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We're Moving in 2020!
The Library’s new home will be at 1110 Route 55 in LaGrangeville (across from McDonald’s) in the heart of Town Center. Relocation expected this summer. We will post updates in the Library, on our social media sites and web page – be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

We're OVERDUE to hear from you!
Gathering input from our community is an important part of the Library's Long Range Plan. We want to hear your thoughts and suggestions about the Library as we head into a future of exciting changes! Click below to take our survey.
January 2020
Library Hours
Monday
9:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday
9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday
2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday
9:30am - 2:00pm

Phone
845-452-3141

Email
lagrangelibrary@laglib.org

Your account is available 24/7 at

Wondering if the Library is closed or on a delayed opening due to inclement weather? Check www.cancellations.com
This button takes you to our website - click the Paypal Button on the top right to donate to your local library!
“Smile” to Support Your Library!
If you order through AmazonSmile and select LaGrange Association Library as your charitable organization, the Library will receive 0.5% of your total purchase amount from the Amazon Foundation. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service, so please consider shopping at smile.amazon.com and choosing the Library. It’s a small, simple gesture, but means so much! Many thanks for all of your continued support.
Click here to check out the 2018 Annual Report. Learn about all the wonderful things we do for the community!
Friends NEW Logo
Every Library Needs Friends!

The LaGrange Library Friends Group is a separate nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for the library and provide financial support via fundraising activities, like book sales, raffles, and various community events.

Join us for the
2019 membership year! 
Thank you for your continued support.

Click here to print a membership form.
Tote Bag
Purchase a Friends tote bag for $15 and carry your books in style!
From the Friends of LaGrange Library . . . Happy New Year! We wish you all a healthy and happy 2020.

Did you make a resolution for the New Year and want to be more successful in accomplishing it? Come in and check out our non-fiction titles found on the tables in the back of the library. There are great books on dieting, eating healthy, exercise, money management, learning a new skill, finding a new hobby and much more.

There are also many other great non-fiction titles for you to enjoy. History, biographies, business, travel, animals and families are just a few in the selection.

All of our non-fiction books are half price during the month of January. Nonfiction hard covers are now only 50¢, and non-fiction paperbacks are now only 25¢.

Stop in and take a look. Everyone is sure to find a great read to enjoy in the New Year.
Services
Lifelong Learning with Universal Class

The Mid-Hudson Library System has a new service - Universal Class! Bringing lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, this service has something for everyone. The classes are created so you can learn at your own pace. You can take five classes at a time, and have six months to complete them. In addition, these classes will also earn you Continuing Education credits. All you need is a library card to start learning.

Expand your horizons with Universal Class today!

Click here to get started.
Text Messaging is Here!
Do you want to get your library notifications by text? Opt in today!
To get started:
  • Login to your library account from midhudsonlibraries.org
  • Select My Account from the top left
  • Choose Edit account
  • Enter your mobile number 
  • Check the box to Opt in
  • Click SUBMIT to save the change
  • A text will arrive soon asking you to “reply YES” to confirm that you wish to receive texts from the library

Please note:
  • The text is automated—sorry, you won’t reach us with a reply
  • The text notice is in addition to the regular notification, so we still send the email or phone message
  • You will get message for each
  • Item to pick up
  • Item soon due or renewed
  • Item overdue

Learn about Terms & Conditions:
  • midhudsonlibraries.org/sms_terms.html
  • Login to your library account from midhudsonlibraries.org to opt out at any time.  You can also reply STOP from device.
U.S. Flag Repository
Bring your United States flags that are no longer fit for display to our flag repository box, conveniently located just inside the front door, courtesy of patron Gabriel Borbon's Eagle Scout project. The flags will then be collected and respectfully retired by a member of Boy Scout Troop 86 in Fishkill.
Rokus to Check Out
Borrow one of our new Roku devices to stream content from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime video and Pandora for free!
The Library Delivers!
If permanent or temporary illness or infirmity prevents you from coming to the Library, we offer a variety of materials for homebound delivery including books, large print books, books on CD, music CDs, and DVDs.

Once we've received your completed application we'll contact you to arrange the date and time of your first delivery. To access an application, visit our website at www.laglib.org and click on "Information and Services" or call the Library at 452-3141 and we'll gladly mail you one. Applicants must be residents of the Town of LaGrange.
Auto Renewals
Your checked out items eligible for renewal will automatically be renewed 2 days before they are due, adding the extension to the existing due date. Items that other patrons have on hold, that have been renewed the maximum of 2 times, or are not eligible for renewals, will not be renewed.

