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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 in the Ossining School District who are in 4th grade and up ONLY.


How can I join the OPLbery Club?
If you are interested in joining, call the Children’s Room to make an appointment to speak to Marci or Debbie. Our phone number is 914-941-2416, extension 337 or 338.

How often does the OPLbery Club meet?
We meet once a month. Check the schedule here for meeting dates and times.

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 meet in the 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 speak to either Debbie or Marci in person before you can participate.

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

Do I have to live in Ossining to participate?
You must be a resident of the Ossining school district to participate.

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