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What are you reading?

Whatever you choose to read this summer, there’s still time to earn prizes and a sense of accomplishment during the Summer Reading Challenge! We’re more than halfway to our million-minute Community Reading Goal and need your help to finish strong.

If you haven’t signed up yet, consider registering today on Beanstack or visiting the library to pick up a printed reading tracker. We can’t wait to cross the million-minute finish line together!

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The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is supported by the following sponsors who donated prizes. Thank you! Culver’s, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, Wisconsin Herd, Oshkosh Parks Department, Fire Escape, The Mineshaft, Revs Bowl Bar & Grill, Oshkosh Herald, Kwik Trip, and Cousins Subs

Don’t let a lack of storage or a tight budget prevent you from enjoying a friendly lawn game competition at your next cookout or event. The library has added seven new games to our collection. Check out two games per library card for two weeks at a time and bring the fun to your next gathering!

New Classics

Our favorite new classics to add to your to-be-read pile.

What are new classics?

What will you read, watch or do this month?

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The Oshkosh Corporation Memorabilia Collection on the library’s Second Floor will be on display until the end of the month. Thank you to Tim Wright, “Historian and Aficionado of Oshkosh Trucks,” for sharing these unique items. Rumor has it that patrons will “flock” to see the next featured collection when it flies in this September.

If you’re short on pretty bookmarks, why not create one during Adult DIY? Supply kits are available if you prefer to craft at home.

This month’s Teen Take & Make Kit features Patriotic Paper Lanterns. Kids can dive into the world of Glowing Jelly Fish using the simple supplies in their kits.

Harry Potter is turning 42 years old (can you believe it?)! Let’s celebrate on Sun., July 31 at 2 p.m. at the Time Community Theater with a free showing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Visit the library’s First Floor Service Desk to receive free raffle tickets for one Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit, given away at the end of the movie (must be present to win).  

We hope to see you soon. 

This brief survey will help us determine our community’s awareness of library services that support people’s social, emotional and physical needs. Thank you for your input!

Survey says!

If you use Libby (Overdrive) to read ebooks, you may have noticed an increase in wait times for holds. We know that can be frustrating and we’re working to reduce long waits by purchasing more digital copies. In the meantime, if you happen to finish an ebook before its due date, you can return it early for the next reader to enjoy!

How do I return books early?

Why are the new book drops taller than the old ones?

Matt S., Circulation Operations Manager

It’s been a long time since we’ve purchased new rolling bins for the outside book drops. Over the years, the industry standard has changed from the short, rectangular bins we used to have to taller, square ones. I promise we don’t have a grudge against people with small cars! We purchased the shortest book drops we could find. We do have a few workarounds for anyone who can no longer reach the drop slots from their vehicles:

  • Feel free to leave a little extra space between your vehicle and the drop if you need to get out to reach the slot.
  • You can park your vehicle in the staff parking area closest to the book drops and walk materials to the drops from there.
  • We’re happy to take returns via Curbside! Call 920-236-5203 and a staff person will collect your items.
  • The return box in the Evergreen parking lot has similar dimensions to our old ones and materials are picked up daily. 
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