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Summer Read-A-Thon
July 5 - August 31
17 years old and younger
Pick up packets with pledge sheet, book log and envelope at the library or find everything you need here.
Do what you already love to do while helping the Gardiner Library! Find sponsors to pledge money for every book you read. Sponsors can pledge a certain amount of money per book read or they can pledge simply for participating in the read-a-thon.

Prizes for participating, most money raised and most books read in 2 age categories and community service hours available.

3" X 3" Mini Art Show
Ages 8 to adult
Contact Carolyn at to reserve
your canvas.
Return finished canvas by July 13
Reserve a 3” X 3” canvas and design a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Paints, markers, collage-you decide as your creative genius runs wild! Once completed, return to the library for displaying throughout the summer in our first Mini Art Show.
For Adults
Health and Wellness Virtual Coaching Sessions with
Cathy Bakker

Tuesdays 6/8 - 7/27, 2 - 5:30 PM
Wednesdays 7/7 - 7/28, 10 AM - 2:15 PM
Individuals may sign up for one 30 minute session every other week up to a maximum of 6 sessions.
Contact Cathy at to
reserve a time(s).
$10 per session
(an excellent value)

Discover what is getting in your way, get unstuck and achieve your goals with holistic health and wellness coaching. You will be guided through a safe, non-judgmental, client centered, and collaborative coaching process that is aligned with your personal values and strengths. Create the changes your want in your life!
Cathy Bakker is a certified Integrative Health & Wellness Coach. She is also certified in Reiki and will be sitting for the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches certification exam in the Fall of this year.

Walking Club for Seniors
Thursdays, weather permitting
11 AM

Meet in the upper parking lot at the library

Want to get some fresh air, enjoy the spring/summer foliage and meet new people, all while getting some exercise? Join
the club!

Slow Stitch Club
10 AM - 12 PM
Meets in-person on back patio or in the community room.
Contact Carolyn at to register.

Join the Slow-Stitch Revolution! Hand sew as a form of meditation, relaxation and socialization. Bring a portable hand-sewing project and enjoy some "me" time while artfully stitching a favorite project.

Birding Walks with Minnewaska Park Educator
Nick Martin

8 - 9:30 AM
Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area.

Although bird-centered Nick will take time to explore and identify trees, flowers, rocks and other kinds of animals. Take an approximately one-mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes, bring binoculars, a birding field guide or a smart device with a field guide installed.

The Ukeleleans are back! Ukelele Club
Wednesday, July 14 (2nd Wednesdays)
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Meets outside on the back stage and patio

All ages welcome, from beginner to experienced.
The aim is to encourage one another along as we have fun with this uniquely upbeat instrument. Individuals will be given the opportunity to perform for the group, if they desire, building confidence to perform in front audiences.

Jeff Pfeffer has been playing the ukulele for 20+ years, giving lessons to beginners along the way. He particularly enjoys tin-pan-alley, novelty songs, and sing-a-longs, with a focus on performance.
For Younger Kids
Story Times are coming back!!
Toddlers, Tuesdays 7/6 - 8/10
Preschoolers, Thursdays 7/8 - 8/12
10 -10:30 AM

Registration required and limited to 10 families. Link to register online will be posted one week prior to each story time session.

Masks will be required for all participants until seated in your circle on the lawn. Feel free to bring a blanket or towel to sit upon.

MISS AMY TIME: Episode Three
Miss Amy has a new show on YouTube!
Click here to watch and join the fun!
Sing Lizard’s Song with Miss Amy and Buddy and pretend you’re a bunny! Subscribe to the channel to see more episodes as they are added. You can also follow Miss Amy on Facebook and Instagram (@missamytime) to stay connected.
This program was made possible by New York Library's State Family Literacy Library Services Grant and the Ramapo Catskill Library System.

READ to Fletcher
Thursdays, 6/24, 7/22 & 8/19
4 PM
Meets outside on the back patio.
Sign up for a 15 minute time slot.
Contact Amy at to register.

Read to a certified therapy dog! This relaxed and stress free environment supports children's confidence and learning.
For Kids and Teens
Summer Patio Projects for Families
Tuesdays beginning July 6
3 PM
Meets on the back patio.
Contact Carolyn at to register.
7/6 Blobfish Slime
7/13 Bug Hotel
7/20 Bird Feeder
7/27 Butterfly Ponder
8/3 Pressed Flower Book
8/10 Specimen Frame
8/17 Dog and Cat Toys
Take a break in the day and try something new. Join us on the back patio of the library for a story and a DIY project.

YA Book Club
Monday June 21
7 - 8:00 PM
Ages 13+
Contact Carolyn at to receive the link.

YA book club will meet in person July 24 and August 21.

