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Summer News & Notes

July 2023

Bicentennial Geocache Passport Event

Now through November 1, 2023

Bicentennial Passport

Visit all 15 Towns

Complete the Bicentennial Passport

Enter to Win a Prize

Geocaching is Easy & Fun

What to know:

Geocaching is an outdoor hobby where participants download locations, navigate to the spot, and use clues to find the cached container. Once found, they record their name on the log paper inside.

Quick Start Guide: Geocaching 101

A limited number of pre-printed Passports are still available in the library. We hope to have more soon.

WC Geocaching Information

What's new in the hoopla digital collection?

What is BingePass

The newest way to borrow on hoopla Digital gives patrons unlimited streaming for 7-days with one hoopla Instant Borrow! Note Magazines & Great Courses for something new.

Check it out!

Hallmark Movies

Stream feel-good films and series for free with your library card! This BingePass gives you unlimited access to the entire Hallmark Movies Now on-demand library for seven days.

New to hoopla: Learn more

Adult Summer Reading Incentive

Join the Adult Summer Reading fun at OPL. Check out three books or more from the Main Room collections and get a chance to win a prize. Enjoy Biography, Thrillers, Romance, History, Cookbooks, and so many more topics from our in-print collections.

Program runs into early August. No registration required. Open to OWWL card members.

More Info

Summer Reading Events Calendar for Youth

Click Here for More Information & Registration

Programs run into August. All events are noted here


How do animal survive in the wild?

The Rockstars will bring their animal ambassadors for a visit and help us learn!

Registration Required

Monday July 10 2pm

Wondermakers @OPL for Early Evening Program

Families are welcomed to come listen to interactive folk tales from around the world.

Please register each participant

Monday July 17 6pm

Upstate's premier family entertainer


brings his fast-paced and funny show to OPL

Friday July 21 11am

And Still More Fun!

Breathe the Fresh Air

NYS Empire Park Passes

are here!

  • Provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most NYS Park facilities.
  • Free at OPL
  • Borrow pass for 1 week
  • First come, first served
  • Available for use all year!

Empire Pass Info
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