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.
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.
Lauralee Bliss, a.k.a .”Blissful” ,visited the library this morning for a children’s program on hiking the Appalachian Trail. Lauralee has hiked the entire trail twice, so she has lots of tips for children (and adults) that are interested in hiking. She shared slides of one of her hikes that took her from Georgia to Maine.
Lauralee had an activity for the children to do, after which they earned a carabiner. She also had them help pack up her “campsite” and pack her backpack so that they were aware of what is needed on a hike and how much they would be able to carry.
Thank you, Blissful, for visiting the Oswayo Valley today!
The library will be holding basket raffles during the Pleasant Street Festival on September 9th. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the baskets, please drop them off at the library or contact a board member to arrange pick up.
Come visit with “Blissful” who has hiked the famous Appalachian Trail twice and in each direction! Lauralee will be visting with us on Thursday, August 10th, at 10:30 a.m.
From bears to snakes, plants, trees, cool views, and funny hiking pictures, we will explore the trail from Georgia to Maine! Find out how Blissful cooked on the trail using a tiny stove and pot. Snuggle in a mummy bag in the woods. Create your own “trail name” through drawing and words to earn a carabiner to hook on your day pack or belt loop!
Stop by the library or call us at 814-697-6691 to register. This program is free to all elementary-age students.
Please join us next Tuesday, August 8th, at 6:00 p.m. for a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United State’s involvement in World War I.
A brawl in Galeton, a zeppelin sighting near Emporium, five men blown to smithereens in a Sinnemahoning powder plant explosion rumored to be related to sabotage, fear and suspicion in German-American communities (like Germania!). These newsworthy items and more filled Potter County town talk and newspapers as World War I exploded across the global stage a century ago. Potter County historian David Castano will fill in the details of these events as he share with us how our involvement in World War I directly affected Potter County.
Castano will bring World War I artifacts from the Potter County Historical Society for “Show and Tell”, including a shell fired during the Battle of Verdun, World War I helmets, a gas mask, nursing medals, an American pilot’s uniform, an enlisted men’s tunic and puttees, and lists of Potter County men serving in the war with details of their service.