From the Fallsburg Library: June 2017

by Kelly Wells and Amanda Letohic

Summer is very quickly approaching, which means that the Fallsburg Library is gearing up for “Summer Reading at New York Libraries!” Despite the name, Summer Reading at the library involves so much more than just encouraging reading. We offer various activities and programs that incorporate a specific theme. Every year offers a new theme and this year’s theme is “Build a Better World” which allows for endless interpretations.

Of course, with “Build a Better World” we will be offering programs where children and teens can physically build their own “better” miniature world using a variety of materials, including paper and everyone’s favorite…Legos! We will also be encouraging children and teens to “Build a Better World” by becoming engaged in their communities, whether through activities such as litter plucks or just helping out a neighbor or friends.

While Summer Reading is largely associated with children and teens, we do offer adult programs as well. This summer we are happy to welcome back Sullivan County Historian John Conway as he leads a three part lecture series every other Thursday evening starting in July. We are also partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer a three part “Eat Smart New York” series.

Keep your eyes out for a more detailed schedule to come out next month.

If you are interested in signing yourself or your children up for Summer Reading this year, just call or stop by the library. Did we mention that we end the summer with a prize party?!? We hope you’re getting excited about summer, but in the meantime check out some of these great programs we have coming up in June:

We will be offering a couple of family nights this month: on Wednesday, June 7 families can stop in starting at 7 p.m. to make ice cream in a bag, and on Wednesday, June 21 families can stop in at 7 p.m. to learn how to make candy dots out of Kool-Aid. On Thursday, June 8 we’ll be teaching children ages seven to14 how to make their very own rock candy. Wednesday, June 14 will be an adult and teen craft night, where you can sign up to make a sea glass covered flower pot…we may even have some seeds you can plant! On Thursday, June 15 at 6 p.m., adults can enjoy a craft night for those 18 and over, and make a decorative bowl out of confetti. Please note that our regular weekly programs for children (Mondays at 6:30 p.m.) and preschoolers (Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.) will continue through the third week of June.

As you can see, we have many great things coming up at the Fallsburg Library. Some programs have limited spots, so please call, email, or stop in to sign up. Here’s a reminder of our contact information, call: 845-436-6067, email:, stop in: 12 Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg, NY, or follow us on social media!