488 Freedom Plains Rd. (Rt.55)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: (845) 452-3141
Fax: (845) 452-1974
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We've been very busy at LaGrange Library!
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what we've been doing this past year.
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
Relax with Meditation
Presenter: Susan Olin-Dabrowski, Reiki Master
Date: Thursday, August 7, 1-2pm
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or just plain tired? Meditation can create a sense of calm and leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated through healing and visualization techniques. Register online
Presenter: Donna Yoanidis, Bankers Conseco Life Insurance
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-7:30pm
Learn the ins and outs of Medicare with topics including how one qualifies, available options, recent and future changes, Part D prescription drug plans, secondary insurance, and Medicare Advantage. This information is valuable to those entering Medicare, as well as those who are already on Medicare. Register online
Learn how to Arm Knit
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 6:30-7:30pm (drop-in)
Ages: 10 & up
Bring along 1-2 skeins of bulky weight yarn.
Retro Summer Movie Spectacular
Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 1-3pm
Enjoy light refreshments as you watch the first film in the Indiana Jones series from 1981 directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford. Rated PG. Register online
Teen Geek Help
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.
The Summer Reading Program ends soon!
The last day to turn in your paper reading record or complete your online reading log is Friday, August 8!
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. Book Bingo ends Friday, September 5.
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. The final raffle drawing takes place Friday, August 8.
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.
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 email@example.com.