Hello everyone! I’m Miss Sara, and I’m the new Children’s Librarian at Oxford Public Library! I’m very excited to meet everyone and to be a part of your community. I have a lot of programming ideas and I look forward to having lots of fun with you all!
I thought I’d share a few fun facts about myself:
- I previously worked in the Children’s department of North Haven Memorial Library
- I’m from the New Haven area
- I have many hobbies including photography, blogging, fashion, and baking
- I play guitar and ukulele, as well as a little piano
- I love being outdoors (except for in the winter)
- I am a fan of Disney, Harry Potter, superheroes, and Lord of the Rings among other things
- I believe the library is more than a place to study and learn, but also a place to share, create, collaborate, and come together as a community
- I love working with kids and teens!
Now you know a little about me, and I can’t wait to learn all about you! Stop on down to the library to say hello and tell me what your favorite things are. Anything can turn into a program that we can all share in together. The sky’s the limit! :)
On Friday, December 5 at 10:30 AM, children are invited to Cocoa & Christmas Stories with Sgt. Semosky! Get into the spirit of the season while sipping cocoa and listening to Sgt. Semosky read aloud holiday tales! Attendees are requested to bring along new, unwrapped toys for the Oxford Resident State Troopers’ annual “Toys for Tots Drive” for Oxford children. No registration is required for this free event.
You love the books but have you seen the TV show? On Thursday, November 20 at 5:30 PM, watch an exciting Geronimo Stilton episode about the mouse reporter who is always getting caught up in a new adventure! Registration is required. To sign up, call the library at 203-888-6944.
PSST! Haven’t read any Geronimo Stilton books before? Check one out from the juvenile fiction section today!
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!
On Monday, October 20 at 5:30 PM, children in grades K-3 are invited to discover “How Many Seeds are in a Pumpkin?” Listen to the story by Margaret McNamara. Then, take part in a pumpkin dissection! Registration is required!
To learn about more autumn and Halloween events at the library, check out our calendar!
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 “Reading is a Treat!” reading program runs from June 16-August 1! To win prizes for reading this summer, click here!
To view the suggested summer reading lists for Center School and Great Oak Middle School, visit our Read This page!