Oshkosh Public Library
May 2014
In This Issue
Monday Movie Matinees
June 16; 1 p.m.
Lower level meeting room
Friends win award
Congratulations to the Friends of Oshkosh Public Library! The group received a Community Partner Award from the city of Oshkosh this spring for all of the fantastic work they do in support of the library. Find out how you can join the Friends.

Upcoming Used Book Sales
July 29
Sept. 30
Nov. 25
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lower level Book Cellar

Volunteer this summer!
Join Team READ and help the library to provide a summer of reading, learning and fun to more than 2,000 children in Oshkosh. 
Teen Book Club

Next meeting:
Fri., June 6; 4:30 p.m.
Eat free pizza and talk about books! Meetings on the first Friday of each month (2nd Friday in July).  Open to kids in grades 

Holiday closing
Oshkosh Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26 for the Memorial Day holiday.
Quick Links
May 27-Aug. 29
Reading meets science in this year's summer reading program for kids at the Oshkosh Public Library. From bugs to rocks to chemical reactions, kids will have a "blast" with reading, hands-on activities and family events with a science twist.
*New this year: Children and families can sign up online! (Online form available 
May 27).

Drop In & Read event
Don't miss our kickoff event on June 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sign up for the program, read in the library for 20 minutes and earn a free, one-day pass to Pollock Community Water Park and a BFF (Be Fine Free) coupon!

This summer's teen program is sure to Spark a Reaction, with reading, book clubs, movies, crafts - even a science fiction costume contest and a Divergent party! Prizes include books, CDs, gift cards and more. Sign up and track your reading at the library or online starting May 27.

Summer reading fun isn't just kids' stuff! Adults can earn prizes for reading too - books, magazines, books on CD, eBooks, or downloadable audio books all count. Read to a child or have a child read to you. We even have blogs, booklists and other suggestions on our For Readers page. Sign up online or on the library's 2nd floor starting May 27.
Kids ride free to the library!
It's easy!

1. Get on the bus.
2. Show your library card. 
Route #2 stops in front of the library or get off at the Transit Center on Pearl Avenue.
3. Get a ticket for your free ride home at the service desk.

Don't have a library card? Apply at the library - they're free (one replacement cards is free for kids who sign up for summer reading).

Online magazines for summer
The library makes it easy to read your favorite magazines by the pool, on the beach or at the cabin! Read free online magazines on your tablet, phone or eReader with Zinio, available free on the library's web site. Check out the great summer issues today.
Kits promote Together Time


Spend special time with your child at the library! Our Together Time Kits include puzzles, learning toys and other activities that you can do with your child at the library to help them learn important early literacy skills. Visit the lower level Children's Department and try one today!

Library hosts Memory Café
The Oshkosh Memory Café is a special monthly program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Along with their caregivers, participants have the opportunity to socialize and get involved in activities and discussions.


Next event:

Wednesday, June 11;  1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;  Library's lower level 

Learn more. 


Grants awarded to OPL
Oshkosh Public Library was awarded a $4,800 grant through the Library Services and Technology Act to establish a publishing center and a podcasting studio at the library. The goal is to encourage people of all ages to express themselves through writing, publishing, illustration and podcasting. The project is expected to launch near the end of 2014.
OPL also received a $2,500 grant from the Ladies Benevolent Society: Advocates for Older Adults of Oshkosh, for the purchase of large print books and books on CD. These funds, along with previous grants, have helped the library to build an extensive collection of large print materials at a time when demand continues to rise. Many thanks to LBS: AOA, a field of interest fund with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.


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106 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
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