Life at the Library

Bingo has been a fun alternative to the traditional reading programs this summer.  No pressure, no timed records, just reading for the fun of it.  Prizes for bingo will be chosen the beginning of August, so you still have plenty of time to participate.

We are hosting a couple of great performers this month, a world-renowned magic/comedy act, and a favorite hands-on, up close animal educator.  Both are sure to thrill you.  Click on our events and save the date!  

 We have been working hard to plan programs that will appeal to everyone and remind you that we always welcome your suggestions.  If there is a type of program or activity you would like to see at the library, please let us know!  

There have been some changes, system-wide in how we handle new materials at the library.  Because of this change, new books, movies etc., go to fill holds not only in Oakfield, but our other libraries as well.  We no longer hold new items here for our patrons to have first chance at.  The downside to this is that there are fewer new items to browse when you visit.  The upside is that we have access to all new items, even those we do not purchase as soon as they are available.  No long wait periods.  We are ordering as many books as usual; it just seems like fewer as they are checked out at another system library.  This means they like our selection too!  You are encouraged to place holds on new items.  Books or movies in the catalog that show as "on order" are available for holds.  Ask a librarian if you have any questions.  Or just ask us what's new!  We can place holds for you, or show you how to do it yourself.  We may know all the ins and outs, and we forget that you might not.  Recently, someone asked to renew an item from another library.  They were not sure if that was "allowed".  Items you check out that belong to a different library are handled just the same as our own materials.  Two renewals are allowed on items, unless there is a hold on it.  We will be changing the checkout period for new items, making it a little shorter, and making items move faster for our patrons.  We will be sure to let you know when this happens.  

As always, we would love to see you at the library.  Come in and cool off, take advantage of our free wireless, find that next book to lose yourself in.