The auto renewal system helps you by renewing eligible items before they become late, eliminating those pesky 1 or 2 day fines! If the loan is extended but you don’t need the extra time, you can (of course) still return it by the original due date.

If you receive your library notifications by email, you will receive a courtesy notice letting you know of any items that were automatically renewed and those that were not. If you currently receive your notifications by phone, and would like to switch to email so you can receive these courtesy notices, please contact the Circulation Desk at 452-3141.  
Libraries Save You Money
Next time you check out an item, take a closer look at your date due receipt – it shows how much money you saved by borrowing, instead of purchasing, your items. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Try it yourself by using the Library Value Calculator, an initiative of the American Library Association, located on the bottom right of our webpage at www.laglib.org.  
Kids & Teen Programs
Homeschool Book Club
Wednesday, January 8th
11am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Read this month's selection Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry, then join us for a book discussion and craft. For ages 7-11.
Click here to sign up.
Kawaii Club: Lava Bead Diffuser Bracelet
Friday, January 10th
5:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make a bracelet using lava beads infused with essential oil. All supplies will be provided. For ages 8-18.
Click here to sign up.
Winter Crafternoon: Plastic Plate Snow Scene
Wednesday, January 15th
11:30am - 12:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Join us for a plastic plate snow globe craft! Use plastic and paper plates, stickers, glue, and glitter to make a snow scene that you can shake like a snow globe. For ages 2-6.
Drop on in!
Lego Challenge Club: Build a Snowflake
Friday, January 17th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Attend a Lego night, complete the challenge, and receive a raffle ticket for your chance to win a Lego set at the drawing in April! This month's Lego challenge is to build a snowflake. For ages 3 & up. 
Click here to sign up.
Kid's Crochet Club: Fashionable Headband
Friday, January 17th
5pm - 7:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make a cute headband or ear warmer using simple crochet techniques. All supplies will be provided. For ages 10-18.
Click here to sign up.
Art Club: Painting with Scissors - Henri Matisse Cut-Outs
Saturday, January 18th
11am - 12pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Explore the art of Henri Matisse, which features bold color shapes cut from paper. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-11.
Click here to sign up.
Little Builders: Magna Blocks, Duplos & Legos
Monday, January 20th
10am - 11am
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Children are encouraged to use their imagination to build, design and create using Magna Blocks, Duplos and Legos! For ages 2-6.
Drop on in!
Wax Resist Peace Dove Art Project
Monday, January 20th
12pm - 1:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
This peace dove art project uses a wax resist technique with watercolor paints. For children of all ages.
Drop on in!
Sculpy Emoji Charms
Monday, January 20th
3pm - 4:30pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Make cute emoji charms with Sculpey clay that you can use as jewelry or to hang on your backpack. For children ages 8 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Homeschool STEAM: The Plant Cell
Friday, January 24th
2pm - 4pm
with Mary Wickham,
Youth Programmer
Get excited about science with this fun project! Come learn about plant cells, the building blocks of plant life, and make a 3D plant cell model. For ages 6-11.
Click here to sign up.
Clubs
Book Club
Tuesday, January 21st
7:30pm - 9pm
This month's selection is Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand - click here to reserve a copy!
Scrabble Club
Thursdays,
1pm - 3pm
with Ellen Anderle,
Scrabble Master
Join us for our new Scrabble Club! There's no obligation. Drop in when you can. All skill levels welcome.
Drop on in!
Afternoon Knitting
Mondays,
12:30pm - 2pm
Drop by to work on your latest project, share ideas or show off a finished design. All skill levels are welcome.
Drop on in!
Bridge Club
Mondays,
2pm - 5pm
& Thursdays,
9:30am - 12pm
Do you play bridge? Have fun as you engage in some friendly competition with fellow players. Drop in when you can. There's no obligation. All skill levels welcome.
Drop on in!
Mahjong Club
Wednesdays,
1pm - 4pm
Drop in to play mahjong! They meet weekly, but there's no obligation.  All skill levels welcome
Drop on in!
Adult Programs
T ech Help
Alternating Mondays & Wednesdays:
Mondays, 5pm - 7pm
Wednesdays, 1pm - 4pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Have questions about your laptop or mobile device? Need help downloading eBooks, audiobooks or magazines? Make an appointment with Anna, our resident tech wizard, for assistance! Get help with OverDrive or try Libby to download eBooks and audiobooks or learn how to checkout digital magazines with RBdigital. Bring your device and all necessary information including passwords and pin numbers.

