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Online Resources

eBranch2Go allows you to download thousands of eBooks and audio books to your computer or a portable device, like a Kindle, Nook or MP3 player.  Download the latest best sellers, fiction, and nonfiction to your e-reader today! Do you have a Nook, Kindle or other ebook reader?  Do you have an Android phone? We offer free ebooks online right here. Do you have an MP3 player or some other portable audio device?  Check out our large selection of audiobooks. Need help with your new device? Stop in and we’ll show you how you can download the newest books right from our website! All you need is your device, our website and a library card!




Sit back, relax and learn a language with Mango Languages. Say bonjour to Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s newest language-learning resource: Mango Premiere™, the first and only language learning resource to teach through film.



bookflix-logo-250-x250Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.



HeritageQuest® Online  is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin? Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, Genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set. Remote users log in with their library card number.


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.


Ask Here PA – We’re here to help you get answers to your questions, any time and anywhere you have Internet access. Unlike other “expert” sites on the Web, there is no charge to use our service. We’ll be doing what libraries have always done best — quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need. Available 24/7.


Upcoming Events at the Library

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The library will be closed on Monday, September 7th, in observance of Labor Day.





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2015 is the library’s 100th anniversary! As a thank you to our patrons who support the library, the Library Board is sponsoring a monthly thank you raffle. Each month, beginning in January 2015 and ending in December 2015, a different raffle will be featured.  All registered patrons will be entered once. Patrons will earn an additional entry each day that they use the library. The monthly drawing will take place on the LAST Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. After the December drawing, a grand prize thank you drawing will take place.


download (3)Chocolate: The Pennsylvania Connection

Wednesday, September 23rd, 6 PM
at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

Free of charge

Speaker: Susan McLellan Plaisted
Commonwealth Speaker for Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Proprietress, Heart to Hearth Cookery

The aroma of chocolate wafts in the air as this presentation connects the cultural use of chocolate from Meso-America to Europe and back to colonial America and Pennsylvania. Learn the basics of cacao cultivation, harvesting and fermentation. Examine Mayan, Aztec and European artifacts to compare and contrast chocolate in Pennsylvania. Participants have the opportunity to grate “chocolate cakes” and make and sample a historic chocolate beverage.

This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by National Endowment for the Humanities and the Potter County Commissioners.
Contact Rhonda Duell at 814-697-6691 or for further information.


download (3)The Pleasant Street Festival and celebration of OV Library’s 100th anniversary will take place on Saturday, September 26th, from 11-4.

The festival is sponsored by the library and the First Baptist Church. Chicken barbecue dinners will be for sale starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. The Shinglehouse Community Choir will be performing and there will be music provided throughout the day by Keith Hopkins. There will be vendors, raffles and a bake sale. A BookFlix parent program will be presented at 2 p.m.



Fleimagesa Market Fridays will take place on the library lawn May through September.

If you are interested in having a table to sell your lawn sale items the cost if $5 for the day.


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Story Hour will take place on Wednesday mornings in October at 10:30. Please plan to join Miss Val and Miss Barb for stories, crafts and snacks! Contact the library at 697-6691 or stop in to sign up.





Board Meeting: The library board of trustees meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. August’s meeting will take place on Monday, August 24th, at 3:30 p.m.





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 interested in meeting with others to share ideas and resources? This group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m.




Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley:Education

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. This group meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 1:00 p.m.


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The book club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each 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 Stitch Together Knit & Crochet Group meets every Monday evening 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!