Welcome to the Oxford Public Library!

New Digital Resource Added!

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 Oxford Library is excited to now offer BookFlix! BookFlix is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 135 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction e-book from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts. All you need to access BookFlix is your Oxford Library card number. If you want to take a peek at it, CLICK HERE and then enter your library card number!

 


Our normal public hours are: 
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-7:00pm
Closed Sundays


Exciting announcements!

The Oxford Public Library was selected on June 1st by the American Library Association (@ALALibrary) to receive one of only 77 grants given nationwide, and is the only Connecticut library awarded grant funding for this 2022 ALA COVID Library Relief Fund. This $20,000 grant will help maintain and amplify existing services through the end of 2022. Our grant funding will support digital loaning platforms, educational materials for adults, and developing and updating collections such as graphic novels, juvenile nonfiction and adult nonfiction in the field of humanities and culture. Click the graphic for more information.

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We were also selected this Spring for an American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries grant from @ALALibrary and @NEHgov! We are one of 200 libraries nationwide to receive a $10,000 American Rescue Plan grant! CLICK HERE to learn more about what this means and what we have planned! #SHARP

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Check out these new arrivals below by clicking on the titles! It will link you to our catalog to place a hold.

New Book Podcast Page of Links added! Check out Podcasts to see some great choices for adult author interviews and read aloud stories!


Awards & Best Books of the Year Lists-Great Gift Ideas!












Editors at The New York Times Book Review revealed their top 10 books of the year in a virtual event for subscribers. The list will be published later.

BookPage delivers the Top 10 Books of 2022.

NYPL released its Best Books of 2022 list.

OprahDaily shares “Our Favorite Books of the Year.”

The Star Tribune shares 56 great books to give and receive for 2022.

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Click HERE for Library Programs and Events!

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We are offering new digital resources through the CT State Library to help you gain technology skills and improve your chances of landing that job!  Click the picture to access the Workforce Solutions programs!Picture of 6 job skills databases offered through the CT State Library and Oxford Library.

Click here to access the tutorial on how to apply for jobs using the Workforce Database!

Also, new training opportunities for CT jobs are available at CareerConnect from Gov. Lamont’s initiative. Click portal.ct.gov/careerconnect to participate and learn more! 


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Borrow library books on your Kindle Paperwhite from Overdrive

More Resources and Information

COVID vaccine scheduling: use the Schedule COVID -19 Vaccine Portal for all Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/vaccine-portal
 

Library Value Calculator: 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!


Library of Congress

America’s News from Newsbank(full-text magazine, journal and newspaper articles on past and current events)

New Haven Register (1998-2021 full-text only; 2022-Present Full Image version)

Connecticut Post (1998-Present)

Oxford Gazette (2000-2009)

Waterbury Republican-American (2004-Present)

 

USA TODAY Collection (1987-2006 full-text only; 2007-Present Full Image version)  

New York Post Collection(1999-2020 full-text only; 2021-Present Full Image version)

Digital Newspapers of CT from the CT State Library
Free Computer Courses from Techsoup-Word Basics 101

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THE MISSION OF THE OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY IS TO INSPIRE LIFELONG LEARNING, ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, AND STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY.

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