Parking Lot Update

The library's parking lot will be closed until further notice due to construction (repaving and adding onto our parking lot). Please park along the side of the road to use the library. The side door will not be accessible so please use the front door. The front door has a book drop in case you need to drop off items. If you cannot use the front steps for whatever reason, please call us at 315-387-3732 during library hours for curbside service. Thank you so much for your patience!

Library Construction Update

 Some of you may have noticed driving by today that the Library is currently undergoing construction for a new parking lot. The driveway is going to be paved and extended to include more parking spaces! Today, they laid and compressed a stone foundation for the existing and new parking area which will have to sit for two weeks before they can start paving the entire driveway. It is anticipated that the right parking lot entry (of the horseshoe) leading into the south driveway (the one closer to the Friendship Thrift Shop) will be closed for the next two weeks. Therefore, we will have use of the left parking lot entry using the north driveway soon (to be determined). 

Teen Writer Group

Writing Group for teen writers and teens who would like to be writers. Meeting online the third Thursday of each month, in person when we can. 4:30-5:30. Contact the library for details on how to join.

Please Return Overdue Items

Please return any library items checked out before we closed in mid-March. Items can either be dropped off in our side door drop box (by our parking lot) or returned during Library hours: M, T, Th, F 2-6 pm; Sat 10 am-1 pm. If you do not live near Sandy Creek then items can be returned to any public library in Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, or Lewis counties. You will not be charged any overdue fines.

Library Updates

Beginning Tuesday, September 8th, the Library will be increasing its patron capacity limit from 10 to 20 patrons inside the building at a time. The patron's time limit inside the library will increase from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Patrons can continue to use the Library's four available public computers and make copies, scans, faxes, and prints.
Curbside service is still available.
The Library's temporary hours will remain the same until further notice (M, T, Th, & F 2-6 pm; Sat. 10 am-1 pm).
Everyone entering the building must wear a face covering/mask and practice social distancing.
Please return any materials that have been out before the Library's closure in March. There will be no overdue charges.

Educator Cards

Ainsworth Memorial Library offers an educator card for educators who live or work in the Sandy Creek Central School District. This includes K-12 classroom teachers in public and private schools, daycare center teachers, and homeschoolers.

With an educator card your library privileges are extended to the following:
•Charge limit: 40 items
•Hold limit: 20 items
•Overdue limit: 5 items

To apply for an educator card, you will need to appear in person at the library with the following items:
•Photo ID (e.g., driver’s license)
•Proof of current address (proof can consist of a piece of mail addressed to the applicant)
•Your current library card (if you have one).
•Proof of educator status can be in the form of a teacher photo ID, a homeschooler teacher ID provided by the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), or a copy of your current Letter of Intent (LOI).

Museum Pass Program

Looking to get out of the house? Looking to do something fun (and free or almost free) before school starts? Our Library lends museum passes to the following reopened places: Children's Museum of Oswego, Empire Pass for NYS Parks, Everson Museum of Art, and The Wild Center at Tupper Lake. More information can be found here: The passes can be placed on hold on our Library's catalog at: or checked out at the Library.


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