We hope your holiday season was happy, peaceful, safe, and full of joy. By now, you should be aware that the library is closed for a major carpet renovation. We have fully packed up the entire library (including the fish!) - view photos of phase one - and we have moved onto phase two: asbestos remediation. While staff cannot work in the building during the remediation, they are working hard on behind the scenes projects - including a new website - so stay tuned!
We understand this lengthy closure is an inconvenience and have been working hard since October to make it as stress free as possible for you. If you have any questions or issues while we are closed, you can view our frequently asked questions. You can also direct questions to email@example.com or contact us on Facebook and Instagram.
We are confident that when we reopen in February you will be elated with the look of your renewed library! There will be no more carpet runners hiding holes and stains in the carpeting and causing people to stumble and fall. Instead, there will be beautiful new carpet squares throughout the building.
So as you work on your resolutions for 2023, we look forward to helping you find the books and resources you need to meet your goals, and we hope to see you once we reopen!
Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
Cyndee J Marcoux
Reading Challenges and Book Fairies... Oh My!
We have a new reading challenge for all ages! Challenge yourself to read 23 books in 2023 and make a habit of reading regularly this year. Invite your family and friends to join the adventure on Beanstack - visit ventresslibrary.beanstack.org or download the app. You can also pick up paper challenge sheets once the library reopens. All successful completions get a shiny limited edition pin while supplies last.
Get ideas for new books to read by signing up for one of our NextReads newsletters or scroll down to see our most popular books of the year. We've also been hiding some books throughout town and posting them on social media for you to find, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on the #bookfairies challenge. Happy reading!
Top Adult Titles & More of 2022
While most of these are lists of top books that were checked out, we have more than just books. Most of these titles can be placed on hold for pickup at any other OCLN library, and for items that only we own, hold tight until we reopen after the carpet renovation is through! Click on a list to view the top items that YOU borrowed in 2022!
Miss Wendy and Miss Jen are sending warm winter wishes to all of our library friends! We hope that you all had magical holidays, and we look forward to seeing you all again in February! In the meantime, enjoy these lists of top titles that YOU borrowed in 2022!
Teens ages 12-18 are invited to stay connected with each other virtually while the library is closed for our big carpet renovation - view our digital programs. Email Librarian Tori at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have. And check out the top titles that YOU borrowed in 2022!