The Ogdensburg Public Library's Board of Trustees, Staff, and Executive Director would like to thank the community for voting "YES" on Proposition #3 on the recent Ogdensburg Public School District's budget vote. Proposition 3 was a proposed referendum requesting $50,000 from school district residents to replace recent cuts in our budget.
As a result of the support from our community, the library will be able to maintain our current hours of operation and resume purchasing new materials (books, DVDs, audio materials, etc) that had been cut from our budget. We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Ogdensburg Public Library.
WORD OF THE WEEK Ombrometer: a device used to measure the quantity of a rainfall (in other words, a rain gauge)
SOCIAL HOUR We’ll be hosting coffee, treats, and conversation at this monthly event tomorrow (Wednesday) the 10th from 2 – 3 PM.
BUDGET Curious about our upcoming referendum and about what makes our library so special to the community? Stop in to one or both of our Open Houses this week to have your questions answered. The first will be Wednesday, May 10th from 2 to 4 PM, which coincides with our regular monthly Social Hour. The second Open House will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM. Please join us for hot coffee and enlightening conversation.
WORD OF THE WEEK Hythe: A small, man-made place on a river where a boat can land; a port or a harbor
RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off a beautiful hand-carved walking stick crafted by the library’s own Bob Bowman. Tickets are 1 for $1 and 3 for $2. Thy will be available all month, as the drawing will be right after Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 30th. For pictures visit our website, or stop by the library to see it in person.
MUSEUM PASSES This year, the Friends of the Library are providing two passes to local Adirondack attractions. As in previous years, one is to the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake (formerly the Adirondack Museum.) This pass provides 50% off admission to four adults, or two adults and their children. New this year is a pass to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake. With it, admission is only $10 each for two adults and free for accompanying children. Both can be checked out at the library. Please contact us for full details. While the Wild Center opens for the season this Friday the 5th, the Adirondack Experience will not be open until Friday May 26th. They make for great day or weekend trips.
WORD OF THE WEEK Aisling: Irish Gaelic for “dream,” the word also refers to a genre of poetry featuring visions that was popular in the 18th century. It has recently seen use as a girl’s name.
MAY PROGRAMS Thursday, May 18th will be a busy day. At 2 PM we’ll be teaching a crafting class for adults, and then at 5:30 we’ll be watching a movie about the women who made NASA’s space flights possible. Next month’s selection for the Family Book Club is A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. At 5 PM on Thursday the 25th we’ll be discussing the book and creating our own simple inventions with simple machines. Finally, we’ll be bidding a colorful farewell to May as we tie-dye shirts in the park on Saturday the 27th at 2 PM. Computer help sessions will be on the 2nd and the 23rd from 6 – 7 PM and the 6th and the 20th from 11 AM – 12 PM. Social hour will be back on Wednesday the 10th at 2 PM.
LYME DISEASE The library will be hosting a Lyme Disease Support Group at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of the month from May through October. For more information, please contact Bonnie at 315-393-2950.
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!
Penny Kerfien, executive director of the Ogdensburg Public Library, holds Sophie Gertrude, a red-eared slider turtle, Wednesday at the library. The turtle has been living in the library for the past few months.
OGDENSBURG — She’s not a teenager, or a mask-wearing ninja, but the turtle wandering the aisles of the Ogdensburg Library these days has become a huge hit with the public.
Did you know that the Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library has an AmazonSmile account? It does.
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 5% of everything you order that is AmazonSmile eligable to the Friends Of The Ogdensburg Public Library Corp. So next time you go to Amazon to place an order remember type it in like thissmile.amazon.com and support your library by buying stuff you'd purchase anyway!