Friday, August 28, 2009

Introducing WorldCat

Our new WorldCat service allows you to request materials not owned by a Pinellas County library. To use it, visit and begin searching. When you find an item that interests you, click "Request" and enter the required information. That's all there is to it!

Delivery takes longer than it does for items that are held in Pinellas County, but we can obtain most items. Currently, the system is for in library use only, so the only way to order without coming in is to give us a call (813-749-1181). There is also no current way for patrons to track their requests, but this system is being constantly updated so hopefully that feature will soon be added.

WorldCat replaces our iBorrow system.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bye-bye summer, Hello School!

Ack! School! Yes I know, but it is good for you!

Upcoming events for the teens and YA's, Tuesday, September 15th at 6:00 pm, the first OTAB meeting of the new school year!
Come and hang out, help us plan upcoming events, tell us how your first month of school is going, and chill. Oh yeah, and EAT. I will have more than just popcorn!
Hope to see you all there!

Miss Heidi

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Children's Programming update

Susan, Heidi and Holly would like to say thank you to all who participated or helped out with this year’s Summer Reading Program, making it a great success!

Thanks to:
All of the Summer Readers - Parents & Volunteers - PPLC - Friends of the Oldsmar Library - and Domino's Pizza, Taco Bell & the Tampa Bay Skating Academy

We'd also like to remind everyone that we're a week away from resuming our regular storytimes: Toddler Time (for ages 18 months to 3 years) begins Tuesday, August 25th at 10 am, Pre-K Storytime (for ages 3+) begins Thursday, August 27th at 10 am.

See you there!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Book Page magazine

We have been offering Book Page monthly magazine in our library for a few years now. It's a great FREE resource that introduces many new and upcoming books in all genres and categories. If you haven't already, please stop by and pick up a copy and take a look at their website for more features.

Did you know they also offer free bi-weekly e-mail newsletters with even more book reviews and articles? To sign up, please visit Book Page Xtra.