WRITER OF THE WEEK  Ogden Nash was a writer of humorous poems, observations, and one Broadway musical.


DECORATE PENCILS  Your children may not be ready to go back to school, but they can come and personalize their own pencils in preparation this Wednesday the 22nd at 2 PM.  This craft is for ages 7 – 12.


LOCKER MAGNETS  Teens can drop in to make magnets for their lockers (or anywhere else that’s magnetic) this Thursday the 23rd at 2 PM.

REGULAR PROGRAMS  Music and Movement for toddlers is Tuesday at 10 AM.  Stories and Songs, for ages 2 – 4, is on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM.  Call the library or check online for all of the details on all of our upcoming events. 


JUST ARRIVED  Looking for some new reads for your children?  Mo Willems has a new picture book in the “Elephant & Piggy Like Reading” collection, this one about a bunch of dinosaurs and a turtle entitled The Itchy Book.  Dinosaurs also feature in the fact- and math-filled How Tall Was a T.Rex?, The Dinosaur Expert, the latest in the “Mr. Tiffin’s Classroom” series, and Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?.  Dogs are a perennial favorite subject in kids’ books, and we have several new selections this week.  Children can learn what to avoid doing with a new dog in 15 Things Not to Do With a Puppy (examples include skydiving and playing the trombone.)  Max’s Story, from W. Bruce Cameron, author of A Dog’s Purpose, tells the story of a very small, very fierce dog who learns to relax for his new owner.  In the chapter book Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School the pair of pups try to figure out why school makes their boy so anxious.  We also have some less-common animals for you to try.  Geraldine is a giraffe who feels out of place in her new school, while the novel The Rhino in Right Field features a boy trying to overcome his fears while reaching for his dreams: one of those fears involves an unusual ballfield next to the city zoo.  If you’d rather read about human people, we have some other selections.  Freddie Mole: Lion Tamer, by beloved adult-fiction author Alexander McCall Smith, is about a boy who joins the circus.  Drum Roll Please features a young percussionist spending her first summer at band-themed camp.  In The Jamie Drake Equation an astronaut’s son discovers signals from an alien species.  Finally, in Pennybaker School is Revolting, an unusual school gets even more unusual.


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