Sophie Rock (not the actual turtle) was hiding in the Ogdensburg Public Library during National Library Week. Children who found and brought Sophie Rock (parental help optional) to the front desk got a special prize.
*Note: Do not take Sophie turtle out of her enclosure, you will be in trouble.
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WRITER OF THE WEEK David Halberstam was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning Vietnam War correspondent, a reporter who covered the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and an author who wrote several acclaimed books on a variety of historical, political, and athletic topics.
BOOK SALE The sale will continue through Friday this week during the library’s regular hours. Pricing will be the same as last Saturday – $1 for hardcover books and DVDs, 50 cents for CDs, and 25 cents for paperbacks. A bag sale will follow on Saturday the 14th at $4 per bag. We still have plenty of great deals left, so stop by the auditorium whenever you have time.
SOCIAL HOUR In honor of National Library Week we’re combining our monthly social hour with an open house for the public and staff from other local libraries. Join us this Wednesday the 11th at 2 PM for special treats and conversations.
WRITER OF THE WEEK Although we are far from October, this week’s author is the New York born author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving. If you’ve never read any of his other short stories or essays, stop into the library and check one out.
BOOK SALE Doors open at 5 PM this Thursday the 5th, when members of the Friends of the Library receive a 50% discount on their purchases. (Membership forms will be available, so if you aren’t a Friend yet, you can join there and then.) The sale will continue through the library’s regular hours until Friday the 13th. A bag sale will follow on Saturday the 14th. The Friends provide funds for all programming at the library, including supplies, fees, and refreshments, and support the library with various other purchases. Mark your calendars for some great deals on books, DVDs, CDs, and more, and help them help us continue serving the community.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK Come celebrate all the library offers with us April 9th through the 14th. You can drop in today to pick up an entry for our all-ages coloring contest – and that includes adults this year. We have four brackets: ages 0-4; 5-8; 9-12; and 13 and over. Prizes range from coloring supplies for the children to a $50 Walmart gift card for teens and adults. Completed projects must be dropped off by the 12th; judging will take place on the 13th. We’ll kick off the week proper with rock painting – again for all ages – at 5 PM on Monday the 9th. On Wednesday at 2 PM we’ll be having our monthly social hour combined with an open house. Thursday at 2 PM is our monthly adult craft, featuring Spring-themed decoupage vases. Finally, on Friday comes a fun craft for toddlers at 2 PM and the official judging of the contest entries at 3 PM.
There’s a new app that you can use for your ebooks with your Library card. It’s called Libby and it’s by Overdrive. It’s a new, more user friendly e-book, e-audio book and e-magazine borrowing app.
For more information check out the article below from Michelle McLagan, Director at Lisbon Hepburn Library and Board Member at the Ogdensburg Public Library.
St. Lawrence County library users have a new e-reader app available
By MICHELLE McLAGAN
St. Lawrence County library users have access to downloadable e-books and audio books via Overdrive, a service we implemented in 2011 that allows users to read (or listen to) books on their mobile phones, tablets, Kindles, and dedicated e-reader devices. All you need is a device, a library card, and your PIN number to sign up for Overdrive or access your account.
Overdrive has recently added a new application (app) to their offerings - users now have a choice between the original Overdrive app and the new Libby app. Both apps are developed by Overdrive, provide users access to all of the e-books books in our catalog, and provide the basic features and functions necessary to read or listen to books, place holds, create wish lists, and manage accounts.
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!