WRITER OF THE WEEK  Syracuse native Bruce Coville is the author of many popular children’s and young adult books.  One of his most famous, Aliens Ate My Homework, was recently made into a movie featuring William Shatner.


COLORING CIRCLE  Join us for relaxation, camaraderie, and color this Thursday the 17th at 2 PM!  Bring your colored pencils or use ours; we’ll provide the materials.  All you have to do is show up and maybe bring a friend.


MOVIE NIGHT  We’ll also be watching the sequel to a film about a talking bear in London this Thursday, at 5:30 PM.  Bring your family and friends for popcorn and fun.

TODDLER CRAFT  Young children can make colorful May flowers this Friday the 18th at 11 AM.


REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, our new preschool literacy program, begins this Saturday, May 19th at 10:30 AM.  Computer drop-in help will be this Saturday from 11 AM – 12 PM and next Tuesday the 22nd from 6 – 7 PM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Trying to encourage your children to get outside now that the weather’s warm?  Why not read them some of our new picture books about gardening?  The main character in Lola Plants a Garden is inspired by plant-themed poetry to start a small plot of her own.  And Then It’s Spring describes how rain, sun, and warmth help seeds to grow, while If You Plant a Seed compares the care it takes to raise a plant with the care it takes to sew and share kindness with others.  Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt puts the focus on the birds and bugs who also help a garden grow, while Going Green features a group of people who come together to make a green space in their city.  If your children need a goal to keep them on track, show them what they can eventually do with their produce with Plant, Cook, Eat!, which is full of fresh-food recipes.  In the mood for something wilder?  Try Albert’s Tree, about a bear who wakes up from hibernation to discover that his favorite tree is making some alarming noises, or A Dog Called Bear, where a girl searching for a pet dog winds up adopting something quite different.  Howl Like a Wolf can teach your child about animal behavior through fun activities and games.


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 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday and Friday, and 9 AM – 3 PM on Saturday.  The library will be closed on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!