So much is happening month to month in our world and at the library. Although there are mask mandates changing at the state and county levels, our mask policy has been set by our board of trustees and is driven by our staff and by safety concerns for our patrons. For the time being we will continue to require masks inside the library in order to protect those who are unvaccinated, including children under five years of age, and those who are vulnerable to serious illness.
As the weather is beginning to turn toward spring with warmer, longer days we are excited to share a bounty of spring programs we will be offering. Beginning March 23, we will hold a series of reading and discussion groups around the theme of civic engagement and serving. The series of readings will consider what it means to the life of a community for people to serve. We received a grant from Humanities New York to support this series which will be led by Dr. Jeff Miller, a Rosendale resident. The readings will be varied and include works of sociology, philosophy, history, and poetry.
We have also received a grant for a collaboration with the Century House Historical Society for a spring program series that will take place at the Snyder Estate and at the library. This program series will celebrate the natural and historical assets of Rosendale. Nearly all the programs will be outdoors. We look forward to kicking off these programs in April and seeing many peoples’ smiling faces.