BTS ALBUMS HAVE ARRIVED

Posted: June 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

Erins blog picThe BTS albums are finally here! A long overdue event, I am honored to say I have started what will hopefully blossom into a well stocked K-pop section at our library. Because the music industry of South Korea is becoming so popular worldwide, I feel it is imperative to include their music. And who knows, maybe this will start an influx of music from numerous other countries to be sold plentifully in American stores and greatly increase American libraries’ stock. For music, if nothing else, transcends language.

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Incoming BTS albums

Posted: June 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

My name is Erin Bishop and I have been and am interning at the Oxford Public Library. It has been an amazing experience that was given to me by my school, and, of course, I need to leave my mark. During the two week period in which I am here, I will bring the two BTS albums in the Love Yourself series, Her and Tear, into the library. As BTS are becoming such a global sensation, I feel that these albums are a necessary addition to the library’s collection. I also believe that it will promote other libraries to order the albums as well as bring people from a wider area to our own library. This will also give people who have only heard of BTS in passing a chance to check out why exactly they are so popular, their music a key component in their large fan base. I will give an update when the BTS albums are available and hope others will share my enthusiasm for this addition. And hopefully it will pave the way for other k-pop albums to make appearances in libraries.

Teen Summer Events!

Posted: June 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/5    11:30AM

We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!

    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Maker Masters Crafternoon: Make a Book End – Thursday 7/6    2:00PM

  • Come craft up a book end! We will use tons of materials to decorate book ends for the library shelves.  They’ll be used in the YA section for everyone to admire
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Getting To Know You/ Library Promo – Monday 7/10     6:00PM

  • We have a tall order for teens this summer. We are asking that you create a promotional video or presentation for the library!  You will have all summer long, you will be able to work with others or alone!  We’ll go over more details at this “Getting to Know You” program!  See you then!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/19     1:30PM

  • This week we will be meeting at 1:30PM, but don’t worry we will be back to our 11:30AM schedule next week! We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s.  However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Teen Writing Workshop – Thursday 7/13     5:00PM

  • Bring a sample of your writing to this workshop! It can be poetry, stories, school essays, or even just a journal entry!  We will be reading and reviewing everyone’s work with suggestions and helpful tips on how to improve.  All participants will have the option to remain anonymous if they choose, Ms. Robyn will be making copies of each sample and everyone will get one, so your name can be included or not, whichever you are comfortable with!  Hope to see you there!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Renew and Repurpose – Monday 7/17     2:00PM

  • We’ll be taking a look at how you can take old materials, clothes, and more and remake them into something amazing!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/19     11:30AM

  • We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Minute to Win It – Tuesday 7/25     2:00PM

  • Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/26     11:30AM

  • We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Teen Trivia – Thursday 7/27     5:00PM

  • Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Beyond the Library Walls – Monday 7/31     2:00PM

  • Come join us to talk about how to be a more active part of your community beyond the library!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Animal Embassy – Thursday 8/3     4:00PM

  • Be amazed by the talents of a diverse group of AnimalAmbassadors that build complicated structures. We’ll study the architectural feats of nest building, burrow making and web spinning as well as how structures created by some animalshelp others to survive. In nature, many creatures contribute to the success of others by building homes and creating places to rear their young. We’ll explore how we too can help our wild neighbors by building bird boxes and frog ponds. Library patrons will meet live Animal Ambassadors such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mandarin Duck, a Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, a Ferret, an Argentinian Horned Frog and an African Hedgehog or African Porcupine. We will also see artifacts & photographs representing one of nature’s most prolific builders, the beaver, along with bird & paper wasp nests. Together, we’ll draw parallels with our own lives while exploring how we can build a better world!
    • Age Range: Ages 4 and up
    • **Registration Required**

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 8/9      2:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon! This is an independent program at which you can bring your own cards and relax and meet other players.  It is not a formal librarian-run program, but still a ton of fun!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

Library Promo Party – Thursday 8/10     6:00PM

  • Today is the day to present your library promotion materials! Whether it is a video, poster, or pamphlet, bring it in and present it to our group!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party – Friday 8/11     12:00 – 2:00PM

  • Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading with games and more! We will be taking out the giant games from last summer and enjoying the sunshine and outdoors!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

Book Roast – Thursday 8/17     3:30PM

  • Have you ever read a book you hated? No, like hated.  How much?  Enough to rant and rant about all the things you couldn’t stand?  GREAT!  Come tell us why!  Rant, rave, give the worst review ever!  Reading is always awesome but sometimes there are books or characters we just love to hate! (No books will be harmed)
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Maker Masters: Open Craft-ernoon! – Monday 8/21     4:30PM

  • Come craft with us! There will be tons of odds and ends to put your craft skills to the test and see what you can come up with!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Teen Trivia – Wednesday 8/23      2:00PM

  • Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Minute to Win It – Monday 8/28      5:00PM

  • Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

Better Together Movie Night! – Thursday 8/31     5:30PM

  • To conclude our summer of building a better world through hard work, compassion, and empathy, we will have a movie night with a film that celebrates all of these things! Come for a movie night to watch “Remember the Titans!” (Rated PG)
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Teen Reading Program!

Posted: June 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hey everyone!

I hope you’ve all signed up for the Summer Reading Program – we are trying to read 3,000 hours so we need your help!

All you have to do to earn prize tickets is read, and whenever you come see us just show us your log and we’ll give you tickets.  The prize rules aaaaarrrre:

5 hours read = 1 ticket

10 hours read = 1 ticket

15 hours read = 1 ticket

Every hour after 15 earns you A TICKET PER HOUR!!!!

List of Prizes:

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If you need any of the summer reading lists or assignments you can find them here 🙂

Teen Tech Week 2017!!!!

Posted: February 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.

Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with the theme “Be the Source of Change,” March 5-11, 2017.

This year’s theme encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital resources offered through the library to make a positive change in their life and community.

Check out our events for the week and be sure to sign up for them!

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Happy New Year!

Posted: January 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hi all!

In 2017 I’ve planned more programs for the 12 and up crowd then I ever have before!  I hope you come visit to try out a few, let me know what you think, and tell me what stuff you’d like to see us doing.

I know everyone is super busy with homework, after school jobs, drivers ed, the play, band, and a whole bunch of other stuff!  If you need a quiet place to work, have your study group meet here.  If you need a quiet place to escape for a little while, come hang out and write, listen to music, or read!  We have all of 2016’s highest rated YA books available!  If you do not like or need a quiet place, well then, get your friends together and sign up for a program and we’ll have a blast!

A few examples of what’s coming up can be found below and if you want to look super far ahead (and be able to sign up for stuff online) you can visit our Program Site.  If you want to just check out the calendar, that’s here !  If you have any questions, give me a call at 203-888-6944 or email me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org

See you soon!

-Robyn

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Junior Friends of the Library

Posted: January 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Join the Junior Friends!

The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be…

Helping to choose books to add to the library

 Planning and hosting a program

Writing and posting book reviews

Helping with the Friends Book Sale

Participating in volunteer days at the library… And much more!

Be a part of how the library works!

At the January meeting we’ll be making book trailers and other reviews that will be posted throughout the library.

Registration is required so make sure to sign up!  You can sign up by calling 203-888-6944, emailing rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or visiting tinyurl.com/OxfordCTLibrary!