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We're Moving in 2020!
The Library’s new home will be at 1110 Route 55 in LaGrangeville (across from McDonald’s) in the heart of Town Center. Relocation expected this summer. We will post updates in the Library, on our social media sites and web page – be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!
February 2020
Library Hours
Monday
9:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday
9:30am - 2:00pm

Phone
845-452-3141

Email
lagrangelibrary@laglib.org

Your account is available 24/7 at

Wondering if the Library is closed or on a delayed opening due to inclement weather? Check www.cancellations.com
This button takes you to our website - click the Paypal Button on the top right to donate to your local library!
“Smile” to Support Your Library!
If you order through AmazonSmile and select LaGrange Association Library as your charitable organization, the Library will receive 0.5% of your total purchase amount from the Amazon Foundation. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service, so please consider shopping at smile.amazon.com and choosing the Library. It’s a small, simple gesture, but means so much! Many thanks for all of your continued support.
Click here to check out the 2018 Annual Report. Learn about all the wonderful things we do for the community!
Friends NEW Logo
Every Library Needs Friends!

The LaGrange Library Friends Group is a separate nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for the library and provide financial support via fundraising activities, like book sales, raffles, and various community events.

Join us for the
2019 membership year! 
Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to print a membership form.
Tote Bag
Purchase a Friends tote bag for $15 and carry your books in style!
The month of February is full of beloved holidays from Groundhog Day to Valentine’s Day to Presidents’ Day. The Friends are celebrating February with a half-price sale on any item with the color red on its cover. This includes all hard covers, paperbacks, DVDs, and CDs. So come in and browse our carts and tables to find a great read or media item, and remember if the color red is on the cover, it is half price this month. See you at the library.
Services
The Taxman Cometh...

Federal 1040 tax forms and instruction booklets are available at the library. New York State forms have not yet arrived, but Library staff can assist you in printing any forms you need at a cost of 10¢ per copy. 

Here's information on how to access tax forms online or order forms by mail:

Federal:

Order Forms By Mail: www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/order-products or call 1-800-829-3676

New York State:
Print Forms: www.tax.ny.gov/forms

Order Forms By Mail: call 1-518-457-5431  
Lifelong Learning with Universal Class

The Mid-Hudson Library System has a new service - Universal Class! Bringing lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, this service has something for everyone. The classes are created so you can learn at your own pace. You can take five classes at a time, and have six months to complete them. In addition, these classes will also earn you Continuing Education credits. All you need is a library card to start learning.

Expand your horizons with Universal Class today!

Click here to get started.
Text Messaging is Here!
Do you want to get your library notifications by text? Opt in today!
To get started:
  • Login to your library account from midhudsonlibraries.org
  • Select My Account from the top left
  • Choose Edit account
  • Enter your mobile number 
  • Check the box to Opt in
  • Click SUBMIT to save the change
  • A text will arrive soon asking you to “reply YES” to confirm that you wish to receive texts from the library

Please note:
  • The text is automated—sorry, you won’t reach us with a reply
  • The text notice is in addition to the regular notification, so we still send the email or phone message
  • You will get message for each
  • Item to pick up
  • Item soon due or renewed
  • Item overdue

Learn about Terms & Conditions:
  • midhudsonlibraries.org/sms_terms.html
  • Login to your library account from midhudsonlibraries.org to opt out at any time.  You can also reply STOP from device.
U.S. Flag Repository
Bring your United States flags that are no longer fit for display to our flag repository box, conveniently located just inside the front door, courtesy of patron Gabriel Borbon's Eagle Scout project. The flags will then be collected and respectfully retired by a member of Boy Scout Troop 86 in Fishkill.
Rokus to Check Out
Borrow one of our new Roku devices to stream content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime video and Pandora for free!
The Library Delivers!
If permanent or temporary illness or infirmity prevents you from coming to the Library, we offer a variety of materials for homebound delivery including books, large print books, books on CD, music CDs, and DVDs.

