This is not a list of all the activities we have planned in the coming months and some of these dates are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control. Any schedule changes will be posted on our Facebook PageandWebsiteas soon as we are aware of them.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for more details about this amazing new service offered to ALL library card holders.
BANNED BOOKS WEEK
SEPTEMBER 18th - 24th
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles lists of challenged books as reported in the media and submitted by librarians and teachers across the country.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally "day of shouting or blasting." It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days, as specified by Leviticus 23:23–25, that occur in the late summer/early autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.
Sunday, September 25th to Tuesday, September 27th
Check out our Latest YouTube Videos!!!
Join local certified hypnotist Joan Miller as she explains hypnotism, it's uses and benefits.
Follow along with Susanne, owner & operator of The French Connection chocolate shop in Pine Bush NY, as she shows us how she created her one of a kind chocolate delights.
The videos are available on our website, Facebook page, YouTube Channel or you can clickHEREto watch the chocolate video and HEREto watch Hypnosis.
Off to a GREAT start so far!!!
Help us reach 500 pounds by January
AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER
Did you know that the Pine Bush Library Community Center has DOZENS of games and puzzles?
You can come by anytime we are open to see our selection. You can feel free to spend some time in the air conditioning playing a game or if you would like to take some home they are all for sale.
Get More From Your Favorite Library
By now you all know about what we offer in the main library, but did you know that just next door at the community center we have free books on the porch?
Inside the community center we have books for all ages, DVD's, audio books, signed books, rare books, cook books, records, jewelry and more you can take home for a small (or large if you prefer) donation.
Next time you visit the Pine Bush Library to pick up your next summer novel or some rainy day movies for the kids take a few minutes to check out what the community center has to offer. Who knows, you just might find a treasure or two.
A troubled teenager befriends an elderly recluse, who dies and leaves him a taped message explaining that his shed is the portal to another world, in the new novel by the extremely prolific and popular best-selling author of It. Illustrations.
The worlds best-selling author examines the heartbreaking story of Princess Diana, taken from her sons William and Harry at a painfully young age, and how they carried on her name and spirit into adulthood. 300,000 first printing.
When Edie Ledwell, the cocreator of the popular cartoon The Ink Black Heart, is found murdered only a few days after begging private detective Robin Ellacott for help in tracking down a mysterious online figure known only as Anomie who was persecuting her, Robin and Cormoran Strike are drawn into the quest to uncover the true identity of Anomie, a case that threatens them in horrifying ways
STORYTIME IS BACK!!!
(Ages 2 - 3 years with adult)
Mondays beginning Sept. 12, 10:30 am
(Ages 3 - 5 years with adult)
Wednesdays beginning Sept. 14, 10:30 am
Storytimes will continue to be held outdoors, weather permitting.
PLEASE CALL 845-744-3375 ext. 3 TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE/SPACE IS LIMITED...
R.E.A.D With Mocha
READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOG
This program is designed to help children
with their read aloud skills.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd,
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday, September 27th
11:00am - 12:00pm
As always you MUST register in advance for your time slot.
Call 845-744-3375 ext.3 to sign up.
The Pine Bush Library has a long history of working with community partners in an effort to reach out to the less fortunate among us. From acting as a collection point to handing out scholarships and everything in between, the Pine Bush Library and our patrons are always doing our best to give back.
Here is a short list of the charitable initiatives we are currently a part of:
Bullville Methodist Church Food Pantry
We are collecting any and all food items as well as cleaning supplies, PPE, hygiene products, baby products, etc. Donations can be dropped off at either the main library or community center.
Jewish Family Service
At Jewish Family Service of Orange County, we are dedicated to welcoming all members of the entire Orange County community connecting them to resources and services that can provide support and comfort.
Lions Club International Recycle For Sight
You can drop off your gently used eye glasses in the collection box at the community center.
Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page, and newsletter for any new opportunities to give back.
If you have a charity or program you would like us to collect for or promote, please reach out by calling
845-744-4265 ext. 2, emailingPBL@rcls.org, or sending us a message on Facebook@PineBushPublicLibrary.
THE ULSTER COUNTY MOBILE DMV BUS IS BACK!
In an effort to be as conveniently accessible to as many Ulster County residents as possible, the County Clerk’s Office offers limited DMV services through our DMV Mobile Unit. The DMV Mobile Unit travels to 6 different towns throughout Ulster County during the year.
You DO NOT need to be an Ulster County resident to use the Mobile DMV!
The following transactions can be conducted at the Mobile Unit:
Driver’s License Renewal
License Plate Surrender
Duplicate Title Request
Change of Address
The Ulster County Mobile DMV will be at the Shawangunk Town Hall on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Friday of every month.
Hours each day are 10:00-1:00 and 2:00-3:30.
What Can Your Library Do For You?
We here at the Pine Bush Library are always thinking of new, educational, and fun ways to serve our patrons. In the last two years we have created a YouTube channel, gotten a pass so you can access NY State Parks for free, created unique programs such as stargazing and Next Stop Adventure, brought in someone to help you with your technology problems and more.
Now we want to hear from YOU, our loyal patrons. Tell us what programs, activities, services, etc. you want your favorite library to offer.
If you have an idea for a new program, activity, service, event or anything else please reach out. You can email us PBL@rcls.org, call us 845-744-4265 ext. 2, send us a message on Facebook @PineBushPublicLibrary or just come by the Community Center and tell us in person.
You can access hundreds of eBooks, audio books, videos, and more. Download the Libby App to your smartphone or tablet. Kindle users can visit https://rcls.overdrive.com/and start reading today! If you have questions about any of these apps make an appointment to come in, we will be happy to walk you through the setup process and get you started.
Pine Bush Area Public Library District 223-227 Maple Avenue P.O. Box 63 Pine Bush, New York 12566-0063 (845)744-3375 pinebusharealibrary.org