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Help Us Expand Our Collection
New goal: $2000 Already raised $1475!
Donate here. Suggest a title here.
You have been so generous that we decided to increase our goal to $2,000!
We are actively buying new items and would love to hear what you want. Use the link above or email Nicole at
Donations will be used exclusively to purchase new books, movies and electronic content. Any amount is very much appreciated.
Thank you for your continued support.

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!

Amazon Associates Program Supports the Library
Click the Amazon link on the home page of our website and we receive 5-7% in advertising fees from your purchase.
The only way the Gardiner Library receives Associate Program money is to use the link on our website. This is not the Smile program.
For Adults
Climbing Your Family Tree with Sarah Gutmann
Monday, October 19
7 - 8:00 PM

Register here.
This free, online workshop with genealogist Sarah Guttman will teach you tips and tricks for starting to build your family tree. Take advantage of free access to from the library.
Made possible through a collaboration with the Ulster County Library Association.

Virtual Climate Action Workshop with Andrea Frank
Monday, October 19
7 - 8:30 PM
Contact Nicole at to register.
Are you wondering what combinations of actions can lead to a livable future? Participants propose climate solutions which then get tested in the science-based En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator. The resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, and action-oriented.
En-ROADS has been used by members of the U.S. Congress, the UN Secretary-General’s Office, university professors around the world and many others.
Andrea Frank is a Gardiner resident and an Associate Professor in Photography and Related Media at SUNY New Paltz. From 2003–12, she served as a lecturer in Photography and Related Media at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology. While at MIT, she audited System Dynamics workshops and courses to better understand the drivers underlying our current environmental and existential crisis. This became the foundation for the creative, collaborative System Drawing format she developed. Learn more about Andrea at

Outdoor Italian 'al fresco' Conversational Class with
Dr. Ornella Mazucca

5:30 - 6:30 PM
Class will meet on the back patio, weather permitting, through October 21. Masks and social distancing required. Classes will meet via Zoom during inclement weather and after October 22.
Contact Nicole at for the Zoom link and password.
This weekly class is designed for people who have some knowledge of the Italian language and would like to improve their conversational skills.

Dr. Ornella Lepri Mazzuca is a native speaker of Italian and has been facilitating the conversational class at the Gardiner Library since 2016.

Gardiner Library Walking Club for Seniors
9 - 9:45 AM
Meet in the upper parking lot at the library
Want to get some fresh air, enjoy the fall foliage and meet new people, all while getting some exercise? Join the club!
Contact Nicole at for more information or just
show up!
For Teens
Virtual YA Book Club with Carolyn
Monday, October 19
7 - 8:00 PM
For ages 13+
Meets the third Monday of the month.
Contact Carolyn at for more information and the Zoom link.
October's book club pick is The Which Way Tree by Elizabeth Crook. Those who attend will help to decide the next book.
For Kids
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Curbside Craft
For ages 8 and up
Email Nicole at to reserve a kit.
Available at the library pick-up window once notified with your order number. Limited quantities. One per family.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos and spend an afternoon making papel picado calavera with crepe paper, tissue paper marigolds and a skeleton puppet.

Special Spooky Craft Pack To-Go
Week of October 19th - Spiderwebs and
DIY Mouse Silhouettes
For ages 4 and up
Email Carolyn at to reserve a kit.
Available at the library pick-up window once notified with your order number. Limited quantities.
Each pack comes with a special project and a side order of activities. Everything you need for some afternoon fun.
A surprise holiday book will be include upon request.

Preschool Curbside Craft
Tissue Paper Fall Tree
Pick up a craft kit at the library to make at home!
Email Amy at to reserve a kit.

Available 10/20-11/3 (while supplies last).
Supplies are limited.

Virtual Bouncing Babies Sing & Play with Miss Amy
Tuesdays: September 29 - October 20, 2020
9:30 AM
Reoccuring 4 -week series
Ages 0-18 months
Registration required by emailing Amy at

Join Miss Amy and learn songs, finger plays, rhymes, bounces, tickles and lullabies to share with your baby.
We may read a simple board book aloud together, but no screen time for baby is needed.
Receive a lyric sheet for each 4-week session with the songs we will sing together.

Virtual Story Times with Miss Amy
Contact Amy at for the
Zoom link and password.
Join Miss Amy for stories and songs via Zoom.
Terrific Toddlers (Ages 3 and under)
10 - 10:30 AM
Fantastic Fours and Fives

10 - 10:30 AM

Pen Pal Initiative
Go here for more information.
Join the Gardiner Library's Pen Pal Initiative where children can connect with friends, family and our community by putting pen to paper!
Writers can participate in three ways:
1. "Dear Librarian"....correspond with one of our librarians
2. Senior Connect - connect with a senior living at Woodland Pond
3. Flat Stanley Club - receive a Flat Stanley Kit to decorate and send
Those participating in any of these pen pal programs will be eligible to receive monthly cardmaking kits.

Surprise Book Bundles
Answer a few selected questions and Miss Amy will surprise you with three special books.
Fill out the Surprise Book Bundle form here.
Free Services
The Resource Bubble
Contact Nicole at to get started.
- Are you looking for resources to support your child's education from home?
- Have you decided to homeschool your child this year?
- Are you part of a group of parents educating your children together?
Our librarians are here to help! If you are looking for creative and informative activities and resources, librarians will compile projects, kits, and literature using library and librarian-curated resources for groups or individual students.

Free Virtual Tutoring with Leo Glaser and Kristie Benel
Go here for more information.
Available for first through sixth graders
- Extra help and support in the areas of reading,
writing and math
- Understanding and completing class assignments
- Improving reading and writing strategies and skills

- Homework assistance

Social Justice and Anti-Racism Resources
To access resources go here:

Resources include books, videos, audiobooks, podcasts, television shows and more for parents, educators, adults, teens and children.
Suggestions are always welcome.

Museum and Other Attractions Passes Available
Reserve in advance or stop by the library.
Loan period: 3 days
More information can be found here.
Passes available to:
Mohonk Preserve, Empire State Pass (Minnewaska and all New York State Parks, The Museum of Firefighting in Hudson and
The Motorcycle Museum in Newburgh)
Gardiner's Virtual Library Resources
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Gardiner, New York 12525