July 2017 Newsletter
From the director...
 
Planning for summer begins back in the bleak cold days of January.  Staff starts the process with making phone calls to performers and programmers to get on their busy schedules.  The calendar of events begins to take shape with a focus on a little something for everyone.  Innovative new concepts develop as we draw inspiration from the annual theme.  This year, the them is truly inspirational: "Build a Better World."  We took this both literally and figuratively in our planning.  Our summer programming, for children and adults, develops community, educates our library members about environmental issues, invites play and exploration, and encourages all to give back by donating food items to the Hudson Valley Food Bank as well as the Hudson Valley SPCA.  We will celebrate our precious Earth, ceremoniously, with a 4th of July "float" that involves us carrying a beautiful replica of the Earth through the streets of Cornwall, handing seed packets out along with treats.  Come build a better world with us, and in the process, strengthen community and connection in Cornwall.

Happy Summer!


Mary Lou Carolan 
mlcarolan@rcls.org
845-534-8282, ext. 201

Please see our website for more information on items to be donated.

KIDS, TEENS & FAMILIES
(Summer Reading programs are generously 
supported by the Friends of Cornwall Library
and the Cornwall Community Foundation)

     
S ummer Reading Program
Kick-off and Registration
A family drop-in event with   
Monday
June 26th 
6:00 PM  
Learn about Nature's Architects with Animal Embassy. Founded in 2002, Animal Embassy is dedicated to exotic animal rescue/adoption and environmental education. Its programming helps to foster appreciation and respect for the natural world and the incredible diversity of life on Earth.
YA Summer Reading
Kick-off and Registration 

Build a Better Sundae
Grades 6-12

Wednesday
June 28th
3:00 PM

Bring friends, build a sundae, play games and
sign up for summer reading!


Playtime
For ages birth-36 months 

Wednesdays @ 9:30am  
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2   
 
Limited space - Please register
one week in advance
 
via the online calendar or call 845-534-8282. 












Creative Writing for Teens
for grades 8-12 
  Wednesdays @ 6:00pm
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9 

Lego Family Build-It
A Drop-in Event!
 
Friday
July 7
3:30pm

Thursday
August 3
     6:00pm
       

Bring the kids and come create a LEGOs masterpiece! All materials supplied - just bring your creativity.
 
PJ Storytime

Mondays 
@ 6:30 PM
July 10, 17, 24, 31

Wear your PJs and bring your favorite cuddly. For 3, 4 & 5 year olds with a caregiver, but all are welcome.

Register the week before the program via our online calendar or call the library at 845-534-8282.

Stories, puppets, songs and giggles
Drop-in on the Town Hall Lawn (weather permitting)
Wednesdays @ 12:30 
July 12, 19, 26 
August 2, 9 

Minecraft Mania & More! 
Thursday, July 13 
Tuesday, August 1
Wednesday, August 9 
@ 3:30pm


Join us for Minecraft, LEGO WeDo and more...
For Grade 2 and up 
Limited space - Please re gister via the online
calendar
one week prior to each program. 

Introduct ion to
Baby
sitting

Learn to be a
responsible babysitter
for those entering  
grades 6-12


Saturday 
July 15 
10:00am-2:00pm

Please pre-register the week before the program
via the online calendar or by calling 845-534-8282.  
Participants need to bring: 
lunch/snack, notebook, pen/pencil
Family Sculpture Time
 
Tuesday
July 18
6:00pm


A drop-in family event where all ages can invent,
build and create. All materials supplied  
Build a Better Snack, Meal or Recipe
 
Thursday
July 20 
4:30pm

Presented by Ashley Shaw, Dietician and Nutrition Expert at Shop Rite, Vails Gate.

This a drop-in event for all ages!
 

 

FOR ADULTS


Sign-Up for Adult Summer Reading!


Registration is now open for our adult summer reading program. Read and post reviews online.  With each review posted, receive an entry for a drawing for a prize. Sign-up here

Trail Talk: Summer Hikes for All Ages

Tuesday
June 27
6:30pm 

Come hear Don Weise of the NY/NJ Trail Conference talk about great summer hikes in our area! Don is an author, hike leader, environmental advocate, and Trail Conference Life Member. His latest book, Circu it Hikes in Harriman, is published by the NY/NJ Trail Conference.  

