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)

Video Archives Released Online

AP video highlights

Amazing advances have been made in the past year digitizing material around the world.  The Associated Press has 1.7 million video stories dating back to 1895 on YouTube.  British Movietone has also placed their archive of 1895 to 1986 newsreels on YouTube.  Enjoy these videos and the huge digital content at NYHeritage.org and DigitalCollections.NYPL.org

The Oswego Public Library has a collection of digitized material at NYHeritage.org too

5 Years with Betterworld Books

As one of the many libraries and organizations partnered with Better World Books, we do our small part to help.

"Due to the thousands of partnerships we have with clients such as yourself, collectively we have been able to raise $21 million dollars to support libraries, literacy and education, donate over 17 million books and through reuse or recycling keep 198 million books from becoming landfill," said a recent Better World Books announcement.

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