Read to Zoey Cancelled Monday, October 16th

Something came up, and Read To Zoey can’t make it today. She wants us to tell you that she is looking forward to seeing all of her wonderful Town of Ulster Public Library reading friends soon! 🐾🍂📚🙂

Swift Playground

Want to learn how to code, but don’t know how to get started? Are traditional coding classes intimidating?

Try Swift Playground!

Available for free on the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad, Swift Playground gives you the opportunity to learn an easy coding language in a fun and enlightening environment. Through simple exercises, you can teach yourself the fundamentals of coding and even create your own games!

Don’t have an iPhone or iPad at home? No worries! We’ve got Swift Playground downloaded on the iPads here at the library, ready for use anytime!

Smoothie Saturday with Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator 10/14, 11-1230

Stop in between 11-1230 to meet Holly Shelowitz, a certified nutrition counselor and natural foods chef for a smoothie workshop & tasting! Smoothies are a fabulous way to get great nutrition into your body all year long. Holly will show you how to make fantastic combinations loaded with powerful super foods and you will get to taste them and take away a packet of recipes so that you can make healthful treats at home!

Free Ukulele Group – age 10 & up Monday, October 9, 5:30- 7:00

Mental Health and Wellness Services

October 1-7th is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental Illness is a tragically under-diagnosed and underrepresented problem in our society. You never know who around you might be affected.

For local resources, try They’re an Ulster County-based organization dedicated to promoting wellness and recovery for any who need or want it. Their website contains several hotlines and links for various issues, including crisis center information, addiction services, a trans lifeline, senior services, mental health services, and more. It should be your first stop in case of emergency. is a national service dedicated to educating the public, fighting stigma, and providing support for those suffering from mental illness.  From their website, you can find mental health services as well as learn about ways to help those in need.

You can learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week here.

Disaster Detector

National Preparedness Month may be ending, but there’s no bad time to become more knowledgeable about natural disasters and how cities prepare for them.

Disaster Detector is a free app on the iPad App Store and Google Play that allows you to take the role of a city disaster detector. Your job is to predict and prepare for upcoming disasters while staying within your budget. Get an idea of the tradeoffs cities face when preparing and how their approval ratings withstand the storm.




Monday, OCTOBER 9th at 5:30 pm
(the library is closed that day, but the Meet Up still happens)
The first of the Autumn/Winter evening Ukulele Meets Ups

is Monday, OCTOBER 9th at 5:30 pm and will meet every

other Monday night following through the end of the year.

Please enter through the rear door of the library.

The Catskill Ukulele Group Meetup Site has a repository of information about free ukulele learning groups at libraries in the area and will include the Town of Ulster Library meet up in its listings, so sign up for notifications, information on weather closings etcetera.

Other libraries in the program include Olive and Phoenicia.

For more information, visit

Tonight’s 9/25/2017 board meeting is postponed

Tonight’s 9/25/2017 board meeting is postponed due to a lack of a quorum. New date will follow shortly. Stay tuned!

National Preparedness Month, Week 4

The final week of National Preparedness Month is all about preparedness on a larger scale. Talk to your community! Get involved!

Week 4: September 24-30
Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger 

Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Informational Sessions at Town of Ulster Library

Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP)
Informational Sessions at Town of Ulster Library
Thursday, September 21st at 6:00 pm
Stop in to hear about the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP), which supports relative caregivers and friends raising their family’s or friend’s children when the parents are unavailable. RAPP provides activities, education and respite. RAPP activities include a 4H club, a teen group, a community garden and field trips. Enter the RAPP raffle, free of charge!
RAPP is committed to making a difference in the lives of relative and friend caregivers and the youth for whom they care by being encouraging, acting supportively and providing education. RAPP connects people with valuable resources and builds, strengthens and maintains family ties.