Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

Oswayo Valley Memorial Library

Health Fair

UPMC Cole and the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library have teamed up to host a Comprehensive Blood Analysis on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7-9 a.m. at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School.

The screening will include over 30 commonly requested blood tests. The cost for the screening is $45. A 12-hour fast is recommended. Optional tests are available for an additional fee. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 814-274-8200 or by visiting UPMCCole.org and fill out the online form. Cash or check only accepted.

2019 Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the place to be for one-stop gift shopping. Last year more than 50 vendors participated. Vendor applications are being accepted now. This event benefits the Oswayo Valley Music Boosters and the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library.

Teens Helping Teens

In October, the library hosted a community service program, “Teens Helping Teens.” OVMS students met to make tie fleece blankets. After the blankets were assembled, the kids put together 10 packets which include a tie blanket, a pillow and pillow case, and a book. These will be taken to the Christmas House in Coudersport and will be given to teenagers this holiday season. These students learned about teamwork, raising funds and giving of their time to help others in need.

The money to purchase the material for the blankets came from donations provided by community organizations. The middle school students also took up a “Pennies for Pillows” collection at school which paid for the pillows. The library donated teen-appropriate books.

The next book discussion is Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. The group will be discussing “Same Kind of Different As Me” by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent. Books are provided by the Potter-Tioga Library System. All are welcome.

Craft group

The crafting group meets on Thursday afternoons, 1-3 p.m. All crafters are welcome.

Ongoing programming

The following ongoing monthly program events are open to all. For more information, call 814-697-6691.

  • Book discussion: Second Thursday of the month, 10 a.m.
  • Writer’s Guild: Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
  • Stitch Together Crafting Group: every Thursday afternoon, 1-3 p.m.
  • The Oswayo Valley Historical Society is open for research in the basement every Friday, 1-4 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Memorials & Donations

Memorials: John F. King by Edith Walker and family, Bill Goode by Jesse and Colleen Hyde

Donations: Gerald and Susan Swanger, Linda Williams, Ceres Township, Tom and Nancy Kemp, Michael and Gail McGee, Ronald Bens, Danny and Angela Wood, Roberta West, Dane and Bonnie Surra, Brian and Elizabeth Clark, George Daly, Larry and Tami Adams, Cindy Zembryki, Brenda Witter, Sharon Township, Richard and Dawn Demmon, Natalie Gross, Cheryl Taylor, Gary Johnston, Delores Walters, Pat and B.J. Howard, and Michael and Margaret Visseau.

Events and card catalog are available online at ovmlibrary.org. Book renewals or reservations can be done online as well.

Board of Trustees Meeting: Board meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.