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Help the Library Plan for its Future
Deadline Extended until January 15th.
We need your help by completing the Library Survey.
The Board of Trustees of the Rensselaerville Library is updating the long-range plan that will guide future development of the Library. In order for the plan to reflect your ideas and interests, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey.
Follow this link to complete the survey online
This survey is also being mailed to residents of the Town of Rensselaerville. Paper copies will also be available at the Library. Please complete your survey online or return the print version at one of the drop boxes located at the Library, Town Hall or Hilltown Café. We will collect responses until January 15, 2016.
Home-School Families Group
Each Tuesday from 11-12:30
Meet in the Library's downstairs arts & crafts room
A group of Rensselaerville home-school parents (and one grandparent) recently met to discuss ways in which the Library could be utilized for home-school families. The group decided to take advantage of the beautiful facilities that the Library offers in order to provide their home-school children with an opportunity to socialize/play/learn, and to provide themselves with an opportunity to share experiences, expertises and resources. Since this is a new venture, the group welcomes new members and all input and ideas.
The group will meet every Tuesday from 11-12:30 in the library's downstairs arts & crafts room. At each meeting, parents are asked to come prepared to lead a fun "activity station" for the children. Among the ideas for "stations" that came up at the first meeting were: Olympics of the Mind: Building A Spaghetti Bridge; an art or craft experience; a poetry/creative writing experience; a music experience; a board game; a hike; playground time; etc. The group also discussed bringing in retired teachers to teach "specialty classes," such as Conversational Spanish or yoga, if there is sufficient interest. There is also plan to talk to the Huyck Preserve about some outdoor-related educational opportunities for home-school children.
If you'd like to join, just show up with your home-school children and/or call Kim, the library director at 797-3949.
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PO Box 188
Rensselaerville, NY 12147
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