Come to the Westerlo Public Library and read to Angus the dog. Angus will be back this Friday, June 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session, or just drop in to “Check it out!”  (Librarians love saying, “check it out.”) 

If your child is self-conscious about reading aloud or reluctant to read at all, he or she may feel more comfortable reading to a dog. Because dogs aren’t judgmental, the child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Another benefit is the joy children get from being around a dog.  Angus is a registered therapy dog.  Our thanks to Laura Tenney for volunteering her time and sharing Angus with us.

Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, June 27, at 11 a.m. Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration. Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show. We would love to see what you can do. 

Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

After School @ The Library

Our last after school session was on Monday, June 22. (There will be no after school session on June 29.)  Now that school is out for summer, watch this space for the activities we have planned for the 2015 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.”  We plan to explore the heroes that are all around us. These unsung heroes make a difference in the lives of others every day.  Their stories of quiet heroism will inspire us all.    

Story time

Join Miss Lee on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. for stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants to children up to five years old.  In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Technology Walk-In Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in this ongoing fund-raiser for capital projects at the Westerlo Public Library. Our Memorial Brick fund-raiser is a great opportunity to honor your friends and family, memorialize a loved one, or promote your business or organization with a commemorative brick. Your personalized, engraved brick will be displayed in the walkway and landscaped area to be built in 2015 in front of the library. 

For more information, pick up a brochure at the library, or visit www.polarengraving.com/WesterloLibrary.

Quilting group

 The library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration.  Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show. We would love to see what you can do. 

Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels.  The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m., at the library. We will discuss “Saratoga: Turning Point of America’s Revolutionary War,” by Richard M. Ketchum. With clear, vigorous prose and well-drawn portraits of famous and obscure personalities, Ketchum captures a stirring time in American history, producing what should be the definitive study of Burgoyne's defeat for many years to come.  Please join us.  New members are welcome.

After school

at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, magic, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests. She is also available on Thursdays from 3 to 8 p.m., for homework help.

Story time

Join Miss Lee on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m., for stories, songs, and movement activities designed for infants and children up to five years old. In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help foster a sense of rhythm and timing that are essential elements in developing the part of a child’s brain that shapes math skills.

Technology Walk-In Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary

Calling All Bakers! The Westerlo Public Library’s annual bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 9 — the day before Mother’s Day — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library.  Donations of baked goods are welcomed.  A sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk.

Everyone else mark your calendars, this is your chance to treat Mom to something sweet on her special day. There will also be a selection of books, music, and videos for sale. 

We couldn’t do it without the support of our community. Thanks to our friends and patrons who support our book and bake sales and allow us to keep the change when paying for fines or photocopies.  Every penny makes a difference. 

After school

at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, magic, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests.

Technology Walk-In Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

The Westerlo Public Library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas. You may get help with problems or inspiration.  Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show.  We would love to see what you can do.

This week’s meeting will feature tips for starting your first quilt or improving your technique.

Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels.  The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Calling all bakers

The library’s annual bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 9, the day before Mother’s Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the library. Donations of baked goods are welcomed. A sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk.

After school

at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, magic, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests.

Technology Walk-In Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Day is almost here! The Westerlo Public Library has reproducible copies of most of the state and federal tax forms that we will copy for you at no cost.  Can’t find it?  Ask at the desk and we’ll help you locate the right forms online.

Library trustee vacancy

The library is seeking community-spirited town residents to fill a full five-year term on the Board of Library Trustees. Applicants should have an appreciation for and understanding of library service; commitment to the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community; and a willingness to actively work to accomplish the library's goals and objectives.  Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age, reside or own property within the town of Westerlo, and cannot be employed by or do business with the library. Applicants must also be available to meet on the second Monday of each month. 

Please submit a letter of interest indicating why you wish to serve, your previous library involvement, and any specific qualifications and/or experience you have that would be of benefit to the library and the board of trustees.  Send letters of interest to:  Board of Trustees, P. O. Box 267, Westerlo, New York 12193. This vacancy will be filled by appointment of the town board.

After school

at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, music, and a lot more. Programs will also include storytelling, hands-on demonstrations, and visits from special guests.

Technology Walk-In Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info
All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary

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