April is poetry month and we are all a flutter about it. To celebrate we will have an open mic night, different ways for you to create poems when you visit the library, like book spine poems, a collaborative seasonal poem, and of course lots of poetry books to borrow. We hope everyone will be inspired to read, write, and listen to some poetry this month.
We have some schedule changes to share: We will no longer offer online story time on Thursdays. Our longtime storyteller Miss Annie is moving on to other exciting adventures. She will be back for guest appearances when she can. We are moving our in-person preschool story hour from Mondays to Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Our librarian Ms Allison will be leading on Wednesdays. We will also be adding, every other Saturday, Stories and S.T.E.A.M for Kids and Families. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Our librarian Ms Kristina will lead families in fun activities related to a STEAM theme. Afro-Cuban Orisha Dance class will now start at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays. This class is open to all levels and is being held at the Rosendale Recreation Center.
Our program series at the Snyder Estate kicks off this month with Native American Bird Stories with Evan Pritchard on Saturday, April 23. Please register on our website so we can be prepared.
Finally, if you know any high school students, we are participating in Ulster County’s summer youth employment program for teens whose families meet TANF criteria. If you know any Rosendale high school seniors, the deadline to apply for the Richard F-stop Minissali scholarship is April 8 and there is a Women’s Club scholarship.