You can download thousands of audio books and listen on your computer or transfer books to a portable device, like an iPod or MP3 player. You can also download e-books! Download the latest best sellers, fiction, and nonfiction to your e-reader today! Did you get a Nook, Kindle or other ebook reader? Did you get an Android phone? We offer free ebooks online right here. Did you get 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! You will need to sign in using your full 14-digit library card number.
• Freading is a new eBook service for Oswayo Valley Memorial Library users.
• Over 26,000 titles are available from a variety of small and independent publishers.
• New books are added weekly.
• All eBooks allow for multi-user access, so there is never any waiting for a title.
• eBbooks are checked out for 14 days and can be renewed.
• Over 4,000 books for children, graphic novels and comic books for teens and great new mysteries, romances and self-help for adults.
• Apple and Android Apps available for most devices.
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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.
Beginning Friday, June 7th through Friday, September 6th, the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library will sponsor a yard sale on the library lawn. Interested vendors may reserve a spot by contacting the library at 697-6691 or by stopping in the library. The cost is $5.00 each Friday for each table set up. Vendors are responsible for providing their own setups.
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library is participating in the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival’s summer writing contest. This contest is open to rising 5th & 6th graders to reflect on the books that have made a personal impact on their lives. The “A Book That Shaped Me” Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of public library summer reading programs and top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will take place September 21-22, 2013 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Wouldn’t it be great to have the Oswayo Valley represented there? For more information and to pick up a contest entrance form please contact the library. The entry deadline is August 12, 2013.
A chronic pain support group will meet at the library every Monday at 6:00 p.m. There will be donuts and coffee provided. If you, or if you know someone who suffers from chronic pain, please come join us! Perhaps you can help someone, or you can learn new ways to deal with your pain.
Genealogy Club: Are you interested in discovering more about the branches on your family tree but don’t really know where to begin? Would you be interested in getting together regularly with a group of people and sharing ideas and resources? Everyone is welcome!
Preschool Storytime (2-4 year olds) takes place every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Storytime for 4-7 year-olds takes place every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Writing from Life – A Writing Workshop with writing mentor Cheri Maxson, BFAW, MFAW. This 12-week workshop course will include an introduction to creative nonfiction writing craft elements and techniques, time to write, peer workshop critiques of your work in an open and encouraging atmosphere, and support on how to submit finished work to publications. This course will focus on memoir writing, travel writing, and other creative nonfiction genres. The sessions will be Wednesday evenings beginning May 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library. They will run through mid-August with several weeks off throughout. The classes are free! Space is limited so please sign up ASAP.
The library is starting a memorial wall for the community’s family members who have served in the military. If you would like to participate, please bring a picture of your loved one who has served in the US Armed Forces and we will add it to the wall. If you do not have a picture we will have stars available on which their name can be written.
The book club book for May is The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier. Stop by the library to get a copy and plan on joining us May 29th at 1:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!
The Stitch Together Knit & Crochet Group meets every Monday and Wednesday 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!