Once we've received your completed application we'll contact you to arrange the date and time of your first delivery. To access an application, visit our website at www.laglib.org and click on "Information and Services" or call the Library at 452-3141 and we'll gladly mail you one. Applicants must be residents of the Town of LaGrange.
Auto Renewals
Your checked out items eligible for renewal will automatically be renewed 2 days before they are due, adding the extension to the existing due date. Items that other patrons have on hold, that have been renewed the maximum of 2 times, or are not eligible for renewals, will not be renewed.

The auto renewal system helps you by renewing eligible items before they become late, eliminating those pesky 1 or 2 day fines! If the loan is extended but you don’t need the extra time, you can (of course) still return it by the original due date.

If you receive your library notifications by email, you will receive a courtesy notice letting you know of any items that were automatically renewed and those that were not. If you currently receive your notifications by phone, and would like to switch to email so you can receive these courtesy notices, please contact the Circulation Desk at 452-3141.  
Libraries Save You Money
Next time you check out an item, take a closer look at your date due receipt – it shows how much money you saved by borrowing, instead of purchasing, your items. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Try it yourself by using the Library Value Calculator, an initiative of the American Library Association, located on the bottom right of our webpage at www.laglib.org.  
The Friends of the LaGrange Library Valentine's Day Basket Raffle is still open! It's full of goodies that are sure to make your Valentine's Day sweet. The drawing will be on February 10th - may luck be in your favor!
Kids & Teen Programs
Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday Party
Friday, February 7th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday with crafts and games from pioneer times! Enjoy games such as pickup sticks, checkers, stick and hoop, bean bag toss, and hopscotch. Crafts include rag dolls, yarn dolls, paper dolls, and covered wagon models. For ages 3-9.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, February 12th
11am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to sign up.
Valentine's Day Party
Friday, February 14th
2pm - 3:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Drop by during our Valentine's Day Party as we have fun crafting, making cards, and decorating cupcakes! For children ages 3 & up.
Drop on in!
Kawaii Club: Polymer Clay Heart Stamped Necklace
Friday, February 14th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a beautiful necklace for Valentine's Day made with a stamped polymer clay heart. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Building Bonanza: Magna Blocks, Duplos, & Legos
Monday, February 17th
10am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are encouraged to use their imagination to build, design and create using Magna Blocks, Duplos and Legos! For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Kid's Movie Matinee
Monday, February 17th
1pm - 2:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to our movie matinee featuring Abominable (Rated PG). Snacks provided. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Sunken Treasure Escape Room
Monday, February 17th
3pm - 4pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
While investigating a mysterious shipwreck, something goes terribly wrong and you are trapped deep underwater! Can you recover the treasure before your time is up? Come play this fun, interactive mystery game by solving puzzles and riddles, unlocking hidden clues, and developing strategies. For ages 9-12.
Click here to sign up.
Lego Challenge Club: Build a Forest
Friday, February 21st
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Attend a Lego night, complete the challenge, and receive a raffle ticket for your chance to win a Lego set at the drawing in April! This month's Lego challenge is to build a forest. For ages 3 & up. 
Click here to sign up.
Crochet Club: Heart Coaster
Friday, February 21st
5pm - 7pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Crochet a beautiful heart coaster for Valentine's Day! All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Monet's Garden
Saturday, February 22nd
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Explore Monet's garden paintings and create your own using oil pastels and watercolors. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-11.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool Art: Painted Winter Scenes on Canvas
Wednesday, February 26th
12pm - 2pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Have fun learning to paint! During this art education class you'll learn how to paint a winter scene on canvas using acrylic paints. For ages 8-12.
Click here to sign up.
Adult Programs
T ech Help
Alternating Mondays & Wednesdays:
Mondays, 5pm - 7pm
Wednesdays, 1pm - 4pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Have questions about your laptop or mobile device? Need help downloading eBooks, audiobooks or magazines? Make an appointment with Anna, our resident tech wizard, for assistance! Get help with OverDrive or try Libby to download eBooks and audiobooks or learn how to checkout digital magazines with RBdigital. Bring your device and all necessary information including passwords and pin numbers.

