Book Club

One of the most popular programming options that we offer is our monthly book club. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:00 a.m. and discusses the book of the month. There is a list of all the books the group has read from its inception on our website under the Book Club tab. There you will also find the selection that they are reading for the current month.

All you have to do to join the group is show up. Books are provided free of charge by the Potter-Tioga Library System.

Weather Closing


The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library will be closing at noon on Friday (Jan. 12th) and will be closed on Saturday (Jan. 13th) due to the inclement weather and closure of the Oswayo Valley School District. There will be no fines charged for items due those days. We apologize for any inconvenience.

January is National Financial Wellness Month

Are you financially fit?

Common New Year’s resolutions focus on personal wellness, like new diets and exercise routines. But what about your financial wellness? Do you have an emergency fund? A plan to pay down debt or save for a mortgage down payment?

January is designated as National Financial Wellness Month, and it is a great time to pay attention to the health of your finances, as well as your body and diet. The 2016 Federal Reserve Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households stated that 44 percent of adults surveyed would not be able to cover an emergency expense of just $400 without borrowing money or selling something to come up with cash.

Just like a new health regimen starts one step at a time, so does your journey to financial wellness. Your library and other organizations are here to help you through the process.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 16th, at 6:00 p.m. as Troy Vincent from Edward Jones will be here to answer questions and tell us how to get on the road to financial independence.

Please stop by or call the library (814-697-6691) to register for this program.

This program is free and open to the public.

Howard’s Home Furnishings has donated 2 tickets to be raffled for the Sabres game in Buffalo on Thursday, Feb 1, 2018. The seats are located in section 112, row 11, seats 1&2. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the library and will be on sale until the middle of January. Tickets are 5 for $5.00. All proceeds benefit the library.

Thank you Howard’s Home Furnishings!

Shopping for Health Insurance?

Are you trying to find health coverage for you or your family? Here is some information that may help.

Fast Facts

  1. The enrollment period started November 1 and ends on December 15.  (In prior years, the enrollment period lasted until January 31.)
  2. Consumers can find free enrollment help at
  3. Consumers who know they are eligible for financial assistance can shop on the exchange at  (Remember: the site will not be available during open enrollment from midnight until 12 p.m. on every Sunday except December 10.)
  4. Consumers’ Checkbook, a plan comparison tool that was released by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance last year, now displays plans for 2018.  It allows shoppers to compare on- and off-exchange plans using a variety of factors, including monthly premium and estimated yearly cost. The plan comparison tool is also valuable for those who do not qualify for financial assistance and could be affected by the rate increases necessitated by the Trump Administration’s decision to end payments for cost-sharing reductions.
  5. For more information on 2018 rates and additional resources for shopping for health insurance, visit


The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd, and Saturday, November 25th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open on Friday, November 24th.

The Annual Health Fair will take place on Saturday, November 11th, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School. This is a blood test screening for over 30 blood tests including CBC, comprehensive, coronary risk and liver function profiles. A 12-hour fast is recommended. There are optional tests available (thyroid, prostate and A1C) for an additional cost. To make an appointment visit or call 814-274-8200. Sponsored by the library and Cole Memorial.

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, Dec. 8th, OR at Candy Cane Lane on Saturday, Dec. 9th.

Candy Cane Lane Festival will take place at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School on Saturday, Dec. 9th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for your Christmas shopping, visit with Santa, food and more! Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for senior citizens, students and children. Children 5 and under are free.

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 Thursday afternoon 1-3
  • Book discussion: 2nd Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m.
  • Writer’s Guild: 3rd  Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.


The Oswayo Valley Historical Society is open for research every Friday afternoon 1-4.

Memorials & Donations:

  • Ruth Grimes in memory of Caroline Neal
  • Terry & Teresa Chisholm in memory of Erma Hyde

The following donated through the library’s fund drive:

  • George Daly
  • Richard & Dawn Demmon
  • Cressence Nolan
  • Chris & Ann Bell
  • Tom & Nancy Kemp
  • Danny & Angela Wood
  • Richard & Liselle Esposito
  • Edith Walker
  • William & Theo Dickerson
  • West Disposal
  • Beatrice West
  • Robert & Ruth Worden
  • Helen Payne
  • Dick & Gladys Martin
  • John & Joan Bradley
  • Howard’s Home Furnishings
  • Carolyn Partridge
  • Darling Family of Services on behalf of Sprout’s Drug Store
  • Steve & Jeanne Matthews
  • Dale & Carol Hoffman
  • Tami & Larry Adams
  • Eureka Chapter 52
  • Joyce Bell
  • Robert & Constance Stone
  • Brian & Elizabeth Clark
  • Northwest Savings Bank
  • Anonymous

Thank you for supporting your local public library!

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.

Board of Trustees Meeting: The library board meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.