A few quick things…

We are so close to our fundraising goal and are almost ready to break ground. Find out more by clicking the Building Updates page!

While we are still currently accepting donations, we ask that you limit them five boxes/bags per household per week.
Donations MUST be brought inside the library during normal operating hours.

Weekly Wednesday Storytimes with Miss Julie

Each week we will have a themed craft bag available to pick up in-person at the library. Every Wednesday a new Virtual Storytime with Miss Julie will be posted to our YouTube channel and website.

Swing by and pick up a craft bag each week on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Then tune in for Miss Julie’s Storytime and enjoy the craft to go with the story! Share pictures of your completed crafts with us on Facebook, Instagram, or by email!

Virtual Storytimes will start on Wednesday, February 3rd!

Reducing Plastics in Our Lives & Our Environment

How is plastic made and why does it never disappear? How is plastic good and bad? How does it affect the environment and living creatures? How is recycling not enough? How can we really reduce?
During this virtual program on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:30pm, we will meet and discuss information and ideas about how to eliminate plastics from our lives. This program is presented by Members of the Town of Pleasant Valley Climate Smart Task Force and the Conservation Advisory Council.

Registration is requiredplease click here to register and reserve your spot.

Virtual Storytime Series with Parties with Character

Want to give your little one an experience they’ll never forget? Your child will become friends with a real princess or superhero as they read, sing, tell engaging stories, and play games together – Plus, she will respond to your child’s live comments by name! Join us for the first Virtual Live Storytime in an 8-month series on Thursday, March 11th at 4:30pm for an interactive experience and be automatically entered to win a video call from the princess/superhero herself!

1) Visit www.facebook.com/groups/MidHudsonStorytime now and request to be added to the exclusive event group. Must join BEFORE 3/11 to participate Live.
2) Visit our group again on 3/11 right at 4:30pm to play, read, and sing with the princess or superhero LIVE!

All attending families are automatically entered to win a 10 minute Parties with Character Diamond Package Video Call with the storytime character directly after the event ($25 value)!
*The interactive recording of the event will remain up on the Facebook group linked above, so please join the group even if you can’t participate live.

Haunted Objects

Just as a house can be haunted, any object can become haunted or cursed. On Monday, March 15th at 6:30pm, paranormal investigator Barry Pirro will share stories of haunted paintings, jewelry, dolls, furniture, and musical instruments. Participants will have a chance to ask Barry questions about his experiences as a “ghost hunter” and share their own true ghost stories.

Registration is required – please click here to reserve your spot. The Zoom link will be sent to you the day before the program.
*Please note that registration closes 24 hours before the program, so be sure to register early.

Remembering the Ladies: Finding Your Maternal Ancestors

Genealogy research often focuses on the males, but 50% of our family tree is made up of women. Learn how to uncover your maternal ancestors’ stories and where she might be hiding in the record collections. Join us for this virtual program via GoToMeeting on Tuesday, March 23rd at 6pm.

Registration is required – please click here to reserve your spot. The link will be sent to you the day before the program.
*Please note that registration closes 24 hours before the program, so be sure to sign up early.

We are sponsoring this program along with the Clinton Community Library, LaGrange Library, Millbook Library, Tivoli Library, and Staatsburg Library.

Virtual Self-Care

CHAIR YOGA – Wednesday, March 17th @ 11am
We are so excited to be partnering with Samantha, from Millbrook Yoga, to offer this online chair yoga class. This is an all level yoga class to be held via Zoom.
Registration is required. Registration is now done through the library by clicking here.

GENTLE FLOW YOGA – Wednesday, March 24th @ 6pm
Join us and Samantha from Millbrook Yoga, for this online all level gentle flow yoga class. This class is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners and will be held via Zoom. Please have ready: a yoga mat, blocks (books or cans of soup), strap (belt, ties, scarf, hand towel), and either a small blanket or bath towel.
Registration is required. Registration is now done through the library by clicking here.

MEDITATION – Tuesday, March 30th @ 6:30pm
Help manage your stress and cultivate balance in your life with meditation. These sessions are a wonderful gathering for both beginners and experienced meditators to explore a variety of meditation techniques. Our beloved meditation instructor Susan will be conducting a virtual meditation session via Zoom.
Registration is required. Please click here to reserve your spot.

PLEASE NOTE: The link(s) for these programs will be sent to you the day before the program. Registration closes 24 hours before the program, so be sure to sign up early.

Adult Take & Make Craft Kits

Something new for adults! After all, why should kids get all the fun? This month we have St. Patrick’s Day Pom-Pom Garlands available for pick-up. Each kit includes all supplies and instructions. These kits are not kid-friendly and supplies are limited to the first 20 registrants. You must be 18 years or older and there is a limit of 1 kit per person. Kit pick-up begins March 1st. Have fun!

Registration is requiredplease here to reserve your kit. You may pick up your kit starting March 1st.

Interactive Movie Kits

A great new activity for families!
Interactive movies provide families an active role in a movie using “prompts” and props. It’s a way to actually become part of the movie instead of just watching it.  Each kit contains the movie on DVD, laminated instructions and “prompt” sheets, props to use throughout the movie, and a craft to do before watching. We will have four kits available starting in March: Toy Story, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Frozen, and The Princess Bride. Please call or check at the desk for availability.

Kids Winter Reading Program

Children Pre-K (age 3+) through 5th grade can come register and pick up a reading log at the library starting Monday, January 4th.
Children read five+ days per week, logging their reading each day. After five days and five stickers, kids can come to the library each week for a coupon for TWO FREE BOOKS* from our Friends Book Sale.
Prize pick-ups begin on Monday, January 11th. This is a ten-week program, ending March 20th

*Juvenile and/or Young Adult books ONLY. No Adult books, DVDs, CDs, etc

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