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Great Courses / Modern Scholar
College Level Courses

Great CoursesThe Great Courses / Modern Scholar series features professors delivering college level material on subjects such as history, religion, science, and literature. This is a great way to experience college level courses without worrying about homework or exams. Courses are available either in Video (DVD) or Audio (CD) format.



Somers Seed Lending Library
A Community Heirloom Seed Lending Project

Somers Seed Lending Library is a free community heirloom seed lending project, demonstrating that libraries check out more than books! The idea is simple. Growers get enough seed to grow 3-4 plants from the seed catalog located behind the Reference Desk, record what they are taking with them as well as basic contact information for later in the season. Then they grow their plants during the season. At the end of the growing season for that plant, the grower harvests as usual, but saves some of the seed for next season, and returns a portion, usually 2-3 times the starting amount (or more) to the seed library to continue the cycle. Donations are gratefully accepted to help grow our seed library. Checks can be made out to the Friends of Somers Library, with a note in the memo field stating "For Seed Library." Also on our wish list: new packets of Heirloom Seeds.  Follow Somers Seed Lending Library on Facebook by clicking here.


Local History Collection
Resources on the History of Somers and Westchester County

Historical Map of SomersSomers Library can help you find out more about the local area, past and present. We have a wide range of resources reflecting all aspects of Somers heritage. The Library's collection is compiled of books, DVDs, school yearbooks, and other sources of information on the history of  Somers and Westchester County. Materials in the Local History Collection do not circulate and must be used in the library under the supervision of a librarian. In addition to local history books, the library has a collection of books by local authors.


Wilton Cake Pan Collection
Cake Pans for the Baker in You

Cake Pan
Patrons may select from a wide variety of Wilton brand cake pans (mostly for children's birthday parties) or for your special occasion. Cake pans circulate for one week, and must be returned in clean condition to the Somers Library.