Upcoming Events at the Library
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.
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, Dec. 8th, OR at Candy Cane Lane on Saturday, Dec. 9th.
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.
Library Board Meeting: The library board of trustees meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
The Stitch Together Knit & Crochet Group meets every Thursday afternoon from 1-3. Work on your newest project and join in on the conversation. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? That’s okay! We’ll teach you! Any other crafting is welcome also!
The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. to discuss their current book. There are extra copies of the book available. We would love to have new members join us!
The Oswayo Valley Historical Society will be open Friday afternoons from 1-4 in the library basement.