February 2016 Newsletter:  Book Discussion, Thank You!, Bookmarks Available, Library Lover's Month, Appreciation Letter, Calendar.
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All the Light We Cannot See
Book Discussion

Sunday, February 28, 2016
2:00 - 3:30pm

  The Friends of the Rosendale Library invite you to read and discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

  The Pulitzer prize winning Anthony Doerr, has created a beautiful, deeply moving novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Sunday, Februrary 28, 2016
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Rosendale Library
  You may borrow the book from the Rosendale Library circulation desk or from the Mid-Hudson Library collection.  Please contact the Library for assistance.

Many Thanks!

  The Friends of Rosendale Library would like to acknowledge our many generous donors of 2015.
  We thank all of you who have sent donations in response to our August FRL membership letter but  we have also received other wonderful donations.
  A big thank you to our patron who has set up an automatic donation every month through our website: . Choose the donate button at the top of the page and you can set up a one time or recurring donation.
  Another big thank you to our good friends at the Bruderhof in Rifton who have made a very generous donation.

Beautiful Handmade Boomarks
Are Still Available at the Library.

February is Library Lover’s Month


How To Love Your Library:

  • Donate your time, money, and expertise to your library.
  • Remember your library in your estate planning.
  • Write a check to your library’s Friends group
  • Give to the library through your company’s matching program for charitable giving.
  • Join the Friends of the Rosendale Library.  We meet on the 2nd Sat. of every other month, next meeting is Mar.12 at 10am at the Rosendale Café.
  • Volunteer to work at the Friends Book Sale.
  • Donate your good condition used books to the Friends.
  • Help maintain the Friends website.
  • Offer a committed helping hand to your library’s staff
  • Write to your state and federal legislators and demand that library service be viewed (and funded) as a necessary public service.  Go to and click on Legislative Action Center for advocacy advice.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your newspapers or call in to a radio talk show to let them know how important your library is to you and how important it is to give the libraries full funding.
  • Attend Library Advocacy Day in Albany on March 2.  Library advocates will be meeting with legislators to show support for full library finding.  Contact the library for information about getting on the bus to Albany that day.
  The Division of Library Development has calculated that for every $1 in state aid to the Mid-Hudson Library System our library’s community received $13 worth of services.  That is a fantastic return on investment we should all be concerned about preserving!
Ann Sarrantonio

Rosendale Library
Appreciation Letter

  As a Rosendale resident and the executive director of two charities, I want to write this letter to acknowledge the amazing support I’ve received from the staff and friends of the Rosendale library. Everyone has been so gracious and supportive that it makes me feel better about this world.
  The two charities I direct—The Blue Butterfly Foundation and Children of Tomorrow—help to empower and educate women and children in South Asia. Many of the people we help are victims of child labor, trafficking and enslavement, and they need as much love and support as they can get. The good people at the Rosendale library have given them that.
  Rosendale library has helped in a number of ways, including donating many books that have gone to impoverished schools where there is no running water and often no teachers. Some of their books have also gone to help build a library in the humanities college The Blue Butterfly Foundation founded in Nepal. The generosity of the staff of Rosendale library is now helping educate and inspire throughout the world.
  It is so wonderful to live in such a supportive community and to have such a thriving library at the center of that community. From the first moment I entered the library when I moved to Rosendale 14 years ago, I felt it provided a special environment that exudes warmth, openness and curiosity (and it’s where I met my lovely husband!). Although I am currently studying human rights and conflict resolution at Yale University, Rosendale library is my main library, no matter where in the world I may be.
  On behalf of those whose lives you’ve touched and will continue to touch for lifetimes, I want to thank everyone at the Rosendale library for their remarkable generosity and support. 
   We were able to create a library from the magazines you donated, especially the National Geographic magazines, which had a lot of maps on them. On the wall next to those kids we put up a bunch of maps from those magazines....the kids LOVED them.
Lauren Yanks

Mark your Calendars

Sun, Feb 28
Book Discussion:
All the Light We Cannot See


Sat, Mar 12
Sat, May 14
Sat, Jul 9
Sat, Sep 10
Sat, Nov 12
Friends of the Rosendale Library Meeting:
10am at the Rosendale Cafe

(All events are at the Rosendale Library unless otherwise indicated.)

Ongoing Events:

Preschool Story Hour:

Thursdays, 9:45am-11:00am, at the Library

Library Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm, at the Library

Library Friends Meeting:

Bi-monthly,  for date, time and location see the calendar above or check the Friends website
Rosendale Library
264 Main St.
PO Box 482
Rosendale, NY 12472

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