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Children’s & Youth


The library is holding a fundraiser to raise funds for fantastic programming for children! Come into the library to meet Rory, a medium sized plush toy. With each purchase of a Rory the Lion ($20.00), Avon will donate a portion of the sale to the library. 
Sign up for your Rory at the library, and our local Avon representative, Dina Zager, will contact you to process your purchase. When your Rory order arrives, you may pick it up at the library!  
This fundraiser will be offered from November 1st through December 31st, 2017



 December Family Events:

Santa comes to the Library!
Sat, Dec 2, 1 – 2:30pm


  Santa will come to visit our library!  Come hear the story of The Night Before Christmas, sing songs and visit with Santa! There will be opportunities for pictures so bring your camera.

Holiday Games!
Sat, Dec 16, 1-2:30 pm
  Come out and play holiday themed games!  We’ll have Holiday Charades, Dreidels, Mancala.
  All ages are welcome!

Storytime for 0-3 yr olds

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am

   Interactive time with the parents and kids. We’ll read stories, play, sing songs, feed the fish (weather permitting), visit the garden (weather permitting), and have a musical parade around the library led by Mr. Alex and his purple trombone.

Little Brainstormers 
for 3-5yr olds
Fridays 10:30-11:30 am
Little Brainstormers is our weekly story time followed by a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activity. Sing songs, read books on our theme, feed the fish, water the garden, play with science experiments, and parade around the library with Mr. Alex!
Dec 1 – Art!
Dec 8 – Make a Snowflake
Dec 15 – Pine Cones
Dec 22 – Bears in Winter
Dec 29No Program- Happy Holidays! 


STEAM Story Hour
for 5-8 yr olds
Fridays 4-5 pm
STEAM Story Hour will continue. We will read a book or two followed by a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activity.

We read, sing, play, and have fun! Come on out and join us.

Dec 1 – Art Hanging
Dec 8 – Ice Symmetry

Dec 15 – Pine Cone Birdfeeders

Dec 22 – Hibernation
Dec 29No Program- Happy Holidays!


Afterschool  STEAM time  (9-12 yr olds)
Tuesdays 4-5 pm
Join us for great fun!  Afterschool STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) time
 is a safe place to do some fun activities.
  This month we’re going to be teaching some computer programming using Scratch.  We’ll do a small tutorial together, and then you may work on your own ideas and projects.

Dec. 5: – Learn to animate your name!
Dec. 12:  – Learn to make a sprite follow your mouse!
Dec. 19: – Make a simple game!
Dec. 26:  No Program-  Happy Holidays!

Tween Nights (9-14 yr olds)
Wednesdays 6-7 pm
Join us for great fun!  Tween Nights are a safe place to relax
 and do some fun activities with your friends.
Our schedule this month is:


Dec 6 –  FIRST Lego League Meeting


Dec 13 – 3d Modeling using TinkerCad


Dec 20 –  FIRST LEGO League Meeting
Dec 27- No Program- Happy Holidays!


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Listen, read, and play online! This site has e-books for kids! Tumblebooks will read your book to you or you can read it on your own! Stories are followed by games or puzzles!


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Stuttering Foundation

The Stuttering Foundation provides free online resources, services and support to those who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. In Spanish, too!




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    Reader’s Choice Book Club

    Our next meeting will be on January 4th at 7:00 pm. THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING!

    Currently reading:

    The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Tormented by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. – Goodreads


    Ongoing Programs

    Amateur Guitar Group: Mondays at 3:30 pm
    This group plays well known, popular songs. Bring your own guitar and join in the fun.

    Esopus Artist Group – Tuesdays from 1 –3:30pm                                   Everyone is welcome to join this ongoing session of art making. Whether you would like to use charcoal, watercolors, oil paint, acrylics, fingerpaint or pastels…whatever medium you prefer is what the artist group is about. We meet year round in comfortable and friendly surroundings. Please bring your own supplies.

    Esopus Stitchers–Wednesdays at 12:30 pm – except for the first Wednesday of the month.
    Cross-stitch, needlepoint, surface embroidery, crewel… whatever! Always wanted to try embroidery? We’ll help you get started with fabric, floss, needles, patterns, etc. Or, bring your current project and come stitch with us!

    Mah Jongg: Wednesdays at 1:30 pm 
    Mah Jongg is a game that is played 4 to a group.  It is similar to the card game “Rummy”, except used small ceramic tiles, instead of cards. This group is for the beginner or advanced player.

    Needlework Group–Mondays at 1:00 pm
    The Needlework Group is comprised of knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, stitchers of all types. Membership is free, and anyone can casually drop in whenever they like. All skill levels are represented, and if a beginner needs help, we will try our best to help them. We also have a nice supply of yarn and needles for those who don’t yet have supplies but would like to give knitting or crocheting a try!

    Scrabble Group – Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm  Join us for our new (started in July) Scrabble Club!  Bring your extensive vocabulary and your enjoyment for games to our Scrabble events.  Scrabble boards will be provided for players, though anyone is welcome to bring their preferred Scrabble board as well.  

    Ulster County Photography Club–Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
    Photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join this group. Monthly meetings include presentations, member competitions, and the sharing of information. Please check out our page for more details.

    Writing Group / Writer’s Write! – Every other Saturday – please check here for dates. This writing group will offer practice exercises to improve writing technique, and the opportunity to share work-in-progress for feedback. It is a supportive environment, in which listeners respond positively and affirmatively to one another. By doing so, participants will develop a deep understanding of those elements of their work that are effective and powerful, becoming better writers in the process.

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