Welcome to the first day of December!  While you’re making plans for the holidays and winding down the year, remember that the library can help.  Whether you’re looking for an escape from the hectic preparations, trying to make that perfect side dish for a family dinner, or hoping to re-watch an old holiday classic, our collections have what you need.


WREATHS  Want to freshen up your holiday decorations for a low cost?  Here’s a place to start.  The drawing for our hand-ornamented Christmas wreaths takes place on December 7th (that’s next Monday.) Tickets are just fifty cents each, or get three for a dollar.  Wreaths are on display in the library and pictured on our website.  (If you’re looking for more decorations, check out our free craft classes coming up later this month.)


COMPUTER HELP   Need help downloading our free eBooks, navigating the Internet, or just creating a digital document?  We hold personalized drop-in computer instruction sessions several times a month.  Stop in tonight from 6 – 7 PM, or this Saturday, the 5th, from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call ahead for an appointment or just bring your questions.  No puzzle is too small.


BUDGET  We appreciate all of your letters about why the library matters to you.  If possible, please consider coming to the public-comment session when the City Council meets next Monday, the 7th, at 7 PM to share your thoughts in person.  This is when the city will make the final decision on budgeting for all of its departments.


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  Looking for quick crafty Christmas presents?  Check out Great New Ways With Granny Squares for some creative crochet patterns.  If just reading about crafting is more your style, we have the two latest Colebridge Community books, Quilted Lilies and A Colebridge Quilted Christmas.  For something a little further afield, check out Fifteen Dogs, which explores the lives of canines granted human intelligence by the Greek gods.  Finally, in children’s books, explore the world of dinosaurs in the guess-who’s-behind-the-flap book Dinoblocks or help a young girl deal with a pesky problem and get a good night’s sleep in Monster Trouble.


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!