Middleburgh Library Notes for Wednesday, July 29, 2020

We're moving into our next phase of library service! Beginning this past Monday, July 27, library staff will be in the building during our regular hours. What does that mean for you? We will continue to provide curbside service of library material. Order online or call anytime the library is open to schedule a time for pick-up. 

Also, on July 27, we will begin taking appointments for you to use a computer. In our effort to provide safe service, here are the rules: appointments for computer use will be for half-hour time slots and only two people will be allowed in the library at any one time. Masks or face coverings must be worn the entire time you’re  in the building - absolutely no exceptions. 

If you have a medical reason and cannot wear a face covering, we will bend over backwards to make sure you get what you need; however you will not be allowed in the library without one. Please talk to us by calling 518-827-5142 and we will work out a solution. 

Unfortunately, no bathrooms or water fountain are available at this time and no browsing of the shelves or library material. You will be able to clean your hands at our sanitizing station when you enter the building. Please note that social distancing protocols will apply. We hope to see you soon!  

Lego Challenge

On Aug. 2, anytime - Imagine Your Story: LEGO Challenge (Online)  Monday's Love LEGO'S?  Get ready for our weekly LEGO challenge. Join our Middleburgh Library LEGO club on Facebook. Challenges will be posted on Monday mornings through Aug. 20.  Use your imagination and post a picture or video of your creation in the group.  For all ages. 


On Aug. 3 at 10:45 a.m. enjoy Stay at Home Storytime. Join Miss Terry for an interactive storytime on Zoom. We'll read books, sing songs and we'll be able to see each other and talk! This weekly event is perfect for little ones ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers. Please have your children bring a stuffed animal with them so that we can "Throw our Teddy Bears"!

Registration required. Register here to receive your zoom join link. Zoom can be accessed on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone. You do not have to have the Zoom app installed to attend. After you register you will be given the join link. If you have difficulties, please call the library at 518-827-5142.   

Insight Meditation

On Aug. 3 at 5;15 p.m. our popular Insight Meditation group is meeting virtually!

What do you want most deeply? Seeing your life calmly and clearly helps answer this. Insight Meditation is a simple way to steady your mind, stop wandering in day-dreams, and end the suffering of troubling thoughts. Our group is a place to sit quietly in safety, supported by others; to allow understanding and compassion to arise; to encourage loving-kindness and patience. We welcome those with no experience to advanced mediators', teens to seniors. We will be using the Zoom platform for our meetings for the time being. Registration is required to receive the join link. You can use a computer/laptop, tablet or phone to access the meeting. Register here:  https://tinyurl.com/ybuf2xcq,

Summer Reading Program  

Imagine Your Story - this summer with the Middleburgh Library! Although it looks a bit different, we're hoping that everyone participates and has fun reading this summer.  Go to our online reading log where you can keep track of all the books you read. Register according to your age - pre-school, children's, teen or adult. Complete missions, earn badges and reach your reading goal to be entered into drawings to win great prizes. Watch our Facebook page, our website and the newspapers for upcoming online programs, challenges, craft make and takes that you can pick up here at the library and even some very socially distant events out on the library lawn. More info to come!

Page Turner Adventures - Daily - Big news! As part of our summer reading program we've partnered with Page Turner Adventures to keep your kids reading and entertained all summer long! From cooking to virtual science museum visits, see what this program has in store for your children this summer. This 7-week program will be offered for free to all library patrons and will bring new and exciting adventures for preschoolers-teens, five days a week! Go to our Facebook page Monday-Friday beginning on July 6th for watch parties of the day's virtual programming.  Watch parties will happen each day at 8 and 10 a.m., and 1, 3 and  7 p.m.  No registration required.

Imagine Their Homes

Welcome to Fairies & Gnomes: Imagine Their Homes!  This is a summer learning project of the Mohawk Valley Library System, whose mission is to provide a summer of magical opportunities for families working together — using social-distancing guidelines and natural “found” materials — to build fairy and gnome homes at their own residences, on library lawns, in community parks and other local sites — wherever the shy and mystical “wood folk” might be found! In Middleburgh, you can build fairy and gnome homes in your yard, on nature paths, here in the gardens surrounding the library or the Dr. Best House and Medical Museum. Share your creations in our Facebook group 518 fairy homes.

More fairy fun! Pick up your take and make flower fairy kit at the library beginning this past Monday July 27.  Call from the parking lot anytime the library is open (We go back to regular hours that day) and we'll bring you out a kit. Feeling crafty and all ready have the supplies? Learn how to make your very own flower fairy with wire, beads, and faux flower petals! This virtual program will provide step-by-step instructions on making several types of flower fairies.

Please note that supplies are limited.