Summer Reading, Marbling Glassware, Social Hour, Bead Making and more!

SUMMER READING Children can now sign up for summer reading. Visit our website for a link to register online. (They will need a parent or guardian’s email.) Once they’ve registered, they can track their books, earn points for prizes, design their own superheroes, and participate in fun activities. Those without computer access can participate using paper reading logs (available at the desk) and will be eligible for the same rewards and raffle tickets. We’ll have a full schedule of superhero (and supervillain) themed programming in July and August. Don’t miss it!

GLASSWARE Learn how to create colorful marbleized patterns on glassware and other objects using just water and nail polish. Some materials will be provided, but you can bring your own glasses – flat-bottomed ones work best – and/or nail polish to personalize your crafts. We’ll be starting at 3 PM next Monday, June 8. Advance sign-ups are recommended so we have enough materials to go around, but they are not required.


COMPUTER HELP Use one of our drop-in sessions if you want one-on-one help using your eReader, creating a digital document, or getting online. We’ll have hours from 6 – 7 tonight, June 2, and 11 – 12 this Saturday, June 6. Call the library to reserve a time, or just stop in.
SOCIAL HOUR Our next social hour is on Wednesday, the 10th, at 1 PM. Stop by to talk to your neighbors, drink coffee, and munch on treats.
PAPER BEADS Teens can learn to make colorful and fun beads from paper on Saturday the 13th at 2 PM.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies every Tuesday at 10 AM. We’ll have music in the air, instruments to play along, parachutes to hide under, and more. Meet other area families and come dance with us!
STORY TIME Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM we share a picture book (or two) and do a simple craft.  This week’s theme is butterflies. All children ages 3 – 6 are welcome. 
JUST ARRIVED In adult novels, we have When the Night Comes, about a Danish sailor who befriends a young girl living in Tasmania; a fictionalized account of an Iranian poet’s life in The Woman Who Read Too Much; and The Gracekeepers, a story set in a flooded world of haves and have-nots. For teens we have two retellings of classic tales: Crimson Bound puts a twist on the story of Red Riding Hood, while The Wrath and the Dawn takes on the saga of Scheherazade and her thousand and one nights. For something lighter, they can try out the life of a witch’s stepdaughter in Seriously Wicked or fight against destiny in Love Fortunes and Other Disasters. Finally, we’ve added a number of chapter books for elementary-aged children this week. Check out the new adventures of Rapunzel in Grounded, tend to a very special flock in Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, solve a mystery in Murder is Bad Manners, or soar along with winged horses in Stormbound.
We welcome your QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS, PURCHASE REQUESTS, AND PROGRAMMING IDEAS.  Contact us at 312 Washington Street,, 393-4325, or 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, and 9 AM to 5 PM Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  This year summer hours won’t start until the second week in July. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!