June 2018 Newsletter: Scholarship Winner, Thanks Adrienne!, Memorial Day Parade, Indigo Mist Books, Volunteer NeededAnnual Book Sale, Onesies for SaleConnections Between Art and Literature, Spring Book Sale, Calendar.
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Scholarship Winner!
Joshua Dingman wins the Anna Mae Auchmoedy / Lottie Burns Scholarship 2018


  Every Spring the Friends of the Rosendale Library give a $800 scholarship to a graduating high school senior. The money is to be used for college expenses.  Students from Rondout Valley, Kingston, Coleman and New Paltz high schools who live in the Rosendale Library district may apply.
  This year’s winner is Joshua Dingman from Rondout Valley high school.  He will be attending  SUNY New Paltz in the Fall.  He will be majoring in Classical Performance on the Alto Sax. As Joshua says, “Libraries influence community life because they ARE community life.  Libraries are central in our towns and villages and they are the primary source for the culture and history of the area.”
We wish Joshua all the best as he begins his journey in college.
  Anna Mae Auchmoedy was the woman we have to thank for the original idea of the Rosendale Library.  Anna Mae and the Comus Club of Rosendale started our library in 1940.  The Women’s Club of Rosendale was key in promoting and supporting our young library.  Lottie Burns worked very closely with Anna Mae for many years.
Ann Sarrantonio

Thank You for the Sign Language!

  Thank you to Adrienne who introduced us to sign language and signed our stories each week. She was such a good friend to all of our children, helping with our crafts and whatever was needed.  Thank you, thank you!!

Library in the Memorial Day Parade!

  This picture shows Jo Ann Reuben and Carl Welden at the Rosendale Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28, 2018. The sign was created by Carl to call attention to the library’s upcoming 60th Anniversary. Also marching in the parade to support the library were Beth King, Cherilyn Craig and Craig Zisman from the library board, Mary Potratz from the Friends of Rosendale Library and Ann Van Damm, our staff person in charge of Children’s Programming. We enjoyed handling out candy and thanking many library supporters along the way!

Jo Ann Reuben

Thank You!

  A big thank you to Rachel Callan from Indigo Mist Books!  Rachel accepts all of our donated magazines and resells them for us.  Rachel likes to support local non-profits so each month she gives10% of her profits to a different local non-profit.  The Friends of the Rosendale Library receive 10% of the profits from February, June and September.
  Indigo Mist also sells books.  If you use code “ILOVEBOOKS” you will receive 10% off your order on her Etsy store (  If you use code “9OATF6PX” you will receive 10% off on your order from her store on Amazon (
  Check Indigo Mist Books out and help your favorite library!
Ann Sarrantonio

Are You Good At Connecting with People?

  The Friends of Rosendale Library are looking for a volunteer to help with PR for our many, wonderful events.

  This task would involve emailing press releases to our publicity contacts (we have a list) and following up with these publications to see if they would include an article on our event.

If you love your library and want to help but are not able to attend our Friends meetings this could be the job for you.

Please contact me at the library. 
Ann Sarantonio

Annual Book Sale
Sat.,  July 28
10am- 3pm


Rosendale Library
264 Main Street

Onesies for Sale!

  FOR SALE: Adorable “Born to Read” onesies for the babies in your life. Available at the library.

Connections Between Art and Children's Literature

  What did the Rosendale Library, Picasso, the book “A Fish out of Water” and local residents have in common???? A series of art sessions that Arts Mid Hudson helped sponsor, through the NYS decentralized grant program’s 2018 program “Connections between Art and Children’s Literature” led by artist Jill Obrig in a 4 week program from April 4 through April 25th, with a public exhibition at the library on Friday, April 27th that ran from 5:30-7pm.
  Participants' ages spanned from 3 to 75 years as generations of the same families worked together or side by side, imagining and executing their own pieces of art inspired by different cultures (Spain -Pablo Picasso’s  ceramic vessels) with the reading of the book (“A Fish out of Water”)
  From this first adventure, participants came to three more sessions, using a variety of materials from clay, to paper, to multimedia, to metal! All had a great experience learning and having fun, together. “Creating family based activities that brings memories as well as beautiful artwork done together, is what my goal was, and it was achieved successfully in this program”
Jill Obrig

Special Spring
Book Sale

   The Friends of Rosendale Library are having a Spring Sale on our Special oversize collectible books.  These beautiful books are normally priced between $3-$10.  We will be selling them at 3 for $5 until our Summer book sale in July! 
  Many of these books are large art books with titles like:  Georgie O’Keefe, Deruta, and The Louvre.  You will find them in our Bookcellar which is open whenever the library is open.
  Come on down and get some great deals!
Ann Sarrantonio

Mark your Calendars

Sat, July 28
Annual Book Sale

(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


 Hello On-Line shoppers! Did you know that you can donate to Friends of Rosendale Library without it costing you a cent?? If you like to shop at AMAZON.COM please click on the links below to start your shopping and you automatically will be supporting Friends of Rosendale Library!
  On February 12 we received our fourteenth donation from the Amazon Smile Foundation. Friends who shopped at between October 1 and December 31, 2017 choosing Friends of Rosendale Library as their charity earned us $36.18. Our BIGGEST quarter ever! This brings our donation total to $347.75 over the past 3 years.  Thank you for your support.
Sincerely, Jo Ann Reuben, Treasurer
Friends of the Rosendale Library
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