The Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, December 27 this year.
The Library will reopen for in-person visits by appointment and curbside services on Monday, December 28th (see below for information on New Year's closings).*
A Special Holiday Surprise from the OCPL Staff:
Wondering what to give to our patrons to be festive this year,
We thought, "What could we do to spread some good cheer?"
All the staff members at the Library like Dr. Seuss quite a lot.
"Should we read them the Grinch?" we thought? Well, why not!
We hope you enjoy our special video surprise,
And it makes your heart (like the Grinch's) grow three times in size.
Wishing you abundant joys, both the great and the small,
and the veriest merriest holiday season of all.
Click here to watch a video of the OCPL staff reading the Dr. Seuss holiday classic, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
* NOTE: New Year's Closings - The Library will again be closed from Thursday, December 31st through Sunday, January 3rd, for the New Year's holiday, reopening again on Monday, January 4th for visits by appointment and curbside services.
While the Library will be closed over the holidays, access is always available to many library services remotely. With an internet connection, you can enjoy online services from anywhere. Browse and borrow downloadable books, audiobooks, and videos from the West Virginia Downloadable Entertainment Library Initiative (wvdeli.overdrive.com), Hoopla (hoopladigital.com), and the rbDigital Gateway (ohiocountywv.rbdigital.com).
Stream some holiday music with your library card this Christmas!
Look at all the great offering available through Freegal and Hoopla:
All it takes to log in is your library card number and PIN and with an internet connection, you are ready to start downloading or streaming to your tablet, smartphone, anytime, anywhere.
Download e-books, audiobooks, graphic e-novels, music, and more through WVDeli or Hoopla.
In addition to e-books and audiobooks, rbDigital offers streaming video (British television through Acorn TV; pop culture favorites, box office hits, documentaries, and more through IndieFlix; art & music instruction videos through ArtistWorks; University lectures through The Great Courses; live concerts through Stingray Qello; and personal development videos through Learn It Live). You can also learn a new language through Transparent Languages - there are over 120 languages to choose from! If you have children or grandkids getting ready for college, check out the online ACT and SAT Test Preparation! And if you love magazines, you can download the back issues and current issues of your favorites and keep them forever.
Love music? With Freegal, you have access to over 13 million songs and 30,000 music videos, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. During COVID, streaming ad-free music is unlimited. And you get to download up to five songs a week and they're yours to keep - forever! With over 200 genres of music from over 80 countries, you'll have no problem finding music you like.
Don't forget that our live-streamed programs are online as well. Watch Lunch With Books, People's University, and all our Children's programming from the comfort of your own home.
Find even more online resources you can enjoy while the Library is closed through our [email protected] portal.
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