September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Please come in and get your library card now-it’s the best value in your wallet!
September is Library Card Sign-up Month – a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month, a national observance that was launched in 1987 to ensure every child obtain a library card and use it.
From free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, in-person and virtual homework help, and technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective back to school supplies available.
During Library Card Sign-up Month crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, are teaming up with the ALA to encourage k-12 students to sign-up for a free library card.
How much money can you save? Visit our Library Value Calculator to see your total savings.
New Museum Passes sponsored by the Friends available!
Mystic Seaport-Mystic, CT (50% off for 2 adults and 3 Children) 1-888-973-2767
White Memorial Nature Center and Hiking trails– Litchfield, CT 2 adults and 4 kids free. (860) 567-0857
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.
For help accessing it on your devices, go to the help page ComicsPlus Download Guide .
Adult Book Discussion Group
Please join us
at 6:30pm on Thursday, October 19th!
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
A poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything. Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy. At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager’s daughter–and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear. Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in this emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people’s dreams on our shoulders”.
Check out the progress at the new Library site, 49 Great Oak Road-Pictures available here:
September 21, 2017
September 7, 2017-Wooden framing up!
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.
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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