WPL closes for two weeks
On March 13, Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan, in conjunction with the Health Department and Ulster County Health and Safety Advisory Task Force, issued a directive mandating the closure of all county schools for the next two weeks, beginning Monday, March 16.

After careful consideration, and out of an abundance of caution for our users and staff, the Wallkill Public Library will also be closed, in coordination with the schools, starting Monday, March 16.

During this time, users are welcome to drop off whatever items they have due in the book drop outside the library. It will be checked on a daily basis. Fines will also be waived until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause and will keep everyone posted, via Facebook and our website, regarding updates to the situation. Thank you for your patience. Stay well.
COVID-19 resources
With so much misinformation and contradictory details being shared with the public by various officials, the library would like to offer a resource that will hopefully answer many of the questions you may have regarding the outbreak. The Southeastern New York Library Resource Council has compiled this list in an effort to help library staff and users learn more about COVID-19, and how to avoid it.
Family Storytime
We celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2nd) with some of our favorite Seuss books, poems, and activities. We didn’t eat any green eggs and ham, but everyone left with their own Cat in the Hat headband.
 
From there to here, and here to there
The Cat in the Hat was everywhere.
Throw in some Oobleck and Green Eggs and Ham
Patrons young and old became Dr. Seuss fans.
New Adult Fiction
by James Patterson
by Anne Enright
by Stuart Woods
by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
by Danielle Steel
by Phillip Margolin
by Chris Bohjalian
by Jennifer Rosner
Celebrate sustainability with an early Earth Day!
Our Picture Book Art Club took a break from Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, and instead discussed the artwork and painting styles of beloved author/illustrator Eric Carle. Best known for childhood favorites like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, most of Carle’s artwork includes a variety of texture, layering and collage effects. Since our group was rather small (and young), we chose to focus primarily on paint and texture after reading Little Cloud. Participants really enjoyed using scraping tools to create textured designs on their clouds.

The next time we meet, we will be reading books about rainbows and using shaving cream to create marbleized masterpieces.
New app allows you to pay from your device!
The library is no longer using PayPal to process transactions, however you can still pay fines and other library charges directly from your device using ProPay!

Users can manage their accounts by downloading the RCLS Gateway app from the App Store or Google Play. Doing this will give you access to ProPay, which is a safe and secure way to pay your fees online. Credit card information will not be stored, and your payment will be applied instantly to your account. You’ll receive an emailed receipt detailing your transaction.

Don’t hesitate to call the library or visit the circulation desk with questions!
New DVDs
Bombshell
Uncut Gems
La Voz now available!
You can now pick up a free copy of the Spanish magazine La Voz each month at the Wallkill Public Library!

La Voz is a Spanish-language magazine covering culture and news from throughout the Hudson Valley. Features include columns on health and legal affairs, financial advice, an English learning worksheet, and listings of local events and activities.

The offering is the result of a partnership between the Ramapo Catskill Library System of which Wallkill is a member and Bard College.
New Adult Non-Fiction
Little Explorers & Ostrander Club Kids
It wouldn’t be Dr. Seuss week without mixing up some of our favorite goopy substance: Oobleck! Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic story Bartholomew and the Oobleck, this non-Newtonian fluid acts both like a liquid and a solid. 
Take the 2020 Census online
Stuck at home while the kids are off school? Take the free time to fill out the 2020 Census!

The link to the census is now live in the RCLS Gateway mobile app or click the link below.

The Census logo and link the 2020census.gov now appear on every ANSER library's Enterprise opening screen
2020 Census
Our friends from Sesame Street are here to remind you to make your family count, especially little kids and babies!
Learn more about the #2020Census: www.2020census.gov
New Young Adult titles
by A.M. Strickland
by Mara Rutherford
by Shana Youngdahl
by Kate Karyus Quinn
Use Novelist to find your next great read
Click on any of the underlined book titles in this newsletter to link to a description of the book from Novelist. In addition to plot summaries, you can find "read-alikes", other titles by the same author, and check the library's catalog to put a copy on hold for yourself!

Novelist is always available on the library website home page. Have your library card and PIN handy to sign in to find your next great read!
Easy online registration!
Register for any of our programs through the Calendar of Events on our website by clicking here .