Online Catalog click here 315.341.5867 120 E 2nd St. Oswego NY 13126
slideshow 1 slideshow 2 slideshow 3 slideshow 4 slideshow 5 slideshow 6 slideshow 7

Latest Books in our Collection

Banned Books Week Starts Today!

Celebrate the freedom to read all week!  Try a classic, a popular title, or a comic.

Comic Characters Unite to Defend Banned Books

New Photography on Display in the Library Art Gallery

Continuing our summer of Oswego photographs, Rocco Saya has taken his photos from the computer screen to the framed print world. These breathtaking photographs highlight the wonders all around us here in Oswego! There will be an artist’s reception on September 3rd at 6:30pm at the library. Rocco will put on a presentation and give photography tips. There will be some new, never before seen, prints on display too. Mark your calendar.
Cabbage Butterfly with Hidden Friend  See if you can spot the other insect in this photo.  There's a huge close-up of it featured in Rocco's show.

Front Door Is Back

The work being done on the library turrets has been completed and the front door is now accessible!

Our front door is BACK!

Director Carol Ferlito and two of our happiest young patrons (June Goodrich-Gelarden (5), and Gretchen Goodrich-Gelarden (7)) are among the first to try it out!

Repairs have been completed and you may now use our front entrance.

All Battle of the Books titles have arrived!

With the addition of the Middle School titles this week, we now have copies of every book from grades 3-8.  They are kept on a cart to the right of the Children's Desk upstairs or you can put them on Hold and we will have them behind the Main Desk as soon as we can!

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde Heist Society by Ally Carter 8th Grade Bits by Heather Brewer The Outcasts by John Flanagan Endangered by Eliot Schrefer Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Shifting Saturday Hours for Harborfest

Feel free to visit us starting at 10 AM this Saturday, July 25.  We will be open 10 AM to 3 PM so everyone can leave early and enjoy Harborfest... or get out of town as the case may be.  Hope this beautiful weather holds.Sunset on Lake Ontario by Rocco Saya

And watch for an exhibit from the amazing photography of Celestial Blue!

Newbery Honor author Cece Bell discusses Kids Graphic Novels

Graphic novelists Cece Bell (El Deafo), Jennifer Holm (Babymouse), and Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) discuss creating their latest works.  Librarian Edward Elsner filmed this at the American Library Association's conference in San Francisco last month.

Kids Graphic Novels Have Arrived

El Deafo author and illustrator Cece Bell discussing graphic novels at the American Library Association conference in San Francisco last month. Also on the panel were Jennifer Holm and Mike Maihack.

Posted by Oswego Public Library on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Biographies for Beginners Online Books

Searching for a biography to read and new to reading?  We have a great resource in Biography for Beginners!  Simply enter your Oswego library card number for instant access to around 600 biographies written specifically for early readers.

Bookworm Logo

Las Fábulas de Esopo

Available online in Spanish, listen to Aesop's Fables from LibriVoxVolume 2 is also available.

Las Fábulas de Esopo

Great Stories for Every Day

Click on any of the links from Awesome Stories - Stories of the Month Calendar for a video and more about an event on that date.  A great resource for any day!

May 23 - Death of Bonnie and Clyde

May 24 - Samuel Morse Sends First Telegraph Message

May 25 - Jessie Owens Shatters World Records

May 26 - WWII Dunkirk Evacuation

We're Not Just About Books...

NEW DATABASE & SERVICES: is available in the library and e-magazines are on


During 2014 volunteers have donated their time and talents, many of them devoting hours each week throughout the year. Tasks they have performed range from cleaning and dusting book shelves to organizing actual programs. Volunteers in particular have helped enhance the children’s programs by presenting story units and actually teaching yoga, presenting classes such as Chinese Characters and constructing Origami Characters all for our little tykes. During normal operating hours they have helped make sure books and materials are placed on the shelves correctly and provided invaluable assistance weekly in processing and repairing books and audio-visual materials. At times volunteers have helped decorate the Library. They have assisted in genealogical research working in the local history room. Several volunteers are clipping local news articles, pictures and stories from the local press concerning the Library. Volunteers helped with fundraising items throughout the year. During the 2014 year volunteers have contributed close to 1,700 hours of service.

So we must always remember volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!     If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact Mike Redding, Volunteer Coordinator at 341-5867

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer. – Allen Klien


Add to calendar