Sunday, October 31, 2010

Improved Catalog Searching

Have you had a chance to search our new OWWL catalog? The "Home" page now gives you the capability of typing in a keyword, title, author, subject, or series. You can then choose the format you want: books, large print, audiobooks, video recordings, music, or electronic resources. You can limit your search to our library or include all 42 libraries, gain access to your account, or move to an advanced search page (more about that another day).

Click on the OWWL library card in the right-hand column of this page to get started, or stop by and I'll give you a "Home" tour. Happy searching :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mark Your Calendar!

I hope you've set aside time to visit this year's Used Book Sale. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sodus Community Library, this year's sale will be in the Library's Annex at 19 Maple Avenue. We've been amazed by the number of books you've generously donated this year, and are in the process of sorting approximately 10,000 titles! This should definitely prove to be our best sale ever.

Your shopping experience will also be much improved. Rather than searching through our cramped meeting room, you'll be able to browse through several rooms which will be set up according to genre. A special treat will be the children's area in one of the front rooms.

Sale hours will be 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 4th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, November 5th and 6th, and 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, November 7th. Prices remain as they were at last year's sale: $1/book ($.50 in the children's room) on Thursday, everything half price on Friday, and $2 for whatever you can fit in one of our bags on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is available behind the Library, behind the Annex, on the street (Maple Avenue or Smith Street), and in the public parking lot just south of Poppy's Pizza. See you there!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

4 Stars

We've received our new issue of Library Journal, and I'm proud to say that our library has again been named a 4-star library! Based on 2008 data submitted by 7,407 public libraries to their respective States, LJ has named 258 starred libraries, assigning 3 to 5 stars to each. To read the entire article, click here or on the new America's Star Libraries logo.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Library Board Meets Thursday

The Library's Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 14th, in the Library's meeting room. Board meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Holiday Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 11th, in honor of Columbus Day. You will still be able to access your OWWL account, plus download audiobooks and ebooks at OWWL2go.

Sunday, October 03, 2010


Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week:
  • You will need your library card to check out anything - no exceptions
  • With your card, you''ll be able to check out all the materials you'd like
  • Everything you check out - even movies - will be due back in two weeks
  • We will not be able to search our catalog, but will do our best to help you find what you need
  • We will not be able to issue new library cards, update your information, place or process holds, accept fine payments, or renew/return your items (not a problem, as nothing is due for these three days)
Thursday, October 7th:
  • We will delay opening until 1 p.m.
  • If all goes well, we will then be able to resume normal circulation activities and share some of OWWL's new features with you