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Now you can receive 'overdue' and 'availability of requested items' notifications by email instead. Click the button below or stop by the Library and we can assist you.
News and Events
Costume Swap Shop - Now until the 19th drop off gently used and clean Halloween costumes (accessories and decorations too) at the Library during regular hours. The Library will open a free costume swap shop from 6-9pm the 19th-21st where volunteers will be on hand to help you select the perfect costume.
Haunted Library - Volunteers will be decorating the Haunted Library on Sunday, October 30th, contact the Library if you would like to help. Teens be sure to stop into the Library on Wednesday nights and help make some Halloween decorations. The Haunted Library will be open on Halloween from 6:30-8:30pm for trick-or-treaters.
Parade and Pizza - The Parade will start at 6pm at the Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Department to Conkling Hall where we will find pizza and beverages.
Thursday, October 27 at 6pm
The dedicated explorers of the Northeast Paranormal Society will share their investigations and demonstrate their equipment. You might even see and hear evidence from local places.
Youth Programs for October
Monthly Craft - Kids work on your own to create a Halloween project.
STEAM - 10:30-11:30am, Tuesdays, October 4 & 18
STEAM adds Art and design to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math programs. By adding Art and design we encourage creativity, & encourages analysis & critical thinking.
StoryTime - 4:30-5:30pm, Wednesdays, October 5 & 19
Stories, Songs and Movement activities. Program focus: pre-literacy/pre-math skills & school readiness. Parents develop a social support network.
Mommy & Me – Arts & Crafts - 10:30-11:30am, Tuesdays, October 11 & 25 Stories, Songs and Craft activities for infants & toddlers.
Program focus: strengthening parent/caregiver-child bonds, pre-literacy activities, simple stories, & crafts. Parents develop a social support network.
Mommy & Me - Movement - 4:30-5:30pm, Wednesdays, October 12 & 26 Stories, Songs and Movement activities for infants & toddlers.
Program will focus on strengthening parent/caregiver-child bonds, pre-literacy activities, movement, rhymes & play. Parents develop a social support network.
Homework Help - 5:30pm, Wednesday Nights.
Teen Hang Out – Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm teens come check out the menu of activities or create your own. See below or visit the web site for more details.
See the Library Calendar for the full listing of programs.
Lee Ackerman-Sawyer, the Youth Services Coordinator, will be in the Library on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Coloring Book Club
The Library Coloring Book Club will not meet in October. However, feel free to stop in anytime and color on your own materials are located in the basement meeting room.
Coloring is a great way to relax and give our creativity a boost.
Coloring books designed especially for adults have more intricate designs and patterns.
Looking for a great way to include meditation into your day? Select a Mandala to color.
Coloring pages, colored pencils, markers and crayons will be available or bring your own.
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Did you know..
The Rensselaerville Library has fishing poles? You can borrow them with your Library Card. June 25 and 26 is Free fishing weekend. You don't need a fishing permit that weekend.
Thank you NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for providing the fishing poles. Thank you Rensselaerville Rod and Gun Club for helping to maintain the poles.
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