News and Events – Summer

Universe of Stories – Summer Reading Program, June 28-August 9 – All patrons are welcome to sign up and track their progress.

Not yet a patron? Not a problem! It’s easy and takes just a few minutes to complete a library card application. Bring a photo id and proof of residency to our circulation desk for assistance.

Launch Party on Friday, June 28. Come in to sign up and join in the fun learning to tie-dye. One book bag per family – supplies are limited. You are welcome to bring your own item to tie dye.

Blood Drive, Monday, July 1, 1:00pm-7:00pm. Give the gift of life by donating blood on Monday, July 1. As a thank you from the New York Blood Center, each donor will be given a voucher for either 2 Mets tickets or a $5 Dunkin card. Donors who are between the ages of 16-19 years old, will receive a $15 Dunkin card.

Essential Oils for Children, Monday, July 1, 3:30pm-4:30pm. Learn how the benefits of essential oils may help children sleep, focus better, stay healthy and much more! Please call to register you and your child. The lecture is free. Stay after and participate in our Make & Take activity: Essential Oil Infused Play Dough. There is a $10 fee for optional make and take.

Adult Basket Weaving – Saturday, July 13, 9:30am-3:00pm – Welcome back to Robin Ingram as she teaches us how to make a continuous weave basket. Limited class size. This class is almost filled.



Cupcake Decorating Demonstration & Make and Take, Thursday, July 18, 10:30. Watch Bear Mountain Bakery bakers decorate cupcakes, then try one on your own!

Our Therapy Dogs will be here this summer – Call for an appointment.

Students Book Buzz – Join the group each week to talk about the books you are reading.

Special Book Buzz, Thursday, July 18, 6:0opm – Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery. Join in the conversation about this extraordinary true story about a grandmother’s journey as a thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail. It is a great opportunity to explore Stan Goldblatt’s photo exhibit in the library community room.


Sewing with Jane, Thursday, August 8 – Sit with librarian Jane Reilly as we learn how to sew a sachet bag.

Watch for more Summer Reading Event announcements – coming soon!

PreK Summer Time Story Time – The next 4-week session of  PreK Story Time begins on Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30am. Sign up now for July 17, 24, 31, and August 7.

July Book Club – The July book club selection is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The book club is always looking for new members! Join them for their next meeting on Tuesday, July 2, at 1:30pm.



Parking Lot Construction Update: Many thanks to all our patrons for their patience and cooperation during the parking lot construction. The work is nearly completed but the lot is open for library patron parking.

Thank you West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club!  If you noticed the cleaned up gardens and beautiful plants, be sure to thank the members of the West Point-Highland Falls Rotary Club for all of their help with the gardening work earlier this month.

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