Events Coming in October 2022 to Ogdensburg Public Library

BOO! We are coming into October, the spookiest month of the year! It is also the anniversary of the library’s reopening after the 1921 fire. The library has a lot going on to celebrate both! We have take home and in house Halloween crafts and a Halloween party for kids as well as historical talks and concerts for adults.

The library will be celebrating the 100-year anniversary of reopening after the fire of 1921. Library services in Ogdensburg started in 1828 and moved to its current location in 1895. A remodel of the building between 1921-1922 resulted in the fire that destroyed most of the library interior. We are looking for cards, art or anything else children want to make in appreciation of the library. We will display these items during National Friends of the Library Week in October. If you are interested in sending us a card, please drop it of at the library or mail it to;

Ogdensburg Public Library
312 Washington Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Library Hours

Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 11:30 am to 7:00 pm
Thursdays and Fridays 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Bookstore Hours

Tuesdays 10:30 am to12:30 pm
Wednesdays 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Thursdays and Fridays 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Take Home Crafts
Day and Time: Weekly pickup anytime the library is open
Location: Ogdensburg Public library, pick up at the front desk
Description: Spooky crafts available each week for pickup while supplies last.

Music and Movement
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Ogdensburg Public Library
Description: A preschool movement and socialization class. Jump your jiggles out and wiggles your waggles away with music, instruments and sensory play.
Ages 2-5

Story Time
Day: Thursdays
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Ogdensburg Public Library
Description: Stories, activities and crafts for young children. Socialize, gain early literacy skills and learn to love books during this preschool program.
Ages 3-5

After School Movies
Day: Oct 19
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Ogdensburg Public Library
Description: Come to the library and enjoy a new movie each month!

Halloween Stress Ball Craft
Day: Oct 12
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Ogdensburg Public Library
Description: Make a jack-o-lantern stress ball at the library!

Halloween Party
Day: Oct 26
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Location: Ogdensburg Public Library
Description: Come to the library to play games, show off your costume and trick-or-treat around the building.

National Library Week Events
Oct 17, 7 pm – Ogdensburg Historian Julie Madlin “Treasures of the Library”
Oct 19, 4 pm – 7 pm Author Barbara Briggs Ward, book signing of Velvet Snowflakes
Oct 19 – 21 – Fall Book Sale
Oct 20, 11 am – Story Time with guest reader Barbara Briggs Ward Author of Snarly Sally
Oct 21 – Quilt Raffle Drawing
Oct 21, 7 pm – 9 pm Giroux Jazz Combo

Fishing Gear Checkout
The library will now be loaning out fishing gear. Fishing equipment can be checked out by children and adults (those 16 years and older must have a fishing license) You can keep fishing items for up to one week.

Available items:

· Adult Fishing Poles
· Tackle Boxes
· Nets
· Pliers/Grippers
· Children’s Fishing Kits

I hope to see you soon!