By Pamela West-Finkle

Summertime is upon us and we have lots of exciting things happening here at the Andes Library: the 3rd Annual Ice Cream Social organized by Mary Davis, will be held Saturday, July 8th between 3 and 5 pm at Ballantine Park. The Good Humor Ice Cream truck will be on hand and I will be providing an all ages interactive music concert. We are suggesting an optional $5 donation, and all proceeds will benefit the Andes Public Library.

The Views and Vistas Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, July 22nd from 11 to 4 pm. This year’s tour will feature beautiful local gardens with scenic Catskill Mountain views. Get your map at the library!

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has contributed to our annual fund drive and to the wonderful crowd we had at our annual party on June 4th. Our board members and numerous patrons provided delicious food. The God Forsaken String Band played some great down-home mountain bluegrass.

Our summer schedule flyer is available at the library and several hundred were sent home with both Andes and Margaretville students, but if you did not receive one, please stop by or send me an email at and I will be happy to email you one.

Finally, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, the library would like to congratulate the Andes Central School Class of 2017. Best of luck to you and may your future be filled with good books!~