School Yard Garden Club scheduled for 10 am today, 7/24, is canceled due to the weather.

Good morning and happy ☔️ rainy Monday! The School Yard Garden Club scheduled for 10 am today, 7/24, is canceled due to the weather. See you next week! (Here’s a clue about what we’ll do next week : 🍑)

The Historic New York Times- A Blast from the Past

Wondering how news coverage has changed over the years?  How have perceptions about people and events changed? What did people think about the US being involved in World War II? Was Martin Luther King Jr. always considered the paragon of peaceful activists?

Take a ride through the annals of time with the help of your library!

We’ve got access to the historical New York Times, so you can search for articles on any subject, all the way back to 1851.

So, whether you’re interested in history or just fed up with today, The Mid-Hudson library has you covered.

Ukeleles? Ukeleles!

Thanks to a generous starter donation of ukuleles to the Town of Ulster Library from Storey Littleton and Liz Mitchell (pictured here holding a bag FULL OF of ukes for the Library) and the Killian Mansfield Foundation, the library will offer musical meet ups and lessons, ukuleles and instruction books for check out!

The first meet up is Tuesday, July 25th from 10:30 am – noon and will meet every other Tuesday following. 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 we encourage you to sign up for notifications. Other libraries in the program include Olive and Phoenicia.

For more information, visit their website.

(A very special thank you is due to Barbara Mansfield, with love!)

What do you want to see at the Library?

Make your voice heard!

Here at the Town of Ulster library, we value your input. As such, we want to know what’s most important to YOU as we move toward our future renovation project.

Do you think there should be a separate room for events? A new paint job? Safer pedestrian and bike access? Tell us what you want most with this Town of Ulster Library Renovation Survey.

We look forward to hearing from you!

We made this survey through Surveymonkey, a super cool survey and quiz generation website. You can create your own here.

First Meeting of the School Yard Garden Club 7/17/2017

Good morning! Just a reminder that our Monday morning program is moved to the Chambers School garden and begins at 10 am.

It is a School Yard Garden Club for ages 3-10, led by local parent Natalie R., cosponsored by the YMCA Farm Project and Chambers School. Look and listen for our table on the campus, you’ll find us!

Also, a reminder: no drop offs! Parents and caregivers must stay with, and, supervise their children.

Today we will sign in, water, do some planting, have a snack, read and sing a little! Dress for a mess, and pack your water bottle, sun screen and bug spray if that’s your preference!

Hope to see you ~

BIKE FEST Saturday, July 15th 12-3 pm

7/10/17 Toddler Story Hour Special Guest

Hello, all! I hoped you’ve enjoyed a great weekend so far. Just a note: at tomorrow’s 10:30 am Toddler Story Hour we will welcome Ms.Lisa and her guitar and learn a few songs for our upcoming visit to Ten Broek Commons on 7/20, so kids of all ages are welcome. Hope to see you! 🎵🎶❤️📚

The Library will close at 6 PM tonight 7/7/17

“Habla con Marionetas” Talk with Puppets in Spanish Workshop : Saturdays in July, the 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

“Habla con Marionetas”

Talk with Puppets in Spanish Workshop

A four week series with the Green Palette Community Center

“Habla con Marionetas”

Talk with Puppets in Spanish Workshop

A four week series with the Green Palette Community Center

Saturdays in July, the 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

11AM-12 PM

Kids and families of all ages are welcome!

Adults and children will work together making a puppet, building a character, watching a puppet show and then putting on their own puppet show in Spanish!

A great way for kids to learn both Spanish and English!

Let’s all talk with our puppets in Spanish today!

Community Workshop FOLLOW UP

Community Workshop FOLLOW UP


The Board of Trustees of the Town of Ulster Library Invites You to:


Thursday July 6th, 7-8 PM

Library will close early at 6 PM

With Library Architect, Paul Mays (Butler Rowland Mays Architects LLP).

The purpose of this follow up session is to summarize

the community’s valuable ideas and input garnered in the first two sessions.

The meeting will be held to an hour (7pm – 8pm), so not a major commitment of time.  There will be a brief (20 minute) presentation, and then a 30 minute exercise on prioritization by participants.

MISSION: “Town of Ulster Public Library seeks to bring people, ideas, information, and technology together to enhance lives and build community”