Pinwheels For Peace

We would like to thank everyone that stopped by to make a pinwheel for peace. If you would still like to make a pinwheel stop by the children’s library or the community center to pick up the materials. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your pinwheels so we can put them on our website.For more fun events like this check back regularly or consider subscribing to our bi-monthly news letter.

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ATTENTION ARTISTS & FALL AFICIONADOS

If you are interested in participating in our pumpkin decorating contest taking place October 24th at 10 am and you need a pumpkin to decorate, feel free to stop by the community center and take one of ours.

Our supply of pumpkins is limited so please do not take a one unless you plan on entering it into the contest.

Thank you.

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New Books For October

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COMING SOON!!!

Available to all Pine Bush Library patrons Monday October 19th

Stay tuned for updates and instructions.

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Women Get the Vote POSTPONED

Keep checking back for rescheduling details.

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Next Stop ADVENTURE!!!

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WOMEN GET THE VOTE

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Rave Reviews

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Halloween Dog Costume Parade

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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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September News Bulletin Part 2

Pine Bush Area Public Library September 2020

News Bulletin

A note from the Director:

The 2021 library budget has passed with a unanimous vote!!!

Thank you for your support!!!

NEW EXTENDED HOURS STARTING OCTOBER 1ST!!!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

We would love for you to come visit us and browse our collections. However we must insist that you wear a mask and observe social distancing.

The Community Center hours are 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Notary and Tech Help is available by appointment.

Have you been counted yet for the 2020 Census? Why is this important? It brings more Federal money to our community based on population. If you need help to do your census on the computer, please call and make an appointment with us and we will get you started.  (845) 744-4265 ext. 2

From the Children’s Library:

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE  

September 21st is INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE.  

 Please join us in a visual art display of PEACE!

Monday Sept. 21, 1:00 PM

Stop by and create a pinwheel out on the library lawn (weather permitting).  

If it rains, the projects can be handed out to take and make at home!

The spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings of peace throughout the country and the world!

For more information call: 845-744-5295 ex.3

PRESCHOOL OUTDOOR STORYTIME ON THE LAWN with Miss Chrissy!!

Starting Wednesday September 16 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm

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Come join Miss Lucy’s Toddler Group Storytime on Mondays at 10 AM out on the lawn.

You MUST register ahead of time.

Each parent and child is responsible for bringing their own chair or blanket (some small chairs are available for children) and social distancing is a must.

All storytime crafts will be sent home with the participants.

Please Call: 845-744-5295 ex. 3 to register

There are fairies reading a book hidden around the library grounds. See how many you can find. You can win a prize. 

Free digital resources to use during social distancing:

(Here are just a few children’s activities from the list)

For a vast collection of stories, crafts and other ideas for keeping the little ones minds and bodies active visit YouTube Kids. It is dedicated completely to children and you’ll never have to worry that they might come across anything that isn’t age appropriate.

Announcements

NEXT STOP ADVENTURE!!!!!!

On Saturday September 26 let the staff of the Pine Bush Library be your conductors for a train ride around the world. Together we will explore the plains of the Serengeti, enjoy the ocean breezes of Jamaica, climb the highest mountain in the world and visit many other destinations.

See our website pinebusharealibrary.org for more information or call 845-744-4265 ex.2

STARGAZING – THE AUTUMN SKY

Join us for an evening of Stargazing with:

Raj Pandya Director, John R. Kirk Planetarium
Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy
SUNY New Paltz

Tuesday October 6th from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Visit our Website for more details

The 2020 Great Give Back is upon us.

The Great Give back is for you, the patrons of the Pine Bush Area Public Library and our community members, to participate in meaningful and supportive community actions through donations. This has been a very rough year for all of us.  Therefore, The Great Give Back is more important than ever!

For the Great Give Back 2020, we are asking for donations of food items for the new food pantry at the Bullville Methodist Church on 17K in Bullville. All boxed, canned and bagged food products will be accepted.

We are also asking for donations of electronic devices that no longer serve their purpose in your household.  These items are cell phones, tablets, notebooks, laptops, and their associated cords, etc. Your donation will be wiped clean of any digital information remaining on the item by our Tech Guy, Ed. So, no worries about your personal information getting into someone else’s hands!

All donations will go to students and seniors who are without. We will accept donations until October 30th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at either the Main Library or the Library Community Room.

