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Research Your Family’s Military Service with Fold3

Veterans Day is coming up, and if you are looking to pay homage to members of your family who served in the military, the library is here to help. Through our website you can access Fold3, which provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. You can find Fold3 by clicking on the Stop Searching Start Finding link on our website and selecting the History and Genealogy tab at the top of the page (or click here) Once there you will have access to various exclusive military records, ranging from the Revolutionary War to Operation New Dawn. 

Also, don’t forget that the Town of Ulster Library will be open this Monday, November 11th, on Veterans Day! Free coffee, bagels, story hour and  crafts will be available.

Celebrate Halloween with your library card!

Looking to end your October in the Halloween spirit with some horror? If so, your library card can be of assistance – and in more ways than one!

If you want to spend Halloween watching some scary movies at home, Kanopy has an entire category dedicated to Twenty-First Century Horror classics. Kanopy Kids also has a number of cartoon Halloween specials. If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, IndieFlix has a host of Halloween themed movies. 

If reading horror is more your speed, then make sure to avail yourself of Overdrive. You can check out any of the horror greats, or put a hold on the newest Stephen King novel, The Institute.

Exciting news on the addition of the Reading Room

Dear neighbor,

The construction of the Reading Room is moving swiftly and it is really looking great! In addition to adding a semi private, multi-use and quiet space to the library, it is also adds visual interest and beauty to the building.

This is Phase One of the Library’s Master Plan for the building –  which is guided by a series of community conversations and surveys, a process we began in 2013. You can read more about that process, gain an overview of the process, and learn by reading the letter from Anne Davis, Board President, linked here.

Over the last six years we have applied for grants both large and small, held book sales, bake sales, raffles and other fundraisers and received generous donations from community members and businesses alike. In addition, we wish to thank the Honorable Senator George Amedore and Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Ulster Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation for their support of the project.

In order to minimize closures and disruption to library services, the contractors are building a temporary wall to work behind. This requires that a number of  books be placed in storage – but don’t worry, those will be back. We ask for your patience during this exciting process and look forward to grand-opening the new Reading Room with all of you by the end of the year.

Thank you again for supporting your library!

Get Swept Away by Gale

If you’re looking for articles, magazines or newspapers to read online, the library is here to help. Through our website, you’ll have access to Gale, an excellent resource which provides everything from scholarly articles to magazines on pop culture.  


To search for articles, use the “Articles” tab above the search box on the Online Catalog. Once you have searched, you will see a number of results displayed. To see the full text of the article, first click on a result, which will take you to a new tab with bibliographic information. In the new tab click on “Result Search” in the top left above the title. From there, click on the link at the bottom which says “View record from Academic OneFile” to see the full article. 


To search for magazines, go to “Stop Searching, Start Finding” on the right-hand bar of our website; then click the “Magazines” tab.


To find newspapers, go to “Stop Searching, Start Finding” on the right-hand bar of our website; then click the “Newspapers” tab.

Check Out National Geographic Education

If you’re an educator or just have an insatiable appetite for information, National Geographic Education may be the resource for you. The site covers topics from engineering to storytelling and presents information for all age groups. For educators, the site provides activities, lessons, and opportunities for professional development. 

To get started simply click here and start searching. You can refine your search by grade level, subject, and resource type to find exactly what you are looking for.

Trace Your Family Tree with HeritageQuest

Have you ever wanted to know more about your family tree? If so, the library might be able to help you with a plethora of genealogy research tools, including HeritageQuest. You can find HeritageQuest by clicking on the Stop Searching Start Finding link on our website and selecting the History and Genealogy tab at the top of the page, or by clicking here. Then, simply enter your library card number and click connect to start exploring. 

Once on the site you can search for information about your relatives by looking through a variety of records, including US and Canadian censuses, Revolutionary War Era pensions, and the Freedman’s Bank. Information such as your relative’s full name, nationality, place and time of birth can be entered to narrow down your search. With some hunting around, you can discover what lies at the roots of your family tree!

Get Text Message Notifications

Text message notifications are here!

Have you ever wished you could get your library notifications by text? Now you can. Find out your holds are ready to pick up and get your overdue and auto renewal notices by text message. To opt in, login to your account online, go to where it says “edit”, enter your mobile phone number, opt in and submit. You will still receive phone or email notifications.

Explore Mohonk Preserve

Introducing Town of Ulster Library passes to Mohonk Preserve! That means if you check out a pass, you can get in for free! You just need to go to one of the trailheads or visitor center to get your entry wristband. What’s more, we also have museum passes to the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

And we’re not the only ones with museum passes. If you go to our online catalog and search museum pass, you can see all of the passes in the library system. Please note: different libraries have different lending rules. Some libraries only check out passes to members of their  own library. All  of the passes need to be checked out at the owning library.


The History and Mystery of Tarot with Marcy Goulart

The History and Mystery of Tarot with Marcy Goulart

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 6PM

Marcy Goulart is an intuitive psychic who has been reading
the tarot cards for over forty years. Her list of clients would
read like the who’s who in People Magazine. Among her
clients are major industrialists, rock stars, leaders of
fortune 500 companies, writers, politicians, and show business greats.

This program is interactive. Attendees will each pick a card that “speaks” to
them and later will be interpreted within the group as time is allowed.
Attendees are encouraged to have a question ready and be prepared to have fun.

Town of Ulster Library Used Book and Bake Sale Fundraiser Saturday, September 21st, 10AM – 2PM

  • 11AM – 12PM : Special Musical Story Hour with Ms. Kelley
  • 10AM – 2PM: Lularoe Jess Negron pop-up truck (
  • 11 AM – 2 PM Hot dogs & burgers sponsored by the Town of Ulster Kiwanis Club!
  • Register for a Library Card!
  • Time TBD Music from the Library’s Ukulele Club
  • 10AM – 2PM: Book Sale, Awesome Raffles, Bake Sale!