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.

Free Practice Pennsylvania Permit Tests

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.

September is Library Card Sign Up Month



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!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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.

That’s My Pan! Fundraiser

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.

A Look Back in Time


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?