CONSTRUCTION  Work has begun on the library’s new exterior lift.  We expect the coming weeks to be a little loud and a little muddy, but we are as excited as you to see this project completed and full access to the building restored.  With a new sidewalk and repairs to the stucco where the old ramp was, the new lift should be operational by the end of November.  The handicap parking space on that side of the building may occasionally be blocked until that time.  As always, please contact the library with any concerns.  Thank you for your patience.


COMPUTER HELP  Need help with your eReader, the Internet, or Microsoft Office?  We hold drop-in computer instruction sessions four times a month.  Stop in this Saturday, the 24th, from 11 – 12 or next Tuesday, the 27th, from 6 – 7.  Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.


TEEN CRAFT  Ever wanted your own container of spiders, snakes, or eyeballs?  Stop in to make creepy specimen jars this Saturday, October 24th, at 1:30 PM.


HALLOWEEN PARTY  Don’t forget our children’s Halloween party next Thursday, the 29th, starting at 5 PM.


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!


STORY TIME Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM we share a picture book (or two) and do a simple craft.  All children ages 3 – 6 are welcome.


JUST ARRIVED  Are you in a Halloween mood yet?  The library provides plenty of ways to chill your blood.  In addition to our spooky display (check it out,) and the numerous books and movies always available on our shelves, we have some new material for you.  Margee Kerr’s Scream will take you from haunted house attractions to some of the creepiest places on Earth while explaining what scares us and why we love a good fright.  Looking for something more supernatural?  The Witch of Lime Street details the real-life showdown between confirmed skeptic Harry Houdini and one of the most popular spiritualist mediums of the 1920s.  If crime spooks you, we have some things to offer there as well.  The Golden Age of Murder explores the dark mystery fiction written between the two world wars and the (mostly British) authors who formed the “Detection Club.”  For a true tale, read the unlikely saga of The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse.  While not a ghost story, the book contains enough intrigue, secret passages, questionable tombs, and plot twists to pass for one.


We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street, ogdlib@ncls.org, 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.)


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