NOPL at N. Syr will be closed Sunday, May 24 and all NOPL locations will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day


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Teen Events and Clubs

Teen Advisory Board at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Teen Maker Club at NOPL @ Cicero
BFF Club (Books, Films, & Fun) at NOPL @ N. Syracuse
Upcoming Events in our calendar (click “teen”)

Teen Online Resources

Download up to three mp3s a week from over a million songs including popular new artists. Need help getting started? Click here for directions (pdf).

Stream TV shows, movies, albums and audiobooks right to your desktop – or download them to your Apple or Android digital device for offline enjoyment! Hoopla’s auto-return feature means no late fees. Available to anyone with a NOPL library card! For more information, see

Intro to Birding

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on May 20, 2015
May 202015


Annual Photo Contest

 Posted by Michelle Waltos on May 19, 2015
May 192015


This year, as part of our ongoing NOPL20 Celebration commemorating our 20th anniversary, our Annual Photo Contest has a new spin. Photo submissions must adhere to one of two themes, paying homage to our local communities and how they have changed over the years.

The first of the two themes is Life in Our Town: Today. Photographs can be of people, places or events within the last two years and must have been taken within the Towns of Cicero or Clay or the Villages of N. Syracuse or Brewerton. This portion of the contest is judged and participants will be eligible to win awards and prizes. Among the prizes this year will be the “People’s Choice”, which will be awarded based on the number of “likes” received on Facebook.

Life in Our Town: Yesterday is the second of the two themes. Photos entered under this theme should be historic photos taken within same local communities mentioned above. These photos will be used in an exhibit for all to enjoy, and anyone submitting an entry in this non-judged portion of the contest will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.

Stop by NOPL at Cicero to pick up your entry form(s) and a copy of the rules, or access them from the links below:

Photo Contest Rules

Photo Contest Entry Form

Photo Contest Dates to Remember

Important Dates:

Photo Submissions: July 1-31
Photo Exhibition: Aug. 1-Sept. 16
Finalists Posted on Facebook: Sept. 1st
Awards Announced: Sept. 7th
Photo Reception: Wed., Sept. 16 @ 6pm
Photo Pick-up: Sept. 16-Sept 30

30th Annual Ice Scream Social

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on May 14, 2015
May 142015


New Website Coming Soon

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on May 13, 2015
May 132015


Wagging Wednesdays

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on April 22, 2015
Apr 222015


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The Discovery Den

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for leisurely hands-on projects

The Discovery Den is NOPL at North Syracuse’s new space for self-guided “mini make” projects – hands on activities that anyone can participate in – designed to educate, inspire, and engage. Each month there will be a different themed activity, and all the materials needed to complete the projects will be available inside the Discovery Den.

The first Discovery Den activity involves writing Haikus or other short poems on sticky notes that will then be placed on the beautiful tree mural on the wall, serving as a living art piece when completed. Other upcoming monthly activities include: Hero Masks (June), Fizzing Fireworks Art (July), Make Your Own Comic Book (Aug), Halloween Safety Lights (Oct), and more!

In addition to the monthly themed activities, the room is also equipped with iPads, a Fellowes Comb Binding Machine, a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine, and a Wolverine Slide/Negative Scanner. We invite everyone to come get hands-on at the Discovery Den at NOPL at North Syracuse!