LIBRARY NOTES — September 2017

By Pamela West-Finkle

The summer flew by and the library was abuzz with the sound of children. We had five weeks of solar eclipse and solar system workshops and ended with a wonderful party on Wednesday, August 2nd where the children were excited to explore the library and sprawl out on the floor to play board games. On the 21st of August, we held our Solar Eclipse Viewing Party and handed out the rest of our NASA approved glasses, which

Solar Party Games

went like hot cakes once word got out that we had them on hand. We even enjoyed delicious Toonie Moonie organic marshmallow cream donated by Kim Condon.

Over one hundred people visited our annual book sale on Andes Community Day, but we are still bursting at the seams with book donations that we do not have room for. Although we often welcome donations, we do not currently have room to store them, so before you pack up the car with your book donations, please contact us at 845-676-3333 or email to ask. Also, we kindly ask that you do not drop off any donations on the porch without having gotten permission to do so first.

We understand that it is difficult to find places to take your book donations, but we recommend locating community “free” shelves and hospital auxiliary carts. Books that are not in the best condition can also be recycled at the transfer station. Hardcover books must have the outside cover removed and the inside can be recycled in the general paper recycling.

If you are coming to the library to use our computers, we want to make everyone aware that due to the age of our patron computers, they are no longer supported by Microsoft and are entering into self-destruct mode. We are in the process of getting quotes from the Four County Library System and writing a technology grant for three new desktop computers and a laptop for both volunteer and patron use within the library. Also, if you bring your own laptop or device to use our WiFi but need to print, please be sure your documents are either on a flash drive or have been emailed to your account as we do not have a Bluetooth enabled printer.

We ask that you be patient with this technology transition, and please feel free to ask me for assistance any time you encounter any difficulty with our current computers. Remember I am here to offer you personal technology support as well. Our walk-in time for computer help is now Tuesdays at 2 pm, or by appointment Monday – Thursday for a one-on-one session.

Please join us this month for our regularly scheduled programs: Stitch Witches Knitting/Sewing group, 2 pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the mont; LitWits book group on the first Thursday of the month at 5 pm’ Movie Night at 7 pm, the second Thursday of the month; and our 11 am Wednesday Story and Music Hour has resumed.~