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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.

Due to the unusual circumstances this year, we will be meeting monthly on Zoom. If you are interested in joining, email Debbie (dfletcher@wlsmail.org) or Tricia (tsabini@wlsmail.org).

Our summer meeting dates are Thursdays, July 9 & August 6, at 11 am.

Meeting dates for Fall 2020:
Fridays at 4 pm on Zoom
September 11, October, 9, November 13, December 11,  & January 8, 2021

FAQs

How can I join the OPLbery Club?
We will be meeting monthly. Our summer meetings will be on Zoom. If you are interested in joining, email Debbie (dfletcher@wlsmail.org) or Tricia (tsabini@wlsmail.org).

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 normally meet in the Children’s Program Room, but for now our meetings will be virtual, on Zoom.

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.