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 Sept-Dec 2014 issue

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eNews - November 2014 issue

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Upcoming Thanksgiving holiday closings

Wednesday, November 26 we will be closing at 5pm
Thursday, November 27 we will be closed




We've been experiencing intermittent problems with Sierra, our library automation software.  If you're having trouble searching the catalog or logging into your account, please contact us.  We apologize for any inconvenience.




Sponsor a Magazine 2015

We're grateful to those LaGrange patrons and businesses who sponsor some of the more than 100 magazine titles in our collection.  As a magazine sponsor, you can make your tax-deductible donation in honor or memory of someone, or choose to remain anonymous.  As an added benefit, you can ask to be the first to borrow the magazine!

If you're interested in becoming a magazine sponsor, just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Print a Magazine Sponsor Form and Magazine List.
  2. Choose which titles you'd like to sponsor by reviewing the list of magazines we currently subscribe to or our wish list.
  3. Return your completed Magazine Sponsor Form, along with your payment to the LaGrange Library and we'll send you an acknowledgement for your tax-deductible donation.

Thank you for supporting the LaGrange Library.  It's truly appreciated!


Join us in welcoming Mary Ford Wickham as LaGrange Library's Youth Programmer!

Mary comes to us with a background in homeschooling and is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a Masters in Fine Arts.  Join us in extending her a warm welcome by stopping by the Children's Room and introducing yourself!



LaGrange Library has been selected to receive $1500 Building STEAM with Dia Mini-Grant

The Building STEAM with Dia Mini-Grant is awarded to libraries that demonstrate a need to better address the diverse backgrounds within their communities and exhibit the ability to develop and host culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs.  LaGrange Library is one of only twenty libraries across the country to receive this award.

As part of the grant, we're invited to attend the Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action full-day event sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council held at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago on January 30, 2015, and in addition, will receive a $500 travel stipend.



AARP Smart Driver Course

Date: Saturday, December 6, 9am-4pm
Cost: $20 AARP members, $25 non-AARP members

Make checks payable to AARP.   Participants are welcome to bring their lunch.   In-person registration with non-refundable payment is required prior to the class.


Holiday Cookie Swap

Date: Friday, December 5, 6:30-8pm

Kick off the holiday season by baking a batch of your favorite holiday cookies and bringing them to our Cookie Swap. Search your recipe box, browse our cookbook collection or look online (No chocolate chip cookies allowed!).   Please have your cookies individually wrapped and bring along 12 copies of your recipe to share.   No registration necessary.


Relax with Meditation

Date: Thursday, December 4, 1-2pm
Presenter: Susan Olin-Dabrowski, Reiki Master

With the holidays upon us, are you feeling a little overwhelmed and stressed? Meditation can create a sense of calm and leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated through healing and visualization techniques.  Register online


Tax-Free Retirement Income & Estate Planning

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-7:30pm
Presenter: Donna Yoanidis, Bankers Life Insurance

Do you have people that you love? Do you worry about outliving your money? Are you confused about retirement planning? Whether you're in retirement, or working towards that goal, this seminar will provide you with strategies to protect your assets and achieve your goals. This workshop will focus on techniques for tax-free retirement income streams, pension maximization, asset protection, IRA Rescue, taxes, income, probate, wills and trusts.  Register online


One-on-One eReader Help

Dates: Wednesdays, December 3 & 17, 1-4pm
Presenter: Lisa Sassi, Adult Program Coordinator

Learn how to download free eBooks and audiobooks using OverDrive. Please bring along your device, library card, PIN & e-mail address.  Call or stop in to schedule your 1-hour appointment.



Teen Geek Help

Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm

Need help downloading an eBook?  Trying to establish an email, Facebook, Twitter or other social media account?  Having trouble with your tablet?  Thanks to a grant from Dutchess County, we're pleased to offer individualized technology assistance from Jonayed, our resident Teen Geek. Bring along your device.  No appointment necessary.

If you've received help from our Teen Geek, we'd love for you to give us some feedback about your experience. Click here to fill out a brief survey.

"Funded by Dutchess County through a grant made available to the Poughkeepsie Public Library District."


Donating Items to the LaGrange Library

We are once again accepting donations!  Please note our policy change.

Donated items may be dropped off on Wednesdays 9:30am-8pm and Saturdays 9:30am-2pm and are limited to a maximum 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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