It’s time to paws to read

reading to lexie

We’re so excited to be hosting Lexie this Saturday between 2 and 3 pm in the Children’s Room. Stop by and read with her. She’s a really good listener!

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OPLbery Club Final Short List

The OPLbery Club has been meeting since this past Spring, and the club members have read over 25 different books!

We’ll be voting for the best book for kids published in 2017 in January.

These are the books the club members will be voting on:

See You in the CosmosInsignificant Events in the Life of a CactusJoplin, WishingOrphan IslandBeyond the Bright SeaGreetings From Witness Protection

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A look back at Fall

Our fall programming session has come to an end. We’ll be beginning programs again on January 8.

You can pick up a copy of our Winter 2018 flyer in the Children’s Room. You can also see our calendar here, our program descriptions here, or print the flyer in English or in Spanish.

Here are a few highlights from the Fall.

Literary Legos

Time for Twos

Full STEAM Ahead!: dice games

Trivia Tuesdays

Full STEAM Ahead!: air pressure

Family Storytime

5th grade class visit

Battle of the Books

Haunted House

Full STEAM Ahead!: Georgia O’Keeffe flowers

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Battle of the Books

Eating Oreos at the Battle of the Books competition

Congratulations to all the kids who participated in this year’s Battle of the Books.

Our kids’ team (grades 4-6) was called the Ossining Oreos. A total of 11 kids read, met, and practiced answering trivia questions throughout the summer and fall, until the big day on October 21. A total of 13 kids’ teams from public libraries all across Westchester participated.

Ossining Oreos competing in a match

There was also a teen Battle going on at the same time. Fourteen teams competed in the teen division. The OPL Snitches also worked hard and had a great time.

The kids and the teens celebrated together last week.

The Ossining Oreos celebrate!

The OPL Snitches party!

Thanks to the Friends of the OPL for generously supporting us by providing the buzzer system we practice with and a set of the books for each participant.

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Did you know that we’ve been running a monthly Lego program for kids in grades 1-4? It’s called Literary Legos, and it happens on the first Wednesday of the month, at 4:15.

In September, our book was Jeremy Draws a Monster, by Peter McCarty. We had some inspired creations, and lots of monsters.

In October, the inspiration was Leave Me Alone!, by Vera Brosgol, and we had so many amazing Lego structures.

Our next Literary Legos is this Wednesday at 4:15. Come for the story, the Legos, and the prizes!


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Dare to be scared!

haunted house 2017

Are you afraid of the dark? What about a haunted house? If you’re in 3rd to 6th grade, come by the Children’s Room on Wednesday, October 25, at 7 pm, and test your courage.

We dare you!

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Thank you to our Raffle Donors!



All of the winners for our End-of-Summer Raffles have picked up their prizes!

Jocelin Loja won a $100 Toys R Us gift card which was donated by the Friends of the Ossining Library.
Ayun Roh won a Mo Willems gift basket donated by our own Children’s Librarian, Tricia Sabini.

Hillary Maita, Larissa Druskin and Anika Chimilio won brand new bicycles donated by community members Rafael Hernandez,  Steven Rivera, and Eduardo Rivera.

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Winners and thanks so much to all of our donors!

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