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EDITOR’S NOTE: SUMMER IS HERE: Why not stop into the library for the perfect book to read at the beach or in a hammock? If you have a long trip ahead, check out a travel guide to get you where you’re going and an audiobook to listen to along the way. Don’t forget DVDs for those stormy summer nights, or a magazine for that perfect picnic salad recipe. While you’re at the library, take in the river view from our newly installed windows and sign your children up for summer reading. Most of all, enjoy the warm weather!

ADIRONDACK MUSEUM: Stuck for vacation ideas? Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have a pass for the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake available to all patrons. This pass is good for half off admissions for three adults plus children, and can be checked out for free for two days. We only have one available at a time, so it is first-come first-served and extra late fees do apply. Call or stop in at the library for full details. The museum is about two hours away and a wonderful day trip for all ages.

JUST ARRIVED: As the wedding season kicks into high gear, why not read The Bridesmaids: True Tales of Love, Envy, Loyalty, and Terrible Dresses, by Eimear Lynch? If you’re headed out on an educational vacation, you might like curator and historian Tim Grove’s A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History. Young children will laugh at author Mo Willems’s latest, The Pigeon Needs a Bath, while older children can dig into The Griffin and the Dinosaur from National Geographic and learn how one woman discovered a link between fossils and the beasts of ancient Greek mythology. In the mood for a monster movie? We’ve just added Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, the British horror film Outpost, and a set of 11 Gamera movies from Japan.

ACTING CLASSES: Children ages 9 and up can join a group of professional improv (improvisational or on-the-spot) actors on Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m. They’ll play games designed to help improve their acting skills and learn how to react to the unexpected. It’s sure to be fun, so save the date! Look for more children’s programming all season. This year’s Summer Reading Program is all about science, but we’ll have prizes in August for those who read in any category.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Toddlers are invited to shake out their sillies on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Meet other area families and come dance with us!

STORY TIME: Don’t forget about story hour! \Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. we’ll share a picture book or two and do a simple craft related to the theme. This week we’re looking at all kinds of creepy-crawlies, from insects to spiders. All children ages 3-6 are welcome. During the summer, we will be outside in Library Park as the weather permits.

We welcome your questions, comments, concerns, book requests, and programming ideas.

Contact us at 312 Washington St., ogdlib@ncls.org, 393-4325, or any of our social media sites (you can do a search for Ogdensburg Public Library, or find the links on our website at ogdlib.org.)

Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at your library!

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