We’ve had some very sad news. Library trustee Margaret Hannay died Thursday, Aug. 11, after a valiant battle with cancer. (See related obituary.)

Margaret was the embodiment of the very best human qualities — those that I think we all might hope to be remembered by. But, above all else, she was kind.

To the Westerlo Board of Library Trustees, she brought her intellect and knowledge of literature, as well as her love of reading, which she shared at the library’s monthly book discussion group.

During her four years on the board, she built bridges to other groups — cultural, civic, and corporate — in the town of Westerlo. And, Margaret was a firm voice of encouragement in current library programs and our long-range future plans.

She will be sorely missed by her library family.

Anniversary Quilt

Help us continue to celebrate the library’s 30th anniversary by sharing the title of your favorite book.  

Sponsored by the Westerlo Quilting Group, the first quilted “book shelf” is in the display case. As the titles are added to the quilt, more shelves will be added.  Eventually, they will all be pieced together to make one wall hanging to mark the library’s 30 years of service to the town of Westerlo.

Summer reading

Our 2016 summer reading program is in full swing. With the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” we are exploring sports, games, and activities that promote good health and fitness with books, science experiments, art projects, and other activities.  Registration is ongoing and a full calendar of events is available at the link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org.  

Technology Walk-In Wednesdays

Do you have a new smartphone or tablet, but don’t know how to download e-books?  Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

More info

All library programming is free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

Congratulations Shirley Michaels! Long-time library employee Shirley Michaels has retired after 18 years of service.

As is often the case in small libraries, Shirley did it all from cleaning to curating monthly exhibits for the display case,  and everything in between. But, her real talent was helping patrons find just the right book to read next. While there were big changes in technology at the library during that time, good customer service never changes.

We thank her for her service and wish her all the best in her well-deserved retirement.

Shirley’s future plans include spending more time with her grandchildren and, of course, reading.

Book talk

The library book discussion group will meet next Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the library. This summer we’re going to lighten up and let our reading take us to the beach or the mountains or wherever your ideal vacation destination is.

If you can’t get away this summer, a good book can take you there. Read for pure pleasure and share your favorites with the group. Please join us.  New members are welcome.

Summer Reading

Our 2016 summer reading program is in full swing. With the theme On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! we are exploring sports, games, and activities that promote good health and fitness with books, science experiments, art projects, and other activities. Registration is ongoing and a full calendar of events is available at the link on our website www.westerlolibrary.org

Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

2016 Summer Reading

Our 2016 summer reading program is in full swing. With the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” we will explore sports, games and activities.

Registration is ongoing and a full calendar of events is available at the link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org

Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

Our 2016 summer reading program began on July 6 and will run through the end of August. With the theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” we will explore sports, games, and activities that promote good health and fitness with books, science experiments, art projects, and other activities.

Registration is ongoing and a full calendar of events is available at the link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org

 Quilting group

The library’s quilting group will meet this Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at the library. Members show and share techniques, gadgets, projects and ideas. You may get help with problems or inspiration. Bring any fabric or fiber (knit, crochet, weaving, etc.) project to show.  We would love to see what you can do.

Led by Lila Hollister Smith, the group is open to all crafters who use fibers and textiles at all skill levels. The group meets once a month on the fourth Saturday of each month and new members are welcomed.

Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

Our Summer Reading Program began on July 6. The theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” We will explore sports, games, and activities that promote good health and fitness with books, science experiments, art projects, and other activities. Registration is ongoing and a full calendar of events is available at the link on our website – www.westerlolibrary.org

Book discussion

The library book discussion group will meet on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the library. This summer we’re going to lighten up and let our reading take us to the beach or the mountains or wherever your ideal vacation destination is. If you can’t get away this summer, a good book can take you there. Read for pure pleasure and share your favorites with the group. Please join us. New members are welcome.

Technology walk-in Wednesday

Do you have a new Kindle or Nook but don’t know how to download books? Need to brush up on your computer skills or obtain basic skills? See Amy on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for free, personalized, one-on-one instruction.

Library info

All library programming is free, unless otherwise noted, and open to the public. For more information, contact the library during business hours at 797-3415, visit westerlolibrary.org, or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westerlolibrary.

 

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