Cornwall Public Library
  Art Reception & Exhibit
"twenty-something"
Featuring 3 Artists

Saturday
July 8
1:00-3:00pm
on display thru July 31


 

Showcasing the work of 3 young artists:
Amy Dunaief
Kate Fisher
Ricardo Ramirez


HOLIDAY CLOSING

The library will be
closed on Tuesday,  
The 4th of July

Come see us in the Cornwall Parade!

CALENDAR

Visit the library's
complete calendar



MEETINGS 

Library Board of Trustees Meeting
(Annual Organizational Meeting followed by the monthly meeting) 
 
Tuesday
July 11 
6:30pm
 
All meetings are open to the public. Call 845-534-8282 for more information.


GREAT KIDS READS
(register when you
pick up the book!)

ChatterBooks 
for Grades K-2
The Most Magnificent Thing  by Ashley Spires 
Tuesday 
July 11 
4:15pm


Book Snack
 
Book Group 
For Grades 3 & 4 
The Stonekeeper
(Amulet Bk. 1) 
 by Kazu Kibuishi 
Tuesday 
July 25 
4:30pm


Readzza, Readzza
for Grades 5-8 
Something Wicked
This Way Comes
 
 by Ray Bradbury 
Tuesday 
July 25  
6:30pm  


GREAT READS 

Book Chat & Chocolate 
The Rumor 
by Elin Hilderbrand 
Thursday
July 27
7:00 PM


1st Wednesday 
Book Group 
Reading the best  
in non-fiction!
Will meet again in the fall!
 

Out & About Book Club
 
Not your mother's book club! for ages 21-39 
 Will meet again in August!    
 
 
Mystery Book 
Discussion Group  
Will meet again in Sept!


GREAT FILMS  


Tea & a Classic
Father of the Bride
Wednesday
July 12
Patrons are welcome to bring a small item for the door prize.
Light fare served
(Bring Your Own) @ 12:00
Library will provide
tea and coffee
Movie starts @ 12:30 


Friends of the Library 


Friends
Ice Cream Social

Book Sale and Chalk Art

Saturday
July 29
1:30pm


SERVICES AND MORE !


Summer StoryWalk┬«    
The library in partnership with the Friends of Cornwall Library and local businesses is pleased to announce its Summer StoryWalk June 28-July 6. Please see our website for more details .

Creative Writers Group
 
Meets most Mondays at 12:00 Noon in the Library Community Room.
 
Join an informal discussion with people who enjoy writing and sharing their thoughts and ideas.  All are welcome!

eBooks through Overdrive
Borrow ebooks/audiobooks:
https://rcls.overdrive.com

Language Learning
with Rosetta Stone
 
You can now enhance your language learning goals with free access to Rosetta Stone® Library Solution. Call the library for more information!


Muzzy Library Edition
Play, Discover, Create 
Dive into the #1 world's language learning course for children. Available through the library's website

After School Edge
@ the Library
We now offer two early learning centers designed for school children ages 6-12. These computers are ideal for enrichment, homework help and skill reinforcement. Ask one of our Youth Services librarian for help!


Notary Public Service 

The library is now offering a notary public service.  We currently have 3 notaries on staff who are generally available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but please call 845-534-8282 to check for availability.


Museum Passes  
Cornwall Public Library cardholders can borrow our museum passes for free admission to these sites:
Storm King Art Center 
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 
The Frick Collection 
Boscobel House & Gardens 
Mid-Hudson Children's Museum 
Please call 845-534-8282 for more details & info.


WE GO WHERE YOU GO
RCLS App
Did you know you can install an App on your smartphone or tablet to search the library's catalog, place a hold for an item, and more? Search for "RCLS" in your App Store.

Your library is just 
one click away!
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Please call us at 534-8282 for more information

MOBILE PRINT IS
AT  YOUR LIBRARY
Wherever you are, the library is now a destination for printing! For more information or instructions on how to use the service please visit: www.cornwallpubliclibrary.org or call 534-8282.