The Annual Pleasant Street Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10th,
from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will be featuring music all day by DJ Keith Hopkins,
crafts and vendors, raffles, beef on weck dinner, performance by the Shinglehouse
Then, at 2 p.m. the program Mountains, Madness & Miracles – Trekking the
Appalachian Trail with Lauralee Bliss will take place. Come hear from a hiker who
has accomplished the famous Appalachian Trail not once but twice AND in each
direction! Hiker Lauralee Bliss “Blissful”, an AT 4,000+ miler and the ridgerunner for
Shenandoah National Park, will share stories and pictures from her 4,000 mile journey
which she undertook northbound with her teen son and then southbound as a solo
This presentation will inspire you to reach for your hiking dreams, whatever
they might be. A book signing for her title Mountains, Madness, Miracles ‐ 4000 Miles
Along the Appalachian Trail follows. For more information about her adventures and
advice for safe and fun hiking, visit Blissful Hiking http://www.blissfulhiking.com .
This program is made possible through a grant from the Potter County Commissioners.
On Wednesday, Sept. 14th, at 6:00 p.m. join us for a presentation on drug and
alcohol addiction by Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson, Shinglehouse
Police Chief Brad Buchholz, and Potter County Drug and Alcohol Administrator Colleen
Wilber. They will discuss signs of addiction, family support and the C.L.E.A.N.
program. Please contact the library for more information or to register at
Sing, Dance, Play! With Rachel Bell : We are once again offering interactive music
classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers with Rachel Bell. We have 2 sessions
scheduled so far for this fall on Monday, Sept. 19th, and Friday, Oct. 21st, from
10:30‐11:10. The classes are limited to 14 children, so please contact the library to
register. These classes are made possible through a grant from the Potter County
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library 103 N. Pleasant St. P.O. Box 188 Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library was recently awarded a gold star for our
participation in PA Forward. PA Forward is an initiative for libraries to become
community centers of information, technology, and learning that will help advance
educational and economic opportunities for Pennsylvania citizens.
Memorials & Donations: Wilson Vincent from Walmart Associates Olean, NY; Jean
Lewis from Jerry & Yvette Ebeling.
Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to
everyone. For more information, call the library at 814‐697‐6691.
● Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Wednesday 6‐8 p.m.
● Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the
Oswayo Valley: 2 nd Friday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
● Book discussion: 3 rd Monday of the month, 1‐3:30 p.m.
● Writer’s Guild: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
Audio & eBooks for Download: We have eBooks and audiobooks that are available
through our website that you can download onto your eReader and MP3 player. Go to
our website www.ovmlibrary.org and click on “Download Books”. You will need your
library card number to log in. If you have any problems please call or stop by the
library for assistance.
Website: You can see what events are happening at the library and search the card
catalog by visiting our website at www.ovmlibrary.org . You can also log into your
account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.
Facebook: “Like” our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/ovmlibrary ) to
keep informed of events happening at the library.
Board of Trustees Meeting: The library board meets on the 4th Monday of each
month at 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.