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.
Scholastic 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.
Happening This Month at the Library
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.
Join us during Children’s Book Week for Reading with Rufus! Rufus is a certified therapy dog and a Reading Education Assistance Dog that helps children learn to read. He is a regular member of the Hindsdale after-school reading program. Rufus also visits nursing homes and has participated in the Stress Relief Program at Pitt-Bradford University during exam week.
Rufus loves meeting new people, but he especially loves children. Reading with Rufus is beneficial for children because it increases relaxation and lowers blood pressure; children can read at their own pace without fear of being laughed at, judged or criticized; and Rufus listens attentively. Reading with Rufus is less intimidating for the child and makes the experience an enjoyable one. Join Rufus at the Oswayo Valley Memorial May 9th at 11 a.m. and find out how much fun reading can be!
Learn how to dramatically reduce your grocery budget! Join us on Wednesday, May 13th, for a couponing class.
Cost is $10.00 per person, which includes refreshments.
Please register by May 6th
Bring any extra coupons you have to trade with other participants.
Board Meeting: The library board of trustees meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. May’s meeting will take place on May 25th, at 6:00 p.m. because of Memorial Day.
Lego Club meets the first Saturday of every month at 11:00 a.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:
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.
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!