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June 2019
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
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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.
Friend’s BIG Summer Book Sale!
Saturday June 15th
9:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Library

Come peruse a full inventory of books, DVDs, and CDs to augment your personal library, take on summer vacation, or give as gifts! Everything is half price, so now’s the time to stock up!

Hardcovers – 50 cents
Paperbacks, DVDs, CDs – 25 cents.
Purchase a Friends tote bag for $15 and carry your books in style!
Summer Reading Begins!
Image copyrighted by CSLP.
The adult and children’s Summer Reading Programs will run from June 7th to September 7th under the theme “A Universe of Stories”. Adults will record the books they’ve read online; children can record theirs online or use the paper form, if they prefer. The website is laglib.ny09.readsquared.com and goes live on June 7th. Look for the link on the library’s webpage.

All you do is sign up, make an account, and input the books you read. Accounts can be made for individuals or parents and children. Once a child registers or an adult reads the required 10 books, they can come to the library for a prize. 

As you acquire points for each book read, you’ll get badges, unlock mini-games, and enjoy space-themed missions in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing this July! When you are done reading all the books required by the program, you’ll be entered into the raffle for your age group. There will also be a Summer Reading Party for all ages on August 2nd from 6-8 pm at Freedom Park!
Summer Reading Kickoff Events for Kids
Galaxy Storytime
Friday, June 7th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are invited to a special storytime to kick-off this year's Summer Reading Program. Activities include universe-themed stories, songs and craft. For ages 2-5.
Drop on in!

Craft a Planet Necklace, Bracelet, or Keychain
Friday, June 7th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Come join us for this fun Summer Reading kick-off crafting event! Drop by to make a planet necklace, bracelet or key chain using wooden beads and acrylic paint.
For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
New Services
Auto Renewals Are Here!
Effective May 15th, your checked out items eligible for renewal will automatically be renewed 3 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.  
Color Printing Now Available
Our public computers and printer have been updated for speed and efficiency and now have color printing capability! Color prints are .50 per page and black & white prints are still .10 per page. Now you can print out pictures, maps, and other color documents for recreational use, personal enjoyment, and homework assignments.
Library Saves 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.  
“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.
Kids & Teen Programs
Homeschool STEAM:
Constellation Jar
Tuesday, June 4th
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn all about constellations! Then bring the night sky indoors when you craft a glowing constellation jar to light up your room. For ages 5-11.
Click here to sign up.
Craft of the Week:
Dimensional Fishbowl
Wednesday, June 5th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a cute fishbowl using a paper plate, dried beans and watercolor paints. For ages 2-6.
Drop on in!
Craft of the Week:
Colorful Jellyfish
Wednesday, June 12th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a cute and colorful jellyfish using a paper plate, tissue paper and ribbon. For ages 2-6.
Drop on in!
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, June 12th
11am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-12.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club:
Needle Felted Bracelets
Wednesday, June 12th
5pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Learn the craft of needle felting and use the finished fabric to create a bracelet. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-16.
Click here to sign up.
Magic Show Featuring Joel Zarinsky
Friday, June 14th
6pm - 6:45pm
with JIZ Magic
JIZ Magic is back! Families are invited to drop in and enjoy this entertaining, interactive magical performance! For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Art Club:
Galazy T-Shirts
Saturday, June 15th
11am - 12pm
with Conrad Wickham,
Volunteer Artist
Using just a few items, learn the tricks to making a cool galaxy t-shirt. All supplies will be provided.  Please indicate t-shirt size on the registration form. 
For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool Crack the Code:
Mummy's Tomb
Tuesday, June 18th
12pm - 1pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Unlock the mummy's tomb and find the treasure before the mummy wakes. Participants will work in small groups to solve puzzles and crack codes, while learning library skills, in order to unlock the tomb. For ages 7-12.
Click here to sign up.
Craft of the Week:
Rocking Paper Boat
Wednesday, June 19th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a rocking boat using a paper plate and watercolor paint. 
For ages 2-6.
Drop on in!
Lego Challenge Club:
Build a Boat
Friday, June 21st
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Each time you attend a Lego night and complete the challenge, you'll receive a raffle ticket to enter in the August drawing for your chance to win a Lego set. This month's challenge is to build a boat. Will you succeed? For ages 3 & up.  
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Crochet Club:
Easy Blanket Pt. 2
Friday, June 21st
5pm - 7pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Add the finishing touches and complete your blanket in this second part of the class. Participants must have attended the first part of the class that was held on May 17. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Craft of the Week:
3D Ocean Starfish
Wednesday, June 26th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Craft a cute, dimensional starfish using buttons and paint.
For ages 2-6.
Drop on in!
STEAM Camp
Wednesday, June 26th -
Wednesday, August 7th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
From bottle rockets to mini robots; join us for an interactive combination of art and science during this six week class. For children in grades 1-4 (grade your child is entering in September).
Click here to sign up for all six occurrences.
Build a Fairy House on the Nature Trail at Freedom Park
Friday, June 28th
10:30am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
We'll meet in the Freedom Park parking lot to begin our hike on the Little Woods Nature Trail. As we walk along the interactive trail, we'll gather items from nature to build a fairy house. For ages 2-10.  This event will be held at Freedom Park. Please arrive promptly at the Freedom Park parking lot at 10:30am.
Click here to sign up.
Adult Programs
Tech Help
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.

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What Can You Do
With a Library Card?
Wednesday, June 5th
6pm - 7pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
We've designed a Library Learning Series to give you a better understanding of how a library works and to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. Everyone knows you can checkout out books, magazines, movies, and music, but a library card opens up a universe of possibilities! Come find out what other free resources are available to you by using your library card.
Click here to sign up.
Morse Code Necklaces
Wednesday, June 12th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Get a lesson about morse code, then create a unique necklace using beads to spell out a secret message.
Click here to sign up.
What Are Graphic Novels?
Monday, June 17th
6pm - 7pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
We've designed a Library Learning Series to give you a better understanding of how a library works and to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for. Graphic novels are a relatively new story format. Learn the history of the graphic novel, what defines it, and how if differs from a comic book.
Click here to sign up.
Making Every Moment Count
Wednesday, June 19th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Sophia Sciacca,
Provider Relations Representative
This seminar will help to dispel the myths about hospice and provide information to help you plan and have an open conversation with your loved ones.
Click here to sign up.
Dementia Conversations
Wednesday, June 26th
6pm - 7pm
with Joan Carl,
Alzheimer's Association Community Engagement Manager
This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans. The target audience are those with a family member or close friend starting to experience Alzheimer's or another dementia.
Click here to sign up.
All Ages Programs
Galaxy Globes
Friday, June 28th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
& Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Make a unique galaxy snow globe! All supplies will be provided. This program is coordinated jointly by Anna Mondello, Adult Programmer and Mary Wickham, Youth Programmer and is open to all ages - children, teens and adults.
Click here to sign up.
Clubs
Book Club
Tuesday, June 18th
7:30pm-9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.
Drop on in!
Scrabble Club
Thursdays,
1:00pm - 3:00pm
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 - 2:00pm
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,
2:00pm - 5:00pm
& Thursdays,
9:30am - 12:00pm
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!
Storytime is on break! Check back next month for the Summer Storytime Hours.
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:

  • 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.
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