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New Children's Books for the Summer!

2013-2014 Battle of the Books titles are here too!

DDD, Year Two: Nobody's Perfvect. I'm as Close as it Gets cover Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit cover The Colossus Rises cover Kingdom Keepers VI : Dark Passage cover

Questions 'n' Suggestions

Happy Typing ComputerWe would love to help answer your questions or hear your suggestions -- books, DVDs, programs, and more you would like to see at the Oswego Public Library. 

Mayor Proclaims National Library Week

Mayor Tom Gillen, Library Director Carol Ferlito, and Library Board President Mercedes Niess

"I, Thomas W. Gillen, Mayor of the City of Oswego, proclaim National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013.  I encourage all residents to visit the library this week to take advantage of the wonderful library resources available and thank their librarians and library workers for making information accessible to all who walk through the library's doors."

Three Trustees Inducted as Emeriti Sunday

You may run our slide show Windows Media file by going to Induction of Trustees.wmv

Opening Announcement for our Castle on the Hill

     The New Public Library in Oswego – The Ladies Provided For.The new Gerrit Smith Library in this city, is now open to the public.  For some weeks past, Chester Hull, Esq., the Librarian, with assistance from the Trustees and others, has been engaged in classifying, numbering and arranging the books, and this work is now consummated, and all things are ready for the accommodation of the public.  The library contains about 8,000 volumes, embracing an extensive variety and a large number of standard works.  One feature in the arrangements, which will meet with universal favor, is the provision made for the accommodation of the Ladies.  An exclusive apartment has been provided for them, so that they may go there and enjoy a pleasant literary feast, without intrusion from the other sex.  This apartment is fitted up quite luxuriously with sofas, &c., to render it attractive to those for whom it is intended.  The library is, therefore, fairly opened and has become a living fixed institution among us, and in time, doubtless, it will rank among the finest institutions of the kind in the country.
                                  – Oswego Palladium, Tuesday Morning, July 14, 1857

See a film of Oswego as it was in 1943 in our History section of the website.

Potsdam Public Library gets Sizzling for the Winter!

BookSizzle - mystery, fiction, nonfiction, romance, science fiction, children's, teens...

BookSizzle is a new service that provides a brief overview of new and popular books.  Visit often as the lists will change every week as new books are released. 

Are You an Introvert?

Quiet by Susan Cain cover  available in print, eBook, and on audio CD.

Take this quiz to find out where you fall on the introvert-extrovert spectrum. Answer each question True or False,choosing the answer that applies to you more often than not.

1. ______ I prefer one-on-one conversations to group activities.

IMPROV for your Organization

Chris Miller of Cornell University shared how the rules of improv can help any group or business increase their creativity during his presentation at the recent New York Library Association conference.  The Number 1 leadership quality needed to capitalize on our increasingly complex world is creativity.  In polls among CEOs it wins by a landslide!

Literacy Celebration of Summer's Dream Big - READ!

Summer Readers Celebrating last Saturday

Some of the students who participated in the Oswego County Library Council and Assemblyman Will Barclay’s summer reading programs were on-hand for prize drawings at the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County’s recent Dream Big – Read event at Fairgrieve School, Fulton.

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