WEEKLY QUOTE  "You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” – Erma Bombeck, American humorist


MOVIE NIGHT  Movie night is making an early appearance this month.  Stop in this Thursday the 7th at 5:30 PM for the third in a series of movies about a martial-arts-using panda.  Refreshments will be served. 


AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS  Celebrate this month with J. K. Rowling, Robert Heinlein, Alexandre Dumas, Beatrix Potter, Emily Bronte, Alice Munro, and more.  Find some of their works on display near Sophie’s tank and grab them for a new summer read.


The Friends of the Library will be holding their annual book sale during the Seaway Festival, starting at 5 PM on Thursday the 21st and continuing through Saturday the 30th.  There are plenty of good deals for all, so stop by sometime in the week.


SUMMER READING  Don’t forget to grab a summer reading worksheet for your children.  (They can also participate online – see our website for the link.) The adult summer reading program begins this month and continues through August.  Read and recommend one book per week for a chance to win prizes at the end of the season.


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 July 5th from 6 PM – 7 PM.  Social Hour is next Wednesday the 13th at 2 PM.  Call the library or check out our website for details on all of our upcoming events – weekly, monthly, or one-time-only.


JUST ARRIVED  The newly-arrived picture book Bring Me a Rock features a bossy grasshopper and a small bug’s significant offering, while Grumpy Pants features a penguin who’s in a bad mood and can’t figure out why.  Also in picture books, a young boy adapts to his family’s move to a new country in A Piece of Home and a dog sees the world through new eyes (or at least new lenses) in Douglas, You Need Glasses.  School-age children can read the tale of a special summer camp in A Clatter of Jars, or follow an anxious middle-schooler in The Best Worst Thing.  For dog lovers try When Friendship Followed Me Home or The Wolf’s Boy.  Children who like mysteries or art might want to visit The Gallery.  We’ve also added four comic book adaptations of the ever-popular Baby-Sitters Club books.  All these and more are downstairs on the shelf to the left as you enter the Children’s Room.  Help your child discover a love of reading (and earn prizes) today!


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!