WEEKLY QUOTE  “March is the month of expectation” – Emily Dickinson


THE LIFT IS HERE  Our new handicapped-accessible outdoor lift has been installed and should be available for use as of today.  The new design is enclosed from lift to entrance, easy to use, and easy to access via the recently repaved sidewalk.  This replaces our old ramp, which had deteriorated to the point where it was not safe to use.  We apologize for the many and varied circumstances that caused the delays in constructing the lift, and thank you for your patience.  Please stop by and take a look or a ride (weather permitting, of course.)


ST PATRICK’S DAY  Help us solve a mysterious break-in at the library on March 17th at 5 PM.  Follow the trail of clues and pick up some (candy) gold at the end of the rainbow.


EGG HUNT  The ninjas will return to the library on Saturday, March 26th at 11 AM.  Pass their trials to earn your official ninja school certificate, and then hunt for treat-filled eggs around the building.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  Social Hour with coffee and treats will be next Wednesday, the 9th, from 2 – 3 PM.  Drop-in computer help will be tonight and Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM and Saturdays the 5th and 19th from 11 – 12 PM.  Movie Night is Thursday the 24th at 5:30 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our programming.


JUST ARRIVED  Yearning for Spring?  Check out some of our new books on gardening.  Rescuing Eden focuses on traditional American gardens, while Gardens of Awe and Folly travels the world to reflect on the plant-growing experience.  Introduce children to the concept of trading (featuring pirates) in Swap!, or help them explore the world with The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits.  If they like animals, try more new picture books: one starring a curious grizzly visiting the city (Mom, There’s a Bear at the Door) and another an annoyed crocodilian arguing with his narrator (Snappsy the Alligator.)  If, on the other hand, they like picture books that talk back to them, check out Frankencrayon.  If your teen enjoys reading novels set in Victorian or Regency England, but always thought the books could use more clever women crimefighters, point them toward Manners and Mutiny or Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club.  For additional historical fiction, give them Salt to the Sea, which tells the stories of three refugees at the end of World War II.


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 and 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!