2021 Budget Vote and Election Results:
The 2021 budget passed with 20 votes, with one ballot not marking a vote on the budget, just write in trustees.
Three incumbent trustees were elected by write votes:
Susan Hays with 20 votes
Allison Organtini with 18 votes
Rita Joyce with 19 votes.
No other names were written in.

Ebooks and Audiobooks from RBDigital will be moving to Libby

As of yesterday, September 23, 2020, e-books and audiobooks will begin moving from RBDigital to the Libby app. You will still be able to access both ebooks and audiobooks from RBDigital in the next coming weeks during the transition to Libby. You will receive an update from RBDigital when you need to switch to Libby for these resources.

Only ebooks and audiobooks will be moving to Libby at this time, so you can continue to access magazines and the Great Courses through your RBDigital account.

Take note that your holds and wish list from RBDigital will not transfer to Libby during this transition, so you may want to begin placing holds on Libby to prepare!

If you have any other questions, be sure to check out this FAQ.

Monday Movie Matinee

The Great Give Back 2020

Fall Virtual Children’s Programs

In alignment with the NYS Executive Order 202.8, ordered to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Town of Ulster Library is offering curbside pickup starting July 1st.

Curbside pickup begins July 1st! Read our post below for more information on this service.

Explore World History with Gale

That’s right, Gale isn’t just your number one resource for career resources, but also an excellent source for your historical edification! To check out Gale World History, go to our website  and click on the “Stop Searching, Start Finding” icon on the right side of the page. Then click on the ‘Magazines’ tab at the top of the page. Next, click the link for Gale World History, which you can also find here. To log in, just enter your library card number and PIN.


Gale World History offers a number of ways to search for your intellectual inquiries. If you have a specific historical topic that you want to delve into, you can use the Subject Guide Search to look for articles related to that topic. On the other hand, when you’re looking for something new, you can use the Topic Finder to generate a host of topics related to the keyword(s) that you search. The Topic Finder will even sort related topics into a graphic organizer so you can visual navigate the generated results. Finally, there is also the publication search if you are looking for a particular academic journal. With all of these ways to search for information, the history of the world is at your fingertips!

Medicare 101 Webinars

Are you currently enrolled in Medicare? Will you be turning 65 over the next year or two? Learn about eligibility, how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available to you. This program will simplify the choices you need to make, help you make more well-informed decisions and explain what Medicare means for you!

Learn about:
• Original Medicare
• Medicare Supplement Plans
• Prescription Drug Plans
• Medicare Advantage Plans
• (HMOs and PPOs)

Advanced registration is required. Please pick from one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 14 at 6PM-8PM – Register here
  • Saturday, November 14th at 10AM-12PM – Register here
  • Wednesday, December 2nd at 6PM-8PM – Register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This program is sponsored by the Ulster County Library Association. Presenter: James Farnham, MS, MBA, Licensed Agent

2021 Board of Trustees Library Budget & Election Vote is 9/17/2020, 2-8 PM

Board of Trustees Library Budget & Election Vote

The Town of Ulster Public Library Board of Trustees held a public hearing on Aug. 25th on a proposed budget of $322,695.00 (a zero percent increase from 2020).

The election of three (3) trustees, each for a (3) three-year term is also on the ballot. Since no petitions were returned, candidates can be written in. Please visit the library’s website at for information and updates.

Voting on both the budget and candidates will take place at the library from 2 p.m.-8 p.m. on September 17th at the library located at 860 Ulster Avenue, Kingston NY.

Absentee ballots are available at the library during curbside hours:
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Thursday: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Ballots must be returned by 8 PM on the day of the election and vote. Please do not return ballots in library drop box. For more information, contact


Keep on the Cutting Edge of Your Field with Gale

If you’re looking for a job, the library has resources to guide your journey. To get started, go to our website and click on the “Stop Searching, Start Finding” icon on the right side of the page. From there you will want to access the tab labeled “Job Help” at the top of the page. Then click the link for Gale Vocations and Careers, which you can also find here. To log in, just enter your library card number and PIN.


Gale Vocations and Careers provides articles from nearly 400 journals on a plethora of occupational topics. These articles include everything from general career guides to information on the latest in highly specialized fields of work. This collection also boasts articles for every stage of your occupational odyssey. Whether you are looking for a learning institution to begin preparing for your career, or you are simply searching for your industry’s best practices during the pandemic, Gale can help.