WORD OF THE WEEK Touchpaper: The niter-infused strip of paper used as a fuse for fireworks (can also be used metaphorically, as an action that ignites anger or a fight)


LIBRARY HOLIDAY The library is closed in celebration of Independence Day today, Tuesday July 4th.


LEGO CHALLENGE Can Lego blocks solve every problem? Probably not. But children ages 6 and up are invited to try building a solution to a puzzle we’ll pose. Join us this Thursday the 6th at 2 PM.


FREE CONCERT MOOD will present their second summer concert in the park this Thursday the 6th at 6 PM. We recommend bringing blankets or chairs to better enjoy the music in comfort. The Friends of the Library will be running a 50/50 raffle during the show.

PET TOYS Children of any age can come help us make toys for the animals at the SPCA shelter this Saturday the 8th at 2 PM.


REGULAR PROGRAMS Music and Movement will return next week. Story Time for ages 3 – 6, with picture books and crafts, is on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 AM. Social Hour will be next Wednesday at 2 PM and Movie Night will be the 13th at 5:30 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.


JUST ARRIVED We’re introducing a bunch of new children’s books on all manner of living creatures this week. Why not Give Bees a Chance and learn about how interesting and important bees are? If Sharks Disappeared covers similar subjects for those equally-misunderstood fish. If you’re thinking of adopting a four-legged friend, help your children adapt with Our Very Own Dog, or teach them about where dogs came from in A Dog in the Cave. Find out about some of the dog’s still-wild cousins in The Secret Life of the Red Fox and The Wolves Return, or investigate some creatures you’ve probably never heard of in Lesser Spotted Animals and The Search for Olinguito. If you prefer cats, try Moto and Me, written by a woman who raised a serval kitten in Kenya. We also have a few fiction books featuring animals. I Got a New Friend follows a girl and a puppy as they get to know each other. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, aimed at new readers, features a narwhal and a jellyfish pretending to be superheroes. Finally, Bravelands: Broken Pride, by the very popular author Erin Hunter, stars a lion cub, an elephant, and a baboon trying to restore balance to the African plains.


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.)


SUMMER HOURS are 9 AM to 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesday, and Friday, and 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!