Oriskany Public Library

LIBRARY HOURS
Monday: 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm -6:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm -6:30 pm
LIBRARY HOURS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 23rd – 27th:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm & Tuesday 9:00 am – 1: 00pm
Monday May 30th: CLOSED
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.

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 June and July classes are full 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).

Who’s ready for BUNCO  Tuesday June14, 2022 at 6:00 at the Oriskany Public Library!! All are welcome. Please let me know if you are able to play. Don’t worry if you don’t know how. We’ll teach you! 2$ buy in, bring a snack to share and then ENJOY! Michele Reid (315) 571-4535.

PETITION: As qualified voters of the Oriskany Central School District, please support the Public Library at the Annual Election, May 17, 2022. “The Oriskany Central School District authorized to levy a tax in the amount of $5,000 and pay such monies to the Trustees of the Oriskany Public Library for the support and maintenance of the Library with such support continuing on an annual basis unless or until a different amount is authorized by the qualified voters of the school district?” Please visit the Oriskany Pubic Library to sign our petition. As qualified voters of the Oriskany Central School District, please support the Public Library Proposition being petitioned for inclusion in the Annual Election, May 17, 2022. In these difficult times, more and more people are turning to their public libraries which provide communities with free computer and internet access. Oriskany Public Library has always provided many varied programs for all age groups, including craft and story hours, RSVP classes, summer reading programs, crafts with DDSO (disabled adults), various workshops and art exhibits, AARP Defensive driving course to name just a few. The Library Manager meets with school officials to help meet the students’ needs. The library currently has 1,991 registered borrowers. The total number of items circulated during its last fiscal year is 14,422. This figure includes the number of books, DVDs, audio books and e-books used by patrons. A remarkable total of 5,279 people walked through our doors for the purpose of attending our many programs or to make a library visit. Usage at the Oriskany Public Library is increasing yearly. The library staff includes the Library Manager and one Library Aide, who are always willing to meet the public’s needs or answer any questions. We hope you are happy with the services we provide, especially with a budget totaling less than $35,000 per year. We need your positive support on this proposition to be able to continue the same dedication to our patrons and to develop new ideas for our continued success. We are always willing to listen to your ideas and/or concerns. Your interest and support is always appreciated.

May 24, 2022 Oriskany Public Library Board meeting at 6pm
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 below the in section 4 to the change of our by-law in the trustees term of years effective September 22, 2020). per vote by the OPL board at 6pm on Sept. 22, 2020.

2021 Events

At the Oriskany Public Library Board meeting on Tuesday October 26, 2021, Crochet/Knitting club will resume on Monday November 29, 2021.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, whether 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.

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 Mondays 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!

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Thank you to all that have donated your used goods! We’ve received a total of $3,660.07 from December 2019-May 2022!

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