Summer Movie Night

Lights, camera, action!

Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe some Off…) and join us for our final summer movie night. We’ll have popcorn and whatever other snacks Shannon can get donated—come for fun and community under the stars! We will announce the movies here, on our website, and in the library itself, shortly, and provide tickets to the first people requesting them. We are limited to 200 viewers per movie (which we don’t think will be an issue…) so please get your tickets in advance by stopping by the library.

Summer Movie Night

Lights, camera, action!

Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe some Off…) and join us for our fifth summer movie night. We’ll have popcorn and whatever other snacks Shannon can get donated—come for fun and community under the stars! We will announce the movies here, on our website, and in the library itself, shortly, and provide tickets to the first people requesting them. We are limited to 200 viewers per movie (which we don’t think will be an issue…) so please get your tickets in advance by stopping by the library.

August 21st Starting at 7pm…

Free hot dogs (thanks to Stewart’s), and free ice cream (thanks to Stewart’s) starting at 7–come hungry!

We’re also grateful to have a free demonstration of a K9 unit (thanks to our amazing NY State Troopers)–if you want to know more about what it takes to be a police officer or state trooper, come and meet Trooper Jones and his furry partner, Semy! They’ll start their talk and demonstration at 7:30pm.

When they’re finished, you can meet Semy and then do some dinosaur- and dragon-themed activities while we wait for it to get dark enough to start the movies.

We’ll be watching RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON and then HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. It’s going to be a great night and a wonderful way to wrap up a summer filled with reading and learning and doing fun things related to our “Tails and Tales” animal theme!

Come get your free tickets now at the library!

CANCELLED: Summer Movie Night

CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF TICKET PICK-UP:

Lights, camera, action!

Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe some Off…) and join us for our fourth summer movie night. We’ll have popcorn and whatever other snacks Shannon can get donated—come for fun and community under the stars! We will announce the movies here, on our website, and in the library itself, shortly, and provide tickets to the first people requesting them. We are limited to 200 viewers per movie (which we don’t think will be an issue…) so please get your tickets in advance by stopping by the library.

Summer Movie Night

Lights, camera, action!

Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe some Off…) and join us for our second summer movie night. We’ll have popcorn and whatever other snacks Shannon can get donated—come for fun and community under the stars! We will announce the movies here, on our website, and in the library itself, shortly, and provide tickets to the first people requesting them. We are limited to 200 viewers per movie (which we don’t think will be an issue…) so please get your tickets in advance by stopping by the library.

Summer Movie Night

Lights, camera, action!

Bring a blanket or chairs (and maybe some Off…) and join us for our first summer movie night. We’ll have popcorn and whatever other snacks Shannon can get donated—come for fun and community under the stars! We will announce the movies here, on our website, and in the library itself, shortly, and provide tickets to the first people requesting them. We are limited to 200 viewers per movie (which we don’t think will be an issue…) so please get your tickets in advance by stopping by the library.

Spend a Summer Saturday in Otego, New York

❤️ Spend a Summer Saturday in Otego, NY…❤️


Head to Otsdawa Berry right after dawn for some early morning blueberry picking. It’s beautiful and the fruits of your labors are sure to be sweet!


Pop into the village and over to Muddy River Dairy at the far end of Main Street for raw milk, fresh eggs, produce, and baked goods.


Need canned goods, paper goods, or other staples? Maybe sunscreen or an umbrella–you never know right now what the weather’s fixin’ to do, but, luckily, Dollar General is right down the road!


Next in line is Trollbok Farm Store & Eatery –if you haven’t stopped in to check out their delicious baked goods and organic produce, or taken a look at the local artists and crafters’ work, you should! They’re even carrying bread from Five Kids Bakehouse !


Now head to the Harris Memorial Library (yes, that’s us!) for Coffee Klatsch on the porch. Say a friendly “hey” to your neighbors–make a friend or two and have some coffee and snacks. Borrow a book or some magazines–you’ll want them later. 😉 And if you’re reading this before August 21st, get your free movie tickets for library patrons.


But wait, there’s more! Looking for beautiful jewelry or needing a repair to something precious, give a call to the The Silversmith & Goldsmith out on Secor Road and make an appointment.


Head back into town and enjoy browsing the beautiful selection of crystals, stones, books, tarot cards, and other amazing gifts at Sun, Moon and Earth. Say hi to Melissa and Peter–they’re lovely!


Now, park your car somewhere along Main Street and head to the stoplight (yes, there’s only one in town), admire the old Elementary School (now Otsego Christian Academy), step across the street, and stroll along, reading the library’s StoryWalk and using your smartphone to access the extras with our QR codes!


If you’ve now worked up an appetite for lunch–great!–get ready for barbecue–head on down to The O at 112, then grab your car again and head out of the village towards Oneonta to get ice cream at Sprinkles n’ Cream while dreaming about a fresh tree for Christmas from Lundin’s Tree Farm –it’s always good to plan in advance!


If it’s still before 2pm, stop by the Otego Historical Association and learn a little about local history!


Now we’ve filled you up with good food and great information, head to the Otego Pool to burn some of those calories off (or revel in adding them) while sunbathing–your choice! You can also shoot some hoops nearby or take a walk–enjoy! Sit under a tree and read that book you borrowed from the library. Just enjoy letting the world pass you by.


If it’s dinner time, head on over to Rubera’s Restaurant, have some yummy Italian food and meet the charming owners, Franco and Rosie.


If it’s Saturday August 21st or earlier, bring those free double-feature movie tickets you got at Coffee Klatsch around to the library’s backyard at 8pm. Spread out a blanket or open your lawn chairs, play lawn games, do artsy activities, and watch two themed feature films (and enjoy some light refreshments). All free for library patrons. And becoming a patron is free, too. ❤️ Check out the movie listing link here.


At day’s end head on home, knowing you got to enjoy some of what makes small town America lovely: a beautiful setting, and wonderful, creative, and kind citizens.

End of Summer Celebration: Magic, Memory and Animal Adventure!

Are you ready for some exciting magic and memory tricks, and to enjoy a visit from Animal Adventure? We sure hope so because we’re winding up our Summer Reading Program with a visit from The Amazing Great AND some of the curious creatures from Animal Adventure. We’ll have games in the backyard, stargazing, and popcorn,  so bring the family! And, if you participated in our Summer Reading Program make sure and turn in your Intergalactic Passport by noon on Saturday the 10th so Shannon can tally your points and award you prizes. We have so many prizes this year that EVERYONE who participated can win at least a couple cool things! The fun starts at 6pm, so make sure you’re ready to join us!