The Schoharie Free Library is open to visitors on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Properly-worn masks and social distancing are requested, regardless of patrons’ vaccination status. Library items may now be returned inside the library. 

 Funding Proposition

A library funding proposition will be on the ballot during the Schoharie Central School District budget vote this month. Voting will take place in-person in the gym of the Schoharie Junior-Senior High School from noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. If you're eligible to vote in the SCSD, please mark your calendars and remember to vote.  

 Online Programs

All our programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

—  Join Miss Heather at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 14 for an interactive storytime focused on stories about unusual pets;  

— Our Writing Club will have its next meeting online at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17;

— At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, Google Trainer Petia Abdur-Razzaaq will present the online workshop “Reach Customers Online with Google.” Petia will discuss best practices for improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, creating a free Google My Business listing, and advertising your business on Google. This workshop is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program; 

— The inaugural meeting of a new, recurring program called “Media Mingle” will be begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19. Media Mingle will be like a book club, but for things other than books. At each meeting, we’ll welcome folks who want to chat about movies, tv series, podcasts, music, video games–whatever kind of non-book media you’re interested in. Participants will be given a chance to talk about something they’ve watched or listened to lately; you can offer a review, get and give recommendations, join in the conversation, or just listen along. Library Director Don LaPlant will serve as host and keep the conversation flowing; and

— On Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m., you’re invited to join our UFO (Unfinished Object) Club online for conversation and crafting. 

 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact , see our Facebook events page, or visit the library’s Events & Programs page at schoharie.mvls.info/program-info.

The Schoharie Free Library is open to visitors Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Properly-worn masks and social distancing are requested, regardless of patrons’ vaccination status.   

 Library funding proposition

A library funding proposition will be on the ballot during the Schoharie Central School District budget vote this month. Voting will take place in-person in the gym of the Schoharie Junior-Senior High School from noon to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18. Please mark your calendars and remember to vote.  

 Online Programs

All our programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

— Our UFO (Unfinished Object) Club will meet online at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 6 to work on craft projects and socialize with other crafters; 

— Miss Heather’s Online Storytime will meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 7 for stories, songs, crafts, and fun. This week’s meeting will feature stories about mothers in honor of Mother’s Day;  

— Two regular meetings are scheduled for Monday, May 10. The Writing Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the Young Adult Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss new YA books; 

      — Tuesday, May 11 is also a busy day, with the Knitcetera group meeting at 10:30 am and the Books & Chocolate Club convening at 6:30 p.m.; 

— Join Miss Sally on Wednesday, May 12 at 4 p.m. to learn about Australian didgeridoos and to make your own model using paper towel tubes you can decorate with your own designs; and 

— The Schoharie Free Library Association’s monthly Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 and the public is welcome to attend.  

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact , see our Facebook events page, or visit the library’s Events & Programs page at schoharie.mvls.info/program-info/.

 

The Schoharie Free Library has recently expanded its Saturday hours from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; we’re now open to visitors a total of 35 hours a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 .pm.  

Items no

longer quarantined

On May 1, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mohawk Valley Library System, the Schoharie Free Library will no longer be quarantining returned library items before checking them in and returning them to the shelves. For patrons, this means two important things:

— Beginning May 1, you will be allowed to return items inside the library though the outdoor book return box will remain open for your convenience; and

— While the quarantine was in effect, patrons were given additional “fine-free days:” beyond the due date to accommodate the quarantine period. Starting May 1, this grace period will be discontinued. Late fees will begin to accrue the day after an item is due, just like before the pandemic. 

Our other COVID safety measures (including mask-wearing and social distancing) will remain in place for the time being, but this is an important and exciting step in our cautious, gradual return to “normal” operations. 

The library continues to seek volunteers to help with specific projects. Volunteers aged 12 and above are invited to visit our online sign-up form at bit.ly/LibraryVolunteerList to answer a few questions about their interests. Possible volunteer opportunities include helping with clerical duties, reshelving books, collaborating on seasonal decorations and displays, working on the building and grounds, and assisting with programs. 

 Programs online

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

— At 10 a.m. on Friday, April 30, Miss Heather’s Online Storytime will have a sing-along theme featuring children’s books with songs, and lots of encouragement for kids to sing, dance, and interact; 

— Our very active Writing Club will meet online on Friday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 3;  

— We’ll have a special online presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. Local bluebird expert and retired SUNY Cobleskill professor Kevin Berner will host a program focused on changes in bluebird populations over time and how people can help to increase their population. Professor Berner will discuss his bluebird research and give suggestions on what you can do to increase the chance of attracting bluebirds to your nest boxes and help them nest successfully; and 

— The UFO (Unfinished Object) Club will meet again at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 6 for conversation and work on craft projects.  

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

The Schoharie Free Library is open to visitors a total of 35 hours a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

COVID safety protocols are still in effect at the library, meaning visitors must remained properly masked while in the library, regardless of their vaccination status. 

