WORD OF THE WEEK  Bletcherous: ugly, either simply visually or because the object in question was poorly designed for its intended task


SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in for coffee, treats, and conversation this Wednesday the 14th at 2 PM.


SCULPT  This Thursday the 15th we will be running a family craft featuring salt dough.  Let your imagination run free and join us at 5 PM to create a masterpiece (or at least a lump of dough you can take home.)

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM.  Drop-in computer help hour will be held this Saturday the 17th from 11 AM – 12 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events. 


MUSEUM PASSES  Looking for something to do this weekend?  You can check out passes to two local Adirondack attractions, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  As in previous years, one is to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake (formerly the Adirondack Museum.)  This pass provides 50% off admission to four adults, or two adults and their children.  New this year is a pass to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake.  With it, admission is only $10 each for two adults and free for accompanying children.  They make for great day or weekend trips.


JUST ARRIVED  Summer is almost here, and with it the thought of beaches, pools and the ocean.  Help your children dive into an aquatic world with some of our newest books.  Shawn Loves Sharks teaches readers about sharks, seals, and sharing.  Jabari Jumps deals with a boy who wants to tackle the high diving board, but may need a little encouragement from his father first.  On a smaller scale, Goldfish Ghost (from A Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket) follows a recently-deceased pet as he searches for a friend.  You might also try the bird-out-of-water story of Daddy Honk Honk, about a fox who accidentally adopts a baby goose.  Back on dry land, preschoolers might also enjoy the counting book Stack the Cats or the cautionary (and very funny) If You Ever Want to Bring a Circus to the Library, Don’t.  They can also explore all the shades of the rainbow with Eric Carle and other famous children’s-book artists in What’s Your Favorite Color.  Give older children Lilly and Fin: A Mermaid’s Tale by popular German author Cornelia Funke, or bring them to the islands off of Cape Cod for the 1920s-set Beyond the Bright Sea.


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.)


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!