February 2024

Connecting educators to Oshkosh Public Library's resources and services.

While the weather may have us all bundled up, we’re already dreaming about the Summer Reading Challenge! This year’s adventure runs from June 1 to Aug. 3, and we’ve planned lots of activities to keep kids learning all summer long. This year, we’re introducing program pre-registration through oshkoshpubliclibrary.beanstack.org, making it easier than ever for families to track their reading minutes online. 

Interested in scheduling a school or classroom visit to learn more about the benefits of Summer Reading? Contact Marie Boleman, Head of Children’s & Family Outreach Services, for details. 

There’s still time to see the 2024 Lunar New Year: Year of the Dragon symbols at the library. Swing by the First Floor Reading Room to explore a vibrant display of LEGO dragons and a colorful dragon mini mural created by artist Spencer Young. A variety of Lunar New Year cultural items are available for viewing in a display case on the Second Floor behind the service desk.

Happy Reading!

Marie, Kallie, Lindsay, Hannah, Juli and Morgan

Oshkosh Public Library Children’s Team

Activities & Events

Create, read and learn at the library

On Sat., Feb. 24 from noon to 2 p.m., our Young Authors will be recognized for their story submissions during a public reception. Each participant will be presented with a copy of the Young Authors Short Story Anthology, officially making them published authors! Light refreshments will be available.

Thank you to our generous supporters:

Digital Printing Innovations (DPI) for providing printing services.

Oshkosh Area Writers Club for providing encouraging feedback to our authors. 

NEW! To better accommodate families’ busy weekday schedules, we’re offering additional Read to a Dog sessions on select Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the Children’s Department.

Upcoming dates include: Feb. 24, March 9 & 23, April 13 & 27

Families can call (920) 236-5208 to reserve a time with these (very cute and friendly!) trained therapy dogs and their handlers. 

LEGOmania Design Contest returns!

Kids ages 3 to 17 are invited to submit an original LEGO creation to this year’s design contest. Prizes include House of Heroes Comics & Games gift certificates, LEGO toys and books. There is also a choice of LEGO-themed participation prizes such as a key chain, slap bracelet or pencil. 

Dates & Details

Staff Picks

Beautifully Me

by Nabela Noor

From designer, creator, and self-love advocate Nabela Noor comes a much-needed picture book about loving yourself just as you are.

Aviva vs. the Dybbuk

by Mari Lowe

A compelling, tender story about friendship and community, grief and healing, and one indomitable girl who somehow manages to connect them all.

Grounded: a Novel

by Aisha Saeed

Told in alternating points of view, at Hurston Airport, the lives of four kids are changed forever when their flight is grounded by weather following a Muslim convention.

New Arrivals

Children's Fiction

New Arrivals

Children's Nonfiction

Did you know?

Early literacy is in the bag with Storytime Kits!

Encourage early literacy skills with Storytime in a Bag. Available for checkout, these themed collections cater to ages six months to six years. Families and educators can easily break out a storytime session on-the-go or in the classroom. 

Check out the collection

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