The Mission of the Oxford Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our community.

The Friends of the Library in Oxford are hosting their Holiday Fundraiser, located in the library, until December 15th. Tickets are $2 each or 10 for $10-come by and try to win some of our great donated prizes! 

Some resources to help you this upcoming Flu Season:

Flu Vaccine Locator Widget :

HealthMap Vaccine Finder:

Monitor Flu and other Infectious Diseases Outbreaks:

Centers for Disease Control Immunization Guidelines:

How much money can you save by using our services and materials instead of purchasing yourself?  You will be surprised-we are a great return on your tax investment! Visit our Library Value Calculator to see your total savings.

Adult Programs: Event Registration Link

Adult Book Discussion Group
Please join us
at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 21st!

A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg

Oswald Campbell doesn’t have much to live for, except to cash his paltry pension check, drop in on the occasional AA meeting, and visit the VA hospital. Dreading another winter in Chicago, he takes in stride the news that his emphysema will probably take his life before Christmas. Having no family except an ex-wife, who has since moved on, Oswald follows his doctor’s advice and spends his final months in a more comfortable climate. By chance, he ends up in Lost River, Alabama, a sleepy town with so many single, older women that Frances Cleverdon, a widow, hopes that Oswald will turn out to be someone’s knight in shining armor. Not quite the Romeo they had hoped for, Oswald nonetheless is taken under folks’ wings. Without noticing how it happens, Oswald comes to love Lost River, visiting the town store and the feisty redbird that lives there, waiting out at the dock for the river-faring postman to bring the mail, or accepting myriad dinner invitations from the town’s women. Flagg based Lost River on her own hometown, and though such places may actually exist, there nevertheless is an allegorical feel to this little tale of hope, friendship, and common decency.

Check out the progress at the new Library site, 49 Great Oak Road-Pictures available here:

October 25, 2017

View from front parking lot

Front sidewalk near adult area

Exterior Siding Sample

Back of adult area of building

Back of building looking at Children’s Craft room

Interior of Children’s room from front to back

Inside adult area looking towards back of building

 Other Groundbreaking and Project Pictures Here

WE NEED YOU! Interested in helping us improve our new library space? We are looking for volunteers to help our Friends.  If interested, please call or come in to sign up to help.

To sign up for Wowbrary, which is a service that sends you free weekly emails featuring Oxford Library’s most recent and wonderful new books, DVDs, and CDs we acquire each week, click here: Sign up for Wowbrary emails. Then enter the ZIP code, choose the circle next to Oxford Library, enter your email address twice, and click submit. Then you are all set to receive our weekly updates. Wowbrary allows you to immediately place reserves on all items you see of interest to you by clicking on the titles.

 Check out these new reference links:
Find A Topic-Newsbank
Newsbank-Find A Topic
America’s News
Connecticut Post Newspaper
Waterbury Republican-American Newspaper

For accessing our new Graphics and Comics e-collection, click on the button below, go to Create an Account on the top right, and fill in your library card number, name and email. Then browse hundreds of comics and graphic novels on your computer, or download the free app onto your device. All ages are available, and can be limited by middle school, high school, and adult only.

Comics Plus logo

For help accessing it on your devices, go to the help page ComicsPlus Download Guide .

DONATIONS:  Please contribute to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. Every dollar you donate to the Jane D. Weiss Family Foundation will be matched to double the donation to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. More information can be found here.

Donations of $25 and over with your name and address will be acknowledged as a charitable tax deduction. Thank you for your continuing support.

Kindle Titles available! Please check out our 2 Kindles donated by the Friends of the Library in Oxford. We just added numerous titles to both machines — the newest in fiction and nonfiction bestsellers are available. Come by the library to check them out! See title list.

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