Children's Book Holiday Giveaway

Give the gift of literacy this holiday season! Ainsworth Memorial Library will be giving away books for babies & toddlers, children, and teens for three days (or while supplies last) on Sat., Dec. 19th from 10am-1 pm, Mon., Dec 21st from 2pm-6pm, and on Tues., Dec. 22nd from 2pm-6pm. The books will be available on the table located in the side door entryway. One book per child please. 

Winter Build-A-Buddy

Due to popular demand, the Library is once again offering adorable Build-A-Buddies! This time with a winter theme! Registration is required for this take home kit. To register you MUST CALL US AT 315-387-3732 beginning on Saturday, December 12th at 10 am. Early or other forms of registration will not be accepted. Space is very limited and style of buddy cannot be reserved. To give more children a chance to participate in this event, we are only accepting registrations from those who did not participate in our Autumn Build-A-Buddy event. Buddy pick up will be on Saturday, December 19th from 10 am - 1 pm. A FREE event!

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.

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).

Museum Pass Program

Looking to get out of the house? Looking to do something fun (and free or almost free) to do? 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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