Have you gotten your lucky raffle tickets yet?
If you haven’t, time is running out. The winners will be picked December 18th at 11 am.

We have dog baskets, cat baskets, lottery baskets, wine baskets, cooking baskets, coffee baskets, chocolate baskets and many many more. So stop by the Pine Bush Library and enter to win ASAP.

Ticket Prices

6 for $5.00

15 for $10.00

A yard for $20.00


All the baskets were generously donated by The Friends of the Library and our amazing patrons. 100% of the proceeds go to the library.

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O, the legendary light,
Gleaming goldenly in night
     Like the stars above,
Beautiful, like lights in dream,
Eight, the taper-flames that stream
     All one glory and one love.

In our Temple, magical—
Memories, now tragical—
Holy hero-hearts aflame
With a glory more than fame;
There where a shrine is every sod,
     Every grave, God’s golden ore,
With a paean whose rhyme to God,
     Lit these lamps of yore.

Lights, you are a living dream,
Faith and bravery you beam,
     Youth and dawn and May.
Would your beam were more than dream,
Would the light and love you stream,
     Stirred us, spurred us, aye!

Fabled memories of flame,
Till the beast in man we tame,
Tyrants bow to truth, amain,
Brands and bullets yield to brain,
Guns to God, and shells to soul,
Hounds to heart resign the role,
Pillared lights of liberty,
In your fairy flames, we’ll see
Faith’s and freedom’s Phoenix-might,
The Omnipotence of Right.

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Whether you are out braving the cold and crowds or sitting comfortably in front of your computer doing your holiday shopping take a moment to think about what the holidays are like for children who have nothing.


For the first time ever the Pine Bush Library is collecting toys for Toys for Tots. So please just add an extra toy to your cart before you check out, bring it down to the library and help make the holidays a little bit better for a child in need.
Thank you.

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We here at the Pine Bush Library wish all of you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

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The Pine Bush Library will be CLOSED

Thursday 11/25, Friday 11/26 & Saturday 11/27 for Thanksgiving.

We will be open as usual Monday 11/29We hope you’re enjoying it with your friends and family.

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NY PROJECT HOPE

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Workshops with the Cornell Master Gardeners

Visit: http://cceorangecounty.org/gardening for more information or to sign up.

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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY

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HAVE YOU TAKEN OUR SURVEY YET???


If you have we would like to thank you.


If you haven’t, we ask that you take less than one minute to let us know how we can best serve the needs of our community.


Here is the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PN5Z2TY?fbclid=IwAR35w6oldDcspg1HZ0t-Y7y28m2pwrkuTMXHc-SgMuJKY-Tx3D1J1slMEN0

We have only had 21 responses so far and we need more!!!!

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THE ACORN STORY

One of the most recognizable symbols of fall is a branch of oak leaves and a couple of acorns. Oak trees (Quercus spp.) have been around for approximately 55 million years old, with the oldest North American specimen being 44 million years old. Long before pumpkins and corn stalks came to symbolize harvest and bounty, people depended on the humble acorn and majestic oak tree for sustenance and shelter. Today we think of oak trees in terms of shade, firewood, and sturdy furniture, but as acorns can be stored for long periods of time and the flour made from them is quite nutritious for thousands of years acorns were the main food staple for people in balanocultures.

Black oak

Oak trees are a dominant plant in many forest ecosystems and currently there are about 500 species of oaks growing in temperate and tropical climates throughout the world. There are about 90 species of oak trees native to the United States including eleven here in New York.

All oak trees produce acorns, this is the fruit and contains a nutrient rich seed. It can be hard to imagine that a single acorn can become a 200-year-old tree cable of producing millions of other acorns. Acorn production does not begin until an oak tree is about 20 years old, with peak production when the tree is between 50 to 80 years old. After that acorn production tapers off, although some trees will produce acorns well into their second century and beyond.

Oaks in North American are divided into two groups: White Oaks and Red (Black) Oaks. Each group has distinct leaf shape and acorn production strategy. White or annual oaks have rounded-lobed leaves, flower later in the spring than red oaks, and have sweet tasting acorns that mature in one season. The acorns of the white oaks can start to germinate as soon as they hit the ground in the fall.

Northern red oak leaves

Red or biennial oaks have pointed-lobed leaves, flower earlier in the spring than white oaks, and have bitter tasting acorns that take two years to mature. Because their acorns take two years to mature, it is possible to have two seasons of acorns on each twig. The acorns of the red oaks need a period of cold stratification that lasts 6-8 weeks in order to germinate.

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Rave Reviews by Jean E. Eustance November 2021.


Barbara Park has written many books about Junie B. Jones. Junie B. started out in
kindergarten, and then at last, she graduated into first grade. Her first grade teacher,
Mr. Scary, is trying to get the class to concentrate and think about things for which they can be thankful. Yes, Thanksgiving will soon be here.


In the series Junie B, First Grader, the “thankful” book is Turkeys We Have Loved
and Eaten (And Other Thankful Stuff.) It is in the chapter book section of the Pine
Bush Library’s Children’s Department. I know it says “First Grader” but the book is written on the third grade reading level. Junie B. Jones and her classmates are writing in their journals. The school has a competition to see which class writes the best list of things, for which they are thankful. The winning class will be given a pumpkin pie. Problems develop immediately because first graders do not like pumpkin pie and aren’t afraid to tell you why not, in detail. Junie B. is never far behind in the telling-other- people-how-she-feels-department. The “thankful” list develops with such items as 1. Cranberry jelly in a can, 2. Exploding biscuits, and 3. Nipsy Doodles. Nobody is thankful for what Mr. Scary suggests, things like “Freedom.” When the kids bring in their Thankful Bags, to show what they are
thankful for, the rich girl in the class pulls out her pocketbook, turns it upside down and dumps paper money all over the floor. Chaos erupts.

I won’t tell you which class won the coveted pumpkin pie, or what happened afterwards.
You will just have to read the book, and the remainder of the unbelievable “thankful” list
for yourself, all in time for Thanksgiving. And be grateful. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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The Friends of the Library made the decision not to have the bake sale this year for their annual fundraiser. Instead they have made up (15 and counting) raffle baskets for a drawing on December 18th at 11 am. 

Ticket Prices

6 for $5.00

15 for $10.00

A yard for $20.00 

Stop by the Library Community Center to see the baskets and get your lucky tickets!

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HAPPY 18th ANNIVERSARY TO THE HAPPY BOOKERS

This book group has been in existence for about 18 years.  It started with a group of 8 women at the Pine Bush Library, three of which are still members at this time.

At the first meeting the group selected one person to be the moderator, and she will have that job for life!  She is a great moderator, and keeps us focused. 

The first book the group read was “The Bridges of Madison County”, and decided that we would focus on fiction, and since then have read 195 books.  Every month a different member selects the next month’s book. For fun, the group treats themselves to lunch four times a year, as well as a treat for each discussion.  We are not just a book group, but are friends also.

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HAPPY WORLD KINDNESS DAY!!!

For more about World Kindness day or celebration ideas visit: https://inspirekindness.com/world-kindness-day

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While you’re out enjoying this beautiful fall weather here are a few tips to help you hike smart.

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WATCH OUR LATEST VIDEO!!!

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SHARE THE WARMTH

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