Closed for Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for Thanksgiving.  Wishing you all a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  

Genealogy Room is Open!

Our Genealogy room is back in business! Email our volunteer genealogist, Noreen with questions or to schedule an appointment at: or stop in on Saturdays between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Turkey Take & Make

Drop by Ainsworth Memorial Library between Sat., Nov 14th and Sat., Nov. 21st (or until supplies last) to pick up an adorable Applesauce Turkey Take & Make. We'll place the materials near the side door for children and families to take and make at home. A free craft activity!



Library Display of Trees

The Library has four beautiful Christmas trees for the public to vote on. Please visit us at the Library to check them out and vote for your favorite one! The trees will be on display until early December. This youth service project was started by Charlene Cole and the tradition has continued with the Girl Scouts decorating the trees with homemade ornaments. The trees are then donated after being displayed to the elderly, terminally ill, and families in need in our community.


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).


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