CIRCULATION SECTION

New in Circulation

Young Adult

Midnight Sun by: Stephenie Meyer

Non-Fiction

His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by: Jon Meacham

Fiction

The Evening and the Morning by: Ken Follett

One by One by: Ruth Ware

DVD

King of Staten Island

Coming Soon

Fiction

The Awakening by: Nora Roberts

Time for Mercy by: John Grisham

Sentinel: A Jack Reacher Novel by: Lee Child

The Return by: Nicholas Sparks

Non-Fiction

Modern Comfort Food: a Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten

You can access hundreds of eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and more. Download the Libby App to your smartphone or tablet. Kindle users can visit https://rcls.overdrive.com/ and start reading today! If you have questions about any of these apps make an appointment to come in, we will be happy to walk you through the setup process and get you started.

Remember, you are welcomed to sit in your car or sit on our porch to use the Library’s Wi-Fi for free.

Please be safe and social distance yourself from others and wear your masks. Wash your hands frequently or at least use sanitizer when soap and water isn’t available.

Community Center

The Community Center is OPEN

We have HUNDREDS of free books on the porch for you to take home with you. Please come by and help yourself.

While we appreciate your incredible generosity we ask that you do not drop books off on our front porch. If you have books, DVD’s, Videogames or anything else you want to donate please just give us a call in advance.

845-744-5295 ex 2  

Attention students, teachers and parents!

We have dictionaries in multiple languages, practice workbooks for all ages, SAT prep books and many other educational resources for you to use. Just stop into the Community Center and see what we have to offer.

As always there is free WiFi available inside and outside both buildings.

Virtual Programs

Don’t forget to check out our YouTube page, you can find us by clicking HERE, type “Pine Bush Public Library” into YouTube or go to our website and click on the link.

Our most recent video is Women in History and we will have a three part series about technology in the time of Covid coming soon.

Please help us out by subscribing to our channel and feel free to share any thoughts, feedback, or ideas for what you want to see on the channel by leaving a message in the comments or sending us an email pinebushpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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Gazing into the Autumn Sky

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PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

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NEXT STOP ADVENTURE!!!!!

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We’re Still Standing
by Hannah Schoechert,

Those twin towers
Standing tall with pride,
Fell with grieving hearts.
Stunned, America cried.
But we’re still standing.
Bin Laden tried
To crush our land,
But we stood our ground
With our flag in hand.
And we’re still standing.
Red for valor
And the blood that fell.
White for purity
Our heroes tell.
Blue for the justice
That will be done,
Proving once more
These colors don’t run.
And we’re still standing.
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THE GREAT GIVE BACK 2020

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TODDLER STORY TIME

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STORY TIME

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RAVE REVIEW BY JEAN E. EUSTANCE SEPTEMBER 2020

Rave Reviews by Jean E. Eustance                September 2020

Traditionally, September is the time for children to go back to school and to ride school buses. Let’s look at a few of The Magic School Bus books by Joanna Cole. Ms. Cole passed away this July at age 75.  Her wonderful books featured Ms. Frizzle, who taught elementary school science and took her class on field trips that never turned out the way you would expect.

These books are found in the picture book section of the Pine Bush Public Library. They are illustrated by Bruce Degan, who has drawn the kids and Ms. Frizzle just right.

The titles all start with The Magic School Bus and go on with At the Waterworks or Inside the Earth or On the Ocean Floor or Lost in the Solar System, among others. In the book The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body, Arnold is still sitting at the picnic table, eating yellow cheesie-weesies and not paying attention when the rest of the class gets on the bus. The yellow bus shrinks, and lands among the cheesie-weesies.  Arnold accidentally swallows the school bus, whole. So it is Arnold who provides the body for Inside the Human Body.

The book I like the best is The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs. I wanted to be a dinosaur scientist when I was young. How I wish I could have gotten on that bus. Ms. Frizzle drives her class out to an American desert, and visits her friend Jeff who runs the dinosaur dig.

Jeff says “We found the bones of some maiasaura (duck-billed) dinosaurs.” His co-worker says, “We were hoping to find their nests.” Ms. Frizzle gets this look in her eyes, and loads the kids back on the bus. She drives them out of Jeff’s sight, and then pushes a button on the dashboard that turns the Magic School Bus into a time machine.  They stay in the same place but go back to the time of the dinosaurs. They zoom through the different eras, with different types of dinosaurs and evolving vegetation. They find the maisaura dinosaur mothers with their nests of eggs and hatchlings, and then the meat-eating dinosaurs attack! There is also a sand storm (which will bury the site, preserving it for the scientists.) Quick, everybody, get back on the bus!

Safely back home, Ms. Frizzle tells Jeff where to find the dinosaur nests. They get back to the school in time to set up for Visitors Day when the parents come to see what the class has been up to. John had brought along a video camera and filmed the whole thing. All the parents are impressed with the wonderful special effects.

Facts are included along the edge of the book’s pages, written up by the children on lined paper. “A word from Dorothy Ann.  Prehistoric  means anything that happened before people started writing history.”  Also, “No people ever saw a dinosaur by Florrie.  When early humans appeared on the earth, dinosaurs had already been dead for millions of years. People found out about dinosaurs from fossils.”

