Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Non-fiction book club

We will be hosting an informal meeting to gauge interest in a monthly daytime non-fiction book club on:

Wednesday, January 8,  2014
1:00 PM
Rotary Literacy/Conference Room

If you have questions or are interested but can't attend this meeting, please send your name/phone/email address to: information@oldsmarlibrary.org or leave your information with our Reference Desk, 813/749-1181 and we will have the group leader contact you.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New - Teen Coffee House schedule

We're changing the format of our Teen Coffee Houses and will now have different themes every month. Programs are the 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 in the Storytime Room.  All in Grades 6-12 are welcome.

Coffee (and tea) and snacks are always served and all materials for crafts are provided.  No registration required, but please call 813-749-1179 with any questions.

Here's just some of our upcoming schedule:

Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 pm
Craft Night
Make some loom band bracelets, finger woven scarves and necklaces

Tuesday, December 17, 6:00 pm
Holiday Coffee House
Decorate gingerbread people & houses, make an ornament & have some snacks!

Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 pm
Birthday Party!
Happy birthday, 2014 (and maybe someone else too!).  Birthday cake, games & prizes for the winners.

Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 pm
Eat Around the World
Come try some new & delicious food from around the world

Tuesday, March 18, 6:00 pm
What is the equinox and why is it important?
Tuesday, April 15, 6:00 pm
Book & movie reviews
What have you been reading or watching lately?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Mobile App

In addition to our mobile-friendly website (http://www.oldsmarlibrary.org/mobile/mindex.html), Oldsmar Library (along with our fellow PPLC member libraries) is now offering a customized library app: PPLC POP (Pinellas Online Portal).

Want to renew an item or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours or locations? There’s an app for that. Download an eBook? Find information fast? There’s an app for that, too!

From any mobile phone or tablet connected to the internet you can instantly tap into library resources, search the catalog, check your account, place a hold and more.  Also included is BookLook Mobile, a feature that lets you scan an ISBN barcode to see if a PPLC library owns the title.

To download PPLC POP, visit pinellas.boopsie.com on your mobile device, or go directly to the Google Play Store, iTunes or the Windows App Store.

The library’s mobile app was developed by Boopsie Inc. More than 250 libraries and universities use Boopsie to increase community and campus visibility.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Florida Library Patron Survey

The State and your local public library are cooperating in updating an important and extensive survey about the benefits and value of public libraries in Florida. Your participation is essential to the success of this study. All individual responses are ANONYMOUS, and it should take about ten minutes to complete.

To take the survey click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLLibraryPatronSurvey

Thank you so much!  For past survey results, see Return on Investment in Florida Public Libraries

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New Cafe Space

We now have tables and a (cash or credit card) vending machine with healthy drink & snack choices in our Cafe space!  Outdoor seating is also available, as is WiFi.  Check it out on the St. Pete Drive side of the building.

Snacks and covered drinks are allowed throughout the building.  For more information, please see our Food & Beverage Policy.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Book Display-Florida History

Interested in local and state history?  The library is featuring books on Florida this summer with the current display on Oldsmar, Tampa Bay & Florida history. The display is located near the magazines and the Garden reading room and the books are available for check-out with your library card.

In additon to the books on display - more Florida books can be found in non-fiction within the call numbers FL 001.9 - FL976. Oldsmar books marked Reference in the PALS Library catalog are for use in the library only - please ask at the Reference Desk (813) 749-1181.

New at the library is a  Florida History guide - free copies are available at the library or print a copy from this link Florida History Guide The guide includes a book list on Oldsmar History, websites and database links.

For more information on Oldsmar History click on the history tab of the Oldsmar Library Website and visit the Oldsmar Historical Society website.

Don't have a library Card? Information can be found here Library Card FAQS or contact the library by phone (813) 749-1178, email or post a question/comment to this blog.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The  Friends of the Oldsmar Library will have a general meeting Thursday, April 18 @ 1:00 pm in TECO Hall at the Library.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Books & Brews featured in Oldsmar Life Magazine

Oldsmar Life Magazine's April issue features a profile of our Books & Brews program, photos from our 5 year anniversary and some facts & figures about library usage.

Give them a read here, our article is on page 18.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Computer Class-Feb. 12 @ 2pm

Back Up Your Data- The next computer class with Mark Opyd is this Tuesday, February 12 @ 2pm in TECO Hall. Learn how to save and back up your data using flash drives and other methods.  The class is lecture/demonstration format & there will be an opportunity to ask questions. No registration required.