June's book club pick is Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson.

YA Literary Magazine and Zines
Saturday, July 10 (and 8/14)
2 - 3 PM
Meets in-person, outdoors.
Contact Carolyn at to register.

What stories do you enjoy reading? Have you ever thought of writing your own? Build a story and your confidence with:
-Writing prompts
-Story share and feedback
-Character development
-Guest author visits

Your story could be published in the next edition of the library's YA literary magazine, Gardiner Ink!

Historical Miniature Wargaming Day
Saturday, July 17
10 - 3 PM

Meets in-person outside.
For ages 10 and up. Registration required.
Contact Carolyn at to register.
Don't miss this unique opportunity.
Look at history a whole new way as battles are strategized table-top style. WWII and other battles will be on-going throughout the day. Designing figures and terrain will be explored during gaming time. Find out more about the hobby, watch demos and play!
This program was made possible through a grant from the Historical Miniature Gaming Society (HGMS).

Junior Zine Making and Animal Design
Sunday, July 18
2 - 3 PM
For ages 8 and up.
Registration required. Contact Carolyn at to register.
*Community service hours for zine creators
A Zine is a small self-published work of original art, text or images that can be reproduced on a copy machine and shared. It can be a comic, collage, poetry, art. It can express a feeling or passion about something that's important to you. It can revolve around a theme such as animals, dragons, trees, shoes, a fanzine, etc. Most importantly, it's your ideas and creativity that generate what's included. Learn to design unique animal characters for your zine too!

YA Book Club
Saturday, July 24
2 - 3 PM
ges 13+
Meets outside on back patio.
Contact Carolyn at for more information.
July's book pick is Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Junior Fiction Mythology Book Club
Sunday, July 25
2 - 3 PM
Ages 9 and up.
Registration required. Contact Carolyn at to register.

If Mythology is your thing, join the club. Come and share stories of favorite mythological creatures while designing a terrarium to bring home.

DIY Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters
Saturday, July 31
1 - 3 PM
For ages 8+
Pre-registration is required and limited.
Contact Carolyn at to register.
Come celebrate Harry Potter on his birthday.
Make the book, partake in Gillywater, lollipops and more.
Gardiner's Virtual Library Resources
Check out all the resources here.
Below are a few to get you excited!
Overdrive - eBooks and eAudiobooks
Access here.

Overdrive provides access to over 30,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks. Use an e-reader, tablet or a phone. No fines. Easy to use. You can enjoy many titles immediately online or download them for offline use.

Consumer Reports
Access here.

Consumer Reports' flagship website and magazine publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center.
Free Library Services
NEW: Movie Match Advisory Service
Personalized movie/TV series recommendations.
Fill out our Movie Match survey and get a list of 3 movies and/or TV series within 7 days.
Let us help you find your next great movie!

Our librarians will send you a personalized list of recommendations based on your responses to our Movie Match survey.

Links to the library catalog included to place holds on items quickly and easily.

BookMatch Reader's Advisory Service
Personalized reading recommendations.
Fill out our BookMatch survey and get a list of 8 books
within 7 days.

Our librarians will send you a personalized list of recommendations based on your responses to our
BookMatch survey.

Links to the library catalog included to place holds on items quickly and easily.
Let us help you find your next great read!

Mohonk Preserve and Empire State Passes
Loan period: 3 days
Check out at the library or reserve in advance by calling 255-1255.

Mohonk Preserve passes allow admission for one adult each.
Empire State pass allows free entry for one vehicle with unlimited passengers.
Community News
Gardiner 2021 Comprehensive Plan Update
Read the 2004 plan and submit your feedback, thoughts and
ideas here to help the town develop a new 2021 Plan.
The Town Board of Gardiner would like to invite all residents, individuals and entities to contribute their ideas for a vision of Gardiner’s future.

History Matters: Tulsa 1921
Tuesday, July 6
6:30 PM

Register here for this virtual event sponsored by the Cornwall
Public Library.
Earl Miller presents on the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre also known as the "Black Wall Street Massacre". Mr. Miller will examine the historical context of the atrocity while paying respect to the lives, businesses and homes destroyed. His grandfather pastored one of the churches that was destroyed.
The 1921 Tulsa Massacre and was one of the worst race riots in U.S. history. Earl Miller, an educator and community bridge-builder, has received numerous recognitions, including by chapters of the NAACP and from the NYS Legislature as well as being inducted into the Rockland County Civil Rights/Human Rights Hall of Fame.

Blood Drive: Give a Pint Get a Pint!
Tuesday, June 29
1 - 6:00 PM

Wallkill Reformed Church
45 Bridge Street, Wallkill
Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to to reserve a time to help.

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