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OPLbery Club

YOU Be the Judge!

About the OPLbery Club

The OPLbery Club is an annual mock Newbery club at the Ossining Public Library that began in 2010. The club members read and evaluate newly published books written by authors living in the United States. The club meets monthly through January, when they award the OPLbery Medal to the year’s most distinguished book. The club is open to children who are in 4th grade and up ONLY.

2021 meeting dates:
May 14
June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 15
November 19
December 17
January 14, 2022: OPLbery Award Day


How can I join the OPLbery Club?
If you are interested in joining, email Debbie ( or Tricia (

How often does the OPLbery Club meet?
We meet once a month. Click here for a downloadable flyer.

How many books will I have to read?
You are expected to read at least two books a month.

Where does the OPLbery Club meet?
We will meet in the Sally Read Dow Children’s Program Room.

Do I have to come to all the meetings?
We encourage you to come to all the meetings. The book discussions are fun, and they are important for making a decision at the end of the year.

Do I have to sign up in advance?
Yes. You must contact either Debbie or Tricia before you can participate.

What books should I read?
Tricia and Debbie will provide lists of books for you to choose from.

How old do I have to be to join the OPLbery Club?
You must be in 4th grade and up to join.