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


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:


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

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.


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 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 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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