Thursday! Stuffed Animal Slumber Party plus SANTA!

The Stuffed Animal Slumber Party is this Thursday, December the 5th, and Santa is coming to visit! This is a unique memory-making event for our region and we hope you can join us! Children bring a stuffed animal (the slumber party part of the night that starts at 7pm is for stuffed animals only), meet […]

Winter Hours Start December 1st

As all of us know in Otego, winter brings changes, and library hours are one of the many things that get adjusted for the safety of all.   Starting December 1st our hours will be: Mondays open 11am-5pm Tuesdays open 10am-4pm Wednesdays open 12pm-6pm Thursdays open 10am-4pm                                                      Fridays closed (except for special events)                                                      […]

Santa Claus is LITERALLY Coming to Town

That’s right, Santa Claus is coming to town! Thursday, December 5th at 6pm YOU can meet him! He’s let his beard grow out a bit and has rested up since this picture–he looks much younger, but he’s going to be coming for story and cookies, and PICTURES! Children can bring a favorite stuffed animal to […]

Word Nerd Tournament this Sunday!

Yes, that’s right, Sunday afternoon you’re invited to bring your very best words, and a competitive and friendly verve (v-e-r-v-e, that’s 4+1+1+4+1…), to YOUR little but lively library for a Word Nerd Tournament. Think vocabulary. Think spelling. Think small wooden tiles on a board… Think cash prize for the final winner. Are you with me? […]

DNA: Through the Looking Glass with Genealogist Laura Lee

Saturday November 9th from 10-11:30am we’re happily welcoming back genealogist Laura Lee of Digging Roots as she teaches us about new discoveries in DNA and how they can impact your understanding of your family’s past! This educational opportunity is free and coffee and snacks will be available for a small donation to the library. Come […]

This Friday Night Have a Spooky Good Time at Our Fundraiser!

We are so excited about tomorrow night’s visit by the NY Shadow Chasers! They’ll do a brief lecture, starting at 6pm, about the paranormal and the scientific equipment they use to document and sometimes debunk situations, as well as their personal experiences investigating the paranormal. Then, if you’ve got your tickets for the investigation, we’ll […]

A Paranormal Investigation of the Historic Harris House and Library

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to investigate the paranormal? With books, television shows, movies and the like covering paranormal stories there’s obviously a lot of curiosity. Come get your questions answered as the New York Shadow Chasers team talks about how they do what they do and teach the basics (and show off […]

New Perfect-for-Spring Paint and Sip!

Kathy Knox is at it again, bringing a charming design (perfect for the coming spring and summer) for curious painters (and sippers). Butterflies and Blossoms is a great opportunity for even the timid painter! If you’ve ever wanted to try a paint and sip, or if you just need an excuse to relax and take […]

A Little but Lively Library in the Heart of Upstate New York

Located in the small town of Otego, New York, the Harris Memorial Library has a rich history in large part thanks to the lovely and adventurous Daisy or “Dasa” Harris who willed her Victorian-Italianate-style home to the village of Otego–so long as it became, and remained, a library. Her house became known as the Harris […]