Oriskany Public Library

LIBRARY HOURS: Week of November 28, 2022
Monday: 1: 00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Oriskany Public Library will be closed on Friday December 23 & Monday December 26 2022 for Christmas and Friday December 30, 2022 & Monday January 3, 2023 for New Year’s
When the Oriskany Central School District is closed, has a delay or the students are dismissed early due to weather or an emergency, the Oriskany Public library will also close for the day, have a delay or close early.

The Oriskany Public Library is holding a food can drive to help ‘Feed our Vets.’ They are in need of: cereal, pasta, sauce, canned fruit, tuna, peanut butter, jelly, boxed potatoes, canned pasta, ramen noodles, soups, rice-a-roni, baked beans, pancake mix and syrup. Bring your canned or non-perishable food items to the library before December 9, 2022.

Village of Oriskany “Christmas in the Place of Nettles” will take place on Sunday December 4, 2022 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Come and join us for Free Fun and a snack at the Oriskany Public Library, 621 Utica St. Oriskany, NY. The library will be having crafts, courtesy of the Oriskany Teachers Association.

We are asking you to bring your gently used “winter wear” to the library now through December 4, 2022: hats, gloves, boots, coats, snow pants, and socks. These items will be available to either swap or shop for free during our annual “Christmas in the Place of Nettles” on Sunday December 4, 2022

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!
AARP Safety Program

AARP will offer a two-day Driver Safety Program, the Smart Driver, which will be co-sponsored by the Oriskany Public Library at 621 Utica St, Oriskany NY. Pre-registration is required. Sessions will be held on: Wednesdays and Thursdays each month from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM each day. Our December and January classes are full at this time February 15th and 16th and March 15th and 16th classes are available at this time. A reservation may be made by calling, Kim Macera, Library Manager at (315)-736-2532 and mailing your check or money order, made payable to “AARP”. Please send all checks 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 (Non-AARP Members).

January 24, 2023 Oriskany Public Library Board meeting at 5:30 pm. The Oriskany Public Library Board meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm; unless otherwise specified.
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 as scheduled by the respective committee chairs. Members are expected to commit time to serve on one or more of the following committees, i.e.: book sales, membership, marketing, finance, nominations, and community events. Friends groups raise funds for special library programs or services, advocate for library services, volunteer with children’s summer reading programs, sponsor National Library Week events, and other activities. Friends groups are citizens who join together to support, improve, and promote our local library. 

Policies and Procedures ( Oriskany Public Library By-laws: see section 4 to the change of our by-laws in the trustees term of years effective September 22, 2020). per vote by the OPL board at 6pm on Sept. 22, 2020.

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Thank you to all that have donated your used goods! We’ve received a total of $ 4,586.80 from December 2019-November 2022!

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