Many thanks to the 70-plus people who visited the library during our recent Renovation Open House! It was a wonderful show of support for the library, and I appreciated the opportunity to meet many people in the community and to showcase our lovely space.
Spring has finally arrived, and our library's activities are growing along with the buds and blossoms. In addition to our ongoing programs, you will see a number of new library programs added to our May calendar. We will also soon be welcoming a new part-time librarian to the library's staff, who will be dedicated to coordinating our Youth Services Department.
Also during the month of May, the Friends of Castleton Public Library will be holding a special American Girl raffle to benefit the library. The American Girl doll Kaya, including a number of Kaya's accessories and outfits, is the raffle's first prize (total estimated retail value of $600.00). The raffle includes retired American Girl products that can no longer be purchased from the company. Raffle tickets can be purchased in the library from May 1 through May 30 for $2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of iPads for the library! The drawing will be held on Saturday, May 30, after the close of the library's American Girl Themed Tea Party. Learn more about the raffle here.
See below for a list of upcoming events at Castleton Public Library. Information about the library is also available 24 hours a day on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Do you have suggestions for programs, events, or services you'd like to see at the library? We would love to hear from you! Give us a call at 518-732-0879 or send an email to email@example.com.
Monday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.
Each month at the Bring Your Own Book (BYOB) Club we will get together to talk about what we're reading lately. Simply bring your chosen book with you on the day of the club meeting to discuss it and share it with the group. Choose any authors or genres -- from westerns to graphic novels to non-fiction to poetry and beyond, all books are fair game for discussion! This is a great way to learn about new books and authors you might not otherwise encounter.
Friends of Castleton Public Library Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser
Tuesday, May 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Scarnato's Restaurant, 133 Scott Avenue, Castleton, NY 12033
Cost: $35.00 per person or $60.00 per couple.
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo and learn more about the Friends of Castleton Public Library! Join us for a buffet dinner and cash bar. RSVPs recommended; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-732-0879.
Teen Movie Night - Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
Join us for Teen Movie Night! We'll have snacks and watch Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (PG-13), based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Recommended audience ages 13+.
Story Hour with Miss Linda
Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
May dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28.
Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Open to all children and their caregivers; suggested age range 0-6.
Fridays at 10:00 a.m. (except 1st Friday of each month)
May dates: May 8, 15, 22, 29.
Computer help by appointment. Learn the basics of computer use or ask questions in a one-on-one setting. Please call the library during regular business hours to register (518-732-0879) or email our Director.
Drop-In Mother's Day Crafts
Friday, May 8, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Visit our library to make a special craft for Mom, Grandma, or another special "Mom" in your life! Projects and ideas from toddlers to teens. Supplies provided while they last.
Drop-In Crafts for Kids
Monday, May 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Drop in to the library and make a fun craft to take home! All ages welcome; suggested age range 5-12. Supplies provided while they last.
Open Mic Night
Monday, May 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Musicians and spoken word poets - come share your talents at our monthly Open Mic Night! All ages are welcome to perform and to watch. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Castleton Public Library.
American Girl Themed Tea Party
Saturday, May 30, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon tea party, crafts, and games as we celebrate the popular American Girl series! Attendees are welcome to bring their dolls along to join the fun. All ages welcome. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Call library during our business hours to register (518-732-0879) or email our Director.