Winter Reading Club Begins!
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Sign-Up for Winter Reading Club!

Winter Reading Club starts today and will continue through February 26th! You can register with ReadSquared or download the ReadSquared app. You can choose to log books or minutes reading or try these fun activities with our Winter Reading Challenge.
When complete, contact Youth Services by phone or email to get your certificate and be entered to win a gift card to Barnes & Noble. There are weekly prizes too!

Prefer a paper log? You can get one from the library at your next appointment or call the library to arrange to pick one up via Curbside Pick-Up. A pdf and jpg version is available to download or print too!

Questions? Call Youth Services at 570-823-0156, ext 217 or email

Virtual Programs and Resources
Latest Virtual Programs
Check out our virtual programs on our Youtube channel.

Science Saturday
S.T.E.A.M.y Soup January is National Soup Month! Warm up with some STEAMy soup activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math that your family can share together! Listen to a story, too!

Squirrels! Appreciate our furry friends on Squirrel Appreciation Day. Listen to a story, play a game, and find out how you can be a squirrel scientist.

Book Bites

New Books! Check out a few of our new books , now available for check out. Just give us a call at 570-823-0156.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day We celebrate Dr. King's contributions to American history and Civil Rights. Listen to the book March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris.

Pick-up some new books or try our digital resources!

Browse our online catalogue here to find books for the whole family.

Give us a call at 570-823-0156 to arrange for a contactless pick-up time, make an appointment to browse our collection or use the computer.

We also have e-books and other resources to help with school assignments. All are available on on our website and in the links below.

If you need any assistance from the Youth Services staff, please call 570-823-0156, ext 217.
Find ebooks for the whole family at Cloud Library.

Download the app to set up your account, browse titles, and download books.
Click here to find all categories of books and here for a list of children's books.
Kids Power Library offers many educational resources including Bookflix which offers ebooks of popular children's books as well as Trueflix which offers some
interesting non-fiction books.

To gain access, just choose the resource and enter your library card number. All available databases can be found on our website here.

Library Hours
Call 570-823-0156 during the following hours to arrange Pick-Up , make an appointment, or ask for assistance.
Monday-Thursday 9am-7:00pm
Fridays 9am-4pm
Saturdays 10am-2pm

If you have any questions , please reply to this email or
send a message to
Osterhout Free Library, Youth Services Department
71 S. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA | 570-823-0156, Ext. 217