Oshkosh is for readers!


How’s your Wild Winter Read Off going? Have you met your personal goal? You still have 11 days left to register and score prizes like gift cards and free books. If your New Year's resolution is to read more, this might be the motivation you need to keep going.

Achievement unlocked!

We're so excited to tell you that our community of readers has surpassed the 300,000 minute community goal (327,000 minutes logged so far) and is still going strong.

In addition to being an awesome accomplishment, this means that the library will purchase a new lawn game to add to our collection.

Cast your vote at the library for either Ladder Toss, Slam Ball, or Giant Kick Croquet.

Stay tuned to our Facebook page to find out which game scores the most votes.

Meet Dean Robbins on Sat., Feb 25 at 10:30 a.m.

As a child, Dean Robbins fell in love with Mighty Mouse and Superman, dressing up in superhero costumes and vowing to save the world. He later realized that, even though he would never have X-ray vision or be able to fly, he could still be a superhero!

On Sat., Feb. 25 at 10:30 a.m., Robbins will use his wit and wisdom to share how some extraordinary real life heroes have inspired his books.

You'll leave the library feeling refreshed and ready to help your child achieve their dreams.

Seats are limited. Please call (920) 236-5208 or visit the library's Children's Department to register.

This event is geared toward elementary age kids and their families.

Thanks to the generous support of the Mary Malnar Children's Program Trust, this presentation is provided free of charge.

What we're reading

Browse the list of books our staff are reading and recommending.

Place a hold!

What do you feel like reading?

We love books that match our mood, and The Seattle Times 

offers an easy way to find a new favorite.

It starts and ends with Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover dominated all the best sellers lists in 2022.

In this interview, she tells how she went from self-published author

to the Queen of TikTok’s #booktok.

What will you read, watch or do this month?

Wonderlab returns on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. This month, our young scientists (ages 5 – 9) will be challenged to create an exothermic reaction resulting in colorful exploding foam!

Teens who like to create are invited to pick up a free Paracord Bracelet Kit (supplies and instructions included) from the First Floor Service Desk while they last.

The 2023 Lakefly Writers Conference Writing Contests are accepting submissions of original work in the following categories: Poetry, Short Story, Short Story (18 and younger), and Personal Essay. First place winners will each receive a $100 cash prize.

The library is closed on Fri., Feb. 24 for our annual all staff training event. We’ll reopen for regular business hours on Sat., Feb. 25 at 9 a.m.

Visit oshkoshpubliclibrary.org for a complete list of upcoming events.

Our NEW Spring Events Guide is here!
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