THE PINE BUSH AREA ARTS COUNCIL IS SPONSORING A SIGN MAKING CONTEST FOR THE 2020 CENSUS. DUE TO COVID-19 AND ITS IMPACT ON EVERYONE, THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR ALL PERSONS LIVING IN THE U.S. AND U.S. TERRITORIES TO SUBMIT THEIR COMPLETED CENSUS FORMS TO OCTOBER 31, 2020.
IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS EXTENDED DATE SO THAT EVERYONE IS COUNTED! ARTISTS, BY USING YOUR TALENTS AND MAKING AN OUTDOOR SIGN THAT WILL BE PLACED AROUND THE TOWN OF CRAWFORD, YOU’LL BE HELPING US SPREAD THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THE CENSUS MEANS: $675 BILLION; IT’S IN THE CONSTITUION; IT’S ABOUT FAIR REPRESENTATION; IT’S ABOUT REDISTRICTING; AND IT’S A CIVIC DUTY!!
TWO WINNERS WILL EACH RECEIVE A $50 PRIZE!
COME TO THE PINE BUSH AREA LIBRARY TO PICK UP YOUR SIGN BOARD AND INFO SHEET OR CALL 744-4265, EXT. 2 FOR MORE INFO.
THE DEADLINE TO DROP OFF SIGNS AT THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY CENTER IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH BEFORE 4 PM
As usual, the theme of our reading is dedicated to the season, but given our circumstances, poetry about current events are welcome. Please submit your work to the following email address: email@example.com
If you are interested in participating, please submit your work to the above email address by July 28, 2020.
All mediums welcome—be creative! (Video of you reading your poem(s), slideshows, written work, …………………………. )
Welcome! The Pine Bush Library will unlock its doors on Monday, July 20th from 10-4. In order to enter, all returning books must be dropped in the drop box to be quarantined for 3 days. Due to the libraries capacity you may have to wait to enter. All visitors MUST wear a face mask, sanitize their hands upon entry and social distancing is required. If browsing the shelves you must wear the gloves provided. Your library card is to remain in your hands the entire time. All our books and other materials have been under quarantine since March. For your protection and ours we are cleaning the door handles, desktops, phones, etc. throughout the day.
Online ordering and curbside delivery will still be available.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us between 10am and 4pm Monday – Friday.
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.
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”
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!
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.