WEEKLY QUOTE  “Proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim, hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare


LIBRARY WEEK  You may have noticed our decorations going up around the library last week.  (If you haven’t, hurry in – they’re transforming!) The celebrations start next Monday with an afternoon craft and an evening lecture, then continue on Tuesday with a visit from the Thompson Park Zoo.  Join us all week for raffles, prizes, coffee, and more programming.  Check out our website or stop in for the full schedule – we have something for everyone.


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate April with William Shakespeare, Harper Lee, Tom Clancy, Washington Irving, Maya Angelou, Barbara Kingsolver, and more.  We’ll have their books and movies on display by Sophie’s tank all month.  As always, we invite you to revisit an old favorite or discover a new one.


SOPHIE  Our newly-famous library turtle says ‘hello’ to all of the new friends she’s made in the last week.  We hope you stop by again soon!

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.  Drop-in computer help will be tonight, Tuesday April 5th, from 6 – 7 PM and Saturday the 16th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Social hour is a week early this month at 2 PM tomorrow the 6th.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our events.


JUST ARRIVED  We have new teen fiction with realistic settings this week.  Unbecoming deals with a secrets between a grandmother, mother, and daughter.  Timber Creek Station also addresses problems within a family, with the main character a boy dealing with sudden changes on a farm in the Australian outback.  Burn Baby Burn centers around a girl just trying to survive in the New York City of 1977, while in Thanks for the Trouble a teen still grieving over the death of his father meets a girl who claims to be more than she seems.  If your school-age child likes reading about talking animals, we have a trio of books that just might suit their needs.  The Midnight War of Mateo Martinez has talking skunk thieves, while The Bolds centers around a family of hyenas pretending to be human beings in an English town.  Finally, Rocket and Groot: Stranded on Planet Strip Mall takes two of the characters from 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie and gives them a child-friendly story of their own.  For the younger set, try out picture books like The Cow Who Climbed a Tree, Sloth Slept On, or Spot the Cat.


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!