The Westerlo Public Library will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas.

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.

There is something new at the Westerlo Public Library.  In the place of the rusty, crumbling, creaky, old book drop there is a bright, shiny, stainless steel, new book drop.  And, the crisp, clear, universal library logo on the side leaves no doubt that this is the place to return your books and videos to the library.  Check-it-out.

Thank you 

We couldn’t do it without the support of our community. We thank the Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation for $1000 in grants. And, we also thank you – our friends and patrons – for supporting our book and bake sales and allowing us to keep the change when paying for fines or photocopies.  Every penny made a difference. 

And, finally, we must thank Corner Gateway in Slingerlands for the 50-percent discount on the thank you banner in the window.  This is what community means;  everyone coming together, lending a helping hand for the greater good. 

Display case 

The snow globe.  What better way to capture the sparkle and magic of Christmas.  For the month of December the library is displaying Mabel Welsch’s beautiful snow globe collection. 

Quilting group

The Quilting Group will meet on Saturday, Dec. 14, 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.

Children’s program

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

Don’t miss the Westerlo Community Activity Committee’s third annual tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the new Westerlo town hall.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at 4:15 p.m., and the tree will be lit at 6 p.m.  Miss Lee will also be on hand with stories, songs, free children’s books and simple craft for all ages. 

Trustees meet

The board of library trustees of the Westerlo Library will meet on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., at the library.  This meeting is open to the public.

 BookPage

Pick up your free copy of the November 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.

Children’s Program

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 2 to 5 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.

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

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