WRITER OF THE WEEK  Edward Stratemeyer created the Stratemeyer Literary Syndicate, which produced thousands of novels for young readers by creating a system where several authors wrote for a single series and published under the same pseudonym.  Among his creations were Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Bobbsey Twins, and Tom Swift.


HOLIDAY  The library will be closed next Monday the 8th for Columbus Day.  Saturday and Tuesday hours will be as normal.


BOOK SALE  Please make plans to join us for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale from Thursday the 18th through Saturday the 27th.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help will be tonight the 2nd from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 6th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  This week we’re taking a look at some of our new books for younger readers.  Acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson helps give children the courage to be themselves and make friends, even in unfamiliar places, in The Day You BeginThe Remember Balloons talks about a relationship between a boy, his grandfather, and the stories they share.  In Good Night, Mr. Panda, a furry friend guides your child through all the stages of getting ready for bed.  A less-helpful furry friend with a similar goal appears in Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy.  For a horse-themed retelling of an old fairy tale, try Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies.  Want a book you and your children can play with together?  Try Hungry Bunny and help a rabbit pick apples for an apple pie.  You can also see a bunny and some friends (who know that they’re in a picture book) in A Very Late Story.  Slightly older children can learn about making friends in Kate DiCamillo’s Good Rosie, featuring a variety of dogs at a dog park.  Have a child interested in history?  Mac Undercover is the first in the Kid Spy series, exploring history and geography through the (fictional) story of a young undercover agent.  On the nonfiction shelves, Skyward by Sally Deng tells the stories of women pilots who flew during World War II.  If you’re looking to inspire a child worried about the state of the world, try We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices, featuring tales from fifty different writers and artists.


We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 315-393-4325, or through any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library or find the links on our website, ogdlib.org.)


REGULAR HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!