Hours: March 16, 2020 – June 29, 2020 CLOSED
We will reopen on July 1, 2020
Our Board of Trustees are doing everything in their power to make our library a safe place when we reopen.
We have a drop box on the side of the building for returned books. We don’t want you to worry about returning items to your library – we’ve extended due dates until July 1 2020. Stay home, stay safe.
Curbside Pick-Up (Library Takeout) Procedure Starting June 19, 2020. Hours of operation for Oriskany Public are by appointment only
Starting June 19,2020, we’re offering Curbside Pick-Up for our materials. Library Takeout will allow patrons to reserve books, audiobooks, DVDs and other materials from their owning library (if you have Oriskany Public Library as your “pick up” library, you’ll have to order from Oriskany Public Library) as at this time as Mid-York isn’t circulating books. How to order online, visit https://midyork.org (Curbside Pick-up is now available at the following locations. For now, you can only borrow items that are owned by your library. 1-Select the pickup library from the list below 2-search that library’s local catalog and place holds 3-wait for the library to notify you when the item(s) are ready for pickup). If you don’t have access to the internet, please call the library at 315-736-2532 and leave a message with your name, phone number, title, item #, and your library # and we will notify you once your order is ready.
Patrons, when you arrive to pick up your materials, park at the curbside sign that is located on the left hand side window in the rear parking lot, make sure to wear a mask and your order will brought out to your car.
You will not have contact with staff – your materials will already be checked out; just take out and go.
If you have materials to return at Oriskany Public Library, please put them in the library’s book depository located just outside the side door. It isn’t necessary, but we strongly encourage picked up materials from a particular library be returned back to their home library. This way the materials can circulate faster.
All returned materials will be disinfected and quarantined before they are available to loan again. That means it may take up to 5 days for materials you have returned to be removed from your account.
However, we are prepared and ready to safely offer Library Takeout service. Additional programs will be available when we are able to safely provide them to our community.
Online resources: Including Libby (overdrive), RB Digital, and Transparent Language lessons have been available and expanded throughout the closure and will remain available.
Check out the Census Web Site: https://newyorkcounts2020.org/
The 2020 General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020. The election times will be from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm. If you have any questions regarding these two events, please contact the Oneida County Board of Elections at (315) 798-5765.
The 2020 Summer Reading Program has been postponed until summer of 2021. In the interest of keeping all safe and following the advice of the CDC and NYS Department of Health, we have made a decision to postpone our summer reading program for 2020. We hope that we will be able to offer it for the 2021 summer season and look forward to sharing a story, doing a craft and having a snack together again!
However, the library is offering a week by week packet of materials and supplies for age appropriate needs for your family. Including early literacy & childrens for a six week duration. Please go to our web site at www.oriskanylibrary.org for the theme of the week. If anyone if interested in picking up a packet(s), please call or email the library at 315-736-2532 email@example.com to request your packet. Each packet will be posted one week ahead so that we may have the proper material ready for you.
Policies and Procedures ( Oriskany Public Library By-laws)
If you wish to donate to our library (click on the donate button below to pay on-line with your credit or pay pal account). Your tax deductible donations will go towards much needed library renovations. Thank You!
2020 Events On hold until further notice
Crochet/Knitting Club at the Oriskany Public Library. Call 315-736-2532 for a reservation. Have you ever been interested in learning how to Knit or Crochet? Or just knit and crochet while chatting with others that are interested in the same hobby? Well here is your chance, weather you are a newbie or an expert, come join us at the Oriskany Public Library on Mondays 6:30 pm, We will have an instructor here with supplies you will need to get started. The class is free and open to the public. Please call and reserve your seat today at 315-736-2532.
September 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm Oriskany Public Library Board Meeting
We are looking for volunteers to be our “Friends of our library.” You would serve a 5 year term and provide oversight, governance, advocacy support and financial management to the organization. The commitment includes monthly Board and committee meetings and activities as scheduled by the respective committee chairs. Members are expected to commit time to Book Sales and to serve on one or more of the following committees: Book Sale, Membership, Marketing, Finance, Nominations, and Community Events.
On hold until further notice. Have you ever had an interest in stamping? Well, here’s your chance to give it a try. Come down to a beginners stamping class at the Oriskany Public Library at 6:00 pm on Monday July 13, 2020 (tentative date) to make cards, with Stampin’ up Demonstrator JoAnn Riccardi. To reserve your seat, visit or call the Oriskany Public Library at 315-736-2532. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn different stamping and card making techniques. Class fee will be $8.00 for materials. Hope to see you there!
June 17th & 18th class has been cancelled! A tentative class will be held on September 16th and 17th.
AARP will offer a two-day Driver Safety Program “The Smart Driver” which is co-sponsored by the Oriskany Public Library at 621 Utica St. Oriskany, NY.
The Driver Safety Program will be held every month (except December, July & Aug) on a Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Please send all checks or money orders made out to AARP one week prior to the class to: Oriskany Public Library PO Box 428 Oriskany, NY 13424. The course fees are: $25.00 (AARP members) or $30.00 (AARP non-members). Call the library at 315-736-2532 to schedule a reservation as the class size is limited. Any individual 50 years of age or older are encouraged to apply. The two-day course takes into account many traffic problems that may confront experienced drivers. All sessions will be done with a student workbook, audio/visual and classroom discussions pertinent to Driver Safety. On completion of this two-day course, a certificate will mailed out and is valid for three years.
In the event that we have to cancel this class , please check WKTV, this web page or call the library & listen carefully to the recording.
Since November 2019 our shed has earned over $627.90 Thank you to all that have donated your used goods!