Monday, 02/03
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Wednesday, 02/12
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3:00pm | Click here

Monday, 02/17
5:00pm | Click here
6:00pm | Click here

Wednesday, 02/26
1:00pm | Click here
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3:00pm | Click here
Library Orientation
Tuesday, February 4th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
& Wednesday, February 26th
6pm - 7pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Take a tour and get introduced to what LaGrange Library has to offer! Find out about the services we offer and how to navigate our many resources including Kanopy film streaming, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and magazines, Mango Languages, TumbleBook Library, homework help, job resources, and more; all of which can be accessed for free with your library card.
Click here to sign up for the 4th.
Click here to sign up for the 26th.
Retirement: Protecting Your Assets
Wednesday, February 5th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Jessica Dixon,
Banker's Life Insurance Agent
Jessica Dixon, Banker's Life Insurance Agent, will present information on how you can protect your assets in retirement, about at-home and long-term care, and to help ensure your resources are working hard for you. Information will include details related to avoiding probate, passing resources directly to beneficiaries, and securing the health and wealth of all members of the family.
Click here to sign up.
Parenting a Child on the Spectrum Part 1: Teaching Play Skills
Friday, February 7th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Paige Fitzgerald, Teacher
Play time can be a great opportunity for bonding with your child. But what if your child seems to prefer solitary play? What if their play interest center around non-toy items (like a piece of string or a quarter)? This training will address ways to engage your child in play, as well as how to expand upon their play interests.
Click here to sign up.
So, You Want to Narrate Audiobooks...
Monday, February 10th
6pm - 7pm
with Matt Williams,
Audiobook Narrator
Get expert advice and insider information on how to become an audiobook narrator.
Click here to sign up.
Pop-up Flower Cards
Wednesday, February 12th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Create a beautiful handmade pop-up flower greeting card that will brighten someone's day! All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Hudson River Lighthouses: An Illustrated History
Wednesday, February 19th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Kevin Woyce, Historian
Author and lecturer, Kevin Woyce, will take you on a tour of the Hudson River's lighthouses, both past and present. Discover how and why these lighthouses were built, and hear the stories of the brave men and women who kept them shining. See his collection of original photographs of Hudson River lighthouses and landmarks, plus vintage images of historic people, places and events.
Click here to sign up.
Origami Heart Boxes
Friday, February 28th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Make a cute origami heart box to fill with treasures or chocolate! All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Book Club
Tuesday, February 11th
7:30pm - 9pm
The Book Club will be discussing A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum. All are welcome to attend.
Click here to reserve a copy!
Drop on in!
Scrabble Club
Thursdays,
1pm - 3pm
with Ellen Anderle,
Scrabble Master
Join us for our new Scrabble Club! There's no obligation. Drop in when you can. All skill levels welcome.
Drop on in!
Afternoon Knitting
Mondays,
12:30pm - 2pm
Drop by to work on your latest project, share ideas or show off a finished design. All skill levels are welcome.
Drop on in!
Bridge Club
Mondays,
2pm - 5pm
& Thursdays,
9:30am - 12pm
Do you play bridge? Have fun as you engage in some friendly competition with fellow players. Drop in when you can. There's no obligation. All skill levels welcome.
Drop on in!
Mahjong Club
Wednesdays,
1pm - 4pm
Drop in to play mahjong! They meet weekly, but there's no obligation.  All skill levels welcome
Drop on in!
Storytime
Storytime a has returned! The program will begin on Monday, January 6th and end on Wednesday, February 26th.
Registration is limited to one class per child.

Monday
Wonderful Ones
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 12-23 months. 
Click here to sign up for all 6 sessions.

Storytime for Little Artists
Listen to stories and experience art based on the book's theme. Please bring a smock to the class. For children ages 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up for all 6 sessions.

Preschool
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 4-6 years.
Click here to sign up for all 6 sessions.

