Latest Books in our Collection
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.
See if you can spot the other insect in this photo. There's a huge close-up of it featured in Rocco's show.
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.
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.
And watch for an exhibit from the amazing photography of Celestial Blue!
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.
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.
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 25 - Jessie Owens Shatters World Records
May 26 - WWII Dunkirk Evacuation
NEW DATABASE & SERVICES: Ancestry.com is available in the library and e-magazines are on OverDrive.ncls.org
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
Leonard came to America at the age of 9 from Avigliano, Italy. He quit high school after his Junior year, but loading and unloading wagons was not his passion. "He borrowed books from the library to read at night. He slept near the window so he could catch the first morning light and read without disturbing his two brothers, who slept in the same bed." A year later he returned to school and even earned a Pulitzer scholarship for college!