Greetings from the Oshkosh Public Library

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Library Lines
May 2013  
In This Issue
Drop In & Read event
Speak up!
Create-a-Book winners
Summer Hours
The library is open the following hours through  Labor Day weekend:

Mon.-Thurs.  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri.   9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4.
Resource Spotlight 
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The mark of a true magazine lover
Oshkosh Public Library is pleased to offer Zinio - free digital copies of popular magazines to read on your computer, tablet or other mobile device. Visit our web site to learn more!

GeoTravel mag
newsweek magfood mag

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Monday Movie Matinees
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June 17 , 1 p.m.
Lower level meeting room
Teen Book Club
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Join the Teen Book Club for their next meeting on Fri., June 7. We'll talk about Legend, by Marie Lu. Check out the full book club schedule.
Be a library volunteer!
OPL needs additional volunteers for our Summer Reading Program! Volunteers assist with registration, help with children's craft activities and lend a hand at special programs and events throughout the summer. Pick up a summer volunteer application at the library or call 236-5206 for more information.
Teen Events & Activities 
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Summer means plenty of special events for teens at the library. Check out the Teen Book Club, movies, and these awesome programs:
June 13 - Theater Games
June 20 - Steampunk craft
June 26 - Aboriginal Art
July 18 - Graffiti Walk
July 25 - Teen craft
Aug. 15 - Grand finale event

And don't forget to sign up for Beneath the Surface, the Teen Summer Reading Program!

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Summer reading for all ages!
 May 28-Aug. 30


Make the library one of your regular stops this summer. We have reading programs for children, teens and adults, with prizes, hands-on crafts and activities, special events and more.  So roll up your sleeves and dig into a good book, discover what's beneath the surface and find some truly groundbreaking reads with the entire family! 


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Kids summer reading kickoff
Mon., June 3
2 to 8 p.m., Lower level

Sign up for the
then kick back and read 20 minutes at the library and receive a free pass to Pollack Community Water Park.

Other summer highlights:
June 13 - Miller & Mike comedy show
June 18 - Great Big Laughs juggler
June 25 - Digger Day
June 25 - Randy Peterson concert (at the Paine Art Center)
July 9 - Atwood Players Theater Group
July 17 - David Dall, stories & music
July 23 - Ken Longquist music show
Aug. 6 - The Grand Finale: Truly Remarkable Loon (Grand Opera House)

Check out the full schedule of Summer Reading events for kids!

Free & clear for summer reading
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We want reading to be fun and worry-free for kids and teens this summer. Don't have a ride to the library? Never fear - OPL is partnering with Go Transit to offer free bus rides to the library for anyone under age 18 with a library card. Fines a problem? Sign up for the summer reading program and get a coupon to have your fines cleared. (Children 18 and under only; does not apply to lost materials or collections fees).
Learn more about these great offers!


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Friends of the Library  
Next Used Book Sale:
Tues., July 30 

Special thanks to the Friends for their continuing support of the Summer Reading Program!  


Speak up for the library 

The Oshkosh Public Library is proud to be at the center of our community, supporting literacy, learning and leisure activities that help our citizens to grow and achieve their personal goals.


Recently, Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, wrote:

"The state's libraries have provided essential services to support and develop a competitive workforce, with computers, Internet access, digital and traditional literacy training and other resources to help citizens of all ages learn to find, evaluate and use information they need for their education, their personal lives, their health and well-being and their jobs." 


You can help to preserve important library services in the Oshkosh community. Sign up to receive  Speak Up for Your Library e-mails and stay informed about local and state issues that affect libraries, stories that illustrate the positive impact the library has on people's lives and ways you can speak up for libraries.

OPL Volunteer of the Year

John Spanbauer
John Spanbauer & Dana Stolley
Long-time Oshkosh Public Library volunteer, John Spanbauer, was honored recently as OPL's Volunteer of the Year. John has been an integral part of OPL's Home Delivery Service since 1996. Every month for 17 years John has delivered books to residents at Evergreen retirement community. Dana Stolley, the library's Coordinator of Volunteers, presented John with his award saying, "A true friend of our library, our patrons and staff, John
shows his love of our library through his kindness and dedication."


Thank you John for your service!


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The winners of the annual Create-A-Book Contest, presented by the Oshkosh Public Library and the Fox Valley Reading Council, were announced in May. Congratulations to Trinity Funnell, grade 3; Anna Kossolapov, grade 4; and Alexa Czachorski, grade 5. Read their winning books. 


UAW logo Our library story

When members of
UAW Local 578 decided to research their group's history, they came to the Oshkosh Public Library and found experienced staff ready and willing to assist them.  Read more.


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