NOVEMBER 2023

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

As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to thank you for the gifts you bring to the classroom every day. We can still recall when our own teachers gathered us on the classroom carpet and read stories aloud, making us wish for just one more chapter.


Those magical moments of connection have stayed with us, and we know they’re a big part of what you do to kindle the spark of curiosity that lives in all of us. Thank you for being the steadfast keepers of the flame.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Oshkosh Public Library's Children's Team - Marie, Kallie, Lindsay,

Hannah and Morgan

Activities & Events

Create, read and learn at the library

Nurturing the next generation of authors

Submissions: Jan. 1 – Feb. 1

Young Authors Celebration: Sat., Feb. 24 | Noon | Lower Level

Our Young Authors program is designed to empower kids ages kindergarten through high school to explore their imaginations, develop their writing skills, and build self-confidence through the art of storytelling. Please contact Children’s Librarian Kallie Schell for additional information. 

Details & Guidelines

Display your students’ work at the library

Are you or your students interested in sharing their creative projects with a wider audience? Do they have a special collection at home that they’d like to show off for a few weeks? Our Imagination Cabinet eagerly awaits their creations. Email youth@oshkoshpubliclibrary.org or call (920) 236-5208

for details. 

Dinosaurs and Mammoths and more… oh, my!

Do you remember the last time you saw something so cool that it left you awestruck? We have the most incredible display on loan from the Virtual Museum of Geology. View a wide array of minerals, crystals, and rare and unusual fossils including a dinosaur egg, Woolly Mammoth hair, and so much more. The exhibit will be at the library until the end of November. 

Staff Picks

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

by Kelly Barnhill

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest to keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest.


Follow the epic adventures of a young girl raised by a witch, a Swamp Monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must

unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.

Yummy: A History of Desserts

by V.G. Elliott

Elliott has put together a fun, colorful nonfiction graphic novel that tells the delicious history of dessert. Kids can explore the history of desserts through a fun adventure with facts, legends, and recipes for readers to try at home. 

New Arrivals

Children's Fiction


New Arrivals

Children's Nonfiction


Did you know?

Library staff will prepare monthly collection materials to match your classroom needs. You can receive up to 30 items, and we fill requests in two business days. Take advantage of our curbside service for quick pick up. 

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