Henderson Happenings

Banned Books Week: October 1st-7th

“Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The theme for Banned Books Week this year is “Let Freedom Read.” When we ban books, we’re closing off readers to people, places, and perspectives. But when we stand up for stories, we unleash the power that lies inside every book. We liberate the array of voices that need to be heard and the scenes that need to be seen.” -The American Library Association

Let freedom read!

October’s Author of the Month

Joanne Fluke is our author of the month!

Joanne Fluke is the author of cozy mystery books such as “Pink Lemonade Cake Murder”. 🍰 She is from rural Minnesota and each of her books feature recipes for you to try at home. Check out one of her books today!


Henderson Free Library Happenings

Book Club In a Bag is back! This month our selection is “Say Goodbye For Now” by Catherine Ryan Hyde! We will meet to discuss on Wednesday, September 27th at 4:00pm! Copies are limited so come get yours while they last!

Happy Reading!


Henderson Free Library Happenings

Online resources are now available through our website! Go to the About menu and you’ll find our page with the links! Contact us with any questions. Happy Reading!


Henderson Free Library Happenings

We are hiring! We are looking for a part-time Library Assistant. This position will have teen/adult programming responsibilities. To apply please fill out an application and submit your resume! Contact us for more information at or stop in during open hours this week!


Henderson Free Library Happenings

Summer Hours

Beginning June 1st 2022, Henderson Free Library will be operating on Summer Hours. The hours are posted below. If you have any questions, please call the library at 315-938-7169.

Summer Reading Program

The Henderson Free Library Summer Reading Program theme is Oceans of Possibilities! Starting July 1st, children, teens, and adults will be able to register for the Summer Reading Program. The program will run the entire month of July and feature Story Times, Crafts, and other activities. Follow the library on Facebook or stop in during open hours to stay updated on Summer Reading Programs available to you!

Happy 100 years of Henderson Free Library!

Henderson Free Library is celebrating its 100th birthday this year! Originally chartered in 1922, the Henderson Free Library has served the communities of Henderson, Henderson Harbor, Belleville, and more!

The Henderson Library and its Board of Trustees would like to invite you to an Anniversary Open House on Wednesday, August 17th from 4pm-6pm in the Community Room and Library. Drinks and snacks will be available, as well as a time capsule to view, library history, and lots of memories and laughs to share! We hope to see you there!

Seasonal Cards are Back!

Summer is here and so are hand painted and printed cards at Henderson Free Library! Created by local artist, Eileen, these cards have a beautiful watercolor front cover and are blank on the inside; perfect for any greeting card! Greeting cards are $3 each or 4 for $10. Proceeds go to support the Henderson Free Library. Stop in during open hours to pick one up!


Henderson Free Library Happenings

March Board of Trustees Meeting Moved

The Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held on March 15th at 1:00pm in the Community Room.

Sixtown Snapshots

The February 2022 issue of the Sixtown Snapshots has arrived at Henderson Free Library. We have plenty of copies available to read or take home! Stay up to date on events in the community with the new Sixtown Snapshots!

February/April Break Programming

Over February break, patrons took the opportunity to visit Henderson Free Library for a week full of fun programs! Family Game Night, Lego Day, Craft Day, and Story Hour were all offered and enjoyed by kids and their families! Thank you to all who participated and enjoyed the winter break programming! Events and programs for April’s Spring break will be offered as well! “Like” the Henderson Free Library’s Facebook page to stay up to date on all of the library’s programs!

Craft Night

The next Craft Night will be Tuesday, March 22nd from 3pm-6pm in the library. Patrons will have the opportunity to make their own Friendship Bracelets using materials provided by the library. Grab a friend and join us for this fun craft!


Henderson Free Library Happenings

Craft Night: 2022 Vision Boards

Join us on Tuesday, January 18th at 3pm in the library to make your very own 2022 Vision Board! Envision your goals, motivation, and aspirations for 2022 on a poster you can display anywhere in your home! Organize your New Year ideas in one place and stick to them with this Vision Board craft! All materials are provided by the Henderson Free Library and everyone is welcome!

Book Club is Back!

Book club is back at Henderson Free Library! This month’s book is The Readers of Broken Wheel Recomend by Katarina Bivald. Stop in during open hours to pick up a copy and come back February 15th at 4pm for an open book discussion! Happy Reading!

