WORD OF THE WEEK  Careen: to turn a ship onto its side to clean or repair it; or to speed forward, (often tilting from side to side as if out of control)


SOCIAL HOUR  Our monthly social hour hit a snag last week, so we’re trying again.  Stop in tomorrow the 20th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.


MOVIE NIGHT  Bring your friends and family for a film about an underwear-clad superhero this Thursday the 21st at 5:30 PM.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided.


FAMILY BOOK CLUB  Our selection this month is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  The discussion and creation session is next Thursday the 28th at 5 PM.  New members are always welcome.


Recommended Books

If you missed the in-library display, here's what your neighbors were reading and loving this summer:


  • The Summer I Dared – Barbara Delinsky
  • Indigo – Various Authors
  • Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
  • The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski
  • The Island of Lost Maps – Miles Harvey
  • Bullet – Laurel K. Hamilton
  • Monster Hunter Vendetta – Larry Correia
  • Family Tree – Susan Wiggs
  • Road Map: The Get-It-Together Guide for Figuring Out What to Do With Your Life
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Lone Wolf – Jodi Picoult
  • ACAs: Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • A Closed and Common Orbit – Becky Chambers
  • Silence Fallen – Patricia Briggs
  • Throne of Glass (series) – Sarah Maas
  • Dark Run – Mike Brooks
  • The Help – Kathryn Stockett
  • The Dark Tower (series) – Stephen King
  • The Vanishing American Adult – Ben Sasse
  • The 5 Minute Mom
  • Never Caught – Erica Armstrong Dunbar
  • Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide – Michael Kinsley
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones – Seanan McGuire
  • Space Carrier Avalon – Glynn Stewart
  • The Hallelujah Scriptures Bible


WORD OF THE WEEK  Pedagogy: The study of the theory and practice of teaching


LIBRARY CARDS  If you or someone you know has never had a library card, now is the time: it’s Library Card Sign-Up Month.  The Friends of the Ogdensburg Library are raffling off a $25 Wal-Mart gift card for first-time registrants.  The American Library Association is also sponsoring a social media contest: take to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook now through the 22nd to describe a superpower the library helped you develop, tag it with #LibrarySuperpower, and you might win a $100 Visa gift card.  Finally, children 9 years old and younger are encouraged to stop in and color a picture of Sophie the library turtle.  One lucky piece of art will win an Inspiration Art Case.


SOCIAL HOUR  Stop in this Wednesday the 13th for coffee, cookies, and conversation at 2 PM.


ADULT CRAFT  We’ll be making braided bracelets with a “Figure of Eight” chain knot this Thursday the 14th at 2 PM.  Materials will be provided free of charge.


3 Ways to Win in September

There are three ways to win prizes this September.  September is National Card Sign-Up Month. 

The first way you can win is a $100 Visa Gift card through the American Library Association by sharing what special skills, talents or interests you developed with the help of libraries to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using #LibrarySuperPower

The Friends of the Ogdensburg Public Library are providing a $25 Wal-Mart Gift Card for one lucky new patron who signs up in September. Replacement cards are not valid for this promotion and will not be eligible.  Valid photo ID or birth certificate must be provided at time of registration.  

The third way you can win in September is through our Children's Coloring Contest.  One lucky child (age old enough to hold a crayon to 9) will recieve a brand new art set for coloring in a picture of Sophie, the Library's Red-Earred Slider Turtle. 



WORD OF THE WEEK  Vacillate: to waver (go back and forth) between two (or more) options.

ADULT READING RAFFLE  This is your last week to enter our adult summer reading program.  Prizes include gift cards to The Dirty Gringo, Pizza Hut, and Joann’s Fabrics.  Just recommend a book or five to get your ticket – no purchase necessary.  Entries close this Saturday the 9th and the drawing will be on Monday the 11th.  Look for a list of community-recommended books online next week.

ADIRONDACK PASSES  You still have time to borrow the library’s discount passes for the Adirondack Experience and the Wild Center.  Both locations will close after Columbus Day in October, so don’t miss out.  Call the library or stop in for full details on how the passes work.


New e-borrowing app for libraries

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


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.


Sophie the turtle a reptile success story at Ogdensburg Library



Jason Hunter/Watertown Daily Times
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.


AmazonSmile with Us!

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 this smile.amazon.com and support your library by buying stuff you'd purchase anyway!



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