We Want More Halloween!

Can’t get enough Halloween? If your family has already attended the library’s Trick or Treat Storytimes on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, plus the Monstrous Makeup event for tweens and teens on Oct. 30, and Oct. 31 has come and gone, you may think you have to say goodbye to all the spooktacular fun until next year. It might be enough to cause you to make like a ghost and say “BOO HOO!” But don’t fret! The Junior Friends of the Library have planned a We Want More Halloween! Costume Party for November!

On Nov. 6 at 4:30 PM, kids of all ages are invited to participate in a costume contest, play a Mummy Wrap game, play spooky Mad Libs, and watch an episode of Goosebumps! Registration is required for this bootiful opportunity to celebrate all things Halloween – even after October is over!

Can you draw with your eyes shut?

On Thursday, August 21 at 4 PM, children entering third grade – sixth grade can compete in an Eyes-Shut Drawing Contest. Contestants will follow instructions to draw a picture with their eyes squeezed shut. Participants will then act as judges. The winning artist will receive a bag of art supplies donated by the Friends of the Library in Oxford. Registration is required.

For a complete schedule of August events, visit our Calendar page!

The summer reading program is coming! Save the date!

Reading is a Treat! That’s the name of this year’s food-themed summer reading program at the Oxford Public Library! Registration begins on Monday, June 16 at noon! To keep track of reading on paper, kids and teens can register in person at the library. To keep track of reading online, they can register at a link to be posted here on June 16. So save the date and prepare for a summer filled with fun!

In the meantime, call or stop by the library to sign up for our summer kickoff event on Monday, June 16 at 5 PM: Frisbee Freestyle Interactive Playshop with two-time World Freestyle Champion Todd Brodeur! Registration is required for this exciting free program!

Crazy Car Poems!

On Wednesday, April 23 at 4:15 PM, the library will celebrate National Poetry Month with an event for kindergartners – third graders. Attendees can enjoy a read-aloud of Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian. What will cars be like in the future? Listen to poems about a bathtub car, a banana split car, a backwards car, and more! Then, attendees will be encouraged to write their own wacky automobile poems! Registration is required so call to sign up!