The Friends of the Library will begin meeting again on the first Tuesday of each month. The meetings are usually at 4:00pm. Please join them if you like having fun together with a group of creative library lovers.
The Library Board of Trustees has been working toward finishing the large open space in the new basement area. We are finally on our way! After years of scraping and saving and fund-raisers by the Friends of the Library, (and some great private donors!), we have begun work with architect, Ron Cosentino of New Windsor, and contractor Kevin Gremli, to finally reach our goal. We are recipients of New York State Library Development Construction grants, and just recently, received word that Assemblyman James Skoufis has secured a large grant through the State and Municipal Facilities Program. Take a look at these pictures, and then in a year or so, we will show you the completed community/program rooms in the basement.
Local residents and music professors, Marty and Teresa Tyce, honored us with a Sunday afternoon concert in August. Most unusual, but very enjoyable, a classical combination of violin/viola and trombone.
Our summer readers joined all the other local libraries with the theme of “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” Local children read almost 800 books total, and ended the season with a pizza and movie party in August. We played Marshmallow Olympics, learned new card games, learned to sew, and did indoor bowling. We can’t wait to see what next year brings.
Our Friends of the Library group remains active and on the move. They have recently created another holiday wreath, thanks to the creativity of Jeannie Woodruff. On the wreath were hung many scratch-off lottery tickets. The wreath was raffled off in June, with the proceeds going into the ongoing fund for the needs of the library. Here is a picture of their April Thank-you Luncheon for the staff.
In April, we were treated to a workshop where we fashioned jewelry out of balloons! The most popular were flower bracelets and Spiderman bracelets. The instruction was led by our own Gwendy Matthews.
Summer reading for young people has begun. Our kick-off party was on June 11–We had a wonderful program presented by Animal Embassy of Stamford, CT. Various Animal Athletes were featured. Contact the library for more information about independent reading and programs throughout the summer. There will be a final party in August with prizes for those who read at least two books this summer!
Please call ahead on icy and snowy days. Our schedule is not always the same as the schools.