From the Library: July

By Kelly Wells and Amanda Letohic

We want to start this month by saying a HUGE ‘thank you!’ to all those who came out to vote for the library budget and trustee election on June 6. It’s thanks to all of you that our budget passed by a margin of 82 to 17. With the results of the voting we welcome David J. Lawrence and Laurie Burke-Deutsch to the Board of Trust­ees. We’re very excited for the great year ahead!
This month marks the of­ficial start of Summer Reading at New York Libraries with a great theme “Build a Bet­ter World.” To encourage more children and teens to partici­pate in Summer Reading, our New York State Senator, John J. Bonacic, and our local Assem­blywoman, Aileen M. Gunther, are each offering certificates to those who track their reading this summer.
Stop in the library today for more details on each of these great challenges! And remem­ber…the Fallsburg Library has a prize party in August for those who participate in Sum­mer Reading this year. Prizes include games, craft kits, books, and some gift cards. Call, e-mail or stop in the library today to sign up. Those who sign up are given preference when register­ing for some of these great pro­grams that we have coming up:
On Monday July 10 at 5 p.m., we have a kids’ Karate Demo with Upstate Karate of Mountaindale. Come practice your moves!
Monday July 17, come visit with Officer Rosa and his K9 partner Maus of the Fallsburg Police Department and learn more about what they do for our community.
On Thursday July 13 and Thursday July 27, adults can join us at 7 p.m. for two parts of our three-part lecture series with Sullivan County Historian, John Conway and learn more about the county’s vibrant history.
On Wednesday July 26 at 6 p.m., tweens and teens can join us at Brian Ingber Park as we welcome back the guys from Rolling Video Bus!
As always, we have pre-school story hour Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Just for the summer reading program, we have Drop-In Craft Night on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in and make a fun Summer Reading related craft.
As you can see, we have many great things coming up at the Fallsburg Library. Some programs have limited spots so please call, e-mail, or stop in to sign up. Here’s a reminder of our contact information: call: 845-436-6067, e-mail: fbr@rcls.org, stop in: 12 Railroad Plaza, South Fallsburg, NY or follow us on social media!