POWER Library is a service to all citizens of Pennsylvania, made possible by the State Library. It is a collection of databases of library catalogs gathered together into one portal. It enables all libraries statewide to share their unique resources. It contains electronic databases, digital collections, and a 24/7 live chat service. POWER Library grants you access to information on finding a job in the state, health issues, technology journals, newspapers and more. You can access this important resource on the public computers at the library or from the comfort of your own home. To log in at home you will need to enter your barcode number, located on the back of the card.
POWER Library is a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is hosted by HSLC.
“Ragtime Jack” Radcliffe performed at this year’s Pleasant Street Festival. The audience enjoyed his rendering of traditional country blues and ragtime while accompanying himself on the stride piano. The younger members of the audience were amazed by Jack’s abilities to entertain!
Registrations are being taken for Fall Story Hour. Story hour will take place Friday mornings at 10:30 during the month of October. Call the library at 814-697-6691 or stop in to register.
Through our website you have access to practice PA driver’s permit testing for free! There are 6 different PA DOT practice tests, road sign tests, exam simulator, etc. There are also motorcycle and CDL practice tests. You can view and print the driver’s manual. motorcycle and CDL handbooks, also. Just visit our Young Adult page on the website or click on the picture below to go to the website.
Don’t forget that this Saturday, September 9th, is the Pleasant Street Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come join us for a day of food, vendors, raffles, music, and baked goods!
There will be a special ragtime presentation at 2:00 p.m. by “Ragtime Jack Radcliffe.” Jack has been performing for more than 45 years. He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime; stride piano, and a powerful singer/songwriter, as well. He also accompanies himself on the guitar and harmonicas and has lately added the fiddle to his arsenal of musical weapons. Jack also delivers an engaging and humorous running commentary on the cultural context of the music.
The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library has partnered with the PA Lumber Museum to offer our patrons the Library Pass Program. Patrons will be able to come to the library and check out the pass which will provide a FREE entry to the museum and its events, programs, and activities for the borrower and all members of their household (those living at the same physical address). There are some event days that are not covered with the pass, so please check with the library before planning your visit.
September is National Library Card Sign-up Month! Why not celebrate by stopping in and getting a library card? There are so many doors opened to you when you have a library card in your wallet. You can check out eBooks and download audiobooks from our website, you have access to Mango Languages and can choose from over 70 languages to learn, and you will have access to POWERLibrary databases. All of these things can be done from the comfort of your own home! Your card will also enable you to borrow books, DVDs and books on CD at the library. If we don’t have the book that you are looking for, we can request it from another library. All you need is a photo I.D. to get started!
Families are invited to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Oswayo Valley Memorial Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and five years. Registration is open. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691, or visit our website, www.ovmlibrary.org This program is free of charge.
*1000 Books Before Kindergarten name and logo are used with permission from the 1000 Books Foundation.
Once again this year, the library board is selling That’s My Pan! items to raise operating funds for the library. There are pamphlets available at the library and each board member will also have a supply, but in order to see full offerings visit
You can place your order online and items will be shipped to the library, or you can choose to have your items shipped to a different address.
The deadline for orders is Friday, December 8th, OR at Candy Cane Lane on Saturday, December 9th.
Did you ever take a school trip to the library with your teacher? Looks like Mr. Marzo brought his class to the library for a visit. Not sure what year this is, or who any of the students are. Anyone recognize them?