Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New Online Service - Hoopla Digital

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We are excited to announce the public availability of thousands of ebooks, movies, television shows, comic books, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card!

hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow, ever, and hoopla digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.
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To access the system on your mobile device, you will need to first download the FREE hoopla digital app from the App Store on your Android or IOS device. There is no need to download an app or extension for your internet browser.


Once you have downloaded the app to your device(s) and/or clicked on the hoopla digital link on our website you will be prompted to select your library, enter your email address, a password, your library card number, and your library card PIN number. The system will validate that you are in good standing with the library, so that you may begin to browse, borrow, and enjoy the content.



Remember: the default PIN number for your library account is the last 4 digits of your phone number!


Come see what all the hoopla’s about: 
  • Once you borrow a title on one device it is automatically available via all devices with the hoopla digital app and via your PC web browsers (IE 8+, Firefox 12+, Safari 5+, Chrome 19+).
  • When using hoopla you will be able to begin streaming the content immediately. You can also download content to view at a later date (in case you won’t have Wi-Fi on that camping trip).
  • You will be allowed to borrow 4 titles each month
    • Video lends for 72 hours
    • Music lends for 7 days
    • Ebooks, eaudiobooks & comics lend for 21 days
  • You are able to access (view/listen to) borrowed content as often as you want during the checkout period and you can return any borrowed title whenever you want.

We hope you enjoy this new service and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New E-mail Newsletter-Sign up now!




As part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed about everything we offer, we're starting a new e-newsletter. As a subscriber, you'll get a message around once a week spotlighting our programs, events, services, databases and news!

To sign up, please visit this page on the City's website & follow the directions to subscribe to the Library News list (HTML e-mails are suggested). You'll receive an e-mail with a confirmation link from listserv@civicplus.com.

We promise not to spam you or sell your e-mail address! 😊 For more information on the City of Oldsmar's privacy policies, please visit: http://myoldsmar.com/privacy.

You can also keep up to date with us by giving us a follow on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Rock Painting - Oldsmar Rocks April 8

(picture from Oldsmar Rocks Facebook Group)

Attention crafters of all ages - our April 8th Crafty Saturday will be dedicated to the new painted rock trend!

People all over the country have been decorating & hiding rocks since an Oregon mother began the trend in 2014, you can read more about it here.

An Oldsmar Rocks Facebook group was recently started for local folks to share pictures & stories of the rocks they've painted as well as their finds around town.  We've seen pictures of rocks on the Library grounds, and we're excited to be joining in the fun!

Crafty Saturday
Saturday, April 8
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
All ages drop in program
Storytime Room
Drop in craft program for all ages (adults & kids)
All craft supplies provided.

We'll have enough rocks & other needed supplies for everyone to create a rock to keep (if they wish) and another one to hide around town.

Crafty Saturday is a themed monthly drop-in craft program designed to bring out the creativity of all from the youngest to the oldest!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

English Conversation Classes starting in April

Tuesday evenings beginning on April 4, the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas will be hosting informal English Conversation Classes in our Rotary Literacy/Conference Room from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

These classes/conversation practice sessions will be free & open to all adults who are learning English as a second language. They are a great way to practice and develop skills in American English in a supportive and friendly environment!

No registration needed, feel free to bring children if childcare is an issue.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Additional Storytime Added

We have added an additional Preschool Storytime, aimed at children ages 3 to 5, on Thursdays at 3:00 pm. The first program will be January 5.

This program will duplicate the 10:00 am Preschool Storytime and will offer an entertaining lineup of children's stories and an animated short film, followed by a fun and easy craft project that children can make and take home.

Our storytimes don't require registration, but if you have any questions please call our Children's Department at 813-749-1179.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Overcoming Clutter workshop


Is "get organized" on your list of New Year's Resolutions?  We have a program that can help with that!
Overcoming Clutter Workshop
Thursday, January 5
6:30 pm-7:30 pm
TECO Hall

Clutter can be paralyzing. Whether you’re surrounded by loose paper, dirty dishes, memorabilia, laundry, or any other form of clutter, it can negatively impact your health and your relationships with others.

This presentation will teach you effective techniques to become more organized, reduce stress, and have more time to do the things you enjoy!

Presented by Dani Brahm of Simply Refreshing Organizing Solutions. No registration needed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Little Free Library #2



We're pleased to announce that our second Little Free Library has been installed at the Environmental Education Center at Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve on Lafayette Boulevard. We'd especially like to thank our artists Janet Gurney and Library Assistant Nancy Verderosa.


A Little Free Library is a free book exchange where users are encouraged to "take a book, leave a book". Library staff will fill the library initially & check it periodically, but all are welcome to help make sure it's stocked.

The box was paid for by the Friends of the Oldsmar Library.  Our first Little Free Library is still in front of Cypress Forest Recreation Center, and you can see pictures of it here.