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

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.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

New-Community Poetry Post

The new Arts Coordinator for the City of Oldsmar is working on a fun new project for the Library! Please read the note below from Samantha to see how you can contribute:
Poetry has the visceral power to deeply touch our lives. When given proper attention, it can shake us out of our waking-sleep and into a precious moment of inspiration. The Community Poetry Post is an exciting new project designed to allow the community to be heard through poetry.

For the month of November, you are invited to send poems to the Post containing strong elements of gratitude. The poetry you choose to submit could be written by an acclaimed poet or something you have written yourself. 

To submit, email the poem(s) to

The Post is a bulletin located in the Oldsmar Public Library’s arcade, so please choose poems that are family-friendly and feel free to stop by and see what others have chosen to share. I am excited to see what you send my way!

S. Demmi

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Zombie Survival program for Teens in October!


Have you ever thought about a zombie apocalypse? 
Has the idea of brain eating monsters coming into your house kept you up at night? 
Well, fear no more!

The library is going to have a zombie survival training class for the first three Tuesdays in October (4, 11 and 18) from 6-7pm. Learn how to get your bug out bags ready, take a first aid class and do some target practice so you are prepared for the outbreak. 

On Friday October 21 from 6-7:30 pm we will be clearing out the library of any zombie infestation.

Must pre-register, so call to join us! For teens in grades 6-12. Space is limited 813-749-1179

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Remembering Florida's Fallen exhibit

We will be hosting the Remembering Florida's Fallen Photo Exhibit in our Library Arcade from Saturday, September 17 - Friday, September 30. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 pm on Saturday, September 24.  The ribbon cutting will be open to the public, and the display will be available for viewing during regular hours for the rest of the week.

The exhibit  honors Florida servicemen & women who have lost their lives through service to their country since 2001. You can read more about the national mission here: Remembering Our Fallen Project

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Call for Local Authors

Are you a published local book author looking to share your work with the community? Apply to take part in our Local Author Showcase!  This free public event will be sponsored by the Friends of the Oldsmar Library.

The Showcase will be at the Library on Thursday, September 22 at 7 pm.​ Selected authors will be expected to arrive at 6:30 prepared to​ do a brief (​8 to 10​ minute) presentation on their work and to provide books which they can sell and sign afterwards.

There is no cost, but space is very limited! Please contact Heidi at 813-749-1179 if interested or for more information.