WEEKLY QUOTE  “The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” – Natalie Babbitt, American author, in Tuck Everlasting


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate this month with Ogden Nash, Isabel Allende, Ray Bradbury, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.  Their books and more are on display next to Sophie’s tank, waiting for you to discover them.


WATER GUN PAINTING  Children can come make a beautiful mess on our lawn this Saturday the 6th from 1 – 2 PM (weather permitting.)  Bring your old clothes and your creative spirit.

LAWN GAMES  Next Thursday the 11th the library will be hosting an afternoon of lawn games in the park.  We’ll be playing super-sized versions of some of your favorite indoor games, including Jenga, KerPlunk, Dominos, and more.


SUMMER READING  Our summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults continue through August.  Be sure to stop in and participate – all three age groups have a chance to win Amazon Fire tablets, among other prizes.


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 the 2nd from 6 – 7 PM and this Saturday the 6th from 11 AM to 12 PM.  Social hour will be next Wednesday the 10th.  Movie night will be a week later than usual, on Thursday the 25th.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our upcoming events – weekly, monthly, or one-time-only.


JUST ARRIVED  Teens can travel to alternate realities with Mirror in the Sky and This Savage Song, or contend with murder in Twisted, Secrets Lies and Scandals, or The Killer in Me.  We’ve also added new graphic novels to the Young Adult section, including Prez (about a teenager who becomes President of the United States,) and Wonder Woman: Earth One.  Young readers see additional graphic novels this week, too, including new volumes of Yo-Kai Watch and Lumberjanes as well as the adventure-filled Compass South. Children can also travel with The Voyage to Magical North.  For a more serious tale, join three students as they say goodbye to a beloved teacher in Ms. Bixby’s Last Day.  For younger children, check out three tales of unusual pets in A Unicorn Named Sparkle, It Came in the Mail, and Too Many Moose, or travel the open road in With Any Luck I’ll Drive a Truck.


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, 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!