Author: Carey Bresler

Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 9-15

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(Chester County, PA) –This week, the Chester County Library System joins libraries across Pennsylvania and libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.

April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or even record their own music.

Libraries of all types are evolving to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Elected officials, small business owners, students and the public at large depend upon libraries and the resources they offer to address the needs of their communities. By providing such resources as e-books and technology classes, materials for English-language learners, programs for job seekers or a safe haven in times of crisis, libraries and librarians transform their communities.

Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable and trustworthy data is more important than ever.

For more information, visit any one of the 18 member libraries in the Chester County Library System in person or online today!

February is Love Your Library Month

February is Love Your Library Month

Show your love for the Oxford Library by donating some much needed supplies.

Here is our wish list!

Paper towels

Paper clips

Pencils

Pens

Envelopes (business size)

Stamps

Sharpie markers

Trash bags (tall kitchen)

Cleaning wipes

Swiffer Duster Refills

Post-Its

Toilet Paper

Tissues

Copy paper

Scotch tape

Dish detergent

409 spray

Windex

Rubber cement

Staples

Construction paper

Glue sticks

Sponges

Hand sanitizer

Packing tape

Googly eyes

Buttons

Beads

Magic markers

Craft supplies

Crayons

THANK YOU!!!  

 

Oxford Library Adult Summer Reading Club

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Oxford Library Adult Summer Reading Club

Here’s how it works…

  • Adults 18 and over are invited to participate beginning June 1st.
  • You can read or listen to a title of your choice.
  • For each title you complete, you earn one entry form. Fill out the entry form and the book recommendation.
  • The entry forms will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win great prizes donated by local businesses.
  • The recommendations will be posted in the library so others can read your reviews.
  • Your name will NOT be posted along with your review.
  • All reviews must be turned in by August 31st. sponsors1

    Summer Reading Club Prizes

    $ 50 Gift Certificate from Cameron’s Hardware

    Gift Box from Herr’s Foods

    $25 Gift Certificate from Krieder’s Market

    Two $10 Gift Certificates from Oxford Main Street

    Paint Your Own Pottery gift from the Oxford Arts Alliance

    Two $25 Service Dollars for Texture Salon and Spa

    Gift Item from The Soap Bucket

    3 Month Family Membership from the YMCA of Jennersville

Job Opening

Oxford Library

Title: Library Assistant

This part time position is responsible for performing daily circulation procedures throughout the library. Duties include:

  • Assists patrons with finding and checking out library materials
  • Assists patrons with use of library facilities including computers, printer, copier and fax machine
  • Collects fines and fees for rental materials
  • Assists with development and supports library programming
  • Assists with processing materials
  • Assists with weeding the collection
  • Issues new patrons cards/updates cards
  • Examines returned materials for damage
  • Shelves returned materials and maintains collection order through shelf reading
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Include:

  • High School Diploma
  • 1 year minimum of Customer Service experience
  • Good communication skills and desire to work with the public
  • Ability to learn the automated system
  • PC Skills to include Microsoft Outlook and basic internet skills
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to stand for up to 4 hours
  • Ability to stoop and reach to shelve books

This position requires successful documentation of the following clearances within the last 12 months:

PENNSYLVANIA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

 

Hours: Mondays and Wednesday evenings from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturdays on rotation, 9 am to 4 pm (approximately every 4 weeks)

Compensation: $8.50 an hour

Deadline: Until position is filled.

To apply, please email a resume to Carey Bresler at cbresler@ccls.org or stop by the library to fill out an application.

Art Lecture @ Oxford Arts Alliance September 23rd at 6:30 PM

The Oxford Arts Alliance and the Oxford Library are pleased to partner to host an Art Lecture by Fred Dixon titled “Van Gogh: From Abject Failure to Superstar.”  All are welcome to this event held at the Oxford Arts Alliance Building located at 38 S. Third Street.

Vincent Van Gogh’s life is art history’s most compelling  story. He failed at just about everything he attempted  during his short life. Yet, posthumously, he would become the wonder of the world. He became the prototype for the misunderstood, tormented artist who sold just one painting in his lifetime. His is the story of a mad genius who made us see the world in a new way.

Van Gogh was also a letter writer of heart piercing eloquence. Hear how he chronicled with heartbreaking urgency his mental condition and how he came to understand his art was the exclusive reason for his existence. See how his hallucinatory visions were so bright they nearly blinded us and how his art became more and more exciting and emotional and, in the process, more endearing and universally irresistible.

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha began collecting art too many years ago to remember. Their home in Chadds Ford has become a mini-museum with 130 paintings and sculpture pieces. They have traveled to major museums in the U.S. and Europe and to the great cathedrals in   Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. There were two years of study at the Barnes Foundation followed by a docent training course. Fred and Martha were docents at the Barnes for ten years. All this culminated in the publication of Fred’s book “700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism.” It will be available at the discounted price of $35 for this lecture.

Summer Reading Club for Adults

Happy Summer!  We hope you are enjoying the weather and reading great books this summer.  You are invited to join the fun of our Summer Reading Club and have the opportunity to win some great prizes from local businesses.  So, start reading and stop by the library and pick up some entry forms.

Here’s how it works…

  • Adults 18 and over are invited to participate.
  • You can read or listen to a title of your choice.
  • For each title you complete, you earn one entry form. Fill out the entry form and the book recommendation.
  • The entry forms will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win great prizes donated by local businesses.
  • The recommendations will be posted in the library so others can read your reviews.
  • Your name will NOT be posted along with your review.

Prizes Generously Provided by:

Summer Reading Club Prizes

$ 50 Gift Certificate from Cameron’s Hardware

Gift Tin from Herr’s Foods

Five $10 Gift Certificates from Oxford Main Street

Art Class Gift Certificate from the Oxford Arts Alliance

Two $25 Service Dollars for Texture Salon and Spa

$25 Gift Card for Outback Trading Company

Gift Item from The Soap Bucket

Power Outage

There is a planned power outage for the Oxford Library scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th. Power is expected to be restored by our regular scheduled opening at noon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Job Posting

Oxford Library

Title: Library Assistant (2 Openings)

This part time position is responsible for performing daily circulation procedures throughout the library. Duties include:

  • Assists patrons with finding and checking out library materials
  • Assists patrons with use of library facilities including computers, printer, copier and fax machine
  • Collects fines and fees for rental materials
  • Assists with development and supports library programming
  • Assists with processing materials
  • Assists with weeding the collection
  • Issues new patrons cards/updates cards
  • Examines returned materials for damage
  • Shelves returned materials and maintains collection order through shelf reading
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Include:

  • High School Diploma
  • 1 year minimum of Customer Service experience
  • Good communication skills and desire to work with the public
  • Ability to learn the automated system
  • PC Skills to include Microsoft Outlook and basic internet skills
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to stand for up to 4 hours
  • Ability to stoop and reach to shelve books

This position requires successful documentation of the following clearances within the last 12 months:

PENNSYLVANIA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK

 

Hours: Two evenings a week 4:00 – 8:00 pm and Saturdays on rotation 9 am to 4 pm (approximately every 4 weeks)

Compensation: $8.50 an hour

Deadline: Until position is filled.

To apply, please email a resume to Carey Bresler at cbresler@ccls.org or stop by the library to fill out an application.