To apply, visit the Ogden Farmers' Library and ask for a Board of Trustees application.
The Ogden Farmers' Library seeks a new member to sit on our Board of Trustees. This is a great opportunity to serve your community! Board members serve for 3 years and openings are available to anyone who lives in the town of Ogden. Anyone can apply but someone with legal or human resources knowledge is preferred.
To apply, visit the Ogden Farmers' Library and ask for a Board of Trustees application.
If you have a one, two or three-year-old, you may be interested in a new program we have started here at Ogden Library called “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.” This nation-wide program builds on the fact that sustained reading with your child gives them a better chance for success when they start school. “1000 Books” helps your family set a goal of sharing 1000 books with your child by age 5. It sounds challenging, but you will be amazed how many books you already read every week!
We will guide and encourage you through the process, and celebrate with you when you reach your goal! Stop in and talk to the children’s librarian, Anne Strang. She will be more than happy to answer your questions and get you started!
The Ogden Farmers' Library is proud to announce that Amanda and Lulu from Girl Scout Troop 60727 have completed their Silver Award and now you can enjoy it, too!
The girls came to the library months ago and asked if we would help them get donations of money or supplies to build the library. We put a page up on our website, offers came in and the work began. The girls constructed, painted, designed and stocked the library with books. The Ogden Parks & Recreation Department installed the library at the southern end of the Town of Ogden building. Soon we will have the official Little Free Library plaque and charter number. The registration fee for the library was paid for by the Friends of the Ogden Farmers' Library. As you can see, this was truly a community effort and the hard work paid off.
Once we have the charter number, we will register our Little Free Library so it is placed on a map of Little Free Libraries across the world.
Next time you are at the Town of Ogden building, be sure to check out the Little Free Library!
Great job, girls!!
If you've come to visit us in the past few weeks, you may notice a noisy, beepy, new feature has found it's home behind the circulation desk. The Ogden Farmers' Library is the proud owner of a new Makerbot Replicator Mini+ 3D Printer and we couldn't be more excited.
Soon we will offer printing to the public. The rates for this will be a $1.00 flat fee and $0.50 per gram of filament used, rounded up. On average, something that is 1 x 1 x 1 inch will be around $3.00.
If you're curious about how this technology works be sure to join us for our 3D Printer Workshop on Wednesday, August 9th at 6pm.
For now, the staff has been running test prints to become familiar with how this technology works. Please have patience as we are all learning something new :). We have found that kids think this technology is SUPER COOL and we are eager to excite youngsters about new technology, engineering, design, and more!
In the meantime, we'll just be over here.... printing out Pokemon... for... you know... science >_>
Next time you come in to look for a book, don't be alarmed! We've moved the card catalog behind the reference desk.
You may also notice that the card catalog is sitting atop a beautiful, handmade table. Spencerport resident Jim Liebow practices carpentry as a hobby and donated his time and skill to build us a table that fits perfectly at the end of our stacks. Be sure to check it out - it still has that "newly built" smell.
Why the move? We're making room for a brand new 3D printer, coming in June 2017.
Thank you so much, Jim! We really, really love our new table.
Stacey has been a resident of Ogden for the past 5 years and has a long history of loving libraries. She majored in Early Childhood Education for her BS and moved on to Library and Information Studies for her Masters in Library Science at UB. Stacey has been an employee and loyal patron of libraries for many years and now she is excited to be on the other side of the spectrum serving as a Board of Trustees Member. She is a regular patron - we see her often to pick up her holds - and she is always sharing the events and services we offer with anyone who will listen. Now, as a Board Member, she is looking forward to supporting the library and it's mission as well as watching the library continue to grow and adapt to meet the needs of its patrons and the Ogden community.
When not visiting the library to pick up her holds, Stacey spends her time doing yoga, cooking, volunteering and fostering dogs with GRASP, and of course, reading! She likes to read adult non-fiction, specifically cookbooks, self-improvement, biographies, and books about dogs. Two of her favorite authors are Maggie Stiefvater and Sharon Creech. She also loves downloading audiobooks from OverDrive, the app that gives access to our online library.
Welcome, Stacey! We look forward to having you on our Board :)
I love winter. Don't get me wrong - summer is amazing... but summer is BUSY! You have to jam pack as much stuff in as you can while the weather is nice. In the summer, every weekend is booked with a camping trip or a cookout. Winter is the season for warm cozies and the sweet joys of doing nothing. If you are anything like me, you also love holiday decorations. White lights, colored lights, blinking lights, snow flakes, red velvet ribbons, poinsettias, the works! All the things that give you the warm fuzzies and make you want to cuddle up with a big mug of cocoa loaded with marshmallows, put on your fluffiest slippers, watch a good movie with someone you love, and work on the knitting you neglected all summer in the thrall of nice weather.
That is why I was especially excited when Bob and JoAnne Epping came into the library mid-November and asked if I had any displays lined up for December. The words to describe this moment: pure glee! I had no display lined up and truth be told, I was beginning to sweat a bit about what was going to fill the big entry way case for a the month that is quite literally ALL about the decorations.
The Epping's told me that they have been collecting tiny villages for years and they want to share their joy for holiday arrangements. I was thrilled to hear this because I happen to be a big fan of tiny holiday villages. I was not disappointed and I am positive that you will not be either. If you haven't yet, pay us a visit and take a look at the display case in our entry way. While you're here, you can pick up a free 2017 Erie Canal Calendar, admire our book tree, browse through a selection of holiday CDs, and pick out a movie or book to bundle up with.
Oh, and did I mention the best part? We have an elaborate I-Spy set up by Rachel (an OFL employee) sure to challenge and please any I-Spy lover. If you find all the items you could win one of our fancy new bumper-stickers!
If you are looking for some holiday spirit, look no further! OFL is the place for you :)
The moment Mary Birchenough walked into the Ogden Farmers’ Library an ethereal scent fell over the meeting room; the smell was homey, delicate, and called to mind a quaint European bakery. She brought big, beautiful pottery for her mixing bowls, a basket handwoven by her husband, and set up the meeting room in what I can only imagine was a mock of her country farmhouse; warm and inviting.
Through demonstration, Mary taught us how simple and quick it is to make sourdough baked goods, how to preserve and feed your sourdough, and subtle yet flavorful variations on her recipes. More importantly, however, Mary showed us her story of bread. Deeply in touch with her Sicilian heritage, she discussed how family stays alive with recipes handed down over time. Mary showed us pictures of her family and explained how for her, bread is a direct tie to loved ones she has lost and memories she holds dear. She emphasized how food traditions keep families close – after all, who doesn’t want to gather over freshly baked bread? This is one food program where I think everyone who attended can attest that the food wasn’t the best part – though we won’t pretend that it wasn’t delicious.
Speaking of food, the biscuits were hands down the best I have ever had the pleasure of sampling. Paired with delicious jams and a flavorful garlic butter, it seemed everyone felt just one could never be enough.
We were honored to feature Mary at the Ogden Farmers’ Library and hope to see her for more heartwarming breads and stories in the near future. For more of Mary’s recipes, visit www.kneadinglife.com. To stay up-to-date on all of our upcoming programs, click here and sign up for our newsletter.
Written by Dacy Shute, Library Assistant.