Trustee Development

We recognize that trustees play a crucial role in the ongoing success of our member libraries.  We offer training and consultation  to help member library boards make the best decisions for their libraries and communities.

OCPL develops both on-site trustee training for individual member library boards and system-wide trustee development workshops throughout the year. 

For more information about trustee development or to schedule a consultation, contact OCPL Administration. 


NYS Public Library Construction Grant Program

The State Aid for Public Library Construction Grant Program for our region is administered through Onondaga County Public Library.  To learn more about this program please visit the New York State Division of Library Development’s website.


Contact OCPL Administration for more information on NYS Public Library Construction Aid.


Contact OCPL Administration for more information on NYS Public Library Construction Aid.

Mobile Maker Labs

Mobile Maker Labs Coordinated by the OCPL Content Creation Service Response Team

Made possible in part by a state grant secured by Senator John A. DeFrancisco.

Learn more about the available Mobile Maker Labs

To reserve any Mobile Maker Lab please contact Karl Wasmuth at

Big Blue Blocks

Imagination Playground's Big Blue Blocks set contains a wide variety of loose parts, including cubes, bricks, cogs, curves, and cylinders.  But the parts are not simply loose.  They have holes and shapes that fit together in ways that allow for building, stacking, channeling, and connecting. They combine all the benefits of block play on a larger-than-life-size scale that encourages kids to play together in groups and have more fun. Children enjoy an endless variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and inventing their own games. Most importantly, they are deeply engaged, active and have hours of fun.

To reserve a set or for more information, contact Anne Gregory, ( Head of Central KidSpace.


OCPL coordinates system-wide delivery of materials to our 32 member libraries, OCM BOCES, Syracuse City School District and three correctional institutions.

The three routes are:

Yellow             Blue                Green

WH                 NE                   BC

SA                   PA                  BT

NS                   ES                  OF

CC                   MI                 MR

BR                   FY                  SK      

BV                   MN                 JO

LV                   TU                  EL

                        LF                 MX

                        DE                 FR

                        SL                  SV

                        PT                  HZ      



Contact OCPL Administration with any delivery questions.