The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, in observation of Presidents Day. 

Tax forms

We have most of the federal tax forms, schedules and instructions and we also have the basic New York State 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 tax forms on the Internet.

Display case

For the month of February the library is displaying Logan McDermott’s Matchbox collection. The Matchbox line of miniature die cast vehicles was launched in 1953 when an engineer at British toymaker Lesney Products scaled down one of their toys, a road roller, for his daughter, whose school only permitted children to carry toys that were small enough to fit into a matchbox.  Seven-year-old Logan is a student at BKW. He has been collecting Matchbox cars and trucks since he was able to hold one in his hand.  This display is only a small part of his collection.

BookPage

Pick up your free copy of the February edition of BookPage.  BookPage is a monthly book review and selection guide to the best new books published every month.  The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.  All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., at the library.  We will discuss September by Rosamunde Pilcher.  New members are welcomed.

Story time

Toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 has most of the federal tax forms, schedules and instructions and we have the basic New York State forms that are needed. We will copy them for you at no cost.  Can’t find it?  Ask at the desk and we’ll help you locate the tax forms on the Internet.

Quilting group

The Quilting group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. This group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Trustees meet

The board of library trustees will meet on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7p.m., at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

BookPage

Pick up your free copy of the February edition of BookPage. BookPage is a monthly book review and selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

Story time

Our toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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.

This Saturday, Feb. 1, is Take Your Child to the Library Day. Join us at the Westerlo Public Library for stories, some fun crafts, a game or two, sweet treats and more. This is a great opportunity to sign your child up for a library card if he or she doesn’t have one yet. 

A project of the New York Library Association, Take Your Child to the Library Day demonstrates the transformative role libraries play in the life of every child. 

Library survey

The library needs your input. The board of trustees of the library has developed a community survey to gather information about how Westerlo residents utilize the library to better fill your needs.

The survey takes 5 minutes to complete. Pick up a paper survey at the library and fill it out right there or mail it back later. The same survey is available online at the library website, www.westerlolibrary.org. 

Whether you are a regular library patron or have not used the library in a while, your input is important to plan for future services and to prioritize resources. 

Story time

Our toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more. If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 Trustees of the Library has developed a community survey to gather information about how Westerlo residents utilize the Westerlo Public Library. Whether you are a regular library patron or have never used the library your input is important to plan for future services and to prioritize resources.  

The survey takes five minutes to complete.  Pick up a paper survey at the library and fill it out right there or mail it back later. The same survey is available online at the library website, www.westerlolibrary.org. 

Quilting group

The Quilting Group will meet this Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m.  Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels.  If you are interested in joining the group – new members are welcome. The meetings are on the second or fourth Saturday of the month.

Take your child to the library

 Saturday, February 1, is Take Your Child to the Library Day. A project of the New York Library Association, Take Your Child to the Library Day demonstrates the transformative role libraries play in the life of every child.  Join us for stories, some fun crafts, a game or two and more. This is a great opportunity to sign your child up for a library card if he or she doesn’t have one yet.

“Libraries serve as a key link to success in learning for children,” said Mary Fellows, manager of Youth and Family Services at Upper Hudson Library System. “Libraries help children develop their curiosity, the foundation of learning, through investigative activities like science programs or even just exploring the shelves. Fostering the library habit is such a gift to give a child. Parents introducing children to libraries give them a lifelong companion for learning, enrichment, and entertainment. ”

Story time

Our toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two to five years old.  In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help to 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more!  If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. 

Library day

Saturday, Feb. 1, is national Take Your Child to the Library Day.  This day was created to celebrate reading and promote awareness about all that neighborhood libraries have to offer children and families. Launched in February 2012 in Waterford, Conn. it quickly spread to more than 120 participating libraries from 25 states. 

In this economy, people often don’t have the finances for leisurely pursuits, but they can bring their kids to the library to play, use the computers, attend special events, take out DVDs, audio books and music CDs — and it’s all free.

Display case

For the month of January the library is displaying Ottilie’s Wall Pocket vases.  Pocket vases were used as decorative holders for flowers or air fresheners. Popular during the 1940s and 50s, the majority were imported from Japan, usually featuring flowers or birds. While clay is the most commonly used material for collectible wall pockets, they’ve also been made out of wood, glass, cloth, plastic, and metals such as copper or tin.

BookPage

Pick up your free copy of the January edition of BookPage. BookPage is a monthly book review and selection guide to the best new books published every month. The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries. All of the content from the print edition is posted on BookPage.com each month.

Story time

Our Toddler and preschool story time meets on Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Join Miss Lee for stories, songs, games and movement activities designed for children ages two to five years old.  In addition to developing pre-reading skills, singing, moving to music, and playing instruments all help to 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 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, hands-on instruction on how to work the mouse, navigate the Internet, set up an e-mail account, use office automation programs, and more!  If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

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 (518) 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

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