December 2017 Newsletter: Frozendale, Nutcrackers, Dog Coats, 60 yrs, Homebound Services, Stone Soup, Raffle Tickets, Toys for Tots, Book Discussion, Thank You, Calendar.
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Saturdays, Dec 9th 10am-3pm

  The Town of Rosendale will be celebrating FROZENDALE on Saturday, December 9.  Here at the library we will have small gifts and books to sell from 10am-3pm.  We will be selling Raffle tickets for three gift baskets:  a Pet basket, a Jazz Lovers basket and an International Food basket.  The winners will be chosen at 3 pm.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for the fun!  Look for more details in our December eNewsletter.

Nutcrackers for Sale!

During Frozendale, Dec 9th

  These lovely hand-crafted Nutcrackers will be for sale at Frozendale on Dec. 9.  They are wonderful examples of Tole painting and were hand-painted. Two of them are signed by the artist.

Dog Coats Available

  Our good friend, Nancy Tuller has created wonderful handmade hats, baby blankets, baby sweaters and scarves. This year she has a new item, Dog Coats!  These items are for sale right now at the library.  Also, please join us on Sat., Dec. 9 for our Frozendale celebration from 10-3pm!

Homebound Services

  Thanks to an outreach grant from the Mid Hudson Library System, the Rosendale Public Library has launched a new service which makes library materials available to Rosendale residents who are unable to visit the library due to ongoing or temporary illness or disability.  The Homebound Library Service Program participants can borrow books, DVDs music CDs and more.  All items are delivered to the patrons' homes by a library employee or a certified volunteer.

To qualify for the new Homebound Library Service, an individual must have a Rosendale Public Library card.  An individual who does not already have a Rosendale Public library card may call the library at 845 658-9013 and a Homebound Service staff person will arrange to meet with the patron to assist with the application process.  A patron with a library card may call the library's Homebound Services to request the service and receive an application.  Applications can be picked up at the Rosendale Public Library or mailed to the patron.

Stone Soup

  Miss Annie and our Storyhour children celebrated Thanksgiving by reading Stone Soup and sharing a meal together.

Raffle Tickets for Sale

  Come on down and support your library by buying a raffle ticket for one of our Raffle Baskets.  Tickets are $1 each and 6 for $5.  Raffle drawing will take place at Frozendale on Dec. 9 at 3 pm.

Toys for Tots

There is a collection box in the library for Toys for Tots. 
  Please bring in your donations of new, unwrapped toys by Dec. 15.

Thank you for your generosity!
Ann Sarrantonio

Sunday at the Library
The Friends of the Rosendale Library
Invite you to a

Read and Discuss

The Secret of 1945
by Barbara Freer

  In June 1945, Bobbie, an American, Protestant girl, was taken to a French prison.  The ten-year-old and her grandparents had survived WWII in German occupied France.  Bobbie’s parents, living in America, had received no news of their family for many years and finally heard in early June 1945 that their relatives were living in liberated Metz, France and were safe.  By June, Bobbie and her grandparents had disappeared and all contact was lost again.  This memoir was written by a local author who will be discussing her book and her war time experiences at the library.  Please join us for an interesting discussion.

Sunday, February 25, 2018
2:00 pm-3:30pm
Rosendale Library

Copies of this book are available at the Rosendale Library.  Contact Ann at to arrange to borrow one of the copies. 

Thank You!

  The support and generosity that flows to our library from the community continues to fill our hearts with gratitude.  On behalf of the Friends of the Rosendale Library, we thank our many financial donors and volunteers.  It is through your contributions of money and time that we are able to offer programming, purchase needed equipment, send out the enewsletter, and contribute to the library building projects.  We especially want to thank the volunteers from the Woodcrest Community who help with our book sale, the Rosendale Café who hosts our bi-monthly Friends meetings, Nancy Tuller who donates handmade clothing for our fundraisers, Rose Unes who creates our beautiful graphic materials, and our library volunteer Ed Redelberger for his devoted work in the Bookcellar.
  We are still accepting donations through the end of the current tax year.  Any donor who needs a tax letter documenting their donation, please contact us at

Mark your Calendars

Wed, Dec 9

Wed, Dec 9
Raffle Drawing

Fri, Dec 15
Toys for Tots Donations Due

Sun, Feb 25
Book Discussion:
The Secret of 1945

(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

Support Our Library


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  On August 17 we received our twelfth donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Friends who shopped at between April 1 and June 30, 2017 choosing Friends of Rosendale Library as their charity earned us $18.02. This brings our donation total to $292.51 over the past 2 years. This donation is smaller than the last two we received so we are asking you to SPREAD THE WORD! We hope more of you will do your Amazon shopping at this special website where we earn 0.5% of the price on eligible items. Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Jo Ann Reuben, Treasurer
Friends of the Rosendale Library
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