Donations Sought

Welcome back to school! We have been working hard at the Oswego Public Library to rebuild our young adult collection. Many books and graphic novels were taken and never returned last school year. Please consider donating your copy of these titles to the Oswego Public Library for everyone to enjoy. Thank you!

We are also happy to take donations of DVDs, Blu-rays, manga, paperback or hardcover comic books, and guitar magazines.

Stop in any time to enjoy our magazines. Computer access, including Wifi, requires a library card. Getting a card is free although you need a parent or guardian to sign you up if you are under 18. There are now USB charging ports near all of the tables on both the Main and Upper Levels.

More Books in the Vein of Harry Potter

Fanciful illustration for The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland

For those who loved the Harry Potter series and have already devoured the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, here are several other titles with similarities to J. K. Rowling's masterwork:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairlyand In a Shipe of Her Own Making by Cathrynne Valente
(a prequel short story, The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland..., is free to read online at Tor.com)

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (an intro at bartimaeusbooks.com)

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Ann Schlitz (Chapters 1-3 at candlewick.com)

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (explore the series at rickriordan.com)

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (read the beginning at scribd.com)

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (explore the series at randomhouse.com)

Library Newsletter

The Oswego Public Library is part of the North Country Library System which includes libraries in Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis & St. Lawrence County.  Library patrons can access any of the electronic resources shown at the right by simply typing in their library card number and pin (last 4 digits of their phone number).

You may also renew or place holds for materials by using ncls.org.  Please make sure you log in first with your library card and pin.  The log in is located at the top of the electronic page.
Electronic Resources
A newly added resource is ArtistWorks which allows individuals to take music or art classes on-line given by well known instructors.  Classes include but are not limited to: guitar, piano, voice, and art. Classes are at your own pace with feedback available from instructors.

Individuals can access American newspapers from 1690-1922; check out consumer information on Consumer Reports; download e-books, e-audio and e-magazines on to their electronic devices; take an on-line class using Universal Class at their own pace; research their ancestors using Ancestry.com (you must be at the library to access Ancestry.com); or use Beanstack (a program that helps parents customize their child’s reading and keep track of what they’ve read).

English as a Second or Other Language
TASC (also known as GED) & ESL opportunities are now at Hamilton Homes.  For information on how you can attend call BOCES at 963-4256.

Of the 63 students attending GED classes 37 improved by 2 grade levels or more.  Of those 37 students, 8 received their High School Diploma.  There are 20 students attending our ESL classes.
Reading Wagon
The library offers a wide range of programming for the children of Oswego.  The Children’s Room is located on the upper floor of the library (UL if you use our elevator).

Story Hour  for children ages 3-5 on Wednesdays and Fridays
           Summer reading programs July-August
Read with Lucy       Lego Club       Art with Jen classes
Other special theme programs will be listed on our monthly calendar
           Please call (341-5867) or stop in the library for a full calendar of events

Library cards are free!!!  They may be used at any library in Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson or St Lawrence County.  Your child must be able to print their first and last name and have a parent’s signature.  Come spend some time with Miss Karen, Miss Monica (AmeriCorps), Miss Kathy, Miss Mary Ann, Miss Laurie and Miss Rebecca.

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!
Summer Reading Sign up is June 27TH THROUGH JULY 2ND
Summer Reading Club is July 5TH THROUGH AUGUST 12TH
Read to earn prizes.  Registration is free.
Activities scheduled every day!!!

Children who read do better in school—so make sure your child is a reader!

“ONE OF THE GREATEST GIFTS ADULTS CAN GIVE—TO THEIR OFFSPRING AND TO THEIR SOCIETY—IS TO READ TO CHILDREN."  Carl Sagan


Annual meeting of Friends of the Library is on 5/16/16 @ 4:30 in the Board Room located on the lower level (LL).  All members are welcome to attend. 

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