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Curbside Service is Here!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to urgent roof replacement, please call for updated curbside hours. Before picking up items, patrons must call ahead, and during pickup,  masks must be worn and social distance signage must be followed.
Temporary curbside hours:
Mon.-Tues:  2-8pm,
Wed.-Fri:  10-4pm
Sat.:  11-4pm,
(closed Sun.)

Our book drop is now open!
To ensure both our staff and community’s safety, and based on recommendations from the Mid-Hudson Library System, we will be quarantining all returns for 72 hours. You may notice a delay between the time you drop off an item and the time it comes off your account. 
Please note: the Library is not accepting book donations at this time.  Please do not put book donations in our book drop.
Adult Summer Reading Challenge!
Adults, looking for something to do this summer?

Starting  July 1 , take part in the Ulster County Library Association’s Summer Reading Challenge. Print out your  Bingo Reading Challenge card here  or ask for a print out during curbside pick-up.

Return your Bingo cards to Library staff by emailing your Bingo card to  ljankovitz@marlborolibrary.org , or by placing it in our book drop by  August 28 , to be entered in a reading themed raffle!
Virtual Programs
Join us online!
For security purposes, participants must register prior to all online programs.

Please sign up on our Events Calendar , or follow the program links below.

Participants will be emailed a Zoom link the day of the event.
Zoom into Auctions
& the World of Fast-Paced Fun!
Thursday, July 23, 7:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to attend an auction of household goods, real estate, cars or surplus equipment? Wondering how to participate as a buyer or possibly a seller? What actually is the best bidding strategy? Learn from New York State Bid Calling Champion Auctioneer Frank Pietrzak in an action-packed evening of sound and fun! Click here for more program details.
Virtual Book Club
Wednesday, July 29, 7-7:30 p.m.
All are welcome to attend our Virtual Book Club! Over Zoom, we will be discussing  Circe   by Madeline Miller.

Copies have been ordered and are available for our call-ahead curbside pick-up.
Children's Online Programs
We have a full virtual programming schedule for kids this summer! Be sure to check back regularly as we update our schedule as well as for last minute special events!
Kids, looking for something to do this summer?

Starting July 1 , print out a  reading chart here  or or ask for a print out during curbside pick-up . Color in a circle on your chart for each day you read for at least 20 minutes, OR for each program you attend. Email a photo of your completed (or semi-completed) chart to  taylor@marlborolibrary.org  by  August 28  and win a small prize. Those who fill in each circle on their chart will be entered to win a grand prize. Happy reading!
Children's Book Bundles
Book bundles for children are now available with curbside pickup!

We know that half the fun of picking out children’s picture books is browsing and choosing ones with beautiful colors. Since it’s tough to do online, you can either choose from pre-selected themes or have our Children’s Librarian, Ms. Taylor customize a bundle for you based on your child’s interests.

Themed bundles include:
Dinosaurs & Dragons; Princesses, Unicorns & Other Sparkly Things; Trucks, Cars & Things That Go; Pets; Sweet & Sentimental; and Ms. Taylor’s Favorites.

Call the Library or email  taylor@marlborolibrary.org  to choose your picks!
Virtual Story Times with Ms. Taylor!
*Online* Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.
(for ages 2-5)
Join us via Zoom for some e-book read-alouds and our favorite movement songs.

To register, please use our online calendar and you will receive an email with a link to a private zoom conference to take place every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

Tip:  Zoom works best in the Google Chrome browser.
Yoga for Kids!
*Online* Four Wednesdays in July, 3:30 p.m.
(7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29) 
(for ages 8-11)  
Join certified yoga instructor, Liz, for virtual yoga! We’ll move our body to explore fun shapes, play games, and learn healthy ways to cope with daily stressors. Each class will end with a guided visualization, teaching kids to learn to settle their minds and bodies while increasing imagination!
Baby Lapsit at Home
*Online* Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.
For parents/caregivers and their babies under 18 months old.

Just like regular baby lapsit, but at home! Listen to a read aloud and then participate in a few lap bounces and singalong songs.

This virtual parent/caregiver meetup is just as much for you as it is for your baby. Get a chance to talk with other new parents and caregivers about how they're spending the days with their babies. *The same link can be used for each meeting.
Graphic Novel Book Club
*Online* Four Mondays in July & August, 11:30 a.m.
 (7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24)
(for ages 8-11) 
Join us on Zoom to discuss two graphic novels this summer! On July 13 & 27, we’ll discuss New Kid by Jerry Craft and on August 10 & 24 we’ll discuss Sheets by Brenna Thummler. Both books are available digitally on Hoopla, or as hard copies at the library.
Jester Jim
Watch live on July 7, 4:00 p.m.
(All ages)
Tune in on July 7 at 4 p.m. to watch Jester Jim live! This combination juggling/comedy show will have you glued to Jester Jim’s every sound from beginning to end. He’ll make sure to keep you laughing long after the show ends with his catchy improvised beatbox songs. Can’t tune in to see the live performance? Video will be recorded and available to view all summer long!
The Sciencetellers
Premiering on June 27 & July 25
(Ages 5-10)
These virtual performances combine science and storytelling to provide an exciting and educational experience for kids!
After the premiere dates, the videos will be available to view all summer long.     This program is made possible through partnership with the Ulster Country Library Association.
The Page Turner Adventures
Premiering on July 13 & August 10
(Ages 5-10)
Page Turner Adventures combines circus, story, and larger-than-life props in a mad alchemy of storytelling and imagination. They transform children into Storyologists and send them on comic quests to read, tell, and write their own stories.
Register online to receive the website and password information to tune in either on the premiere dates, or at any time afterwards throughout the summer.    This program is made possible through partnership with the Ulster Country Library Association.
Email taylor@marlborolibrary.org. 
Independence Day
Curbside at the Library will be closed Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.
Did You Take the 2020 Census Yet?
Only 54.2% of Marlborough residents have responded to the Census. Be sure to complete the 2020 Census today!

Did you know? Funding for our local schools, Head Start programs, roads, Medicaid, community development grants, and more are all based on how many people are counted in the Census? Your response to the 2020 Census will affect not only the funding we receive for these important resources in our community, but also our representation in the federal and state governments.

For more information, visit www.2020Census.gov .
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