Check It Out Archive

Check It Out: Two Student Guests on their Favorite Libraries
Tom and Maggie have two special guests from Syracuse City Schools. They share their favorite Onondaga County Libraries branches and their favorite books!read more →
Check It Out: Get Excited About the New Skaneateles Library
Tom and Maggie have a special guest, Legislator for the 6th district of Onondaga County, Julie Abbott. She shares how important libraries have been in her life, and about the…read more →
Check It Out: Spring Break is Over but the Fun is Not!
Host Tom is joined by guest host Yona this week. They recap their favorite Spring Break events, like robot camp and a stuffy sleep over. And, now that you're going…read more →
Check It Out: Welcome to Normalcy!
With the eclipse behind us, things are back to their normal level of awesome at the Onondaga County Public Libraries. Hosts Tom and Maggie have the latest Lego, Superhero, and…read more →
Check It Out: Free Events for the Solar Eclipse
In case you haven't heard -- there's a total solar eclipse coming April 8! Check It Out hosts Tom Walters and Maggie Foster speak with Emily Stewart, Senior Director of…read more →
Check It Out: How a Graphic Novel Author Gets His Ideas
With each episode of Check It Out, listeners get to meet the people who make the Onondaga County Public Libraries special. This time, hosts Tom Walters and Maggie Foster welcome…read more →
Check It Out: Two Special Guests
With each episode of Check It Out, listeners get to meet the people who make the Onondaga County Public Libraries special. This time, Tom Walters is joined by guest host…read more →
Check It Out: All the Winter Break Fun
Your neighborhood Onondaga County Public Library has tons of surprises in store for the week off of school. And, venture beyond your neighborhood for something new every day. Tom and…read more →
Check It Out: Library Airport Field Trip and Happenings in Solvay!
Onondaga County Public Libraries' Fairmount Branch had a field trip to the airport. Hear all about it, and about the upcoming fan-favorite events at the Solvay Public Library. Tom and…read more →
Check It Out: Library + Hockey Recap
Tom and Maggie share all the cool stuff that happened during Onondaga County Public Libraries' Literacy Day at the Syracuse Crunch game on Jan. 15. Plus, a look ahead at…read more →
Check It Out: Hockey + Libraries are the match you didn’t know you needed
Jan. 15 is MLK Day, and the Syracuse Crunch and Onondaga County Public Libraries are hosting a special hockey game at 1 p.m. Kids can get tickets for just $7…read more →
Check It Out: Holiday Happenings at the Libraries
In this edition of Check It Out, Tom and Maggie talks about all the fantastic holiday programs for children happening at the Onondaga County Public Libraries in December. Don't miss…read more →
Check It Out: Library Happenings in Tipp Hill
Check It Out welcomes Youth Librarian Shauna Modrow of Tipperary Hill's Hazard Branch Library to discuss the exciting things for kids to do there this December.read more →
Check It Out: Lego Brick Universe Recap
Was Tom's trip to Lego Brick Universe the best thing ever? Find out on the latest addition of Onondaga County Public Libraries' Check It Out.read more →
Check It Out: A Year of Reading Runway at SYR
Grab a book before you get on your holiday flights at Reading Runway at SYR, courtesy of Onondaga County Public Libraries. They have over 700 books to choose from, and…read more →
Check It Out: Not-Too-Spooky Library Fun
Tom and Maggie have the scoop on all kinds of Onondaga County Public Libraries events for Halloween, including a free-costume closet.read more →
Check It Out: All About Reading Buddies Season 3
Onondaga County Public Libraries' Tom and Maggie have a special guest: Dr. Maria Murray of the Reading League, which co-produces Reading Buddies with WCNY. Hear how the show came to…read more →
Check It Out: September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Much More!
Host Tom Walters and guest host Yona Williams from the Onondaga County Public Libraries remind you that September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Also in this edition of Check It…read more →
Check It Out: Join the Literacy Parade
Check It Out has a special guest: Cheryl Bellamy, a board member with Light a Candle for Literacy. September 9 at 11 a.m., the organization is having their annual parade…read more →
Check It Out: Meet Solvay Public Library’s Super Hero Guy
You've heard about his awesome children's programs at Solvay Public Library on Check It Out before. Now, Tom and Maggie interview the librarian himself -- Brian Rowlands -- about how…read more →
Check It Out: Ending the Summer on a High Note
The last few weeks of Onondaga County Public Libraries summer reading program are going to be amazing. Don't miss the variety of things to do!read more →
Check It Out: Summer is Halfway Over?!