Volunteers needed

The library is seeking to build a new list of volunteers to help with specific projects. Volunteers aged 12 and above are invited to visit our online sign-up form at bit.ly/LibraryVolunteerList to answer a few questions about their interests. Possible volunteer opportunities include helping with clerical duties, reshelving books, collaborating on seasonal decorations and displays, working on the building and grounds, and assisting with programs. 

Meetings online

All our regularly scheduled programs are still meeting online via Zoom. Find a complete calendar of events for the month of April at schoharie.mvls.info/calendar. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week:   

— At 10 a.m. on Friday, April 23, Miss Heather’s Online Storytime will feature children’s books with an Earth Day theme; 

— Our Writing Club will next meet online on Monday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. and our Young Adult Advisory Council will gather the same night at 7 p.m. to review books to purchase for the library’s teen fiction collection;  

— Our Arts & Crafts with Miss Sally series continues on Tuesday, March 27 with an online program where participants will learn about Japan’s Children’s Day celebration and make Japanese carp kites; and 

— On Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. we’ll welcome back guest presenter Aneesa Hussain for the next installment of our successful Tech Savvy series with a new workshop, “Choosing a Laptop or Smartphone That’s Right for You.” 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

The Schoharie Free Library has recently expanded its Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’re now open to visitors a total of 35 hours a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Puzzles

 library’s recent Puzzle Swap was a great success. Our generous patrons donated far more puzzles than they took in exchange, so we have plenty of puzzles still looking for a good home. In other words, our puzzle swap has now become a puzzle give-away! Stop by to pick up a puzzle or two for free—even if you didn’t contribute one to the pile. Librarians love sharing.  

Online Programs

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Find a complete calendar of events for the month of April at schoharie.mvls.info/calendar. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

— On Thursday, April 15 our UFO (Unfinished Object) Club will meet for crafts and conversation at 10 a.m.; 

— Miss Heather’s next Interactive Online Storytime is scheduled for 10 a..m on Friday, April 16. This week’s session will have a Scavenger Hunt theme with books including “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”; 

— Our Writing Club will next meet online on Monday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. and our Knitcetera group will convene the next morning, Tuesday, April 20, at 10 a.m.; and

— In collaboration with a number of libraries across the Mohawk Valley, Schoharie Free Library will host a special online performance by Reggie Harris, an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and storyteller, on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm. The performance will include spirituals, freedom songs, and a discussion of the connection between music and the Civil Rights Movement, followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. The performance is free and you can register at http://bit.ly/ReggieHarrisApril21

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

The Schoharie Free Library has recently expanded its Saturday hours from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; we’re now open to visitors a total of 35 hours a week: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

National Library Week is April 4-10, which makes this week a great time to sign up for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids aged 5-15 can get a juvenile card; anyone over 16 living in the Schoharie School District is eligible for an adult card. To sign up for a free library card, just come to the library with a copy of your picture ID and a piece of mail sent to your current address. 

Puzzle Swap

Our Puzzle Swap continues this week and we’re still accepting donations of puzzles through Saturday, April 10. For every puzzle you bring in, you can take one home from the big display in the library. 

Online Programs

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Find a complete calendar of events for the month of April at schoharie.mvls.info/calendar. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

— Miss Heather will hold her next Interactive Online Storytime at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 9. The weekly storytime series has reached the letter Z and will celebrate with stories featuring a zoo and Zero the Hero; 

— Our Writing Club will next meet online on Monday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Also on April 12, the Young Adult Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m to decide on the next set of YA novels to add to the library’s collection;

— On Tuesday, April 13, join our Books & Chocolate group at 6:30 p.m. to chat about books you’re reading and offer book recommendations to other members. Newcomers are always welcome to join the friendly conversation;  

— The April Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14; and 

— The UFO (Unfinished Object) Club will meet to socialize and work on their craft projects together at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 15. 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

 

The Schoharie Free Library is open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details and community resources are at www.SchoharieLibrary.org.  

Online Programs

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

— Our UFO (Unfinished Object) Club will have its next online meeting on Thursday, April 1 at 10 a.m.; 

— Join Miss Heather for our next interactive Online Storytime at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 2. This week Miss Heather will highlight the letter Y with the book “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney and will lead a craft activity creating hug cards; 

— The Writing Club has two online meetings coming up--one on Friday, April 2 and the other on Monday, April 5; both meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.; 

— The Knitcetera Club will convene at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6;

— On Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m., Kimberlee Culver, LCSW, will facilitate an online creative sharing session for kids, teens, and adults on the spectrum. Participants are invited to share their writing, artwork, projects, or interests—or just enjoy seeing and hearing what other participants have been doing; and

— We’ll host a “Let’s Talk Excel and Google Sheets” workshop online at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Library Services Program. Learn how to open, save, download, and share a spreadsheet; create a table, enter numbers, make calculations, sort, filter, and more! 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

The Schoharie Free Library remains open to properly-masked, socially-distanced visitors during its regular hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details and community resources are at www.SchoharieLibrary.org.

