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EDITOR’S NOTE:The following column from the Ogdensburg Public Library will be appearing every Tuesday in The Journal. We hope that by being better informed about its events and services, you will be inspired to visit the library and take advantage of the numerous services it offers.

BOOK SALE:The Friends of Ogdensburg Public Library hold their Annual Spring book sale beginning on May 1. The doors open to the public at 5 p.m. that day, and it’s half-price night for dues-paying Friends of the Library! The sale continues on May 2 and 3 during library open hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular prices are $3 for hardcovers and75 cents for paperbacks. Prices decrease on the following days: $2 for hardcovers and50 cents for paperbacks May 1 and $1 for hardcovers and25 cents for paperbacks on May . Just remember that the earlier you come, the better the selection, so don’t wait too long. We’ll wrap up with a bag sale May 10. Pay $2 for a bag and fill it with the remaining items of your choice. There will be many other things for sale also — children’s and teen books, vinyl LPs, DVDs, CDs, games, and more! Stop in during the sale, pick up some inexpensive materials, and support your Ogdensburg Public Library!

MOTHER’S DAY RAFFLE BASKET: During the book sale, the Friends of Ogdensburg Public Library will raffle off a gift-filled basket just in time for Mother’s Day. Watch for more details next week.

CAKE PAN LIBRARY: Our new cake pan library will be up and running very shortly. While it might sound strange for a library to loan out cake pans, it’s not really that different from loaning out books. We have a selection of over a dozen baking pans (and two jello molds) in different shapes, including a golf bag and clubs, holiday shapes, rose and sunflower shapes. You can check any one out for a week, bake a cake for your party or other event, then return the washed pan for the next patron who wants to use the pan. Return the pan within the week; it’s absolutely free of charge. And, as always, if you have a pan in good condition that you no longer use regularly, we invite you to donate it to our growing collection.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT:Toddlers are always invited to shake out their sillies at the library every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. We’ll have musical instruments, parades, songs, parachute play, and plenty of socialization. Come dance and play with us!It’s free and open to the public.

STORY TIME: On April 23 at 10:30 (that’s tomorrow!), preschoolers will hear a great fish story called The Story of Fish and Snail. We’ll create a colorful craft for the children to take home. Story Time is also free and open to preschoolers everywhere!

TEEN ART CONTEST: Area teens have one more week to enter our book poster competition; the deadline is April 30. Who wants to win the prize of a $50 Amazon gift card? Check out our website for more details. Time is running out!

SEED LIBRARY: A reminder that spring is now upon us (despite that snowstorm last week). Pick up some seeds from our catalogue to start indoors or save to plant outside when the weather finally decides to warm up again. Spring will happen!

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: Patrons, thank you for all of your good wishes and thoughts last week! We enjoyed hearing all of your stories about how libraries have changed your lives. Some of the word balloons have been posted to our Facebook page, so if you haven’t read any yet, check them out! We would also like to thank the Board of Trustees for the treats and helium balloons they gave us on Library Workers’ Day. The cookies are gone, but you can still see the balloons at the front desk.

RETIREMENT: Finally this week, we are bidding a fond farewell to one of our staff. Roland McKee, who has been a clerk at the library for many years, recently gave notice of his retirement. We wish him all the best and will miss him.

We welcome your questions, comments, concerns, book requests, and/or programming ideas. Use our website ( ), Facebook, Tumblr, or Twitter, phone us (393-4325), send us an e-mail (, or even snail-mail something to us (312 Washington Street).

Our weekly hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the library!

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