Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Meet Flat Isaac Osterhout


We have the pleasure of introducing the newest member of the Youth Services Department team! Flat Isaac Osterhout is our international flat traveler. In February, Flat Isaac will depart for foreign lands to explore the exciting libraries and meet interesting people.

Below are photos of Flat Isaac around his home at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Here is Flatt Isaac getting his very own library card!

Here Flat Isaac proudly displays his beautiful crest found on the library's main wall.

Here Flat Isaac is hanging out with his pal the mule outside the library. The mule was part of an state wide art project and our mule highlights the areas coal mining history.

Flat Isaac is very proud of his local history book collection found in the library's Reading Room.

Flat Isaac and his great great great grandfather Isaac Osterhout!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Parenting Collection

The Youth Services of the Osterhout Free Library has a wide arrange of books on parenting topics. Great titles for during pregnancy, those first important years as well has health issues such as ADHD and Diabetes.

Take a look at our Parenting Collection on your next visit. It is located in the Youth Services Department on the outside wall. Look for the books with the bright green stickers. Try out online catalog at

Here are some popular Parenting titles:

What to expect when you're expecting by Heidi Murkoff

The AD/HD parenting handbook : practical advice for parents from parents by Colleen Alexander-Roberts.

One family, two family, new family : stories and advice for stepfamilies by Lisa Cohn & William Merkel.

Sippy cups are not for chardonnay, and other things I had to learn as a new mom by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


In anticipation of the first snow fall here are some cool games to get you prepared for the white stuff.

Make a Flake is a great online game that helps make awesome personalized snowflakes.

Create A Snowman is sponsored by the Orange County Library System of Florida. You can build your own snowman as traditional or as crazy as you wish.

Have fun when the real stuff falls!


The American Red Cross Babysitting Class scheduled for Decembers 2nd & 9th has been rescheduled for January 6th & 13th 2007. Please contact the Youth Services Department if you are interested in joining the course. 570-823-0156 Ext. 217