March 2024

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

Make the most of your Spring Break reading with NPR’s handy tool for finding your next great book. Explore our monthly Staff Picks and a curated list of Great Reads from 2023 for even more options. Say goodbye to the guesswork with our Book Bundle service – we’ll handpick selections tailored to your interests. Simply pick them up from the library when they’re ready. 

If your families are searching for opportunities to learn and connect this month, check out these highlights:

  • Read to a Dog: Every Monday from 4 – 5 p.m. or on Sat., March 9 & 23 from 10 – 11 a.m. Kids can read to our adorable, trained therapy dogs. Call (920) 236-5208 to sign up.
  • Wonderlab: Get creative making Silly Noisemakers on Thurs., March 21 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tween S.T.E.A.M.: Join us on Fri., March 22 at 4:30 p.m. to make Shoebox Foosballs.
  • Spring Break Movies for Kids: Watch Clifford the Big Red Dog on Mon., March 25 at 1 p.m. and Paw Patrol: The Movie on Wed., March 27 at 10 a.m.
  • LEGOmania Design Contest: Kids and teens can show off their building skills and win prizes with their original creations. The library provides bricks to borrow so every child can participate. Submissions due Thurs., March 28 from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Winners announced Fri., March 29 at noon.

For a full lineup of library activities, visit our March Events Calendar.

Happy Reading!

Marie, Kallie, Lindsay, Hannah, Juli and Morgan

Oshkosh Public Library Children’s Team

Activities & Events

Create, read and learn at the library

Children’s Summer Art Display

We’re brightening up the walls of our Children’s Department with a Summer Art Display! This year’s theme is Adventure. From May 1 – 24, students in grades K – 5 are asked to submit their most adventurous artwork to secure a gallery spot. For artists who need more time to perfect their creations, we’ll be accepting submissions all summer long, as space permits. 

Artwork will be on display from June 1 to Aug. 31. Masterpieces can be dropped off at the Children’s Desk. 

Summer reading slows the summer slide

We’re counting down to the launch of our Summer Reading Challenge on Sat., June 1. Encourage your students to join us as we journey through the pages of imagination and keep the learning going strong!

Staff Picks

The Bridge Home

by Padma Venkatraman

Padma shares the reality that millions of homeless children live every day while infusing her story with inspiration, hope and bravery. This story leaves an impact far beyond the final page.

Yummy: a History of Desserts by Victoria Elliott

Cake is delicious, and comics are awesome- this nonfiction graphic novel combines both! Explore the history of desserts through facts, legends and recipes to try at home.

Okra Stew: a Gullah Geechee Family Celebration by Natalie Daise

This picture book from Natalie Daise, the co-star of the hit Nickelodeon show Gullah Gullah Island, celebrates a special day of father-son cooking and serves up an irresistible dish of food, family, culture and tradition. 

New Arrivals

Children's Fiction

New Arrivals

Children's Nonfiction

Did you know?

Have you visited the resource rich world of PBS Wisconsin Education? Explore a treasure-trove of standards-aligned, Wisconsin-focused media for grades PreK-12. From videos, games, interactive content, and educator guides, there’s something to enhance every classroom experience. 

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