Celebrate National Library Week with Us

April 9-15 is a time to remember libraries and how they have made this country great. 

See all the TEDx videos from Sno Isle Libraries.

Try a free audiobook at Sync: Audiobooks for Teens.  There will be two free audiobooks available every week starting April 27.  Text syncya to 25827 to receive text alerts when each pair of titles is available.

  • Downloads are in MP3 format and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Downloads will operate through the OverDrive app.
  • Most listening devices are supported.

Hundreds of audiobooks and ebooks may be checked out any time with your library card at the North Country Libraries OverDrive page.

Wednesday, April 12 is National Bookmobile Day, so be sure to say hello to the Oswego Bookmobile.

Reading with Friends! Leyendo con Amigos!

We enjoyed English and Spanish readings of The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle today.  After the readings, children made pipe cleaner caterpillars and other creatures with help from the SUNY Oswego students.  A huge thank you to the Latino Student Union for sharing their time and talents with us!

Anyone interested in reading books in Spanish may check out material from the Oswego Public Library.  Picture books are shelved with the nonfiction under JUV 468.  Teen and adult novels are shelved in the nonfiction under 468.  There are also some large print titles, same number, in the main reading room.  Searching the catalog at ncls.org for Spanish Bilingual material will find books with the text written in both English and Spanish.
SUNY Oswego Latino Student Union reading to children

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)

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