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Friday, January 9, 2015

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library News

100th Anniversary: 2015 is the 100th anniversary of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library. In 1915 the Shinglehouse Woman’s Club established a public library and free reading room. 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.

Soup’s On!: On February 9th, a soup supper will be held at the Oswayo Valley Middle/High School cafeteria from 4 - 7 p.m. The cost is $5.00. In addition to the supper, there will be informational displays and a raffle for a KA-BAR Tanto knife and sheath.This is the night of the home boys’ basketball game against Coudersport. Come support our team AND the library!

Raffles: Raffle tickets are being sold for a KA-BAR Tanto knife with a glass-filled nylon sheath. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing will be held on February 9th during the Soup & Sandwich Dinner at the school. Stop by the library to purchase tickets. The library would like to thank KA-BAR for your generous donation!

January Story Hour: Story Hour is taking place Friday mornings at 10:30 during the month of January. Come out and join us for books, crafts & snacks!

Book Discussion: The library’s book discussion group is reading I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg. The group will meet for discussion on Wednesday, January 21st, at 1:30 p.m. We have plenty of copies available for anyone new who would like to join the group.

Yearbook digitization: The library was able to get our collection of yearbooks digitized through the OCI Yearbook Project. All of our yearbooks are now on CDs!

Avast Free Antivirus for Education: We have switched to free Avast antivirus software for the library. Avast is the world’s most trusted antivirus software, protecting over 211 million devices worldwide. We would like to thank them for the donation of their software.

POWERLibrary: Business Source Main Edition is a scholarly business e-resource that provides the complete text for over 2,200 magazines and journals as well as indexes and abstracts for over 2,300 titles. The collection, dating back to 1985, ranges from general business magazines to scholarly journals and trade periodicals. Content includes:
● Marketing
● Management
● Accounting
● Finance
● Economics

POWER Library is an integral part of Information Literacy, a component of the PA Forward initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association, promoting the value of libraries in the 21st Century. Libraries help all Pennsylvanians learn how to use online resources and current technology to fully participate in a digital society. POWER Library is a service of Commonwealth Libraries, a Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. It is supported by the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.

Ongoing Programming: The following ongoing monthly program events are open to everyone. For more information, call the library at 814-697-6691.
● Family History Research group & Researching the History of Education in the Oswayo Valley: 2nd Friday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
● Stitch Together Knit and Crochet Group: every Monday 6-8 p.m.
● Book discussion: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1-3:30 p.m.

Memorials & Donations: A memorial was received for Linda Kilbourn from Jesse & Colleen Hyde. A donation was made in honor of Danielle Surra from Dane & Bonnie Surra. Letter Drive donations were received from Shinglehouse Veterans Social Club, Danny & Angela Wood, David & Kathy Ebeling, the Wondrack family, Julie Perkins, the Oswayo Valley Historical Society, Ceres United Methodist Church, & Marsha Prince.

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 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 You can also log into your account and renew books you have out or put a book on reserve.

Facebook: “Like” our Facebook page ( to keep informed of events happening at the library.

Board of Trustees Meeting: The Oswayo Valley Memorial Library’s board of directors’ monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 26th, at 6:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

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