Puzzle Swap  

The library is currently  donations of complete, boxed puzzles in preparation for a Puzzle Swap. Bring a puzzle or two to the Schoharie Library before Saturday, March 27, and then come back during the week of March 29 to browse the selection and take a new puzzle home. 

Online Programs

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

— Our interactive Online Storytime meets at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 26. This week Miss Heather will highlight the letter X and read from the Daniel Tiger book Daniel’s Marching Band, which--you might have guessed--includes a xylophone;

— Join us on Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m. to learn about Pysanky, the art of Ukrainian Easter Egg decoration. This session, hosted by Laura Boggs Gagnon, will demonstrate how wax, dye, and heat are used to create beautiful designs;  

— We’ll have a busy evening on Monday, March 29 with meetings of two of our regularly-scheduled clubs. The Writing Club meets at 6:30 p.m. and, in a separate Zoom meeting, the Young Adult Advisory Council will convene at 7 p.m.; 

— On Tuesday, March 30, Sally Ziegler will present another in her series of workshops focused on arts and crafts projects inspired by different cultures from around the world. This week Miss Sally will guide participants in the process of making traditional Alaskan Spirit Wheel masks. Sign-up online, then stop by the library to pick up a Take-and-Make kit with the craft supplies you’ll need; and

— Our UFO (Unfinished Objects) Club meets again at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1. (No fooling!) 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

The Schoharie Free Library remains open to properly-masked, socially-distanced visitors during its regular hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 pm; Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details and community resources are at www.SchoharieLibrary.org.  

Library supporters can help the Schoharie Library thanks to the Hannaford Supermarket’s Community Bag program. Through the month of March, when shoppers buy a reusable shopping bag at any Hannaford location, they can follow the directions on the attached tag to choose the Schoharie Library as their designated recipient of a $1 donation from Hannaford. 

Puzzles

The library is currently accepting donations of complete, boxed puzzles in preparation for a Puzzle Swap in early April. Bring a puzzle or two to the Schoharie Library before March 27 and watch for notices about when to come back to browse the selection and take a new puzzle home. 

Online Programs 

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

— Our UFO (Unfinished Objects) Club meets again on Thursday, March 18 at 10 a.m.; 

— Interactive Online Storytime meets at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 19. This week Miss Heather will highlight the letter W and read stories about places all around the world. 

— On Saturday, March 21 at 4 p.m., Library Director Don LaPlant will present an online workshop focused on “Getting More from the Library Catalog.” Participants will learn how to use the online library catalog to reserve books, to renew items they have checked out, to see a list of recent acquisitions, and to improve their search skills; 

— The next meeting of our active and welcoming Writing Club will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22 and our Knitcetera group meets again at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23; and  

— A special guest presenter from Grow with Google will teach “Digital Skills for Everyday Tasks” on Wednesday, March 24. Join this program to learn more about using Google tools to create and share documents, spreadsheets, and slideshows. 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

The Schoharie Free Library remains open to properly-masked, socially-distanced visitors during its regular hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details and community resources are at www.SchoharieLibrary.org.  

Support for the Library

Through the month of March, patrons can support the Schoharie Library thanks to the Hannaford Supermarket’s Community Bag program. When shoppers buy a reusable shopping bag at any Hannaford location, they can follow the directions on the attached tag to choose the Schoharie Library as their designated recipient of a $1 donation from Hannaford. 

Zoom

All our regularly scheduled programs are currently meeting online via Zoom. Here’s what we have scheduled for the coming week: 

Library Catalog

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, Library Director Don LaPlant will present an online workshop focused on “Getting More from the Library Catalog.” Participants will learn how to use the online library catalog to reserve books, to renew items they have checked out, to see a list of recent acquisitions, and to improve their search skills. 

Programs

— Miss Heather’s interactive online Storytime will again meet for stories, crafts, and songs on Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Newcomers are always welcome to drop in; 

— Join two local authors for the online launch of their recently published fantasy novel, “Of Shade and Shadow,” this Saturday, March 13 at 10 a.m. In addition to reading from the book and discussing their writing process, the authors will answer questions from attendees;  

— The next meeting of the library’s Young Adult Advisory Council will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15. Membership is open to people aged 12 to 18 who live in the Schoharie School District;

— Join our Books and Chocolate Club for a friendly discussion of what folks are reading. The next online gathering will convene at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16; and 

— Wednesday, March 17 at 4 p.m., join Program Director Jennie Mosher for a Celtic Celebration where you’ll learn how to make Irish soda bread and hear folk tales from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. 

For more information or to sign up for any of the library’s upcoming programs, contact or visit our Facebook events page.

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