SUMMER READING ICE CREAM PARTY!!

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SUMMER READING ICE CREAM PARTY!! 
Friday August 22nd – Fun Starts at 2 PM 
Special show ~ Bubble Trouble! with Jeff Boyer

Town of Ulster Fire Station Pavilion 
(****Please park responsibly in front of PAVILION, 
best not to walk along busy Ulster Ave.****)

Proposed Expense Budget for 2015 & Trustee Vote

The Town of Ulster Public Library  trustees passed a  proposed expense budget for $310,800 for 2015 at their July 22, 2014 Board meeting. With anticipated income, it will raise the library tax rate by .9 percent when compared to 2014 budget.

The proposed spending plan for 2015 totals $310,800, an increase of $6,100, or 2 percent, over the current budget of $304,700.

The 2015 tax levy would be $295,900 compared to the 2014 tax levy of $293,300. This is an increase of .9%.

Copies of the budget are available at the library, 860 Ulster Ave. Kingston.

The library board will hold a public hearing on the budget proposal at 6 p.m., Aug. 26, before its regular monthly meeting.

Voting on the budget and trustees will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at the library.

Running for the four seats on the library board, three for a three year term and one for a one year term, are:

Mary Nielsen

Cynthia A. Wadnola

Theresa Brettschneider

Richard A. Metzger

Ballots will have space for write-ins.

If you would like to vote on September 4th and are unable to do so because of business, vacation or school or if you are home bound call the library at 338-7881.  Absentee ballots must be returned to the library by 5:00 PM on September 3rd.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair for Town of Ulster Library

KINGSTON Barnes and Noble surprised us with a wonderful fundraising event!

Between August 1st – 5th in store and August 1st – 10th online, the library will receive a generous percentage of all sales whenever the purchaser mentions the Town of Ulster Library or book fair ID # 11411410! So tell your friends or make that purchase you’ve been eyeing for yourself.

It all ties in with a Disney Frozen Party at the Kingston B&N on Friday 8/1 at 7 PM. There will be cupcake decorating, a musical performance and crafts. Hope to see you.

Call us just to say hello!

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Finally, The telephone issues we were having here at the library are resolved! We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced in trying to reach us over the last month. We switched phone service providers and there was an issue specifically with the turn over of Verizon land lines.

Hello All, Happy Summer!

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Hello All, Happy Summer!

All of the Summer programs that required pre-registration are now FULL, with the exception of some Read with Dogs times. We will update people if spaces open.

Monday story hours, Saturday Book Buddy Program and the kick off event and closing ice cream party are open to all.

Please keep a reading log in any case! Come on in and decorate one! Call Tracy at the library with any questions.

Summer Reading

 

 

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Reading logs can be picked up and decorated anytime at the library! Just come on in!

The History of the Hudson River Valley, from Wilderness to the Civil War

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The History of the Hudson River Valley, from Wilderness to the Civil War

Special Reading and Q&A with the author Vernon Benjamin Saturday June 28th at 3:15 PM

 

“The ultimate work on an exceptionally important subject. The encyclopedic scope and intelligent selective use of Vernon Benjamin’s research, the systematic ordering of the material, the felicitous writing style, and the fluent, easy way in which he continuously interweaves the present with the remote past and the humanities with the sciences, all combine to instill a keen sense of excitement. If you are looking for one solid, all-purpose history of the Hudson Valley, this is it.” —J. Winthrop Aldrich Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation (Ret.), New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

SUMMER READING 2014

Here is a list of the Summer Reading programs and events. The program begins July 7th and runs through Friday August 26th. There are a few subtle changes from the version we had printed  and available on the counter at the library last week.

And just a note to families: In some cases we have listed ages appropriate for the activities planned, but if there is a sibling involved, we will do our best to accommodate them. Call Tracy at the library for more info or to help find a program that is right for your child.

The list of Summer Reading programs and events is over there, third button under the Facebook icon.

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:: Special Program for girls ::

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Saturday, June 14th at 11am

for a special reading  of

Tu es ma belle, You are my beautiful

with author

Jerrice J. Baptiste

Tu es ma belle incorporates poems with positive messages that nurture body image, self-respect, self-love, and self-esteem.  Any girl will be nourished by its positive affirmations and charming illustrations.

The reading will be followed by a discussion and attendees can write a poem of their own, so bring writing material (a pen and a notebook for your own poetry writing).

THE AUTHOR WILL HAVE BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND TO SIGN

Thursday, June 12th at 11:00 am – Free Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association

Free Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association at Town of Ulster Public Library

Join us Thursday, June 12th at 11:00 am for “The Basics”
Free Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association. Includes basic information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of disease, treatment and more. Please call the library to reserve your seat.  Town of Ulster Public Library

Join us Thursday, June 12th at 11:00 am for “The Basics”
Free Education Program by the Alzheimer’s Association. Includes basic information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of disease, treatment and more. Please call the library to reserve your seat. alz