Special Story Hour- Saturday, January 21st at 11:00am

 Our theme will be libraries! Listen to stories, sing songs, have a snack, and make a craft! Parents, learn about the importance of reading to your child everyday and tips to maximize your child’s reading potential! This program is free and open to families of all ages!

“Pop” into BrainPop!

After an unfortunate (but brief) hiatus, our subscription to BrainPop has been renewed! Once again, you can enjoy fun educational games and videos, perfect for any struggling and/or curious students.

Looking for math stuff? They’ve got that. What about Engineering, or technology? Got that too. Art? Absolutely! Plus so much more!

A new subscription means a new password. Call or ask for it at the desk.

To gain entrance to this cornucopia of fun and learning, go here, click “log in” in the top-right corner, and enter the username and password. This will also work for BrainPop Jr. and BrainPop Spanish.

Have any questions? See our previous post or ask anyone at the desk.

Tech Help will not be available tomorrow, January 18

Unfortunately, Our tech help volunteer Chris will be not be available to field questions tomorrow, January 18th. Tech help will still be available Thursday, January 19th by appointment or drop-in.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Library Closed-Monday, January 16

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the library will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Photo credit: socialhighrise.com

(Not)Welcoming Winter Woes

Car trouble? Feeling sick? High heating bills?

Want to avoid those?

Consumer Reports Online has lots of helpful informational articles to address these problems and more! You can also check out buying guides for the best winter equipment and bargains!

Just use the search function, keyword: “winter”

Have any questions? See our previous post about Consumer Reports, or ask anyone at the desk.

Access to Consumer Reports funded by Central Library Development Aid from New York State

The Town of Ulster Public Library is now a Field Goods’ pick-up location for locally-grown fruits and vegetables


Did you make a resolution to eat more veggies in the New Year?
Yes? Then we have good news!

The Town of Ulster Public Library is now a Field Goods’ pick-up location for locally-grown fruits and vegetables with deliveries every Wednesday!

Resolution Solution! Order before January 31st, 2017 and you’ll receive a $10 credit to your account!

FUNDRAISER: By using this fundraiser, you’re contributing $1.00 to support library programming.

Order deadline for a Wednesday delivery is Sunday at 11:59 pm

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service; customers receive 5 to 8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons. Bags cost $16 to $32 per week, and can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!

Field Goods purchases everything directly from over 80 small farms in the region. All of the produce is non-GMO, and most is organically grown.

1. Go to Field-Goods.com
2. Click “Order Now”
3. Select “Public Locations” and pull down the menu for Kingston
4. Click the “Find Location” button
5. Choose “Town of Ulster Public Library – Fundraiser” and follow the prompts.

Or just click here for a direct link!


Library Board Meeting: Monday January 9, 2017 At 5:15 PM

The January meeting of the

Town of Ulster Library Board will be held on

Monday January 9, 2017

At 5:15 pm

(Moved up from the 24th)

All meetings of the Library Board are open to the public.

New Year, New Magazines!

We hope you all enjoyed your New Years celebrations! Why not start off 2017 right with some cool new digital magazines, available through Zinio? (click the link to access.)

We’ve got 18 new subscriptions to amazing magazines, including:

  • Animal Tales
  • Catster (And Dogster!)
  • Guinness World Records
  • Men’s Journal
  • Rolling Stone
  • Us Weekly
  • and More!

Consider it a New Year’s gift from your friends at the library! (with the support of New York State, Columbia County Library Association, East Fishkill Public Library District, Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Putnam County Library Association and Ulster County Library Association)

Wanna look through all of the 152 titles available for your use at any time? Here are all the eMagazines available as of January 2017, available anywhere you can access the internet.

Have any questions? See our previous post about Zinio, or ask anyone at the desk.

Bill Robinson’s Birds & Reptiles- Saturday, January 7th at 3:30pm!

This free and educational program has been brought back by popular demand! View these creatures up close and experience their beauty first hand! This program is open to all ages!

Be sure to arrive early as we often have a packed house for this program!

**Doors will lock shortly after 3:30pm**

The library is closed today, 12/29/2016

Due to the forecast for continuing snow and potential road conditions, the library is closed today.

Wishing you a safe and happy snow day.

No fines are accrued when the library is closed for inclement weather.