Tuesday
Music and Movement Lapsit
Spend quality time bonding with your little one. Activities include songs, instrumental, tummy time, bounces, finger plays, tickles, circle dances, prop explorations and stories. For prewalkers and their parents or caregivers.
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

Terrific Twos
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 24-35 months.
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

Preschool
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years.  
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

Wednesday
Sensory Preschool
An interactive storytime for your high energy child. All abilities are welcome. Activities include stories, songs, movement, games, and crafts. For children ages 2-3 years. 
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

If you have any questions, email Mary Wickham at mwickham@laglib.org
Material Donations
Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday during library hours.

Click here for our donation procedure. Thank you for donating!
Collections Notice
As of October 1st, 2014, accounts owing $25 or more in un-returned items or fines owed will be referred to a collection agency and will incur a $10 non-refundable fee. Please call the Library at 845-452-3141 with any questions.
Museum Passes
Did you know that you can reserve free passes to a number of museums through your local libraries?
The LaGrange Library offers passes to these wonderful places:

  • (NEW) Olana State Historic Site

  • American Museum of Natural History

  • Boscobel House & Gardens

  • The Frick Collection

  • Guggenheim Museum

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

  • Storm King Art Center


Click here to reserve a pass online and for more information about the individual passes

Click here to view our Museum Pass Policy
The FDR Library & Museum pass is available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.
Call the Reference Desk at:
845-485-3445 x3702
to reserve the pass.
Library Links
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA : 38°F
Today :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Today2/11/2020
Mostly cloudy, showers around
Mainly cloudy with a couple of showers
42°F
Feels like 46°F
Sunrise:6:55 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 1 mph
Precipitation:0.11 in
Tonight2/11/2020
Partly cloudy
28°F
Feels like 37°F
Sunset:5:25 PM
Winds:WNW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
42°F
28°F
Tomorrow :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Tomorrow2/12/2020
Partly sunny
42°F
Feels like 44°F
Sunrise:6:54 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Tomorrow Night2/12/2020
Cloudy with a little snow
Considerable cloudiness with a little snow, a...
32°F
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Sunset:5:26 PM
Winds:SSE, 2 mph
Precipitation:0.5 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
42°F
32°F
Thursday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Thursday2/13/2020
A little morning rain; cloudy
A bit of rain in the morning; otherwise, clou...
47°F
Feels like 37°F
Sunrise:6:53 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSW, 13 mph
Precipitation:0.03 in
Thursday Night2/13/2020
Mostly cloudy
23°F
Feels like 22°F
Sunset:5:27 PM
Winds:W, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
47°F
23°F
Friday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Friday2/14/2020
Much colder with some sun
Partly sunny, breezy and much colder
26°F
Feels like 18°F
Sunrise:6:51 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WNW, 10 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Friday Night2/14/2020
Clear and much colder
2°F
Feels like 4°F
Sunset:5:29 PM
Winds:N, 6 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Gibbous
26°F
2°F
Saturday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Saturday2/15/2020
Cold with plenty of sunshine
26°F
Feels like 29°F
Sunrise:6:50 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:WSW, 4 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Saturday Night2/15/2020
A bit of snow late
Increasing cloudiness with a little snow late
17°F
Feels like 4°F
Sunset:5:30 PM
Winds:S, 5 mph
Precipitation:0.4 in
Moon:Last Quarter
26°F
17°F
Sunday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Sunday2/16/2020
Mostly cloudy and not as cold
41°F
Feels like 39°F
Sunrise:6:49 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSW, 5 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Sunday Night2/16/2020
Mainly clear
24°F
Feels like 20°F
Sunset:5:31 PM
Winds:SSW, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
41°F
24°F
Monday :
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA
Monday2/17/2020
An a.m. snow shower possible
A morning snow shower possible; otherwise, mo...
42°F
Feels like 44°F
Sunrise:6:47 AM
UV Index:
Low (1)
Winds:SSE, 3 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Monday Night2/17/2020
Partly cloudy
28°F
Feels like 33°F
Sunset:5:32 PM
Winds:SSE, 2 mph
Precipitation:0 in
Moon:Waning Crescent
42°F
28°F
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