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The library will be closed on Saturday, July 4, for Independence Day.

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Prizes Prizes Prizes

If the reward of reading isn't enough, there are plenty of ways for all ages to win prizes over the summer.

Children can earn small prizes based on the number of books they've read and at the same time get raffle tickets for larger prizes at the end of the summer.

Teens can enter the make-your-own-comic-strip contest in August for a chance to win.

Adults can enter a drawing for three prizes (include a $20 gift certificate) just by recommending the books they've read.

Stop in to the library to see the prizes up close and get all the details!

Article 6/30/15

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING  As part of our summer reading program, we’ll be having a number of special events in July and August.  On July 11th we’ll be blasting off in an introduction to rocketry with Edge on Science; Fragile Planet wildlife center will return on July 27th; and we’ll be hosting an ice cream social with the Fire Department on August 15th.  Superhero training will be held on July 18th, but if villains are more your child’s style they can try out for the League of Evil on August 22.  For children and teens who have a creative side, in the month of August we’re holding a superhero creation contest (ages 5 – 11) and comic book writing contest (ages 12 – 18.)  Look for more details as the events approach (or check our website,) don’t forget to sign up for summer reading online or in person (we have prizes big and small,) and save the dates!


BOOK READING  Local author Maggie Mitchell will be visiting the library on July 30th at 6 PM to read from her debut thriller Pretty Is.  This novel, about two women who shared a terrifying experience as children, is on many of this summer’s must-read lists.  Copies will be available for sale and signing after the talk.


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies every Tuesday at 10 AM. We’ll have music in the air, instruments to play along, parachutes to hide under, and more. Meet other area families and come dance with us!

Article 6/23/15

SUMMER HOURS  This summer Saturday hours will switch to 9 – 3. As the building will be closed on Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day, this summer schedule will start the following week (the 11th) and continue until Labor Day.


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer with some authors born in June and July.  In the children’s section we have Walter Farley (writer of The Black Stallion and its sequels) and Maurice Sendak for June, and Beatrix Potter and EB White for July.  A number of literary ladies who helped change the way we look at the world were born this month, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Helen Keller, and Anne Frank.  J.K. Rowling, like her most famous creation, was born in July, as were Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Chandler, and Cormac McCarthy.  Check out these authors and more in our birthday display next to the new books, and maybe have a slice of cake with ice cream in their honor.


BOOK SALE  The Friends of the Library will be holding their next book sale on July 16, 17, and 18.  Look for more details shortly in this paper and online.

Flag Dedication



Posted by Ogdensburg Public Library on Monday, June 15, 2015


Thank you to everyone who came and donated to make this happen!

Story Time



Children's Room
Dorian Lenney-Wallace
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Music and Movement



Children's Library
Ogdensburg Public Library
10:00 am - 11:00 am

AmazonSmile with Us!

Did you know that the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library has an AmazonSmile account?  It does.


The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% of everything you order that is AmazonSmile eligable to the Friends Of The Ogdensburg Public Library Corp.  So next time you go to Amazon to place an order remember type it in like this and support your library by buying stuff you'd purchase anyway!

Library Cookbooks Still Available





Need a gift?  Copies of our cookbook - Library's Just Desserts - are still available from the Friends of the Library for $15.



 You can purchase them directly from the Library, at the Remington Museum gift shop or at Pickens General Store in Heuvelton.  If you are out of the area or want to send one to someone who is, we've also listed copies on for $15 + shipping ($18.99 total.)

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