Summer Reading Registration

Register HERE for Phillips Free Library's Summer Reading Program that runs through July 31st with the Summer Reading Celebration happening on August 2nd.  The goal this year is to read a combined 280,000 pages.  Keep track of the pages you read each day and report them online or in person.  There will be prizes for each age group every Friday in July.  More information after you register or contact us at the library with questions.

Let's Have an Adventure!

Join us this summer for an adventure or two or three! We have scheduled three programs all on Tuesdays at 6 pm that are open to all ages, children, teens and adults.
On Tuesday, July 30th join us for a LEGO Adventure, find out the challenge when you arrive.
On Tuesday, August 13th join us for an Adventure with Paint! We will have pendulum paint and spin art and maybe even some squirt gun painting. All supplies will be provided. Please register:

FLX Library Road Trip

Take the #FLXLibraryRoadTrip this summer! Begin your journey with a map of all 33 FLLS libraries across Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. Start at any library, anytime, & explore the wonders of libraries. Remember to discover what each community has to offer! Participate in the #FLXLibraryRoadTrip  from July 1-August 31, 2024. More info at

A Calendar of Events

This Week at the Library

Monday, July 1 

 Nifty Knitters 1p

Tuesday, July 2

  Yoga #1 of 3 10:30 a

  1st-3rd gr book club 5:30p

  Tioughnioga River Writers 6:45 p

  4th & 5th gr book club 7p

Thursday, July 4

  Library Closed


Knee High Story Time

Knee High Story Time meets on Wednesday mornings at 9am for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft geared toward toddler and preschool age children.  No registration necessary.


Arm Chair Travel

Travel to Europe and Asia while sitting in the comfort of the library.  On Thursday, August 8th at 6 pm we will travel vicariously to Ireland, England, China, Portugal and Italy.  We have local folks who have recently traveled to these countries and will briefly tell us about their experiences.  Our refreshements will reflect the countries we "visit".  Registration is preferred:


Points of View Book Club

The Points of View Book Club meets at Phillips Free Library on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  The book club is for adults to discuss novels centered on characters with diverse cultures, ethnicities and life experiences.  The book for July is What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez.  Email to register or with book club questions.

Next Week at the Library

A Calendar of Events

Monday, July 15

  Nifty Knitters 1p

Tuesday, July 16

  Yoga #3 of 3

  Adventures with Science Egg Drop 6p

  Tioughnioga River Writers 6:45p on Zoom

Wednesday, July 17

  Knee High Story Time 9a Picnics

  Lunchtime Tales 12p WILD!

Friday, July 19

  Hospicare 101 2p

Saturday, July 20

  Pop Up Book Sale 10a-1p

Early Literacy Activity Calendar

July 2024

Check out this early literacy activity calendar, good for toddler through early elementary children.  There are daily activities, songs, rhymes, book suggestions and more.


Hospicare 101

Hospicare will be at Phillips Free Library on Friday, July 19 at 2 pm.  They will make a presentation about Hospicare 101.  Get information about what they offer, their interdisciplinary approach and more.  This information is helpful to have long before you or a loved one require their services.  No registration necessary.  Light refreshments provided.


Upcoming Book Discussions

for Adults

Tuesday, July 23 6:30 pm

What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez by Claire Jimenez

Tuesday, August 27 6:30 pm

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P Manansala

Tuesday, September 24 6:30 pm

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Tuesday, October 22

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim

Email for more information and to register


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