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Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet local author Elizabeth Wheeler

Every fall, the Oswego Literary Festival offers a chance for bookworms to get together. With book signings, author visits and a book sale put on by the Friends' of the Library, there is something for everyone. Be sure not to miss a chance to meet Elizabeth Wheeler, local author of Asher's Fault. She'll be talking about YA fiction and giving advice for aspiring authors.

The Oswego Literary Festival is from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, October 4th at the Oswego Village Hall. Elizabeth Wheeler will be speaking at 12 pm, so mark your calendars.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Teen Volunteer Opportunities this Fall!

Our Youth Services department offers many volunteer opportunities for teens ages 13-17! Check out the dates below if you are interested and visit our Calendar of Events to register (registration begins 10 days before the event). All volunteer opportunities this fall will be at the Montgomery Campus while our Oswego Campus is undergoing construction.

Montgomery Campus
Wednesday, September 3   6:15-7:30 pm
Assist with the 'Storytime for Special Readers' program

Saturday, September 13   10:15 am-12:45 pm
Assist with the 'AppleFest' program

Saturday, September 20   12:45-2:00 pm
Assist with the 'Favorite Book Character Fun!' program

Thursday, September 25   6:15-7:30 pm
Assist with the 'Kids Create: Doctor Who Craft' program

Wednesday, October 1   6:15-7:30 pm
Assist with the 'Storytime for Special Readers' program

Monday, October 13 1:45-3:15 pm
Assist with the 'Batman Blowout' program

Saturday, October 18 12:45-2:45 pm
Assist with the 'Kids Create: Mummy Candle' program

Saturday, November 1 1:45-3:15 pm
Assist with the 'Meet the Masters' program

Sunday, November 2 1:45-3:00 pm
Assist with the 'American Girl Tea' program

Wednesday, November 5 6:15-7:30 pm
Assist with the 'Storytime for Special Readers' program

Saturday, November 8 9:15-10:45 am
Assist with the 'Curious George Visits the Library' program

Friday, November 21 6:00-7:30 pm
Assist with the 'Kids Create: Hair Clip' program

Wednesday, December 3 6:15-7:30 pm
Assist with the 'Storytime for Special Readers' program

Wednesday, December 10 4:45-7:15 pm
Assist with the 'Santa Visits the Library' program

Thursday, December 18 6:15-7:30 pm
Assist with the 'Polar Express' program

Wednesday, December 31 11:15-12:00 pm
Assist with the 'Noon Year's Eve' program

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Voting Now Open for Teens' Top Ten

Voting is now open for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten List! If you've read any of them this year, stop by and vote for your favorites, they might make the Top Ten. Winners will be announced October 20th.
Check out the nominees and vote here.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Free ACT and PSAT Practice Tests at the Library!

Kaplan Test Prep is visiting the Montgomery Campus this summer to provide free ACT and PSAT Practice Tests. Registration is required so be sure to visit our Calendar of Events to sign-up. Check out the dates and times below:

ACT Practice Tests
Saturday July 12  10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday July 15   5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday August 2   10:00 am - 1:30 pm

PSAT Practice Tests
Saturday, July 19   10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday, July 22   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 5   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Looking for test prep help? Visit our Homework Help page to get links to ACT prep books. Also, check out Learning Express Library, which has online practice tests for the ACT and PSAT.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Visit the Teen eBook Collection

Visit our new teen eBook collection on our eBook service, OMNI/OverDrive. The collection features books and audiobooks just for teens, making it easier for you to discover new favorites! Read or listen to the books on your computers, smartphones or tablets.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Reading 2014: Paws to Read

Join our 2014 Summer Reading Program and win prizes! Prizes this year include Bluetooth wireless speakers, headphones and gift cards to Buffalo Wild Wings! It's really easy to participate.

To Enter:
1. Read or listen to 5 books
(Print books, eBooks, graphic novels and audiobooks are all good choices).

2.Submit a print reading log at the Adult Services online
Desk OR submit your log
(Print reading logs can be picked up at the Adult Services Desk).

Summer Reading runs from June 1st to August 3rd. To get yourself started with a great book, visit our New Teen Titles page, New Graphic Novels page or our Find A Good... page.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teen Top Ten Nominations

This year's Teen Top Ten Nominations list is out! This is a teen choice list, with books nominated by teens. Teens have all summer to read the titles and then can vote on their favorites starting August 15th at the Teens' Top Ten page. If you're looking for potential summer reading ideas, this is a great place to start.

Nominees:
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Of Triton by Anna Banks
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Teardrop by Lauren Kate
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Monument 14: Sky On Fire by Emmy Laybourne
Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Winger by Andrew Smith
A Midsummer Night's Scream by R.L. Stine
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Tucholke
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
The 5th Wave by Richard Yancey