Winter Weather

As winter approaches, if inclement weather has you wondering if we are open, we provide four ways by which you can check!
Check our website:,
Or our facebook,
Or listen to 1490 WKNY
to see if we are open!

Annual Winter Open House – this Saturday from 11am-2pm!



Bakers needed for our Annual Winter Open House – this Saturday from 11am-2pm! Join us for a special story hour at 11, a small book and bake sale and a *free hot chocolate bar with all the fixings!

If you can donate baked goodies or treats, give the library a call! 845-338-7881.  🙂


Awesome Features of Our Online Catalog, Part 1

Looking for something new and cool to read? Our catalog is here to help!

We’ve got tons of ready-made searches and tools to make your browsing easier. You can:

  • Look for all of the new items in our system
  • Search by lexile rating* (perfect when you’re looking for a children’s book)
  • Look through all the DVDs (or books, CDs, etc.) in our system

To access all these tools and tons more, go to and click “New Items in the Catalog” on the bottom right-hand corner of the page, under “Library Links.”

Have any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

Winter Intersession After School Program Cancelled


Due to a scheduling conflict, we will be canceling our After School Program Winter Intersession. We apologize for any inconvenience, but please join us for a Special Story Hour on Saturday, December 10th during our Holiday Open House for stories, hot cocoa, and a craft! More details will follow and watch out for pop up events in December!

Story Hours and Read to Zoey will still occur as scheduled. Zoey will be at the library, today, Monday, November 28th at 4:00pm!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, and as Thanksgiving fast approaches, it’s a good time to to reflect on the many contributions Native Americans have made (and continue to make) to Modern American life.

For news by, and for, contemporary Native Americans, check out:

For tons of information on Native American accomplishments past and present, places you can visit (museums, archaeology, architecture, national parks, places of historical significance), talks to go to, pictures, videos, articles, and books, check out:



Image Credit: Sioux Chiefs (Library of Congress)

Closed Wednesday November 23rd – Friday the 25th.


A reminder that the library will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd for staff development day, and also Thursday the 24th and Friday 25th in obervance of the Thanksgving holiday. (No fines accrued for any Town of Ulster items due within these dates. We’ll re-open on Saturday the 26th at 10 am.

Teen Night – Wednesday, November 16th at 5:30pm

Paint by numbers and write letters of thanks to those in our community!

Teen night is a dedicated, safe time for tweens and teens to socialize. It is intended specifically for teens to experience some freedom and independence, so registration and attendance is limited to kids ages 9-15 years. (This is one program that is not open to bringing younger kids!)

Mental Health Awareness in Ulster County


Educate yourself with the help of The Mental Health Association in Ulster County.

Their website has tons of resources, including free screenings for common disorders as well as an extensive self-help database and contact numbers for professional support.

The company also provides:

  • mental health education
  • rehabilitation
  • residential services
  • family and youth support services
  • therapeutic foster care

Tech Help Wednesdays


Tech Help with Chris has moved to a different day! Our volunteer Chris will be here on Wednesdays (starting Wednesday, November 16th) from 12-2pm! No registration is necessary, just drop in with your tech questions!

Special Story Hour- Saturday, November 19th at 11:00am


 Listen to stories, sing songs, move around, make a craft, and have a snack! This program is free and open to families of all ages!

*picture borrowed from