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Reopening the Gardiner Library: Stage Three
Now open to six patrons at a time for 20 minute blocks
New Expanded Hours:
Thursdays 12 - 8 PM
Fridays through Sundays 12 - 4 PM
- Laptops available to use in the community room by appointment or walk-in if available (3 computers are set up on individual tables approx. 15 feet apart with sneeze guards). Strict cleaning protocols in place.
- All essential services available in library or by curbside service
- Holds on items from libraries in our region open
- Curbside assistance still available
Visit our website here for more information on each stage.
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org with any questions.

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
For Adults
Grid the Portrait: Virtual Art Class with Amy Cote
Tuesdays (starting July 7, join any time)
7 - 8:00 PM
Email Amy at acote@rcls.org for the Zoom link and
required materials
FREE
Gridding is a fun way to enlarge a doodle, photo or anything you’d like to turn into either a larger artwork or just to transfer to make something new. From the Egyptians to Renaissance artists gridding has been used as a tool for creating correct proportions and is still used today by many artists.
Amy Coté is an artist, educator and librarian. She has a MFA in painting and drawing from SUNY New Paltz and before that studied art at Bennington College and the New York Academy. Amy is a teacher’s assistant in the art department at Kingston High School.

Summer Reading BINGO for Adults
Get more information and download BINGO cards here or
pick-up cards at the library.
Submit your BINGO card(s) by September 5th and be entered into raffles for a chance to win some great prizes.
For Kids
Virtual Teddy Bear Tea Party with Miss Amy
Friday, August 7
11:00 – 11:45 AM
For children up to 7 yrs. old


Gather your teddy bears, favorite drinks, treats and dress up for a fun filled virtual tea party!
Join Miss Amy for teddy bear stories, songs and a simple craft with our stuffed animal friends.
Email alaber@rcls.org to register and receive Zoom link.

Jill Obrig's Family Art Workshop
Tuesday August 11th (collage)
3:00 - 4:30 PM

To register and to receive the Zoom link email Nicole at nlane@rcls.org by 8/3.
The Library will provide a take-home bag of art supplies to pick up at the library on August 8th and 9th.
Open to children of all ages.
On 8/11 join art teacher Jill Obrig and create a torn tissue landscape inspired by the story The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton and well- known Hudson River artists.

These projects were made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor
Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

ScienceTellers: NEW SHOW
Aliens: Escape from Earth
July 25 - August 31
Grades K - 5
Click here to access program.
During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a wacky space scientist, they must get the aliens back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! An exciting, out-of-this world adventure! Length: 35 minutes

"Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress"
June 27 - August 31
Click here to access program.

Summer Book Club for Ages 4 and Up
with Carolyn Thorenz

Registration is required by the Friday prior to each date and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.
Click here for all the details.

Dragon Magic Book Club
Mondays (10 AM): July 6 - August 10
Explore the history of this mythical monster in literature.

Summer Book Clubs for Ages 7 and Up
with Carolyn Thorenz

Registration is required by the Friday prior to each date and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.
Click here for all the details.
Virtual Graphic Novel Book Club
Tuesdays (4 PM): July 14 - August 4
Explore: Amulet and Kazu Kibuishi; The World of Dave Pilkey; author Raina Telgemeir; and El Deafo by CeCe Bell
Virtual Magic Tree House Summer Camp Book Club
Thursday (4 PM): July 9 - August 13
Read 4 pre-selected books and come ready for fun!

Summer Book Club for Ages 9 and Up
with Carolyn Thorenz

Registration is required by the Friday prior to each date and limited to 12 per session. Register and request dates to attend by contacting cthorenz@rcls.org.
Click here for all the details.
Virtual Mythology Book Club
Meets Thursday (4 PM) July 23 & August 6
Compare Greek myths to Native American myths.


Page Turner Adventures
Imagine Your Adventure Story
Get all the information here.

July 13-August 31
Password: Read2020!
Access program here.

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion. Each program includes 5 recordings including: show day, project day, author & illustrator day, tween day and special guest day.

Virtual Summer Storytimes with Miss Amy
Tuesdays 10 AM (Ages 3 and under)
July 7 - August 11

Thursdays 10 AM (Ages 4 and 5)
July 9 - August 13
Join Miss Amy for stories and songs via Zoom until we can meet again at the library. Storytime
Contact Amy Laber at alaber@rcls.org for Zoom link.

Short Story Writing Contest
Submit by August 14 by 5 PM
Ages 11 and under
1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners
Write a Tall Tale starting with this phrase: “Dear Librarian, I could not return my book on time because…”

Finish this statement with a tall tale filled with exaggerations and outlandish characters to mesmerize our judges and entertain the librarians.
Go here for all the details.

Summer Reading Book BINGO for Kids
Get more information and download BINGO cards here or
pick-up cards at the library.
Submit by September 5th and be entered into raffles for a chance to win some great prizes.
For Teens
Teen Literary Magazine Meeting
Sunday, August 9
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org for more information, to register and to receive the Zoom link.

Middle school and high school students who enjoy writing poetry, short stories and graphic novels, join us as we launch our first online literary magazine.

Submit work through email and fellow authors will share critics, suggestions and compliments, as needed. Meetings will begin in July. Once there's enough material and we feel as a group it's ready to go, the magazine will be formatted and published from the library website.

Young Adult Virtual Book Club with Carolyn
Registration required. To register and receive Zoom link for day of meeting contact Carolyn at cthorenz@rcls.org
Sunday, August 16 (1:30 PM)
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
Discussions, games and design a decorative fan.


Summer Reading Book BINGO for Teens
Get more information and download BINGO cards here or
pick-up cards at the library.
Submit by September 5th and be entered into raffles for a chance to win some great prizes.

Short Story Writing Contest
Submit by August 14 by 5 PM
Adult (ages 18 and older) and Teen (ages 12-17 years old)
categories: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category
Go here for all the details.
Tall Tales are filled with exaggerations and outlandish characters. Be inspired by local history and community to create a short story filled with fantastical intrigue.

Prizes and certificates will be issued along with publication on the Gardiner Library website and announcements in local press.
Free Services
Free Tutoring in Elementary Math, Science and English
Teen Advisory Board members, Kristie and Norah, are excited to offer
free tutoring this summer using Zoom.
Contact Nicole at nlane@rcls.org to schedule an appointment and to connect
with Kristie or Norah.

Virtual "Ask a Librarian" with librarian Amy Cote
Wednesdays
4 - 8:00 PM
Email Amy at acote@rcls.org or call the library's google number at 845-663-1435 to make an appointment.

Live support using Zoom or google phone number.

Bringing the Library to You: Homebound Delivery
Email Nicole at nlane@rcls.org or call the library
at 255-1255 (leave a message) to schedule a day/time.

Volunteers will pick-up and deliver library items and any essential service requests.
Local History
Kingston's Buried Treasures - Lecture Series Videos
https://www.kingston-ny.gov/BuriedTreasures
This series, recorded between 2012 and 2016, explores the people, places and events that made New York’s first capital one of America’s most unique communities.
With inspirational tales of meteoric rise, and cautionary woes of equally spectacular falls, Kingston’s history tells more than just the story of a city- its arguably the story of a nation.
Take a look back at 365 years of this extraordinary city- Kingston, New York.

Gardiner Library "Reimagined" Survey
This quick survey will help us determine what you want and need as we all move forward.
Please help us determine how best to serve you.
Thank you.
Gardiner's Virtual Library Resources
Check out all the resources here.
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Gardiner Library
133 Farmer's Turnpike
Gardiner, New York 12525
845-255-1255

www.gardinerlibrary.org