Friday, May 27, 2016

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News
The winner of the Mother’s Day basket raffle was Darlene Jackson. Congratulations, Darlene!
Tickets are still available for the Father’s Day basket raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available at the library. The basket was donated by Zippo and includes a lighter, hand warmer and other items. The winner will be drawn on Monday, June 13th. The library would like to thank Zippo for such a generous contribution!
“Sing, Dance, Play”  classes are a creative, hands-on music program for babies, toddlers & preschoolers with Rachel Bell. The last class will take place on June 6th at 10:30 a.m. for those that are already registered. This program is sponsored by a grant from the Potter County Commissioners.
It’s time to sign up for summer reading programs! You can stop by the library to fill out a form or register online at by clicking on the Summer Reading tab on the website. Program dates and times are as follows:
    Children ages preschool to 5th grade: Wednesdays in July 1:00-2:30
    Young adults: Wednesdays in July 11:00-noon
    Adults: Wednesdays (June 22nd to July 27th) 6:30-8:00 p.m.
A new page been added to the library website. We have added a page that includes links to local businesses, organizations and informational links. Check out our “Local Links” tab. Please contact us with other links that could be added to this page.
Don’t forget the Shinglehouse Community Calendar page at Here you will find community events taking place in the Shinglehouse area. If your organization would like to be added to the calendar please call the library at 814-697-6691 or email
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is a participant in PA Forward. PA Forward is an initiative for libraries to become community centers of information, technology, and learning that will help advance educational and economic opportunities for Pennsylvania citizens. One of the ways that libraries help do that is through basic literacy. Libraries provide help with basic literacy by providing storytimes for preschoolers, book discussion groups, summer reading programs, easy reader collections and numerous other offerings.
Memorials & Donations: A donation was received from Marsha Prince.
Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
  • Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Wednesday 6-8 p.m.
  • Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley: 2nd Friday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
  • Book discussion: 3rd Monday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Writer’s Guild: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

Audio & eBooks for Download: We have eBooks and audiobooks that are available through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player. Go to our website and click on “Download Books”. You will need your library card number to log in. If you have any problems please call or stop by the library for assistance.
Website: You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card catalog by visiting our website at You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.
Facebook: “Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed of events happening at the library.
Twitter: You can follow us on Twitter @OVLibrary.
Board of Trustees Meeting: The library board meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.