Oriskany Public Library

Week of January 10, 2022
Monday: CLOSED (Snow Day)
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
CLOSED: Monday JANUARY 17, 2022
When the Oriskany Central School District is closed, has a delay or 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.

AARP Safety Program

Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, with the new variant, and its impact on the vast majority of our upcoming courses, we have made the very difficult decision to extend our nationwide in-person event closure until March 1, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but please know this decision was not taken lightly. We understand the frustration because we were also excited to finally resume in-person events. However, our priority since the beginning is the health and safety of our volunteers and those we serve, so we are being as cautious as possible.

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 (check back in March for April dates as our March class is full at this time) from 9:30AM to 12:30 PM each day. 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 25, 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. 

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!

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 $3,045.40 as of January 2020.

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