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News and Events
Lawn Party Fundraiser
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the
Annual Library Lawn Party on September 3rd.
A special thanks to the following:
Mame and Victor Schrager for providing the use of their lawn.
Carlsen Gallery for the donation of their tent.
Ommegang Brewery for the donation of beer.
Tops Friendly Markets for their donation.
Bill Bensen for the cheese and fruit display.
And all our Friends and Neighbors who generously brought hors d'oeuvres and desserts.
Annual Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, September 20
The annual meeting will share accomplishments over the past year, election of new Trustees and Officers.
Regular Board meeting to follow.
Youth Programs for September
StoryTime – Tuesdays, September 6 and 20, 4:30-5:30pm, stories, music and movement activities for parents/caregivers and children as well as opportunities for parents to develop a social support group. Focus on pre-literacy and pre-math skills and school readiness.
Mommy and Me – Tuesdays, September 13 and 27, 4:30-5:30pm, stories, songs and movement activities for parents/caregivers and infants and young toddlers. Also opportunities for parents and caregivers to develop a social support network. Focus on strengthening parent/caregiver-child bonds, pre-literacy activities- simple stories, movement, rhymes and play.
Monthly Craft Project – kids stop in and check out the craft table downstairs and discover a project to work on your own.
Family Game Night – Tuesday nights from 6- 7pm, activities for all ages. Wii, board, or bring your own
Teen Hang Out – Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm teens come check out the menu of activities or create your own. On September 28 there will be a teen movie at 6pm. See below or visit the web site for more details.
Homework Help available upon request. Please see Lee Ackerman-Swayer on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 meet on September 22 at 6pm. 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.
Make an Ongoing Monthly Contribution!
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Benefits to you include:
• No hassle automatic withdrawals from the account of your choice.
• The ability to change your gift amount or the method of payment at any time.
• A record of each monthly gift that will appear on your credit or debit card statement.
• Automatic renewal, with the ability to cancel at any time.
Sign up today by clicking here! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the library.
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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