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Thank you to our volunteers and staff that made our Lifesize Candyland game a success. Over 40 children registered for the program. Children were awarded a piece of candy when they passed each Candyland costumed character. The children also came in costume!

Programs like this are made possible with donations from the Friends of Solvay Public Library. Please support them with membership and purchase of their holiday basket raffle tickets!

Youtube slideshow of our party.

We continue to have fun every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with a variety of after-school programs! Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. we host a free movie in the library, as well.

Learn something new today!

OCPL now subscribes to “Universal Class” free online classes. Any OCPL cardholder can take any of the 500 free high-quality personal enrichment and non-credit online courses. Universal Class offers engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units for selected courses. Users need an email address to create their personal Universal Class account and register for up to five classes at a time.

The online courses have real instructors that provide feedback. Course titles range from Meditation 101, to a variety of computer classes, to “Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties.”

Mike Carter is one of Tuesday educators at Library

Kids aged 5 to 12 can join us each Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a variety of fun crafts, music, games, magic shows, and more. Free and open to the public. Check our calendar for program details.

Every Wednesday we show a Rated G movie starting at 3:30 p.m.!
Free and open to the public. Snacks provided.

The movies are projected on our 5 foot screen in the downstairs activity room. Movies will also be scheduled on school closing & holidays. Check our online calendar for what’s showing.

Join us every 2nd Sunday for a family matinee at 2:00 p.m.!

Library computers are available for homework help.

Overdrive – These downloadable books come as eBooks or audiobooks for your Nook, Kindle, smartphone, or tablet. Some downloadable videos are becoming available, too. Visit for more information.

Computer Tutorials – Learn about downloading eBooks or new computer skills to help you’re your homework with one-on-one 1 hour computer classes by appointment. Free and open to all ages. Call the Library at 468-2441 for an appointment.

Ask about Learning Express homework help database, too! Each of its Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to succeed in school.

In case you missed the Solvay House Tour, here’s a slideshow about the library’s history.

New Energy & Conservation Books & DVD's!

Thanks to a grant from the Independent Energy Efficiency Program (IEEP) through the Village of Solvay Electric Department, the Library has started a public education program about energy conservation and alternative energy sources. With the grant, the Library purchased a special collection of books and DVD’s on this topic and hosted several children’s program. Many of the books are about remodeling your home and money saving advise.

The books and brochures are located on a designated shelf in the elevator lobby and have a “fluorescent light bulb” sticker on the spine. The display has information about energy saving initiatives for Solvay Electric customers, and conservation education pamphlets for the general public.

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