Library Closed Saturday, May 28th and Monday, May 30th

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In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Saturday, May 28th and Monday, May 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience and are grateful to all who have served and who continue to serve. Thank you…

Online Encyclopedic Knowledge for All Ages!

Check out Scholastic Go!

Catering to Elementary, Middle, and High School Students, as well as Adults and Librarians/Educators!

It’s great for homework help as well as a fun, informative, resource for all who are curious. Featuring:

  • General, Science-Intensive, and Social Studies-Intensive Databases containing loads of informative articles, games, research and project ideas, and more!
  • Daily News Feed as well as over 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages, representing, 195 countries
  • Interactive Maps
  • Multiple Encyclopedias including one in Spanish
  • Pro/Con Debates

Just go to our website, click “Stop Searching, Start Finding,” go to “All Resources,” click “Scholastic Go,” and log in with your library card.

Image result for knowledgeHave any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

Baby & Me Story Hour will not meet on Wednesday, May 25th

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We will be promoting Summer Reading at Chambers Elementary School! Program will meet at its normal time on Wednesday, June 1st at 10:30am!

Animated Education

Looking for a fun way to help your child learn?

Check out BrainPop, BrainPop Junior, or BrainPop Spanish!

They offer tons of interesting, educational videos and activities in a huge breadth of subjects, including science, math, engineering, English, and more! Whether your child needs a bit of help in a certain area, or just wants to learn more about something they’re interested in BrainPop is a great resource!

BrainPop for grades 3-8. BrainPop Junior for grades k-3.

To access these sites, go to our website, click on “stop searching, start finding,” and click on the “animated education” link under the “children” tab. Make sure to call the library during business hours to get your username and password.

BrainPopHave any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

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

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Learn about bees before Hudson Valley Bee Supply visits us in the afternoon! Listen to stories, sing songs, make a craft, and have a snack! This program is free and open to families of all ages!

Curious about where you came from?

Try our History & Genealogy tab! From there, you can access dozens of genealogy and local history sites, including:

  • Ancestry.com*
  • HeritageQuest
  • The historical New York Times (with index)
  • Hudson Valley River Heritage
  • The Greater Hudson Heritage Network
  • The Ancestor Roots Information Database
  • GenWeb (for Ulster, Greene, Dutchess, and Putnam Counties)
  • The Google Newspaper Archive

And tons more! All of these links can be accessed by going to our website, clicking “Stop searching, start finding” on the right-hand side, and clicking on the “history and genealogy” tab on the top.

So, whether you’re looking for census records, obscure newspaper obituaries, tombstone records, or any other tidbits of information to help  unravel the mystery of your family history, our resource database is a great place to start.

Have any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

*Special note: ancestry.com can only be fully accessed by logging onto one of the public computers at our library.

Hudson Valley Bee Supply, Saturday May 21st at 3:00pm

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Join us for a special presentation from our neighbors!

Learn the importance of bees, study a contained cross section of a real beehive, and taste different types of honey!

This program is free and open to all!

Lego Night, Monday May 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm

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Join us for Lego Night at the Library! Program is free and open to families of all ages! We will supply the Legos (both big and small), all you have to bring is your imagination!

Job and Career Help Part 4

Having trouble figuring out what field you want to enter?

Try Gale Vocations & Careers!

A large collection of material ranging from general career guides to specialized industry journals.

Search for articles and publications on any field, subject, concept, and more!

Just go to our website, click “Stop Searching, Start Finding,” go to “Job Help & Testing,” click “Login to Gale Vocations & Careers,” and login with your library card.

Have any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.

Job and Career Help Part 3 (No Library Card Needed Edition)

So you’ve made a killer resume and brushed up on your interview skills. Now what?

Start your job hunt at Job Express, hosted by none other than the New York State Department of Labor. You don’t even need a library card! Just go to our website, click “Stop Searching, Start Finding,” go to “Job Help & Testing,” and click on “Job Express”

In addition to a comprehensive job search function, the website also offers such cool features as

  • Resume resources
  • Career development aid
  • Access to JobZone, an all-purpose career tool for adults

Plus countless other bits of helpful information. If you’re looking for a job, Job Express is a great first step, providing all the information you didn’t even know you needed!

Have any questions? Ask anyone at the desk.