July 2016 Newsletter: Summer Reading, Marion Sickles, Join Us!, Book Donations, Raffle, Ludwig Goes to WellingtonCalendar.
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Making drums for our celebration of reading.

Summer Reading

Launch Parade a success!

   What a great launch to our summer reading program:  "Get Ready, Get Set, Read!"  Fre AtLast taught us how to make drums from recycled materials and we marched down Main Street, celebrating reading!
  Summer Reading Club meets at the library every Thursday:  Birth-5y.o. from 10-11am, 6-12 y.o. from 11:30-12:30.  There will be no Summer Reading on July 7, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25.

  Special events coming up  FOR ALL AGES:

Thursday, July 14:  10-11am  Dog On Fleas- good music for decent people- at the library

Tuesday, July 19:  3-4pm  Evan Gottfried's Family Music Extravaganza! - at the Rosendale Recreation Center

Thursday, August 4: 10-11am (0-5yo), 11:30-12:30 (6-12 yo)  Meet a local author at the library!

Thursday, August 18: 10am Ending Celebration for all ages! - at the library

Come into the library to pick up your reading log.  When you fill up the card with the titles of the books you have read you can come back to pick a prize from the Treasure box!

Happy Reading!

Miss Annie
Marion and Vincent Sickles receiving awards at the Rosendale Library Trustees 4th Annual Awards Dinner Nov. 5, 1989

Rosendale Library Mourns the Passing of One of Our Best Friends

  Last week, Marion Sickles, a true and loyal friend of Rosendale Library, passed away.  Ever since she helped form the library association in 1958, Marion has been showing her love and support for our library. We will miss her.

  The Rosendale Library, founded by the Women’s Club of Rosendale and Anna Mae Auchmoedy, was incorporated by the NY State Board of Regents as an Association Library on Oct.24, 1958.  In the same year, the All Saints’ Chapel, which had been left vacant after hurricane flooding, was acquired by Andrew J. Snyder, President of Century Cement Co.  Mr. Snyder then donated the building to become the home of the Rosendale Library.
  In the early years our dedicated volunteers would raise all of the money necessary to make the library run.  Marion (at that time known as Mrs. Gene Van Winkle) and the members of the Women’s Club worked tirelessly in these efforts.  It was only in May of 1989 when the library became a Special District Public Library that we were able to receive support from the tax base as we do now.

  Marion went on to serve on the library board of trustees from 1960-1961 and 1985-1998. She served as President of the board in 1998.  During her tenure the library grew and thrived.  At the Rosendale Library Trustees 4th Annual Awards Dinner on Nov.5, 1989 Marion and her husband, Vincent, received awards for their service to the library. As she received her award, a plaque engraved, “for her many years of loving service to the Library and to all of the people of Rosendale…”  Marion said, “My cup runneth over.”

Ann Sarrantonio and Linda Tantillo


  The Rosendale Library Board is looking for a new Board Member. It’s a great way to support your local library with other committed, friendly neighbors. To find out more about what it entails please email us at:

Book Donations Welcome!

  The Rosendale Library is now happy to accept book donations in good condition.

  Our Summer Book Sale will be Sat., August 27 from 10am-3pm.

  Please note that we are unable to accept encyclopedias, textbooks or Reader's Digest books.

  If you would like a tax receipt please count the number of hardcovers, softcovers and/or media before dropping off your items.

  We ask that you do not put donated items in the book drop and only bring in donations when the library is open.

Thank you for your generosity!
Ann Sarrantonio

Friends of Rosendale Library Scholarship Raffle Begins

  In order to raise money for next year's scholarship the Friends will be selling raffle tickets at the library circulation desk throughout the summer. 
  Tickets are $5 each.  The drawing will be Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6pm at the library.
  Thanks to continuing support from local Rosendale businesses we have the following prizes:

    •    One-night stay for 2 at The 1850s House, including breakfast - Main Street, Rosendale

    •    Dinner for 2 at the Bywater Bistro - Main Street, Rosendale

    •    One year membership to The Rosendale Theatre

    •    One free class at Rosendale School of Arts

Ludwig Goes to Wellington

  Ludwig Goes to Wellington, a children’s book, written by Nancy Rosen, was recently donated to the library.  An ordinary horse finds himself in one of the most competitive venues in the world.  What could he possible be doing there?  He is not a Grand Prix jumper or a Grand Prix Dressage horse.  But he turns out to have a very important job.  Based on a real pony and illustrated by two of his former riders, this book will help support Horses for a Change, a non-profit organization founded by Ms. Rosen of Fox Hollow Farm in Esopus.  Horses for a Change is a therapeutic riding program that uses horseback riding and horse care to develop life skills.  Learn more at  The book is in circulation at the library.  It’s a delightful read for both young and old.

Mark your Calendars

Thu, Jul 14
Dog On Fleas

Tue, Jul 19
Evan Gottfried
at Rosendale Rec Center

Thu, Aug 4
10-11am (0-5yrs)
11:30-12:30pm (6-12yrs)
Meet a Local Author

Thu, Aug 18
Ending Celebration

Sat, Aug 27
Book Sale

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, 10am-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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