Museum Pass

There is so much to do in New York State. Start your vacation at one our state parks. Parish Public Library offers the use of the Empire State Pass. Any patron with a valid NCLS Library card can use the pass for one week. The pass must be picked up and returned to the Parish Public Library. Guidelines for the Empire Pass must be followed.

Empire State Pass Guidelines


Available for use is the pass for the Children’s Museum of Oswego. The pass accommodates up to 5 individuals from the same household.

Please check their website for hours and guidelines.

The museum is located at 7 West Bridge Street, Oswego


This pass admits 2 adults at $10 each and 4 children (thru the age of 17) for Free!. Tickets must be reserved online or by phone. Check for programs, hours and guidelines

All passes circulate for 1 week. They must be returned to the Parish Public Library on time! There is an overdue charge of $2.00 per day for overdue passes. If any pass is lost or damaged, the user will be charged the replacement fee.

Copies, Fax and Scanning

Copies 20 cents per page.

Faxing: To send a fax is $1.00 per page. To receive a fax is 20 cents per page. Our fax number is (315)625-7130.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Program Details

Thanks to the generous support of the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County and the one and only Dolly Parton, the Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial is proud to be part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – a FREE program available to children (newborn until age 5) that provides one book every month to children who are registered.  This early literacy initiative encourages parents and children to read together and share the love of reading! 

Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home.  He/she can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library until he/she turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Oswego County.  Should the child move outside Oswego County, he/she automatically exits the program.

Who Is Eligible?

Preschool children (birth until their fifth birthday) of Oswego County.

What Are My Responsibilities?

1. Be a resident of Oswego County.
2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian (form must be approved and on file with Literacy Coalition of Oswego County).  Forms are available at the Ainsworth Memorial Library.
3. Notify United Way of Greater Oswego County any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child’s address changes, you must contact the United Way at 315-593-1900, ext. 201 in order to continue receiving books.
4. Read with your child.

When Will I Receive Books?

Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of Oswego County.

How Can I Help?

Do you know a preschool child in Oswego County who is not receiving Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library?  Give their parents/guardians a brochure/registration form and encourage them to fill it out and mail it to the address below. Telling them about this FREE program can make a huge difference in their future and the future of our community.

If you know of a business, organization or individual who would like to donate funds to support this gift to your children, donations can be sent to:

United Way of  Greater Oswego County
1 South First Street 
Fulton, NY 13069

(315) 593-1900 Ext. 201