that cost us $20 totals an investment worth $1,040.00. That is a considerable rate of return.

Many groups in our area rely on us for meeting space.  During the 2016 calendar year, our meeting room space was utilized for 138 programs, attended by 1,119 people.  That’s a service we provide which also has value to the community.

Numbers are a very important way to assess the impact of a library such as ours. Communities such as Solvay and Geddes need a resource that satisfies various informational and entertainment materials that residents are unable to purchase for themselves. They need a place where they can safely seek out knowledge, entertainment and continuing education. The value of the Solvay Public Library stems from its role as a place where the community can discover, learn, and grow.

At any time, if you have a question or concern, please feel free to contact me at (315) 468-2441 or e-mail at dgolden@onlib.org. If we can be of service to you in any way, please let us know.

Dan W. Golden


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January 2017 Movie Schedule

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT is every other Wednesday at 5:30P.Min the Community Room, unless stated otherwise.

SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEE is the second Sunday of every month at 2:00 P.M., also in the Community Room.

Wednesday, January 4thSully

Sunday, January 8thThe Secret Life of Pets

Wednesday, January 18thDeepwater Horizon


Saturday December 3, 2016
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Community Room

A program on the history of the Erie Canal, with information on present-day Canal exhibits and renovations. This will be a slide and video presentation by local historian Mr. David Beebe.

The mission of the Camillus Erie Canal Park is to preserve artifacts, educate the public about the Erie Canal and its role in the creation of the Empire State, and to serve as a unique recreational area. Learn how the park began, its development, and plans for the future. This program comes courtesy of the Office of Senator John DeFrancisco.

Wednesday November 30, 2016
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Community Room

Christine Petosa and Elizabeth Williams, authors of Jim’s Flight: One Soul’s Perspective from Heaven, will hold a Q&A and book signing session.

Is there life after death? Does Heaven really exist? Providing us with insight, wisdom and practical knowledge, we learn from Jim Petosa’s flight to Heaven and back that life exists beyond the physical world. This book is a compilation of the journey of Jim’s transition to Heaven, his wife’s experience as the caretaker and the portal to expand humanity’s understanding of it all. Riveting moments capture the reader, open the hearts of many and, truth be told, enlighten all of us to believe that the soul lives on forever.

Solvay Public Library will be CLOSED at 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 23rd and CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24th and that Friday, November 25th. We hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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