Library CLOSED Thursday 11/18/18

Due to inclement weather we are closing early at 5:30 PM.

Town of Ulster Library is OPEN on Veteran’s Day Monday, observed November 12th, 10 am – 5 pm

Town of Ulster Library is OPEN on Veteran’s Day
Monday, November 12th, 10 am – 5 pm

10 am to 12 pm – Free Coffee and Bagels
• Frank Reggero (retired Army, OIF) from the Ulster County (NY) Veteran Services will be on hand to answer questions on VA services and advise/inform the community on needed donation items.

10 am to 12 pm – Easy Craft Projects:
• American Flag Pins
• Mandala Rocks

10:30 am – 11:30 am – Inter-generational Pre-School Musical Story Hour
• Families are encouraged to bring a Veteran family member or a friend or neighbor to join in the story hour (preschool) and the after school program (5-12 years). The themes are honor, gratitude and respect. Both are musical programs.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – After School Program
• Families are encouraged to bring a Veteran family member or a friend or neighbor to join in the story hour (preschool) and the after school program (5-12 years). The themes are honor, gratitude and respect. Both are musical programs.

All Day –
• Library Card Registration
• Hear about and Register for upcoming Meditation Program and Book Talk.
• Veteran’s shop our Book Sale section for FREE with $10 voucher.

Take Flight with Kapwing

Feeling frustrated with iMovie or other basic video editing software?

Try Kapwing!

Kapwing is a free online video editor that touts itself as being “Faster… simpler… [and] more accessible” than other editors, like iMovie. It’s a great way for people of all skill levels to have fun editing their favorite videos in a variety of different ways. You can filter it, reverse it, add music, add text, change the video speed, and more!

Oh yeah, it also allows you to make memes:

Library Super Raffle was a success thanks to YOU!


Here is one of our two SUPER RAFFLE Grand Prize Winners! The full list of winning numbers is below. THANK YOU for participating and for supporting the library! So far, our preliminary count has us raising $2847 toward renovating the library space. ☺️🎉🎊 📆 — at Town of Ulster Public Library.




October SUPER RAFFLE Winning Ticket Numbers

10/01/18        1867106

10/02/18        1867085

10/03/18        1867213

10/04/18        1867110

10/05/18        1867386

10/06/18        1867380

10/07/18        1867130

10/08/18        1867099

10/09/18        1867309   &   1867204

10/10/18        1867133

10/11/18        1867077

10/12/18        1867105

10/13/18        1867234

10/14/18        1867334

10/15/18        1867332

10/16/18        1867165

10/17/18        1867364

10/18/18        1867074

10/19/18        1867075

10/20/18        1867103

10/21/18        1867358

10/22/18        1867365

10/23/18        1867225

10/24/18        1867158

10/25/18        1867280

10/26/18        1867315

10/27/18        1867211

10/28/18        1867378

10/29/18        1867154

10/30/18        1867125

10/31/18        1867296   &   1867226

Know Your Judicial Candidates

So, you probably know your congressional candidates, but do you know your New York Judicial candidates?

Make sure with! shows you New York judicial candidates, ordered by county. They’ll also give you any information candidates have chosen to provide, including a biography and party stances. It can be a good quick resource to go to, even if it’s not quite exhaustive.

Remember to vote on Tuesday, November 6th. Polls open at 6AM and stay open until 9PM.

Remember to check the back of your ballot! Special Referendum for Ulster County

Just in case you haven’t heard, there’s going to be a special referendum for Ulster County residents this coming midterm: The opportunity to make redistricting efforts for the Ulster County Legislature nonpartisan! The purpose of nonpartisan redistricting is to prevent gerrymandering.

According to Wikipedia, gerrymandering “is a practice intended to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries.” If this resolution is successful, Ulster County would be the first county in the state to combat this issue. Regardless of your political stances, this referendum is just another reason why it is important for you to go out and vote on Tuesday, November 6th.

For more information on this referendum, check out this Daily Freeman article, or see the referendum for yourself at the Ulster County board of elections website.

Annual Halloween Party


Town of Ulster Library

Annual Halloween Party

Friday, October 26th, 6-8 PM

Wear your costume! Prepare to eat treats! Stories! Music!

Crafts! Games! Fun times!


Have Health INSURANCE Questions? Ask Myrna and Eleanor! Tuesday, October 23rd at 5:30 pm

Need Health Insurance? Have Questions? Join us Tuesday, October 23rd at 5:30pm

Come for a general information session with NY State of Health Marketplace Certified Healthcare Navigator Myrna Capaldi and Medicare Outreach Coordinator Eleanor Minsky.

Ask questions regarding:

  • Medicaid 
  • Child Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Qualified Health Plans
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Saving Programs
  • Medicare Advantage Plans.

One to one appointments in the weeks following the presentation might also be available.

How to Fact Check Part 12: Campaign Finance

Where do campaigns get their money?

Find out with!

Open Secrets is a website dedicated to cataloging the breakdown of political candidates’ campaign finances. They also have explanations of terms like PACs, so you can have some idea of what the rest of the website is talking about. You can start with the basics here. No matter your political alignment, this is a vital resource for documenting the monetary interests of your candidates.

According to NPR, this year’s midterm election could hit record voter turnout. In purple districts (like New York District 19, which includes the Town of Ulster) your vote is especially important. This makes it all the more vital that you educate yourself and become an informed voter using all sources available to you. Make your vote count!

Computers and WiFi are now up and running 10/17/18