Altamont Library Notes for Thursday, August 15, 2013

— Photo by Kelly Abbruzzese

Ready to serve: Leah Abbruzzese, 6, felt entrepreneurial so she set up a lemonade stand to benefit the Altamont Free Library.

From the beginning libraries have been a source of important information for people who need it.  If you enjoy hiking in the woods, being in the outdoors, the Altamont Free Library will soon be offering information you need.

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of an infected deer tick. Lyme disease is widespread in the Capital region, so it is important to understand prevention techniques to reduce your risk of infection. 

On Thursday, Aug. 22,, at 7 p.m., a local expert will explain how the disease is transmitted, where you can be exposed to ticks, and how to properly remove a tick.  Questions from the audience will also be welcomed.

Call 861-7239 to sign up.  A minimum of 8 people are necessary for the program to take place.

Summer reading

A good children’s book is magical.  It is quick witted.  It can often be very funny.  Characters say things you don’t expect.  Authors juggle adventures, scary moments, heroines, excitement, mystery, and the joy of mysteries solved.

So it makes sense that this year’s summer reading celebration will be m.c.’d  (Mistress of Ceremonies) by Jackie the Magician.  Jackie does magic tricks, she is a stand-up comedian, and a ventriloquist and a juggler.

And even more fun is promised.  The winning summer reading bingo tickets will be drawn, and all the fabulous prizes will be handed out.  How can so much fun be packed into one afternoon?  Come and see. The date is Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 3:30 p.m.  The place is the Altamont village office on Main Street.

Book buddies

Kids 7 and younger are invited to come to the library on Monday afternoons to read with older book buddies, then go ride skate boards, or just run around in the park.


Everyone is invited to visit a number of Altamont’s best vegetable gardens. Harvest some new ideas, and some inspiration, for the garden of your dreams – next year’s version. We’ll meet at the library at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 20.