Paint & Sip Saturday!

This Saturday afternoon (2/8/2020), starting at 4pm, join Kathy Knox for another fun Paint and Sip fundraiser for the library! We still have some spots open, and for a donation of $35 you get all the supplies and instruction you need to create a painting like this one, plus snacks and beverages! Please RSVP at […]

2020 Reading Challenge: Historical Hindsight

We’re holding a special 2020 Reading Challenge for our library patrons (of all ages!) for the year! Come into the library and pick up your challenge sheet, read books that connect to the “prompts” (like read “A book about a world leader” or “A graphic novel” or “An anthology”).  You do NOT have to read […]

Fun Activities during Cabin Fever Season

Winter can make it hard to keep everyone entertained and happy, so here are a few active ideas to engage in during the cold weather. We especially love Understood’s mention of both the Scavenger Hunt and Word-building Charades in their Cabin Fever posting, and, if you have Legos and marbles are appropriate for your children’s […]

Book Clubs are Back for the New Year!

Last year we read a bunch of books with our Harris Memorial Library book clubs, including This Heart of Mine by C. C. Hunter, Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee, The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli, and The Book Thief by […]

Challenge Yourself to Read More in the New Year

As we approach the New Year, reading challenges are popping up all over, so we’ve devised one for library patrons! Pick up your challenge sheet at the library any time during 2020 and, for every 10 reading prompts you respond to, you’ll get to enter another chance in a drawing for the end of the […]

Winter Activities: Snowflake-Making

Winter time is beautiful but it can make you feel you’re limited in the activities you can do. Luckily there are some fun traditional (and creative!) pastimes you can do that have a neat, modern take on them. If you remember cutting snowflakes out of paper and want to do that again, but differently, you […]

The Annual Silver Tea: Sunday 12/8 at 2pm

We love our traditions and community here in Otego and the Annual Silver Tea is a great event to enjoy. Due to concerns about some of our valued Senior community members not feeling safe driving at night, the time of the Tea is 2pm. What exactly IS our Silver Tea? It’s a tradition started by […]

Inclement or Hazardous Weather Policy

As the first “Snowpocalypse” of the season approaches, we thought it might be smart to share our full and complete “Inclement or Hazardous Weather Policy” here. Shannon has taken a moment to place in bold the most pertinent (in her mind) parts for our patrons. In short, if Unatego closes, the library will very likely […]

Saturday’s the Annual Otego Tree Lighting!

Everyone’s invited to this wonderful Otego tradition! Saturday evening, December 7th at 6pm, bring a canned good for the food pantry and  join other members of our community at the Firehouse for hot cocoa and cookies (cookies are again thanks to Rubera’s) and then walk down to the library via our historic Main Street for […]

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 […]