Free! Don’t you love that word? 

We now have BookPage, the monthly book review and selection guide to the best new books.  The tone is upbeat and literate, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.  Pick up your free copy at the Westerlo Public Library before they’re gone.  All of the content from the print edition is also 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.

Check out – Librarians love saying “check out” – the free shelf for the Westerlo Public Library’s  great selection of advance reader copies of YA fiction.  They include your favorite authors and new writers you may like to give a test drive.

Advance reader copies are promotional tools that publishers provide to booksellers, journalists, librarians, and other book reviewers.  They are uncorrected proofs and may contain minor misspellings and grammar mistakes, so we cannot add these books to our collection or sell them – they are clearly marked prepublication, not for sale – but we can share them with our readers who love this genre.  So, you know, check ‘em out!

Holiday opening

The library will be open on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

Trustees meet



The Board of Library Trustees will meet on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m., at the library.  This meeting is open to the public.

New quilting group

 Our new quilting group will meet on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m.  Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels.  Hollister is a founding member of the Capital District Textile Artists group and a long-time member of QUILT, Inc.  She also teaches, gives trunk show talks and exhibits in art galleries.  If you are interested in joining the group – new members are welcome – attend a meeting on the 2nd or 4th Saturday of the 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

— Photo by Bob Wilcox

Concrete progress: Repairs are underway at the Westerlo Library, which has received a $31,000 Public Library Construction Grant from the State Education Department, covering three-quarters of the cost to install a concrete floor in the cellar, replace five windows, and restore the historic doors on the front of the building’s east wing — all this fall. More work will follow in the spring.

 

We are proud to announce the award of a $31,000 public library construction grant to the Westerlo Public Library. This fall the grant will fund installation of a concrete floor in the cellar, replacement of five windows, and restoration of the historic garage doors on the front of the east wing of the building. 

Next spring we will perform extensive repairs to the exterior wood siding and trim, restore historic windows, install new gutters and paint the building.  Contractors are D. Heath Construction and Red Sun Builders. 

Work has already begun on the basement project. After several days of prep work, early Friday morning, two truckloads of concrete were delivered, spread and finished. It will be such a pleasure to have a clean, hard surface to walk on down there. Many thanks to Dustin Heath and Jeff Homeyer for all of their hard work.

These projects have been made possible thanks to memorial donations and gifts to the library with 75 percent of the cost covered by this grant from the New York State Department of Education. 

Trustees meet

The board of library trustees will meet on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., at the library.  This is an open public meeting.

New quilting group

Our new Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m.  Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. Lila is a founding member of the Capital District Textile Artists group and a long-time member of QUILT, Inc.  She also teaches, gives trunk show talks and exhibits in art galleries. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the library, or attend the meeting on Oct. 26.

BookPage

We now have 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.

Guess the Weight Win the Pumpkin

Kids (including teens) are invited to come in, size up that pumpkin, and make your best guess at its weight. The winner will not only earn the bragging rights as the Great Sage of Pumpkin Prognostication, but he or she will also take that pumpkin home. The winner will be announced on Oct. 22.

Children’s programs

 Make a Halloween craft on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  All ages are welcome, but children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult who can help them with the projects.

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.

The Westerlo Public Library’s new quilting group will hold its next meeting on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m.  Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. Smith is a founding member of the Capital District Textile Artists group and a long-time member of QUILT, Inc.  She also teaches, gives trunk show talks and exhibits in art galleries. 

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the library, or attend the meeting on Oct. 12.

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 email account, use office automation programs, and more.  If Wednesday mornings are not convenient, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Back-to-School supply drive

 Your donations of school supplies will help kids start the new school year ready to learn.  Donations will be accepted at the library during regular business hours. 

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 new quilting group will hold an organizational meeting on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m.  Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all skill levels. Smith is a founding member of the Capital District Textile Artists group and a long-time member of Quilters United in Learning Together (QUILT, Inc.).  She also teaches, gives trunk show talks and exhibits in art galleries. 

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the library, or attend the meeting on Sept. 28.

Children’s Programs

Thank you to all who joined our Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading this year. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

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.

Back-to-School Supply Drive

 Your donations of school supplies will help kids start the new school year ready to learn.  Donations will be accepted at the library during regular business hours. 

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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