WORD OF THE WEEK Ranidaphobia: A fear of frogs. (Also occasionally used is the term batrachophobia, a fear of amphibians (frogs, toads, newts, etc.) in general.)
MOVIE NIGHT Come watch an animated movie featuring the adventures of some popular wild-haired toys this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. Popcorn will be provided, so bring your friends and family.
SEED LIBRARY Our seed library has been restocked. We have selections ranging from beans to zucchini, including a number of varieties you’ve probably never tried before as well as flowers to brighten up your lawn. The seed library is completely free. Just come in, browse the seed packets, then transfer a few seeds into one of the smaller envelopes to take home with you. (There is no hard limit on what you can take; we just ask that you leave some for your neighbors.) Enjoy your plants all season and then, if you can, collect some of the seeds in the Fall and help us replenish the library for next year. Happy gardening!
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 next Tuesday the 25th from 6 – 7 PM. Call the library or check out our website for all the details on all of our upcoming events.
JUST ARRIVED Step into a world of foxes with some of our new picture books. All Ears, All Eyes follows a fox through the night, while a boy and girl find a family of foxes playing with their lost jump rope in the more fanciful The Fox Wish. We also have a new book about playing dress-up called Hats Off to You, while Jon Klassen, who wrote several popular books featuring hats, has branched off into trickster shapes with Triangle. This House, Once invites children to image what used to be where their house now stands, while Priscilla Gorilla reminds them that while imagination can be fun, it can also go too far. Finally, if your child enjoyed Bedtime for Batman, why not read them Good Morning, Superman? Slightly older children might enjoy Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power, about a girl who can – maybe – predict the future. We also have The Goldfish Boy, where a boy with OCD tries to step out of his comfort zone to solve a mystery, Amina’s Voice, featuring a Pakistani-American girl trying to find her identity, and The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places, which follows three siblings trying to save their mother from a curse.
We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS. Contact us at 312 Washington Street, firstname.lastname@example.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, 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!