LaGrange Library

 

 

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488 Freedom Plains Rd. (Rt.55)
Suite #109
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Phone: (845) 452-3141
Fax: (845) 452-1974

E-mail: lagrangelibrary@laglib.org

Directions to the Library


Hours  
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9:30am-8pm
9:30am-5pm
9:30am-8pm
9:30am-5pm
2-8pm
9:30am-2pm

Holiday Closings 2014
Memorial Day....................
Independence Day............
Labor Day.........................
Thanksgiving....................
Christmas..........................
New Year's........................
5/26
7/4
9/1
11/26@5pm-11/27
12/24-12/25
12/31-1/1

 

Read our latest newsletter
The BookBag - Summer 2014 issue

Read our latest eNewsletter
eNews - July 2014 issue
 

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Adult Cooking Class: Cooking with Corn

Presenter: Chef Ryan Judge, Owner of Seasoned Culinary Classes
Date: Friday, July 25, 6-7:30pm
Cost: $15

This enjoyable interactive class featuring corn, includes a sampling of the prepared dishes. Participants will also receive an apron, chef’s hat, and recipe cards to take home. This class was generously funded by the Friends of the LaGrange Library.  In-person registration with non-refundable payment is required.

 


Retro Summer Movie Spectacular

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 1-3pm

Enjoy light refreshments as you watch this 1982 Steven Spielberg classic starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. Rated PG.  Register online

 

 

 



One-on-One eReader Help

Presenter: Lisa Sassi, Adult Program Coordinator
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 1-4pm

Get help setting up most mobile devices and learn how to download free eBooks using OverDrive. Please bring along your device, library card, PIN & e-mail address. Call or stop in to schedule your 1 hour appointment.

 

 


LaGrange Library Tour & Online Catalog Demo

Presenter: Lisa Sassi, Adult Program Coordinator
Date: Friday, August 8, 6:30-7:30pm

Enjoy a guided tour of the Library, then learn how to use the online catalog, search for material and create a library account to monitor your checked out items, renew and reserve items, and record your reading history. iPads will be furnished for use during the class, but you will need to bring your library card & PIN. Register online

 

 


Teen Geek Help
Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm

Need help downloading an eBook?  Trying to establish an email, Facebook, Twitter or other social media account?  Having trouble with your tablet?  Thanks to a grant from Dutchess County, we're pleased to offer individualized technology assistance from Doug, our resident Teen Geek. Bring along your device.  No appointment necessary.

If you've received help from our Teen Geek, we'd love for you to give us some feedback about your experience. Click here to fill out a brief survey.

"Funded by Dutchess County through a grant made available to the Poughkeepsie Public Library District."

Teen Tech Wizards
July 7-August 25:  Mondays 5-8pm
July 10-August 28:  Thursdays 1-4pm

Our Teen Tech Wizards can walk you through downloading eBooks, deciphering your mobile devices and laptops, and using apps that focus on developing children's literacy. Bring along your device. No appointment necessary.

This program is generously funded by The Dollar General Literacy Foundation in conjunction with YALSA/ALA.


 

 

Summer Reading Program is underway!

Get a free gift when you register!

For Kids:  Read the required number of books for the grade you're entering in the fall, then record your books in your Reading Log online by clicking on the Summer Reading Program button or stop in to pick up a paper Reading Log.  Those completing the program will enjoy loads of fun at our Awards Ceremony Celebration on Friday, August 15, 6pm at Freedom Park where you're invited to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy some dessert, lawn games, prizes and a spectacular magic show with special guest JIZ Magic & the Young Magicians Society.

This year, as part of the Summer Reading Program, we've added Book Bingo.  Your mission is to complete rows of tasks either up & down, side to side or diagonally.  Each time you get BINGO on your card, bring in your card to receive a prize.  Book Bingo cards can be picked up at the Library.

For Adults:  You could win a fabulous gift basket when you participate in our Book & Film Review Raffle.  Submit reviews online by clicking on the Summer Reading Program button or stop in and pick up paper review forms.  Your reviews will be entered in our bi-weekly raffle drawings.

Click here for our Summer Reading Program flier

 

We regret that due to space limitations we will not be accepting used book donations at this time.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

LaGrange Association Library continues to welcome new volunteers ages 14 and older with varying talents.  From retired senior citizens, to high school students completing community service credit, to local Boy Scout chapters working on their volunteer service merit badges.  These are some of the many groups who contribute their time and talent to our community's library.

In the past we have graciously benefited from the efforts by local IBM retirees.  Thank you IBM, for your generous grant of $3000 to purchase 5 iPads with protective cases.  The addition of these devices has improved our public programming to children, as well as adults.  Are you an IBM retiree looking for volunteer options?  Please contact us.

Some of the many duties our volunteers help with include:

  • keeping library materials in proper order on the shelves (also known as Adopt-A-Section)

  • pulling requested items from the shelves

  • attaching MARC records to new books, DVDs, and other library items

  • weeding shelves of worn and unused items

  • sorting through donated items

There is no prior library experience needed and you can donate as little as 2 hours a week.  All tasks will be completed with the support and guidance of library staff.  If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out an application which you can find here.  For more information call (845)452-3141 or email lagrangelibrary@laglib.org.

 


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