Oswego To Observe National Library Week

Oswego Library

OSWEGO – National Library Week is April 10-16.

Stop by the Oswego Public Library for new bookmarks at the desk and a Pete the Cat sticker from the Children’s Room.

Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users, as opposed to what they have for patrons.

Celebrate National Library Week

Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies or just relax.

Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources, including e-books, downloadable audio books, digital magazines, newspapers from 1690 to the present, Americana and New Book of Knowledge encyclopedias, children’s reading recommendations, and online classes that can be accessed in person or online.

Visiting the library allows you to search AncestryLibrary.com and view our collection of local yearbooks, microfilmed newspapers, historical books, and latest best sellers.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Oswego LibraryAt the Oswego Public Library we are transforming by offering computer classes and one-on-one help including the addition of iPads and a MacBook.

The Children’s Room will have two touchscreen Early Literacy Stations by this summer when On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! signup starts June 27.

Programs run July 5 – August.

Add the OverDrive App to your device to download and read eBooks wherever you go.

Available eBooks can be found at OverDrive.NCLS.org

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the library,” said Carol Ferlito, director. “Libraries level the playing field for people of any age who are seeking the information and access to technologies that will improve their quality of life. We enjoy hosting community groups and tutors, especially Literacy Volunteers.”

Libraries are many things to many people.

They work with elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large to discover and address the needs of their communities.

Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or offering a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians listen to the community they serve, and they respond.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April.

It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.