Book and Bake Sale Fundraiser- Saturday, September 17th from 10:00am-3:00pm

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Special events are as follows:

11:00am-1:00pm: Coffee with a Cop- Come in for a cup of coffee and chat in a friendly environment with a Town of Ulster Police Officer!

10:00am-3:00pm: Book and Bake Sale- Featuring delicious goodies, raffle items and more!

11:00am-12:00pm: Special Story + Craft Hour- Read about Police Officers! Open to families of all ages!

Technology Questions? We can Help

We’ve got an entire database dedicated to any kind of obscure computer/technology-related question you can think of:

  • What’s the coolest new thing on the market? Is it the right thing for you to buy?
  • What’s happening with cyber-security?
  • How to deal with online advertising and social media as a business and as a consumer?
  • How do technology and politics interact?
  • What does the global tech market look like? Where are things produced? What does that mean economically?

Get your information from the experts. You can select from thousands of peer-reviewed articles, tech magazines, newspapers, videos, and photos so you can feel safe knowing the information you’re getting is legitimate.

Just go to our website, Click on “Stop Searching, Start Finding,” click on the Business Resources Tab, click on the Computer Database, and log in using your library card and PIN.

Prefer talking to a real person about your computer issues? We have two time slots where you can come in and get help every week: Tuesdays from 12 to 2 PM, and Thursdays from 6 to 7 PM!

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Have Any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

Updated information regarding the budget proposal at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the library, 860 Ulster Avenue.

The Daily Freeman reported the amount of the Property Tax Rebate incorrectly, it is actually $15,400 (not $154,000). Here is the press release as it was prepared by our late Treasurer, Walter Maxwell:


The Town of Ulster Public Library trustees passed a proposed expense budget of $340,700 for 2017 at their July 25, 2016 Board meeting. With anticipated income, it will raise the library tax rate by 2.1 percent when compared to the 2016 budget.

The proposed spending plan for 2017 totals $340,700, an increase of $28,100 over the current budget of $312,600. The increase covers increased payroll costs, health insurance and property tax rebate. The tax rebate ($15,400) will be covered by the Library’s Fund Balance while the payroll and health insurance will be covered by property taxes.

The 2017 tax levy would be $304,200 compared to the 2016 tax levy of $297,900. This is an increase of 2.1%.

The library board will hold a public hearing on the budget proposal at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23 before its regular monthly meeting at the library, 860 Ulster Avenue.

Two trustee candidates – Anne Davis (incumbent) and Annie La Barge – are both seeking 3-year terms. A third board seat for a 3-year term will be filled if there are any write-in candidates.

Voting on the budget and trustees will take place from 2-8 p.m. Sept. 1 at the library.

A link to the minutes with some infomation on the property tax rebate can be found here:

Summer Reading Ending Party Sock-Hop- Saturday, August 20th from 3:00-5:00pm


Join us to celebrate YOU and your summer reading adventures! Ice-cream, music, dancing and fun! Musical entertainment provided by Lisa Glick, dance along to your favorite oldies and maybe learn a new song or two!

The Patron and the Library Elf

Do you want a text message telling you your holds are in?

Would you like an email reminding you your stuff is due soon?

Wouldn’t it be nice to look at the whole family’s library accounts in one place?

How about your seeing when everything’s due on your calendar?

Check out Library Elf! Where you can do all of that and more!

It’s an independent service designed to help you keep track of your library items. Just go to the site Library Elf and sign up for an account, add as many library cards as you want, and enjoy your newfound abilities to keep track of your stuff!

 Have any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

In Memory of Walter C. Maxwell

All of us at the library are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our long time friend and Trustee Mr. Walter C. Maxwell. Walter served many years on the Library Board as a Trustee and was most recently appointed as Treasurer.

The intelligence and ease with which he fulfilled civic duties made him a role-model for those of us lucky enough to be around him, but the reach of his work went far out into the community. He was an advocate for libraries and a great human being who will be truly missed.

We offer our sincerest condolences to his family and all of his friends.

Daily Freeman piece can be found here.


Ambivalence in Context

Feeling confused when you look at the news?

Uncertain if your differently-minded friend’s point is rooted in fact?

Check out Opposing Viewpoints in Context!

Watch, read, and hear both sides of the story from reputable news sources.

Embrace open-mindedness! Good for everyone from students doing research to the person on the street!

Just go to our website, click “Stop Searching, Start Finding,” go to “All Resources,” click “Opposing Viewpoints in Context,” and log in with your library card number.

Have any questions? Ask Anyone at the desk.

Lego Saturday- August 13th from 10:00am-3:00pm


Enjoy Legos all day at the library! We will have big and small Legos! This program is free and open to families of all ages! As a reminder, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pop Up Summer Craft Night!–August 4th at 5:30-7:00pm

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“I’m bored” Hear this often?

Are you a parent/caregiver looking for:

  • Fun activities
  • Places to visit
  • Help for talking about tough stuff
  • Cool apps for kids
  • Ways to make your kid a bookworm

Check out “Parents/Caregivers” section of “Kids’ Port!”

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

Have any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.