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Overbooked Book Club

The Overbooked Book Club meets the first Monday of every month from 4:30-6:00 pm online. We have copies of the book available for check out. If interested in joining our online book discussion, please join our Overbooked Book Club Facebook Group or contact the Library on how to join. 

Current Book: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Book Summary: One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

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Leprechaun Trap Contest

Picture of a leprechaun trap.

Watch out! It’s that time of year when Leprechauns start spreading their mischief! Be ready to stop them in their tracks with a Leprechaun trap built by you or your whole family!

Between March 3rd and March 13th, send us a picture or a video of your Leprechaun trap on our Library’s Facebook page @ainsworthmemoriallibrary or by emailing us at scrlib@ncls.org.

The traps can be made from any material – from toilet paper rolls to Legos! Everyone who participates will receive a stuffed emoji shamrock toy.

Deadline to submit your pictures or videos: Fri., March 13th at 6 pm. Prize pickup will be on Mon., March 15th and Tues., March 16th between 2-6 pm.

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Board of Trustees Meeting

The Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held online (streamed on YouTube Live) on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:30 pm.

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Free Early Literacy Kits for Families!

March is Talking is Teaching, Listening is Learning month here at the Library, and Little Readers Stories & STEAM is teaming up with Talking is Teaching. Families with children ages 0-5 can sign up for a take-home kit that includes four colorful and engaging books, construction paper and crayons, and an indoor activities guide, all in a sturdy tote bag, and all for you to keep. Kits are not necessary to enjoy our regular Friday videos, but if you would like to expand the learning for and with your pre-reader, call the library at 315-387-3732 to register for yours (while supplies last). RESERVE YOURS TODAY! And pick-up at your convenience!

Stories & STEAM: Talking is Teaching themes:

March 5: SHAPES

March 12: COLORS

March 19: NUMBERS

March 26: LETTERS

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Teen Writer Group

Writing Group for teen writers and teens who would like to be writers. Meeting online the third Thursday of each month from 4:30-5:30 pm. Contact the library for details on how to join.

Teen Writer Group. Third Thursday of each month.
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Little Readers Story Hour

Little Readers Story Time at Ainsworth Memorial Library. Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Little Readers Story Hour is online via the Library’s Facebook page every Friday. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, games, and STEAM activities! For toddlers and preschoolers.

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Crafternoons

Join us the first Tuesday of every month online via the Library’s Facebook page to make unique and useful crafts.  For adult crafters.  Supplies and instructions are provided free of charge and can be picked up at the Library (while supplies last)!

Crafternoon at the Library.
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The Write Stuff: Writer’s Group

Interested in writing? Suffer from writer’s block? Want to share your writings and ideas with other writers? Look no further because Ainsworth Memorial Library has a writer’s group for adults called the Write Stuff Writer’s Group! We currently meet online via our Library’s Facebook page the last Monday of every month at 4:30 pm. Share and learn about writing, genres, publishing, and offer some motivational support!

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Genealogy Services Available

Interested in local history (particularly of Oswego County) and genealogy? Then you have come to the right place! Check out our genealogy collection, search Ancestry.com for free on our public computers, and speak with our volunteer genealogist, Noreen. She is available at the Library on Saturdays from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm or email her at ainsworth6064@gmail.com

Picture of the Library's genealogy room.
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COVID-19 Updates

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Ainsworth Memorial Library still has a patron capacity limit of 20 patrons inside the building at a time with a time limit of 1 hour.
Patrons can use the Library’s four available public computers and make copies, scans, faxes, and prints.

Programming is still held online. Our meeting rooms are closed.
The Library’s temporary hours will remain the same until further notice (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 2-6 pm; Saturday 10 am-1 pm).

Everyone entering the building must wear a face covering/mask and practice social distancing.

Due to recent research released at: https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html, returned library materials are quarantined for 4 days.  After you return your items to us, they will still appear as checked out on your account during this 4-day quarantine (overdue fees from this will be waived). This protects our staff during their handling at check-in and the next patron to check out the title.