LaGrange Library




488 Freedom Plains Rd. (Rt.55)
Suite #109
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Phone: (845) 452-3141
Fax: (845) 452-1974


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The BookBag Jan-Apr 2015 issue

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eNews - April 2015 issue

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The New York State Legislature has passed a budget that contains good news for New York's library community and those they serve!

Library Aid will be increased by more than $5 million over the Governor's proposal of flat funding, bringing Library Aid up to $91.6 million - this is the largest increase to library aid in 7 years and matches the 6% increase education aid received!

MTA Tax: $1.3 million was appropriated to rebate those libraries that paid in last year and Libraries and Library Systems now have permanent MTA tax exemption.  The New York Library Community has been working to get this exemption since 2011.

We would like to thank everyone who stepped up, spoke up and kept spreading the word for the need for others to do the same.  Now is the time to voice your thanks to your elected representatives for their support.  The New York Library Association's Online Advocacy Center provides you with a pre-drafted thank you message or feel free to call or write your legislators personally, to express your thanks!


LaGrange Library teams up with The Crooked Rooster for April fundraiser

The Crooked Rooster, 399 Manchester Rd. (less than 1 mile from the Library) is generously donating 10% of their Monday sales in April to the LaGrange Library.

Stop by and pick up dinner or grab a quick lunch any Monday in April and you'll help support a local business and your local library!  Click here to visit their website and browse their menu.



The Mediterranean Diet: A Model for Healthy Eating

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-7:30pm
Presenter: Anthula Natsoulas, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener

The diet of people living in the Mediterranean is high in whole grains, legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds. Fruit and vegetable intake is high as well, and olive oil is the primary source of dietary fat. Learn how this plant-based diet and gardening goes hand in hand with a healthy eating plan.  Register online


No time to attend book club meetings?  Join our new book club, where the discussion takes place entirely online through Facebook!  Be sure to keep checking in, as questions for discussion will be posted throughout the 6 weeks.

Click on the Laid-Back Book Club graphic to join in.  Participants must have a Facebook account.  Participate anytime, as much or as little as you want!



Upcoming Selection: Monday, March 30 - Saturday, May 16

 For our second celection, we'll be reading Gap Creek by Robert Morgan.
  A limited number of free copies are available at the Circulation Desk.



Chair Yoga for Seniors

Dates: Friday, April 24, 11:15am-12:15pm
Cost: $5 per class

Stretch and open your body while relaxing your mind.  No prior yoga experience necessary.  Please wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement and bring a thick towel or cushion and water.  In-person registration with non-refundable payment is required.


One-on-One eReader Help

Dates: Wednesday, April 22, 1-4pm
Presenter: Lisa Sassi, Adult Program Coordinator

Learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks using your mobile device and OverDrive. Work one-on-one with Lisa to get help with set up or answers to a specific question.  Bring along your device, library card, PIN & e-mail address.  Call or stop in to schedule your 1-hour appointment.  Appointments are available at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.


Tax Form Information

We have federal forms 1040, 1040A & 1040EZ and New York State forms.

* Please note this important change regarding the availability of federal tax forms *

Due to significant cuts to IRS funding, the Tax Form Outlet Program will not be supplying the nation's libraries with the assortment of forms and instructions we have had in the past.  We will only be supplied with the major federal tax forms 1040, 1040A & 1040EZ, but we will not be receiving instructions.  New York State forms and instructions will be supplied as normal.


Federal instructions and forms can be obtained through:

  • - to view and download
  • - to order tax products to be delivered by mail
  • 1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by mail
  • Local IRS Office - 191 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, (845) 451-7101, 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 1-2pm for lunch)

New York State instructions and forms can be obtained through:
  • -  to view and download
  • 1-518-457-5431 - to order tax products to be delivered by mail

Library staff can assist you in printing any forms and instructions at a cost of 10 cents per page.

Concerned about the way you get tax forms?
Click here for contact information for our local congressmen, where you can address your concerns.


Donating Items to the LaGrange Library

Donated items may be dropped off on
Wednesdays 9:30am-8pm & Saturdays 9:30am-2pm
There's a limit of 25 items per family per day.

Items must be in excellent condition.  Please refer to the Friends of LaGrange Library Donation Policy for information on what items qualify.  Your donations are tax deductible and receipts are available at the Circulation Desk upon request.  As a courtesy to our fellow tenants, please do not leave donations in the hallway, as it creates a fire safety and tripping hazard.

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