June 2016 Newsletter: Summer Reading, Join Us!, Scholarship Winner, Raffle, Memorial Day ParadeCalendar.
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Summer Reading
& Story hour


Registration begins June 2nd,
Kickoff on June 22nd

   We have been very busy at the Preschool Storyhour, welcoming Spring and looking forward to our Summer Reading Program!
  We have read stories about birds, pigs, kittens and mothers for Mother's Day.  We made flowers, birds in their nests and today we made a smiling sun.
  We are looking forward to our Summer Reading Program, "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read."  Our program will include group activities, storytime and special programming.  We will kick off our Summer Reading Program on June 22
  Stay tuned for details on our facebook page and our Rosendale Library website,, on the children's page.
  Summer Reading registration begins Thursday, June 2 at the library.

Ann Van Damm


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:

2016 Scholarship Winner Announced:


Alex Belikov

   Alex Belikov was awarded the 2016 Anna Mae Auchmoedy/Lottie Burns Scholarship by the Friends of the Rosendale Library.   Cindy Eggers, President of the Friends of the Rosendale Library presented Alex with a check for $800.00.  Alex will be attending SUNY Stony Brook this fall to study biomedical engineering.  Congratulations Alex!
    In his scholarship application Alex says,"A Library does wonderful things for a community.  It is able to provide free books to the neighborhood, internet access, and much more.  When asked for a quiet place to study, a person's first answer is the library.  It could be a college library, and a local library, or a huge library in the middle of a bustling city.  Whatever library it is, everyone always understands that it is the place for learning, for reading, for getting away from the busy world of today.  No matter what, a library is necessary for any community to have a bond like no other.   The library is one of the most important buildings in any community, big or small."

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

Rosendale Library in the Memorial Day Parade

  Trustees Carl Weldon, Craig Zisman, Kathy Wiacek, Cherilyn Craig; and Ann Van Damm with a small float and contingent of creative kids, marched for the library in the Rosendale Memorial Day parade Monday.  The Board secretary, Nancy Hertzig,  also marched with her Boy Scout family and dog.  We were very well represented for literacy and community this Memorial Day!

Mark your Calendars

Thu, Jun 2
Summer Reading
Registration Begins

Wed, Jun 22 Summer Reading
Kickoff 5pm


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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