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Test Yourself! (please, do not write in books)

Biographies for Beginners Online Books

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

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Great Place to Start with a New Web Tool

Exploring Symbaloo at a workshop right now and found a Webmix that everyone may enjoy.  Click on Webmix or HERE and then on Start Using this Webmix

Everything you need for presentations and slideshows along with audio recording, presentation sharing, word clouds, Twitter, and even resumes.  Each little tile is a link.  Go to and create your own tiles and webmixes you can access from anywhere on any device.

Oswego Public Library now in Amazon Smiles Program!

Did you know you can choose to support your Library when shopping online at  Simply start from or start at every time if you've already selected us!

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Thank You!

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The Oswego Public Library Board of Trustees and staff would like to express our appreciation for your recent support for the library’s budget for the year 2014-2015. During the past year your funding has allowed us to provide not only books, magazines and movies but also story hours for children, computer access for the general public, training in technology and meeting space for organizations. Thank you for making this possible.

70th Anniversary of Safe Haven

We enjoyed visits over the weekend from family members and residents of the WWII refugee camp at Fort Ontario.  The Library and Safe Haven Museum have an exhibit of writings and photos in our art gallery.  All the cartoons in the recently digitized Ontario Chronicle were done by Max Sipser whose story is told online at  He a

BookExpo America Author Photos

We had the privilege of sending a staff member to the huge BEA 2014 show in New York City the end of May.  They saw hundreds of authors & took these snapshots. Edward, Hugh Howey author of Wool, Melanie Brockmann, Suzanne Brockmann, Robyn Carr signing Four Friends, Lincoln Peirce, Pseudonymous Bosch, John Scalzi signing Lock In, Jodi Picoult, Lane Smith, Bob Shea, Garth Stein signing A Sudden Light, Kathy Reichs, & Jeffrey Br

BookExpo America Panelist Photos

Jason Segel, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Jeff Kinney, Shawn Levy, Jonathan Tropper, John Scalzi, Douglas Preston, Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Anjelica Huston (reading Maya Angelou's poem A Brave and Startling Truth), Neil Patrick Harris, and Kate DiCamillo all talked at the recent BEA 2014 in New York City.

eBook Challenge!

We have fiction. We have nonfiction. We have romance, mystery, and sci-fi. We have biographies. We have true crime. We have young adult, middle grade and picture books. We have audio for all ages.

Check out this handy guide to getting started downloading library e-books.

Or look at these flyers featuring children's e-book and e-audiobooks (great for road trips!), too. You can find them right at the top of the NCLS summer reading page:

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Keep on Learning @ the Library

Thanks to community interest and support, the Library Learning Center (LLC) continues to be an active site for technical learning under the direction of full time Instructor Jessica Galvin.  The LLC located on the lowest level of the Library (L2), offers a wide variety of classes throughout the week ranging from computer basics to downloading e-books, maintaining the health of your computer, using Quicken, Internet basics and much more.Editing Images in the LLC
Helping staff the Library Learning Center on Saturdays for special programming is Crystal Wilcox who is paid through the generosity of Friends of the Library.  In addition to our paid staff, we have many volunteers who offer their expertise.  You may view the center’s monthly calendar of activities on our web site or pick up a calendar at the main circulation desk.  If you have special computer skills and would like to help volunteer in the center, please contact us at 341-5867.

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Conservation  Class Photograph at Safe Haven

This year the library undertook several conservation projects to safeguard and make public information that has been in storage at the library.  Under special grant funds made available through Northern New York Library Network (NNYL) the library was able to digitize Safe Haven’s newsletters and photographs, black and white glass plates by photographer Ella Merrill Crippen Wheeler that have been in storage for over 70 years, the Oswego Historical Society Journal and City Directories from 1852-1929.  The materials are now available to the public at New York Heritage Digital Collections and the Oswego County Historical Society web links.  

The Library obtained a $3,000 grant from Tru Vue Optium under the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.  Funds were used to have West Lake Conservators repair and conserve the 1850 Oswego City map which now hangs in the main floor addition of the library.

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