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Cybersmarts on POWER Library
Five interactive multimedia eBooks with audio narration teach children and their parents how to stay safe on the internet. eBooks titles include: Avoiding Predators Online, Playing Games Online, Protecting Your Privacy Online, Stopping Cyberbullying and Using Social Networks.


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Happening This Month at the Library


Family History Group: Are you interested in discovering more about the branches of your family tree but don’t really know where to begin? Would you be interesteCivic & Social Literacyd in getting together regularly with a group of people and sharing ideas and resources? Everyone is welcome! The group will meet on July 11th at 2:00 p.m.




Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley:Education

Civic & Social Literacy Our goal is to help organize and enhance the collection of the Oswayo Valley Historical Collection of items and information related to education in the local valley for the past 200 years since the area was developed by the first settlers.

The group will meet Friday, July 11th, at 2:00 p.m.

Breakfast with BuddhaThe book club will be meeting on July 14th at 1:30 p.m. to discuss Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo. There are extra copies of the book available. We would love to have new members join us!

Basic Literacy









Summer Reading is taking place this year for all ages! Children meet on Wednesday Basic Literacyafternoons at 1:00 p.m. and teens meet on Saturday mornings at 10:30. Join us for Fizz, Boom, Read!






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Adult Summer Reading Program meets Basic Literacyon Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m–No minimum reading requirements–Weekly “Review and Recommend” get-togethers–Play our Tic-Tac-Toe game for prizes–Open to readers 18 years and older SIGN UP NOW AT THE LIBRARY!



The Stitch Together Knit & Crochet Group meets every Monday and Wednesday Civic & Social Literacyevening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 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!





Vendors for the Pleasant Street Festival on Saturday, August 16th Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Join the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library and the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, PA for a day of community activities! There will be several food booths as well as games and informational demonstrations. Vendors are wanted to round out the day’s program. Vendors must provide their own set up. The cost is $10.00 per table and one item donated to the library’s raffle. Interested vendors should fill out the application which is available on the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s website at http://ovmlibrary.org/blog. Registration closes August 1, 2014. For more information or questions, contact Robin Baker at 814-697-7674 or via email at lostinerie@yahoo.com.

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