The Westerlo Public Library is proud to announce a $350 grant from the Stewart’s Holiday Match Program. This grant will take us a big step forward in developing an outdoor area for children’s programs, as well as use as a community space when the library is not open for business. Our first purchase will be a sturdy new picnic table. 

It is through the support of individuals and local charitable organizations, like Stewart’s Foundation and their very generous customers, that we are able to strengthen our programs, and develop new and innovative library projects to serve our patrons and the community at large.  

 Over the past 25 years, Stewart’s Foundation and their holiday match customers have awarded over $17 million to thousands of community organizations that serve children’s recreation and education. 

Thank you, Stewart’s.

Trustees meet

The board of library trustees will meet on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m., at the library. This is an open public meeting.

Quilting group

The Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, April 12, at 11 a.m.  Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Display case

For the month of April the library is displaying Julia Sherman’s rock collection. Nine-year-old Julia is a third grader at Berne-Knox-Westerlo and she loves to collect rocks.  Julia says, “Some of my favorites are the fossil rocks, starfish fossil and amethyst that I found after Hurricane Irene washed away my yard. I have also collected rocks from the Herkimer Diamond Mine, different museums and just about anywhere I have been. Thanks for looking at my collection!”

Tax forms

Tax day is almost here. The library has most of the 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 tax forms on the Internet

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 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 has 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

We need your input

A big thank you to everyone who has taken our survey to date.  If you haven’t, there is still time. The survey only takes about five minutes to complete. The survey is online at the library website, www.westerlolibrary.org. Or pick up a paper copy at the library, the post office, or the bank.  Drop it off, put it in the book return or mail it to us.  Whether you are a regular library patron or have not used the library in a while, your input is very important to us.   

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 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 has 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.

Thank you

A big thank you to everyone who has taken our survey to date.  The response has been wonderful. But, if you haven’t, there is still time. The survey is online at the library website, www.westerlolibrary.org. Or pick-up a paper copy at the library, the post office, or the bank. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete. Drop it off, put it in the book return or mail it to us.  Whether you are a regular library patron or have not used the library in a while, your input is very important to us.   

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 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 has 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

Don’t miss this month’s display of artist Robert DeVito’s “Iconic Skylines” paintings. The brightly painted Skylines are sculpted with layers of color on driftwood evoking memories of a city of long ago. 

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at the library. We will discuss Straight Man by Richard Russo.  New members are welcomed.

Quilting group

The Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m.  Lead by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. The group meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

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 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.

 

 

In the display case at the Westerlo Public Library for the month of March, artist Robert DeVito’s Iconic Skylines paintings are on display. A multimedia artist, DeVito’s brightly painted skylines are sculpted from driftwood with layers of joyful colors of paint that create memories of a city of long ago. He searches along the shores of the Hudson to find old boards to paint. The shape of the board dictates the cityscape that emerges. Each piece is one of a kind and there are no reproductions of his images. His creations are so innovative and original that the Library of Congress has issued copyrights on the idea. 

DeVito makes his own colors from raw pigments and the result is unusually bright colors such as canary yellow, aqua blue and candy-apple red. While many artists create a base and then place on highlights, he continually builds on both, creating bold contrasts through a layering effect.  Using 19th Century techniques, he uses small, fine brushes, making each piece a time-consuming process.

In addition to his own murals, DeVito planned and executed the restoration of the large mural bracing the SAS terminal at JFK Airport in New York City. His Skylines have been in several galleries such as the Celadon Gallery in Soho and the Parlor Gallery in Douglaston. He has won first place awards at numerous art shows around the region. 

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.

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 email 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.

 

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