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.
TURTLE TIME Stop in to meet the newest member of the library staff. Sophie Gertrude is a large red-eared slider, mostly likely at least twenty years old. She enjoys peace and quiet, basking under her heat lamp, and checking out visitors. Her aquarium is by the first-floor elevator, near the computers. While she doesn’t like to be touched by strangers, she would love to say hello through the glass.
TAX FORMS We have ordered 2015 tax forms, but they have not yet been printed or shipped. We will publish an announcement when they arrive. Please be aware that the government has limited the number and kind of forms they provide to libraries this year. We will not be receiving booklets from the federal government. Additionally, once our supply is gone we will not be able to order more. Forms and instructions will also be accessible and printable through the IRS and NYS Department of Taxation websites, or you can file electronically.