Monday, 01/06
5:00pm | Click here
6:00pm | Click here

Wednesday, 01/15
1:00pm | Click here
2:00pm | Click here
3:00pm | Click here

Monday, 01/20
5:00pm | Click here
6:00pm | Click here

Wednesday, 01/29
1:00pm | Click here
2:00pm | Click here
3:00pm | Click here
Library Orientation
Tuesday, January 7th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
& Wednesday, January 29th
6pm - 7pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Take a tour and get introduced to what LaGrange Library has to offer! Find out about the services we offer and how to navigate our many resources including Kanopy film streaming, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and magazines, Mango Languages, TumbleBook Library, homework help, job resources, and more; all of which can be accessed for free with your library card.
Click here to sign up for 01/07.
Click here to sign up for 01/29.
Medicare 101
Wednesday, January 8th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Jessica Dixon,
Banker's Life Insurance Agent
Banker's Life Insurance Agent Jessica Dixon will be on hand to answer questions and give you an overview of Medicare. She'll explain what Medicare is, as well as review coverage, plan options, and enrollment.
Click here to sign up.
Census Information Session
Monday, January 13th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Mario Garcia,
NY Regional Census Center
Mario Garcia, from the NY Regional Census Center, will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the 2020 Census. This is a great opportunity to learn about the importance of the upcoming Census and what it means for you as a citizen.
Click here to sign up.
Estate Planning:
How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself
Wednesday, January 15th
6pm - 7:30pm
with Michael Martin,
Martin Law, PC
Attorney Michael Martin will educate you on estate planning options to help ensure your estate is properly protected and settled in the way you intended. He'll be on hand to answers questions and explain estate planning, wills, trusts, long-term care, and guardianship.
Click here to sign up.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) & Supplemental Security Income (SSI): Navigating the Application Process
Monday, January 20th
5pm-6pm
Mandi Sheraden,
Taconic Resources Mobile Benefits Counselor
The SSDI and SSI application process can be complicated and confusing. Taconic Resources Mobile Benefits Counselor Mandi Sheraden and Environment & Energy Resource Educator Collin Adkins will help you navigate the process and answer your questions. Get help with preparing to apply, the documentation you need, what to do during the waiting period, and your options if you're denied.
Click here to sign up.
Felt Coffee Cozies
Wednesday, January 22nd
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Craft a cute handmade sleeve for your coffee cup using felt shapes and simple sewing stitches. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Handmade Map Bead Bracelets
Friday, January 31st
6pm - 7:30pm
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programmer
Create a bracelet using handmade paper beads that you'll make from recycled maps. All supplies will be provided.
Click here to sign up.
Storytime
Storytime a has returned! The program will begin on Monday, January 6th and end on Wednesday, February 26th.
Registration is limited to one class per child.

Monday
Wonderful Ones
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 12-23 months. 
Click here to sign up for all 6 sessions.

Storytime for Little Artists
Listen to stories and experience art based on the book's theme. Please bring a smock to the class. For children ages 3-5 years.
Click here to sign up for all 6 sessions.

Preschool
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 4-6 years.
Click here to sign up for all 6 sessions.

Tuesday
Music and Movement Lapsit
Spend quality time bonding with your little one. Activities include songs, instrumental, tummy time, bounces, finger plays, tickles, circle dances, prop explorations and stories. For prewalkers and their parents or caregivers.
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

Terrific Twos
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 24-35 months.
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

Preschool
Activities include stories and songs for children ages 3-5 years.  
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

Wednesday
Sensory Preschool
An interactive storytime for your high energy child. All abilities are welcome. Activities include stories, songs, movement, games, and crafts. For children ages 2-3 years. 
Click here to sign up for all 8 sessions.

If you have any questions, email Mary Wickham at mwickham@laglib.org
Material Donations
Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday during library hours.
Click here for our donation procedure. Thank you for donating!
Collections Notice
As of October 1st, 2014, accounts owing $25 or more in un-returned items or fines owed will be referred to a collection agency and will incur a $10 non-refundable fee. Please call the Library at 845-452-3141 with any questions.
Museum Passes
Did you know that you can reserve free passes to a number of museums through your local libraries?
The LaGrange Library offers passes to these wonderful places:

  • (NEW) Olana State Historic Site

  • American Museum of Natural History

  • Boscobel House & Gardens

  • The Frick Collection

  • Guggenheim Museum

  • Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

  • Storm King Art Center


Click here to reserve a pass online and for more information about the individual passes

Click here to view our Museum Pass Policy
The FDR Library & Museum pass is available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.
Call the Reference Desk at:
845-485-3445 x3702
to reserve the pass.
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