Movie Night Bags!

Pick the perfect movie night with our Movie Night Bags program! Movie Night Bags are labeled with the genre of each movie inside and come with a bag of microwavable popcorn and candy for your perfect movie night! Pick out a movie bag, check it out at the circulation desk, and enjoy!

Top 10 Checked out Books of 2021

2021 was an amazing year for reading and 2022 will be no different. Recently, the North Country Library System created “Top 10 Books of 2021” lists for each of its member libraries which listed the top ten most checked out books of 2021! Below is Henderson Free Library’s “Top 10 Books of 2021”. These books are available to check out at the library and to receive through Interlibrary Loan.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year From the Library!

The Henderson Free Library would like to wish everyone and their families a very Happy New Year! 2022 is only a few days a way! Stop in and write a New Year’s resolution on a snowflake to be displayed in the library! Just a reminder that the Henderson Free Library will be CLOSED on January 1st, 2022 in observance of the holiday.

New Winter Hours

Beginning January 4th, 2022, the Henderson Free Library will move to winter hours. The updated hours will be:

Story Time Returns January 8th!

The Story Time program will return after the holidays on Saturday, January 8th at 10 a.m.! Pre-k children will have the opportunity to hear a read-aloud story from Library Assistant Bri, create a themed craft based on the story, and enjoy a snack! Story Time themes are announced on the Henderson Free Library’s Facebook page:


Happy Holidays!

Holiday Closings

Mark your calendars! The Henderson Free Library will be CLOSED on Friday December 24th and Saturday December 25th to observe Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The library will still be open Tuesday through Thursday next week with our regular hours.

Craft Night!

Feeling creative? Henderson Free Library will be holding its first craft night of the winter season on Tuesday, December 28th from 4pm-7pm! Patrons will have the opportunity to design and create their very own winter wonderland shadow box! All materials will be provided by the Henderson Free Library!

Poke A Tree

Poke a Tree is here! Help us celebrate the holidays with this children’s program! Children will have the opportunity to “Poke A Tree” during the rest of the month of December! This program will be available during open hours and is free!

Book Club in a Bag!

There are still copies left of “The Girls Of Atomic City” By Denise Kiernan for anyone still interested in participating in the Book Club in a Bag event! The book’s discussion will take place at the Henderson Free Library on Tuesday, December 21st from 4pm-6pm.


Happy December!

Closed For The Holidays

Mark your calendars for these upcoming holidays that the Henderson Free Library will be CLOSED for. The Henderson Free Library will be CLOSED on Friday, December 24th, Saturday, December 25th, and Saturday, January 1st in observance of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. If you have any questions, stop in during open hours, or use the “Contact Us” page for assistance. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Henderson Free Library!

New Titles Are Here!

At Henderson Free Library, New books and materials arrive almost every week. Stop in during open hours to check out what’s new or browse on our “What’s New” Page. We have new titles in every category and genre: Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Thriller, Historical Fiction, Juvenile and Children’s Fiction, Adult and Juvenile DVD’s, and an ever expanding Large Print section! Below is just a few examples of what Henderson Library has for New Titles. “New” titles can be checked out for a 14 day loan period and can be renewed up to two times!

Holiday Card Sale

A local watercolor artist is being featured right here at Henderson Free Library! Watercolor holiday cards are now available for sale in the library from now until supplies last! Holiday cards are $3 each or 4 for $10 with a variety of designs to choose from!

Book Club In A Bag Is Here

Looking for a book club, but don’t know where to start? Then Book Club in a Bag is for you! This month, the Book Club In a Bag program is reading The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of The Women Who Helped Win World War 2 By Denise Kiernan. The book follows a group of women who move to Oakridge, Tennessee to work on the development of the atomic bomb during World War 2. Copies of the book are still available to pick up during open hours and the Book Club discussion will be held December 21st at 4pm in the Henderson Free Library.

Winter Themed Puzzles

Winter Themed puzzles are officially out for patron use! Come in during open hours, grab a cup of coffee and a friend and complete one of many of our holiday and/or winter themed puzzles! The puzzle board provides an easy way of completing our 1000 pieces puzzles without having to worry about running out of room at our table!