We made the million!

Oshkosh readers logged a million minutes of reading this summer and are still going strong! To celebrate this milestone, you’re invited to the library on Sat., Aug. 20 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for refreshments, a prize drawing for library swag, “I Read” to make the million stickers, a special photo opportunity and more. We hope you can join us!

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.

Read Happy!

August is Happiness Happens Month! Enjoy this list of books to lift your spirits!

Let’s get happy!

What will you read, watch or do this month?

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If you’re looking to squeeze in some budget-friendly fun before summer ends, we’ve got you covered.

There’s still time to create an original comic book for the Mark Gruenwald Comic Book Creation Challenge. We hear the prizes are going to be worthy of your favorite Marvel superhero!

Take & Make Kits are ready to go for kids, teens and adults. All supplies are included, and a library card is not required to receive a kit.

Visit our YouTube channel for recommended readalikes and an entertaining walk down memory lane!

Wonderlab’s Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition is the perfect activity for young builders and hands-on learners ages 5-9.

Make plans for Sat., Aug. 20 starting at 10:30 a.m. to interact with the amazing creatures from the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park’s Zoomobile. Call (920) 236-5208 or visit the Children’s Department to register.

If you’ve been thinking about dropping in on our book club, we’re inviting you to give it a try. Not Your Classic Book Club is facilitated by Readers’ Advisory Librarian Nancy Bell and offers a casual atmosphere to talk about some of your favorite books with other readers. You’ll leave with lots of book recommendations and no homework for next month.

We hope to see you soon! 

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Does the library have private work or study rooms available?

Yes. If you need a quiet place to work or study, you can reserve a private room on the library’s Second Floor for two hours at a time. There is no charge for this service.

  • Make a reservation online or call (920) 236-5205 to reserve.
  • A library card is not required.
  • Public WiFi is available.
  • Please check in at the Second Floor Service Desk when you arrive for your reserved time.
  • Printing, copying, faxing and scanning services are available for a small fee. 
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