Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Teen OTAB Meeting

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great winter vacation. I know I had a nice time spending it with my family. Now we all need to work off that turkey and pumpkin pie.
Which reminds me anyone make a resolution list yet?
I did and this year I plan to stick to it! *wondering how long that will last* :P

Anyways, it's time for our first OTAB meeting of the year! I know, I know I have been looking forward to it too. It seems like forever ago since we had our last meeting. So this month it will be Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30pm.

Just in case you have no idea of what OTAB is, it our Oldsmar Teen Advisory Board. Teens like yourself, plan our upcoming programs and activites that we do throught the year. It's actually really fun and we get to socialize and have snacks too!

If you guys have any questions just call the children and teen services desk (813)749-1179.

Hope to see you there,
Miss Holly :)

A New Story Time at the Oldsmar Library!

Hi everybody! Ready to start another year? Made up your New Year's Resolutions list yet?
Me neither!

Well, one of our resolutions for the Children's Department here at the Library is "Begin a Toddler Storytime" and that will be starting next
Tuesday, January 6th at 10:00am.

It is specifically for children ages 18 months to two years old; it will be a half-hour program with songs, fingerplays, stories and rhymes.

Our first Toddler Time! January 6th! Come and check it out. Oh, and don't forget to bring your Toddlers! :)

See you next year!
Miss Heidi

Monday, December 1, 2008

Business Counseling

We wanted to make sure people are aware of a great opportunity we are offering here at Oldsmar Library, courtesy of Florida Bank Tampa Road/East Lake Branch and the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.

On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, a counselor from SCORE will be here for one-on-one small business counseling. These are one hour private sessions and totally free to you! The counselor is available from 10 am to noon, and again from 1 pm to 3 pm. Please call 813/749-1181 or stop by the reference desk to register.

SCORE will also be presenting a program again for us on January 8 at 6:00 pm: 10 Steps to Start a Successful Small Business. This program is sponsored by Florida Bank Tampa Road/East Lake Branch and the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce. Please call 813/749-1181 or stop by to register.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"Twilight" the book party!

Hi again everyone! I'm here to remind you all that this Saturday, November 15th, at 9:00 am is the big book sale here at the library. Any of the teens who want/need volunteer hours can come help the Friends of the Oldsmar Library. Just give me a call, or drop in on Saturday, between 9 and 2:00 to help set up, or take down the sale. You can also volunteer to help set up for the Twilight party.

Then, at 6:00 the Twilight party begins, we will have music, games, Twilight themed crafts, and food. There will be prizes given out for various reasons (like winning the Twilight Trivia game), including 2 passes to the movie, and door prizes too! Come dressed as for a prom if you wish, it is not necessary to dress in prom clothes!
We will not be having any parties in December, so this is your last chance for a while to come have fun at the Library! I hope to see you all there! Remember ages 12 and up only, and call 813-749-1179 to register.
:) Miss Heidi

Monday, November 3, 2008


I'd like to point out one of our great resources for all you avid readers of all ages: a wonderful online tool called Novelist. To access it, please visit our database page. To use it from home, you only need to enter your Oldsmar library card #.

A look at the front page will show you all that Novelist has to offer: series lists, book discussion guides, and lists of award winning books among many other features. Author Read Alikes shows you a list of authors similar to one whose books you have already read and enjoyed. You can also enter the type of book you like and Novelist will make a customized list of reading suggestions just for you!

Take a look at Novelist & let us know what you think.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Book Sale!

An early reminder that we have a Friends of the Library Book Sale coming up! This fall sale will be on Saturday, November 15th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm in TECO Hall. Click here for more information about our Friends group.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Teen Read Week! October 12th thru 18th

Hi everybody! This is TEEN READ WEEK 2008, our theme this year is "Books with Bite"!
I guess that's appropriate, what with all the furor over the Twilight series!
Vampire books seem to be v popular right now!
Anyway, come see our Books with Bite display, I've put up lots of books having to do with all sorts of biting; vampires, wolves, dogs, cats, spiders *shudder* etc.

Also, vote for your favorite books; go to our website... then click on the "TEEN SERVICES" link, there, you'll see the banner, BOOKS WITH BITE @ your local library. Right under that you'll see the link that allows you to vote for your favorite books of the year in the Teens' TopTen! Go check it out, and vote for your favorites!

That's all for now, don't forget the Teen Advisory Board meeting on Tues. Oct. 21st, at 6:30, and, our Halloween Party on Saturday October 25th! Be sure to wear a costume!
Hope to see you all soon! come by my desk to say "Hi!"

~Miss Heidi

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Read Around Pinellas

October is Read Around Pinellas month, a community-wide reading event. This year's selection is The Call of the Wild by Jack London. Oldsmar is hosting two book discussions, one for older kids and teens on Monday, October 13 at 6:30 pm and one for adults on Thursday, October 23rd at noon.

There are several other related events around the county, please see this listing on the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative's website.

We also have reading guides available that are suitable for using with your own book discussion group. Stop by our reference desk to pick one up!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Voter Registration

We'd like to remind everyone that the deadline to register to vote in this November's election is this upcoming Monday, October 6. You can apply at any public library, and the Supervisor of Elections is hosting several Voter Registration Events throughout the county.

From October 20 through November 1, there will be a representative of the Supervisor of Elections office here Monday-Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm to accept your absentee ballot. Please do not bring your ballot at any other time as the library is not authorized to accept them!

For more information, visit

Thursday, September 25, 2008

October Programs

We're pleased to present several programs for you this October!

Starting off, we have the first of a series of programs that will be offered by SCORE to help patrons start or improve their small businesses. 10 Steps to Start a Successful Small Business will be presented on Thursday, October 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Please call 813/749-1181 or stop by to register. This program is sponsored by Florida Bank Tampa Road/East Lake Branch and the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.

On Tuesday, October 14 at 2:00 pm, we have a computer class with volunteer & computer pro Mark Opyd. He'll present a computer topic of interest & answer questions afterward.

We are also pleased to have Bob Bryan, Education Director of the Pinellas Genealogy Society, joining us to present an Introduction to Genealogy on Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 pm.

These are all in addition to our usual calendar of storytimes, book discussions and great events for teens. We hope to have something to appeal to all interests!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oldsmar Teen Advisory Board

Hi Everybody! We will be having another meeting of the Oldsmar Teen Board (OTAB) on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6:30 pm.
What I want to talk about is the Halloween Party-October 25th, and the Twilight Party in November!
Also, we need to get our Bright Futures volunteer programs set up, and hours discussed, so you guys can start getting hours for your scholarships.
Whilst I'm here, I might as well mention the upcoming board meetings are
Tues. October 21st and Tues. November 18th - both at 6:30 pm.
Call or write me if anyone has any questions!
~Miss Heidi

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Interactive calendar now on our website

We have just added a new feature to our website: an interactive calendar to help you keep track of our upcoming programs and events.

Check it out at:

Friday, August 22, 2008


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