Pine Bush Library July 2020 News Bulletin

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PBL July 2020 News Bulletin (1)

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4th of July

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Rave Reviews by Jean E. Eustance July 2020

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MidAmerica Books


Free Distance Learning


Thank you for extending your free access to our Distance Learning Libraries.

Please share these links with students, teachers, administrators and parents. You are welcome to share links to these resources however you are communicating with students: website, Facebook, Google Classroom, etc.


ZOOM Online Databases

Elementary Grades Library

Secondary Grades Library




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Walk with the Pine Bush Area Library Fitniks!!

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June 25, 2020 Pine Bush Library News Bulletin

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PBAL JUNE 2020 News Bulletin Edition #3

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Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - Illinois River Road


A summer reading program theme at the pine bush area library

If you have the imagination, we have the “CLUES” and; we’re offering you a writing challenge.  Write a short creative murder mystery with the 15 clues we will provide.   Your cleverly written “who done it” must contain the 15 clues.  One catch……you, the writer, will be the only one who will know the who, what, why, when and where of the crime.   These facts will be contained in a sealed envelope you will also submit with your story.  Our “detective” judges will read all the stories, try to solve the case and, then open your envelope to see how good their sleuthing skills were.  (Even our judges will be kept in the dark guessing!!)  Your story will be judged on creativity, suspense, and the completely plausible hints in the story that lead to the solving of the crime!  A Grand Prize for the “Best Murder Mystery” will be awarded!  

 Deadline for Submissions:  Friday, July 31, 2020.  Join the Challenge!  

Please call 744-4265, Ext 2 for more details and to pick up your “Clues”

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Pine Bush Area Public Library June 2020 News Bulletin

Pine Bush Area Public Library June 2020 News Bulletin

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The staff is anxiously waiting to get back in circulation and helping our readers.

Starting the week of June 8th, RCLS will be transporting books back to their owning library. This will take about 2 weeks. We will accept local requests only by phone. Online and App holds are not yet available. Our hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be no Saturday hours at this time. Curbside delivery will begin on the 15th.  Neighboring library card holders are welcome to request holds, too. You will be given instructions by phone (845-744-3375) when you call to place a hold on our books, only at this time.  Appointments are necessary for essential business, such as making copies, scanning or notary. These activities will take place at the Community Room entrance. All books being returned must be put in the outside drop box. This is a slow start, but the libraries are being cautious. The staff is wearing masks and practicing social distancing and wiping down work areas frequently. They are required each day to answer questions on a health questionnaire and if their temperature is 100.4+, they will have to go home. When the public is allowed in (July) one must have a proper fitting mask, drop any returning books in the drop box outside, which will be quarantined for 7 days, as of now.   Then, use the sanitizer by the door to sanitize your hands. If you are going to browse, gloves must be worn.  There will be markers on the floor to aid social distancing.  Our gains will depend on all of us working together. We are ready to book it!




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Rave Reviews by Jean Eustance June 2020

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Pine Bush Library May 2020 News Bulletin Edition #2

Below please find our 2nd news bulletin for the month of May. The bulletin contains many interesting facts and lots of activities for the kids!

Just click to open

May 2020 Bulletin

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Celebrate Memorial Day 2020



Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2020 occurs on Monday, May 25.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

Early Observances of Memorial Day

The Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865, claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries.

By the late 1860s, Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

Did you know? Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

It is unclear where exactly this tradition originated; numerous different communities may have independently initiated the memorial gatherings. And some records show that one of the earliest Memorial Day commemorations was organized by a group of freed slaves in Charleston, South Carolina less than a month after the Confederacy surrendered in 1865. Nevertheless, in 1966 the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

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May is “Get Caught Reading” Month – Our staff “GOT CAUGHT”

Get Caught Reading is a nationwide public service campaign launched by the Association of American Publishers to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. May is officially Get Caught Reading month, but the celebration lasts throughout the year. Get Caught Reading is supported by hundreds of celebrities, including LL Cool J, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, and the newest addition, Olivia the Pig.

Our staff “Got Caught“…can you guess who is behind the mask? Some of us “Got Caught” at home on our porches or just sitting and reading…

Celebrate “Get Caught Reading” month – let people see you (from at least 6′ away – social distancing, people, remember!) with a book, newspaper, magazine, kindle, etc., in your hands, so you, too, can “Get Caught Reading!”


Get Caught Reading

The Get Caught Reading website offers resources for teachers, librarians, and kids. Look for literacy fact sheets, artwork, and information on getting involved.

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Another Rave Review by Jean E. Eustance May 2020 Edition 2

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Pine Bush Library May 2020 News Bulletin

Pine Bush Area Public Library May 2020 Bulletin (1)

Please click on the link to download the bulletin.

Lots of great things for the kids and parents….Enjoy!

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Happy May Day!



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Reading Joy in the Time of Coronavirus

No motivation to read while quarantined?  Please click on the link below for suggestions…

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Listing of Orange County Farms selling fresh products!

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Check out the link below for Orange County farms

in the area selling fresh produce, 

dairy products,etc.


Help support our farmers in these trying times….buy local!


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Thursday, April 23, 2020 – Online Poetry Reading Collaboration – We are still accepting poems!

We are still accepting poems for the Online Poetry Reading Collaboration!!   Send your poems to:

On April 23rd, the poems will be posted on a dedicated webpage or separate Facebook page.


Let’s see where this goes! 
As always, please ask if you have any questions or comments. You may use the same email address as your submission. 
I hope that you are healthy and managing well. My hope is that we will be together for the Summer Poetry Reading. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Be well! 
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