July 2020 Newsletter: Scholarships, Summer ReadingKatie's Corner, Story Hour on Facebook LiveBook DiscussionCalendar.
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Congratulations to the Friends of the Library
 2020 Scholarship Winners

  Bryden Creegan was awarded the Matthew C. Bowen Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.  He is a graduate of Rondout Valley High School and he will be attending SUNY Plattsburgh enrolled in the Childhood Education Program this fall.  Bryden has fond memories of attending the Rosendale Library preschool story hour and the thrill of getting his own library card when he was 7 years-old.
  Grace Jentsch was awarded the Matthew C. Bowen Memorial Scholarship for $1,000.  Grace is a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School.  She will be attending Penn State this fall to pursue a dual major in psychology and biology and will be enrolled in the pre-med program working toward her goal of becoming a psychiatrist working with children and adolescents.
  Brandan Staccio was awarded the Anna Mae Auchmoody/Lottie Burns Scholarship for $1,000.  Brandan is a graduate of Kingston High School and he will be attending Ulster Community College in the general studies program.  Memories of sitting together in the children’s area of the library reading with his mother as a child and gathering bags of books at the library fairs are part of what make the library a special place for him.

Katie's Corner

  We are all adjusting to the new curbside pickup procedures. It is great to hear from people, and to be able to loan out real books, DVDs and other materials again. The phone has been ringing non-stop. Please bear with us as we figure out these new procedures.  Getting used to returning everything to the drop box is a big adjustment for many patrons. It is part of our quarantine procedure. All of the libraries in the system are working together to quarantine materials to insure we are not spreading infection. 

  This year our summer reading program is open to people of all ages. We have partnered with the other libraries in Ulster County to offer challenges for different age groups. Everyone who participates is eligible to win prizes such as gift certificates from Postmark Books on Main St., and from other local businesses. The challenges and activities are on our website, as well as reading suggestions. There are bingo cards with different challenges to help you try new things, including visiting virtual museums, getting outdoors, and doing something creative. If you like the challenges for another age group, you can move up, or as an adult you could do the teen challenge. One bingo card per person, please. There are also performances for young people from ScienceTellers and Page Turner. You can sign up online through our website and print out your own bingo card, or you can pick up one at the library. Whether you choose to challenge yourself or not, we hope you will enjoy reading this summer.

  You may be wondering when we will open for in-person service.  We do not know yet. We are just finding our way with curbside service this week, like a baby learning to walk. While people in our community and state have done an excellent job of containing this virus locally, in other parts of the country we are seeing levels rise quickly. We are trying to be as safe as possible.

  If you have not contributed to our facebook diaries yet, we would love to hear from you. We want to share what different people in Rosendale have been experiencing during these extraordinary times.

Please be safe,

Books and a project from a recent event!


Story Hour with Miss Annie

 Please join us Thursday’s at 10am on Rosendale Library’s Facebook page for a wonderful live event! Miss Annie shares stories, songs, finger plays and craft ideas for you and your little ones to enjoy. 

Sunday at the Library


The Friends of the Rosendale Library
Invite you to a
Read and Discuss

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

by Kim Michele Richardson

  The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter.  Cussy's not only a book woman, however, she's also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she's going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler.  Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

2:00 pm-3:30pm

Rosendale Library Virtual Meeting


  Copies of this book are available to borrow through the Mid-Hudson Library system.  Ebook is available through Hoopla on Rosendale Library website. Ask at the circulation desk for assistance if needed. Contact to receive the link to the virtual meeting.

Mark your Calendars

Curbside Pickup Open
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Sat, July 11
Friends of the Library 
via Zoom

Sun, Sept 13
Online Book Discussion:
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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

Ongoing Events:

Preschool Story Hour:

Thursdays, 10am-11:00am, on Facebook Live: Rosendale Library

Library Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm, at the Library. Please email in order to attend by phone or online.

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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