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Annual Meeting, Budget Vote & Election
Tuesday, June 6, 7:00 pm
The Library will hold its annual meeting, budget vote and trustee election at the Library on Tuesday, June 6th. The meeting will be convened by Mr. Michael Heller at 7 p.m., and the election and budget vote will begin immediately after the reading of the budget. The at-large election of two trustees will also be held at this time. Marian Baldwin and Deborah Agnew will be seeking election to the Board.

The polls close at 9 p.m. and the votes will be counted afterward. The Marlboro Central School District Clerk will preside over the election with assistance from election teller, Ashley Poulin.

Author of  Las Villas of Plattekill 
and Ulster County   to Visit
Ishmael "Ish" Martinez Jr.
Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm 

Join us on Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm for a presentation by Ismael "Ish" Martinez Jr., author of a new Arcadia book, "Las Villas of Plattekill and Ulster County".  

The Town of Plattekill was at one time the most popular tourist destination for Hispanics in the Northeast and was often referred to in news articles as "The Spanish Alps".  From the 1920's through the 1990's thousands of people flocked to the many resorts that were collectively known as "Las Villas". They were drawn to the area by its beauty and for the opportunity to share their love for the ethnic food, music and culture with friends and family.

During his visit, Mr. Martinez will provide an overview of his book which documents the history of more than 40 Hispanic summer resorts, followed by a sale and book signing.

Click here to RSVP, walk-ins welcome!
Summer Fun for Kids
Summer Reading Program
Thursday, June 1-August 1

Join in on New York State's Summer Reading Program from June 1 through August 1.  

Starting June 1, register at the Library and pick up a reading log, bookmark and summer reading pencil.  The program is for kids reading on their own through grade 12, and parents reading to their babies and toddlers.  Simply set a reading goal for the summer and keep track of the books you read. Hand in your reading record at the Library by Monday, August 1 and then celebrate your accomplishments with fellow readers on Friday, August 18 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. with cake and refreshments!  Certificates and small prizes will be awarded!
Watermelon Festival
Friday, June 9, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Kick off the summer at our Watermelon Festival!  Cool off and enjoy refreshing watermelon along with crafts, games, music, and more! Follow through our Watermelon Themed StoryWalk┬«!  The north parking lot will be closed during the morning to accommodate this event. 

For children aged 2-5 yrs and their caregivers. Rain Date: Tuesday, June 13.
Stories in the Park
Monday mornings in June (June 5, 12, 19 & 26) 10:30 am

Start the week off with Stories in the Park every Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. Join Ms. Alyssa at Cluett Schantz Memorial Park (in the pavilion area) for some story-time fun!  Songs, stories, bubbles and activities. Recommended for pre-k children and their caregivers.

Browse Though Our Collection of Used Books
Book Barn Bake Sale!
Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Book Barn is open for the season!  The Friends of the Marlboro Free Library Book Barn will have a special bake sale on Saturday, June 10th.  Stop by and treat yourself to some sweet treats and sweet reads!

What is the BOOK BARN?
The Barn has many good quality books and more for sale at great prices!  Come down, meet your neighbors and browse through the gently used book collection

When is it?
Open every 2nd & 4th Saturday, May through October from  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where is it? The Book Barn is located next to the Library.  Park in back parking lot and walk the path down to the red outbuilding.


Discover Your Family History
Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, June 10, 11:00 am-12:00 pm 

Did you attend one of our past genealogy classes and would like to continue your research?  Or perhaps you'd simply like to start exploring your family tree for the first time?  

Join us on Saturday, June 10th at 11 am for a hands-on workshop consisting of a specially set up research space with laptops and other local history materials.

Registered patrons can explore databases and websites like Ancestrylibrary.com, Family Search and more.  Library staff, including our local history researcher, will be on hand to help with any questions and to assist with the many documents, photos, maps, and books found in our local history collection.

Bring your library card and family research as far back as you know (even if it's just your grandparents) and we will help you expand your search!  If you would like to reserve one of our six available laptops, registration is required.  If you have your own laptop, feel free to join us without registering.

Get Ready to Buy Some Beach Reads!
Friend's Summer Book Sale
Begins Monday, June, 26

Starting June 26th, the Friends of the Marlboro Free Library will be holding a summer book sale with books that would be perfect to bring along to the beach, or wherever the summer takes you.

The book sale will be set up in the Library Lobby by the main doors, and will consist of bundled books from the Book Barn at $5 per bundle.  Proceeds will go towards the future Reading Garden project.

Library Closes Sundays in Summer
Father's Day-Labor Day

Please remember the Library will be closed on Sundays starting
Sunday, June 18th thru Sunday, September 3.

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