September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

“Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! From borrowing books, ebooks, and museum passes to getting homework help, learning new skills, or attending story time, a library card helps you do more of what you enjoy. Get a library card and dive into a new hobby. Use your library card to tinker in a maker space and spark your creativity. A library card is your most important school supply—it’s elemental, really—and everyone should have one!” – ALA American Library Association website

In celebration of Library Card Sign-Up Month, all new patrons that sign up for a card this month will receive a special gift!

After School Story Hour Resumes Thursday, October 5th.

After School Story Hour will resume in October! There will be two Story Hours on Thursdays.

4:00-4:45pm for Children 5 And Under

4:45-5:30pm for Children 6 and Up


Thursday, October 5th-Falling Leaves

Thursday, October 12th-Fire Prevention

Thursday, October 19th-Pumpkins

Thursday, October 26th-Halloween Party.

Come enjoy age-appropriate themed read-alouds, crafts, activities and more! This is a great way for young readers to make some friends.

Siblings are welcome. Grown-ups must remain with their child(ren) at all times.

New Releases and New to our Library!

Click on a book cover to find the title’s availability in the Library and the North Country Library System. There are many more new titles for all ages on display in the Library as well!

CLOSED Columbus Day

The Library will be closed Monday, October 9th in observance of Columbus Day. The book drop will remain open for returns. The Library will resume regular business hours Tuesday, October 10th.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 5:00pm.

The next Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm in the Adult Non-Fiction Room of the Library. The public is welcome to attend. The October Meeting Agenda and September Meeting Minutes will be available for download below closer to the meeting date. The September Financial Statement will also be available for download below. Previous Minutes and Financial Statements can be found by clicking here.

Trivia Night for Adults Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00.

Put on your thinking caps because it’s Trivia Night for Adults! Trivia Night for Adults will be held at Good Golly’s Family Restaurant on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:00pm. Participants will be able to purchase food and drinks from the restaurant. Prizes will be awarded to our winners! Pre-registration is required. Register yourself and your partner in person at the Library, over the phone at 315-668-6104, or by email at Recommended for ages 18 and up.

A Representative from Senator Mannion’s Office will be at the Library every third Thursday of the month from 12-2:00pm

On the third Thursday of every month, a representative from Senator John W. Mannion’s Office will be at the Library from 12:00-2:00pm. The representative will hold general question and answer sessions as well as provide a variety of information about NYS resources.

Oswego County Office for the Aging at the Library the Fourth Tuesday of Every Month.

A Representative from the Oswego County Office for the Aging will be at the Library the Fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:00am-12:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome. No appointments needed.

A Sincere Thank you to the Estate of Jean Marie (Bostwick) Breed!

The Central Square Library wishes to sincerely thank the estate of Jean Marie (Bostwick) Breed for the generous donation we recently received. Jean was a lover of books and our Library. We look forward to using this donation to improve community outreach and to upgrade many of our resources.

“Chicks with Sticks” Knit and Crochet Group Gathering Mondays at 1:00pm!

Mondays, from 1:00-3:00pm, the Library is pleased to host the “Chicks with Sticks: Knit and Crochet Group!” The group will meet in the Adult Non-Fiction Room. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Ongoing Book Sale!

Visit the Library during open hours to browse our book sale located in the front entryway. Come gather some books, DVDs, and more that the whole family can enjoy! All items are BUY 2 GET 1 FREE of equal or lesser value!

  • Hardcovers: $1.00
  • Trade paperbacks: $1.00
  • DVDs and Blu-Rays: $1.00
  • Audiobooks on CD: $1.00
  • Paperbacks: $ .50
  • Children’s (paperback and hardcover): $ .25
  • CDs: $ .50
  • Magazines: $ .25