These are wonderful books, filled with fun and facts. Get them from the Children’s Department of the Pine Bush Area Public Library, and get on the bus!

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News Bulletin

Pine Bush Area Public Library August 2020

News Bulletin

A note from the Director:

Our Main Library hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

We would love for you to come visit us and browse our collections. However we must insist that you wear a mask and observe social distancing.

The Community Center hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday through Friday

Notary and Tech Help is available by appointment.

Have you been counted yet for the 2020 Census? Why is this important? It brings more Federal money to our community based on population. If you need help to do your census on the computer, please call and make an appointment with us and we will get you started.  (845) 744-4265 ext. 2

BUDGET VOTE!

The Pine Bush Area Library continues to grow and strives to serve your community. Throughout 2020 your support has been greatly appreciated.

The 2021 budget will remain the same at $305,856.

Library Trustees up for re-election are: Joseph Britto, John Russell, and Matthew Watkins.

Absentee ballots are encouraged and will be available in the Main Library.

If you wish to vote in person please come to the Community Room on Tuesday September 15th from 11 to 7 and make your vote count. If you chose to vote in person we must ask that you wear a mask and observe social distancing.

From the Children’s Library:

PRESCHOOL OUTDOOR STORYTIME ON THE LAWN with Miss Chrissy!!

Starting Wednesday September 16 form 1:00 – 2:00 pm

You MUST register ahead of time.

Each parent and child is responsible for bringing their own chair or blanket (some small chairs are available for children) and social distancing is a must.

All storytime crafts will be sent home with the participants.

Please Call: 845-744-5295 ex. 3 to register

Come join Miss Lucy’s Toddler Group Storytime on Mondays at 10 AM out on the lawn.

There are fairies reading a book hidden around the library grounds.  See how many you can find. You can win a prize. 

Have you used a Take and Make bag? They are hanging on the children’s room door. A book and a craft project are in each bag. They are graded, toddler, preschool and elementary. Earn a prize by taking a picture of your project and emailing it to pbl@rcls.org.

Free digital resources to use during social distancing:

(Here are just a few children’s activities from the list)

For a vast collection of stories, crafts and other ideas for keeping the little ones minds and bodies active visit YouTube Kids. It is dedicated completely to children and you’ll never have to worry that they might come across anything that isn’t age appropriate.

Announcements

The Next Stop Adventure Program for Saturday has been postponed to Sat. Sept 26th, same time and place. There are still spots available, if you want to register please call 845-744-3375 ex.2

We have started our own YouTube channel!!!

To find it search “Pine Bush Public Library” on YouTube and click on the channel with a picture of the library on it or you can just click HERE.

The inaugural video is “Women in History” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage movement.

Please subscribe to our channel to stay up to date on new videos.

Did you know that your library card gives you access to Consumer Reports? Just go to RCLS.org and get unbiased information for all the latest products.

The Fitnixs have delayed their walks to the middle of September when it should be cooler on Tuesdays at 10:30. Join us.

It is with great joy and sadness that we announce the departure of our Adult Programs Director Karen Fox. Karen was a valued member of our team who served the library community for 12 years. Her contribution to the library and the community at large will be sorely missed. We wish her the best of luck in this new phase of her life.  

There is a new drive through food pantry at the Bullville United Methodist Church since the start of Covid.  They will welcome any donations of food items. Their hours are Wednesdays from 4-5 pm. They are particularly looking for pasta, sauces, tomatoes, canned meats, grains, cereal, beans, powdered milk, peanut butter, fresh vegetables, baking mix and toiletries. Items can be brought to the community room. If you would like more information or volunteer, you can contact Carolyn Keyes at 845-361-3032.

You can access hundreds of eBooks, audiobooks, videos, and more.

Visit https://rcls.overdrive.com/ to explore!

Remember, you are welcomed to sit in your car or sit on our porch to use the Library’s Wi-Fi for free.

Please be safe and social distance yourself from others and wear your masks. Wash your hands frequently or at least use sanitizer when soap and water isn’t available.

Community Center

The Community Center is OPEN

We have HUNDREDS of free books on the porch for you to take home with you. Please come by and help yourself.

While we appreciate your incredible generosity we ask that you do not drop books off on our front porch. If you have books, DVD’s, Videogames or anything else you want to donate please just give us a call in advance.

845-744-5295 ex 2   

Attention students, teachers and parents!

We have dictionaries in multiple languages, practice workbooks for all ages, SAT prep books and many other educational resources for you to use. Just stop into the Community Center and see what we have to offer.

As always there is free WiFi available inside and outside both buildings.

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