Latest Books in our Collection
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!
Books published since 2012 are in high demand. Donations of books on CD, large print books, like new paperbacks, DVDs, Blu-rays, and local history items are always welcomed. Items we cannot use for the permanent Oswego Public Library collection will go into our ongoing used book sale.
Yearbooks needed to complete the Local History Room collection are 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 2011 and later Paradox's and 1957 or earlier, 1959, 1960, 1970, 1990, 1991, and 1992 Exemplar's.
The Port City Writer's Group meets approximately once a week in the Community Room at the library. Meetings consist of word sprints, write-ins, discussions, and organized lessons.
The group is open to everyone regardless of your experience, goal, or ability level with writing. Everyone is welcome to come!
Meeting days and times vary. For more information please email:
A big thank you to Stewart's for their donation for our Summer Reading Program.
Events start July 6th. You can sign up starting June 29th for Every Hero Has a Story.
The 58th version of the Code of the City of Oswego is now online at oswegony.org
Recent Board of Trustee Minutes have been added to our web site. Browse through them at oswegopubliclibrary.org/node/1254
Want to enjoy Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, but prefer to read in Spanish? Wait no longer!
The Oswego Public Library has placed a copy of Perdida in the new item shelf -- under 468 FLYN as we have shelved all our books in Spanish at this number. Para libros en Español mira bajo 468.
Whether using your tablet, your computer, or one of our computers; you can now access Ancestry at the Oswego Public Library. Enjoy!