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.
Please make time to show your support for the Library at the City Budget Review which will be after the regular Council Meeting on November 28th at 7:00 pm and the Public Hearing December 5th at 7:00 pm.
Welcome to the first day of December! While you’re making plans for the holidays and winding down the year, remember that the library can help. Whether you’re looking for an escape from the hectic preparations, trying to make that perfect side dish for a family dinner, or hoping to re-watch an old holiday classic, our collections have what you need.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library book sale will continue all this week during library hours. Stop in to pick up that perfect winter read at the perfect price.
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS November is packed with falling leaves, recipes for turkey, and authors’ birthdays. Among those born this month: Bram Stoker, author of Dracula; Mark Twain; Narnia author and Christian writer C. S. Lewis; poet and artist William Blake; Neil Gaiman; Carl Sagan; Madeleine L’Engle; Kurt Vonnegut; and Rita Mae Brown. Come take a book or two from the display and read them with a piece of cake in the author’s honor.
LIBRARY BUDGET Thank you for all of your supportive letters and e-mails. As a reminder, the City Council meets next Monday, the 16th, at 7 PM to vote on the library’s budget. Please consider attending that meeting to speak out for the library and against funding cuts. We appreciate your help.
BOOK SALE The Friends of the Library book sale is almost here. From Thursday at 6 PM through Saturday, they will be selling books, CDs, DVDs and more upstairs in the auditorium. There are plenty of great deals, so make time to stop in.
THANKSGIVING CRAFTS Our Gratitude Garland will be hanging around the library again this month. All through November, drop in with your child and fill out a leaf to add to the display. If you would like a take-home variation, our adult craft this month is a Thankfulness Tree. Making it takes just a few minutes, and you can ask friends and family to add their thankful thoughts. Stop in next Monday, November 9th, between 2 and 3:30.
LIBRARY BUDGET The City Council meets on Monday, November 16th, at 7 PM to vote on departmental budgets for 2016. The library is facing a potential cut in our funding which would result in reduced services. If you enjoy using any of our programs, materials, computers, or other resources, please consider attending the meeting or writing a brief note to support us. These can be submitted at the library or electronically through email or our social media sites. We appreciate your help.