Don't be sad! Go to the Onondaga County Public Libraries for something awesome, from snakes to magic to retro video game competitions.read more →
Check It Out: More Summer Fun!
Onondaga County Public Libraries' summer reading theme is All Together Now. And they have tons to do, see, and -- of course -- read.read more →
Check It Out: Ice Cream!
Now that we have your attention, listen to hear how Onondaga County Public Libraries are kicking off summer reading with books, and yes -- ice cream.read more →
Check It Out: Summer Reading Preview
It's almost summertime, which means it's almost Summer Reading time! Tom and Maggie have a preview of what's to come at Onondaga County Public Libraries.read more →
Check It Out: Which Children’s Library is the Best?
Which Onondaga County Library has the best children's section? We can't pick favorites, but the Solvay space is huge with a lot of cool events. Hear about them on this…read more →
Check It Out: Profile on Northern Onondaga Public Library
Tom and Maggie share what's special about the children's room at NOPL North Syracuse. Learn more at nopl.org.read more →
Check It Out: Book-Spine Poetry Competition
Don't miss the Book-Spine Poetry Competition from the Onondaga County Public Libraries. Learn how to participate in the latest Check It Out.read more →
A Check It Out Spring Break
There's so much to see at the Onondaga County Libraries during spring break, from bunnies to crafts to superheroes.read more →
Check It Out with Reading Buddies’ Dusty!
A local celebrity joins Check It Out in the studio: Dusty, from the Reading League's Reading Buddies, stopped by on a break from filming season three.read more →
Check It Out: March Madness
It's March Madness time...and by madness we mean a month full of events of all kinds at Onondaga County Public Libraries. Everything from Read to a Therapy Dog to Friday…read more →
Check It Out: What to Do for Winter Break
There's so much to do at the Onondaga County Public Libraries during Winter Break. Check It Out!read more →
Check It Out: Reading Runway Recap
Check It Out talks about Fairmount Community Library's visit to the Reading Runway at SYR.read more →
Check It Out: A New Way to Choose a Book
Parents, kiddos can have a new kind of book-picking experience at Onondaga Free Library: their treefort-themed kids' room has books that face out, so kids can see the covers rather…read more →
Check It Out – Libraries Have Legos
Onondaga County Public Libraries have something for everyone this January: Play and Learn Centers for the little ones and Lego Clubs for bigger kids.read more →
Check It Out – Free Fun at the Libraries During Holiday Break Week
Get out of the house or away from the family (we know you still love them) with free programs for all ages at Onondaga County Public Libraries' branches. Check It…read more →
Check It Out – Children’s Room at Liverpool Public Library
This week, Tom and Maggie take us to the Liverpool Public Library, where you have to visit their fantastic Children's Room. Check It Out!read more →
Check It Out – A Library at the Airport!
Grab a book before your flight -- and never have to return it! Learn more about SYR's new library on this edition of Onondaga County Public Libraries' Check It Out.…read more →
Check It Out – KidSpace at the Central Library
Lots of fun events and local clubs -- including crafting and Lego building -- on the Onondaga County Public Libraries' latest edition of Check It Out. Also hear about the…read more →
Check It Out – Story Time at the Library
In this edition of Check It Out, Host Tom Walters and "Miss Jackie" tell us how to help your children take advantage of Story Time at the Onondaga County Public…read more →
Check It Out – Get a Book Delivered to Your Favorite Library
Maggie Foster and Tom Walters from Onondaga County Public Libraries co-host "Check It Out" on Community FM. This week, how to place a hold on a book so it gets…read more →
Check It Out – Finding a Library Book Online
Maggie Foster and Tom Walters from Onondaga County Public Libraries co-host "Check It Out" on Community FM. This week, how to look up library books online, and much more! More…read more →