By Sue Hoadley

 The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16, in observation of President’s Day.

Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m.  Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration. 

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, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., at the library. We will discuss Graeme Simsion’s romantic comedy novel, The Rosie Project.  Join us; new members are welcomed.

Read to Angus the Dog

Angus will be back on Friday, Feb. 20, 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. 

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

The Board of Library Trustees meets on Monday, Feb. 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

Take Your Child

to the Library

Saturday, Feb. 7, is national Take Your Child to the Library Day.  Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination.  A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories, and rhymes that even the youngest child can enjoy.   Take Your Child to the Library Day is a great excuse to swing by and see all that is available­ – for free – at your public library.

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

Wednesdays

 Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but do not 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.

More Information

 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.

Saturday, Feb. 7, is national Take Your Child to the Library Day. The program was created to celebrate reading and promote awareness about all that neighborhood libraries have to offer children and families. 

Take your child to the library and you will feed their imagination. A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories, and rhymes that even the youngest child can enjoy.  Take Your Child to the Library Day is a great excuse to swing by and see all that is available — for free — at your public library.

This day was launched in February 2011 in Waterford, Conn., it has spread to more than 550 participating libraries from 44 states (and counting!), one Canadian province, and two Caribbean islands. 

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

The Board of Library Trustees will hold their first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Westerlo Public Library. This is an open public meeting.

Read to Angus the Dog

Angus will be back this Friday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. Contact the library to register your child for a 15-minute reading session. 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, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects, and ideas — you may get help with problems or inspiration. 

This week’s meeting will be a planning session for projects in the new year.

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

at the library

Join Miss Lee on Monday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for homework help, games, crafts, puzzles, magic, 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

Happy New Year!

The Westerlo Public Library will be back to our regular hours on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 2 and 3, after being closed for New Year’s Day.

Grant award

We are very proud to announce that the Preservation League of New York has awarded the library $8,400 to prepare a Historic Structures Report for our building. The library was one of 15 organizations throughout the state to receive funding from the Preserve New York grant program. 

The Report that we produce with this grant will allow us to document the historic development of our building, assess its current condition, and plan for the challenges of meeting modern needs in a historic facility.  The project will be completed over the next year by historic preservation architects Mark Thaler and David Coe.

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, magic, 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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