18th Century Childhood with the Senate House- Saturday, July 30th at 3:00pm


The Senate House will be at the library to offer a hands-on, interactive lesson where participants will travel back in time to experience a variety of chores and games familiar to many 18th century children. For ages 8 and up!

*Registration is required for this event and limited to 30 participants. Please call the library at 845-338-7881 or stop by the circulation desk to register!*

**Program will start promptly at 3:00pm**

Yoga for Kids- Saturday, July 23rd at 3:00pm!


This creative yoga class provides children with a chance to stretch and strengthen their bodies, relax their minds, and have fun! Children will learn breathing exercises, yoga postures, mindfulness exercises, and guided relaxation; combined with art, songs, stories, and games! Program is free and open to children between 5-12 years!

*Please call 845-338-7881 or stop by the circulation desk to register!

**Please bring a yoga mat or towel!

Demystifying the College Application Process for Kids with LD and ADHD- Event postponed


We would like to be able to offer this informative workshop to as many people who are interested as possible.

For those who are interested, please email our director at director@townofulsterlibrary.org to be notified when the new date and time is decided!


Notice of Date Change for Trustee Meeting:


The Town of Ulster Public Library July meeting of the Board of Trustess has been moved up one day to Monday, July 25th at 6 pm.

Want to Help Your Child Make a Difference? (No Library Card Necessary)

Check out “Kid Power Counts” and “Saving Your Planet”!

Find great resources for ways to help your community and planet!

Just go to our website, click “Stop Searching, Start Finding,” go to the “Children Tab,” click “Kid’s Port,” and find “Make a Difference” at the bottom of the page.

Have any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

A Visit from the SPCA- Learn to be humane to animals! Saturday, July 16th at 3:00pm


Jill from the Ulster County SPCA will be visiting the library to teach us about kindness, responsibility, and respect for animals and people alike! This program is free and open to families of all ages. Please call the library at 845-338-7881 or stop by the circulation desk to register!

Awesome Things You Can Do with Your Library Account Online!

Have you ever looked at a book and couldn’t remember if you’d already checked it out? Wonder no more! Save your reading history online and see everything you’ve checked out! Just go to your account, click “Reading History” and opt in to saving your history.

Ever found something cool you wanted to read but didn’t have the time? Save it to a list so you can find it later! You can even make multiple lists! Just find it in the online catalog, click the “Add to cart” icon (icon looks like a shopping basket) located under “Request It,” go to “My cart” in the upper right corner of the page, then click “Save to List”

Looking to pay a fine from the convenience of your home? Pay online using a credit card! Just go to your account and click “Fines/Fees/Pay Online”

Want a refresher on using your accessing your account and using the online catalog? Check out our prior posts Access Your Library Account Anywhere and Be Your Own Librarian


What to Think about When You are Thinking About College


What to Think about When You are Thinking About College

With Jessica Applestone, Applestone Admissions
Monday, July 18th 5:30 pm

It’s never too soon to start thinking about college but what are the right questions to ask? What are the choices to be made? Can you afford it? And, how do you even begin a search to find a place that is right for your child and your family, one that is going to best prepare them for a rewarding life and successful career.

Join Jessica Applestone of Applestone Admissions Consulting as she offers a general overview of the college search process and how you and your kid can make this often stressful time a fun and rewarding adventure. This talk is open to parents and kids from 8th grade and up.





860 Ulster Avenue, Kingston NY 12401

Wednesday, JULY 13th at 5:30 pm

Come learn about Fungi from a Fun-Guy! John Michelotti of Catskill Fungi will be talking about the ecological functions of fungi, common edibles and medicinal-mushrooms, as well as historic uses of fungi and present day innovations! Learn about how you can grow mushrooms in your garden to use as companions to your plants and even about how mushrooms have been utilized to re-mediate contaminants from soil.

Come to the talk and receive a discount on a guided mushroom walk with Catskill Fungi!

*This program is intended for those ages 16 and up*

Summer Reading Kick-off Party- Saturday, July 9th from 3:00-5:00pm


Decorate your readings logs, enjoy snacks, and face-painting!

*Please register for this event by calling the library at 845-338-7881 or by stopping by the circulation desk*

**Registration for this event does not limit participation for future summer reading events. Those interested can register for the summer reading program at anytime after this event. Registration for this event helps us plan snacks, supplies, and face-painting accordingly.**