November 2015 Newsletter: Native New Yorkers, Creative Bookmarks, Kids, TumbleBooks, Frozendale, Calendar.
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Rosendale Library Presents:


Native New Yorkers:

the Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York

Wednesday, Nov 4 at 7pm

Evan T. Pritchard, Author

  Evan T. Pritchard, a descendant of the Micmac people (part of the Algonquin Nations), is the founder of The Center for Algonquin Culture, and  is currently Professor of Native American history at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is the author of the widely praised No Word for Time: The Way of the Algonquin People, Henry Hudson and the Algonquins, and Bird Medicine. He will be discussing “Native New Yorkers: the Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York”.  Book signing.

Creative Bookmark Making event for Adults

  Feeling creative?  Looking for a way to help the library and have a fun evening?
  Come to the library on Wed., Nov. 11 at 7 pm for our Creative Bookmark Making evening.  We will provide the bookmark blanks and protective sleeves and all you have to do is bring your favorite art supplies.  Together we will create beautiful bookmarks that can be sold at the  Friends Frozendale Gift Boutique on Dec. 12 at the library.
Please join us and bring a friend!

Ann Sarrantonio
Miss Annie & the children dressed up for Book Character Day.  Costumes included Fancy Nancy, a unicorn, a pirate, and 3 Ladybug Girls.

Book Character Day

Kid's Program update:

  We  have had an exciting season.  We celebrated Tomie dePaolo's birthday, teddy bear day and then the kids dressed up for book character day and paraded through Rosendale.  We are looking forward to Nov. 19 when we have our celebration of Stone Soup.  Please come and join us!

Miss Annie


Animated Picture Books

  As you may already know, the Rosendale Library offers many free resources that are not books.  One of these I recently discovered for my 3 3/4 yr old daughter Alana is called TumbleBooks.

  TumbleBooks is a website where they have animated movies of popular children’s books being read by a professional.  The animations are usually pretty simple, and  follow the illustrations of the real book.

  The easiest way to get there that I know is to goto  Once you are there, click on the TumbleBooks icon.  You will be prompted to put in your Library card number, and your pin.  Once you enter that information, you’re taken to a screen which has the different options available in TumbleBooks:
  • Story Books: This lists the newest storybooks first, followed by an A-Z listing of them. These books are for pre-readers, and beginning readers.
  • Chapter Books: This is an alphabetical listing of the Chapter Books- for Grades K-8 (Read Along books are like audio books, but with text that is highlighted as it’s read).
  • Videos:  An alphabetical listing of short educational Videos (mostly by National Geographic), some of which have links to related TumbleBooks.
  • Tumble Tunes: Music Videos with words and animations.
  • Puzzles & Games:  There are jigsaw puzzles, Word Catch games, Memory games, Match the Sentence games, and Crossword & Word Search Games
  • Language Learning: Spanish, French & Chinese TumbleBook offerings.
  • Non Fiction Books: Alphabetical listing of non-fiction books
  • Playlists: Pre-made playlists of TumbleBooks, examples might be playlists about animals, going to bed, safety, princesses, pirates, and books.

  A good place to start in my opinion is the Playlists, that way you can just pick a subject your child might be interested in (like animals), and hit play.  Once you get used to TumbleBooks, you can build your own playlists and favorites, and access them on any computer via their “my cloud” feature by creating your own TumbleBooks account.

  I appreciate this free resource the library provides as an educational alternative to television.  I’m also happy to see that TumbleBooks has quite a few of Robert Munsch’s books, including 50 Below Zero, Fire Station, I Have To Go!, Mud Puddle, Pigs, Purple Green and Yellow, Stephanie's Ponytail, The Boy in the Drawer, and my very favorite, The Paper Bag Princess.

Alexander Ferguson

 Frozendale at Rosendale Library

  This year the town of Rosendale will celebrate FROZENDALE on Saturday, December 12.  

  Please join us at the library, have a cookie and get a start on your holiday shopping!


10-3 pm HOLIDAY BOOK AND GIFT SALE- We will have lots of books and inexpensive gifts for holiday giving.  We will be selling raffle tickets for Two Gift Baskets, one for children and one for adults.  The winners will be drawn at 3 pm. just before the library closes.

  Don't forget, every day at the library we have great items for gift giving:  Rosendale Library Canvas Bags- $10, Rosendale Library Notecards- $1 each or 6 for $5, and wonderful, lightly used books in our BookCellar.

Spread the word!

Ann Sarrantonio

Mark your Calendars

Wed, Nov 4
Book Discussion:
Evan T. Pritchard

Wed, Nov 11
Bookmark Making

Thu, Nov 19
Stone Soup

Sat, Dec 12
Frozendale Stories
Book & Gift Sale

Sat, Nov 21
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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