About Us

About the Library

outside_viewThe Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is located in northcentral Pennsylvania in the town of Shinglehouse, approximately 4 miles south of the New York state border. We are a small-town library serving Shinglehouse Borough, Sharon Township, Oswayo Borough, Oswayo Township, Ceres Township, and Clara Township. We serve not only people from these areas but from all surrounding areas, including bordering towns in New York state.

The library was organized in 1915 by the Women’s Club. The current building was built as a memorial for the servicemen of the area that served in World War I.

We have a strong collection of local history, including census records from 1850-1920 as well as cemetery listings, which include the immediate NY state border towns. We also have computers, videos/DVDs, books on CD and offer a variety of programs free of charge to the public.

The collection consists of approximately 11,000 books, 200 audio books on CD, 1200 movies on DVD and an assortment of periodicals.

The library also has a large selection of digital books that you can download onto e-book readers or MP3 players. We also have rotating collections of books on CD and large print books. We have 6 public access computers and free Wi-Fi.

Shinglehouse_PAThe mission of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is to provide all residents access to library materials and information services that address the needs and expand the aspirations of the community for formal and lifetime learning, enrichment and pleasure.

Our Library is continuously growing in order serve you better. We have old time traditions with modern twists to accommodate the elderly and the techy new library lovers.

Be sure to check us out!

Our hours are:

Tuesday: noon – 7 p.m.
Wednesday& Thursday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

We are closed for these holidays:
New Year’s Eve/Day
Good Friday and the following Saturday
Independence Day
Friday & Saturday following Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve/Christmas

Our library is part of the Potter-Tioga Library System. It is the largest library system in Pennsylvania and consists of eleven member libraries.  Feel free to check out our system’s website: Potter-Tioga Library System

Board of Trustees

The library board of trustees is the governing body by which our library operates. By being a part of it or having a representative from your township, you are insuring that your needs and concerns are met.

The board must actively fundraise for items that are always needed in the library. Some of these items are: books, office equipment, programs for the public and general operating expenses. While we do get funds from the state, we must also match those funds to continue to receive aid from the state each year. By donating to the library or supporting one of our fundraisers, you can take great pride in knowing that you are helping us continue with our efforts to bring the Oswayo Valley a library that has modern conveniences with “hometown” values.

Board meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month unless otherwise stated. Meeting time is 4PM. The public is encouraged to attend. If a meeting is changed/postponed/cancelled, we will make every attempt to notify the public ASAP.

mural10-300x2252017 Current Board Members

President – Linda Cummings
Vice President- Juanita Blau
Secretary- Marjorie Milliken
Treasurer – Sarah Rhodes

Board Members:
Colleen Hyde
Jan Rees

Library Director:
Rhonda Duell

We welcome the public to attend meetings and are often looking for new members! Want to help but feel you don’t have the time? Why not be a friend of the library and volunteer at certain events? We can always use people to work events, bake for our bake sales or even help out with programs. Stop in….a little of your time, goes a long way…THANK YOU in advance!


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