Library Closed

The Library will be closed on Thursday, October 29th for staff development day. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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.

Board Resolution

Board Resolution

Whereas, The Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library shall reopen to operate and provide services to its community; and

Whereas, the threat of spreading the coronavirus is still plausible;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Trustees of the Annie P. Ainsworth Memorial Library authorize the library to reopen in accordance to NY Forward Reopening Guidelines on June 15, 2020 with curbside pick-up and drop-off service only. 

The library will reopen at 50% staff capacity and will modify services according to staffing levels and safety guidelines provided by the State and local health departments.  Service modifications include:

  • Curbside pickup and drop-off service for material circulation
  • Continuing WiFi service to the exterior of the building
  • No public access to the building interior (no meeting room use by the public, no public restroom available, no use of library computers by patrons, no technology charging by patrons, no visitations indoors)
  • Continuing suspension of in-building programs
  • Continuing online programming to the extent possible

The Board of Trustees will meet again June 30, 2020 to discuss adding services to these modifications.


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