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June 2024

LaGrange Association Library

1110 Route 55, LaGrangeville

A Note from the Director

Mary De Bellis

Welcome Summer!

You will see some new faces at the Library as the busy summer season approaches. Please welcome part-time staff members Anna Eltigani, Samantha Moffett, and Kyoko Namba. Anna and Kyoko are our new Clerks/Passport Agents and Samantha is our new Youth Programmer. You can find them at the checkout desk and in the Children's Room, so please make sure to say hello!

I'm delighted to announce that the furniture and shelving for the new Children's Room will be installed June 19th-21st. That area will be closed to the public for those three days. We will then be gradually moving the balance of the children's books out of storage and onto those shelves for browsing and accessibility by all. That will be a work in progress, so please bear with us!

As always, your patience and support is appreciated as the Library improves its services to the youth and families of LaGrange.

Look for us on LaGrange Community Day at Freedom Park on Saturday, June 8th. The Library's ever-popular table will have kids crafts, information about great Library services, book bundles available for a donation of your choice, and a basket raffle!

Thank you and have a wonderful summer!

Stop by the Library or visit us at Community Day at

Freedom Park on June 8th to purchase tickets for our

beautiful summer raffle basket.

2024 Summer Reading Program!

Starting June 28th, visit the Library to sign up for our 2024 Summer Reading Program- Adventure Begins at Your Library! Open to all ages, we offer exciting ways for adults, teens, and children to participate through reading, attending programs, and completing activities at home.

Drop by and chat with our staff to learn more!

Start your Summer Adventure at the Library with Dwarfs, Dragons, and Giants! Animal Embassy will be our special guest with its crew of amazing creatures! Afterward, come to the Children’s Room to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

Friday, June 28th at 12:00 p.m.

Limit of one caregiver per family.

This program is for ages 5-12.

Registration opens on 06/03 - here.

Author Talk with Terrence McCauley

Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m.

For Adults.

Be sure to register here.

Library Book Clubs

June's selection is Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult. Our book club meets both in person and virtually every month.

This month we will be meeting on Wednesday, June 12th at 7:30 p.m. 

To reserve a physical copy with your library card click here.

For Adults

Be sure to register here.

June's selection is Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

Be sure to register to join our discussion every month. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

This month we will be meeting on Wednesday, June 24th at 3 p.m.

Reserve a copy of the book here.

For young adults, ages 16-22

Be sure to register here.

Bring your own lunch and join our new afternoon book club, A Novel Lunch! We'll be reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Bring your thoughts, insights, and appetite for discussion! Coffee and tea will be provided.

This month we will be meeting on Thursday, June 27th at 12:30 p.m.

To reserve a physical copy with your library card click here.

For Adults

Be sure to register here.

Upcoming Program Highlights

The Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State and Hudson Valley Hospice believe end-of-life care decisions should be available to all regardless of ethnicity, race, or religion.

Think about who you would want to speak for you if you can’t do so yourself.

Talk about your wishes at the end of life.

Write down who you’ve selected and your wishes.

Share the written documents with loved ones and medical providers.


Hudson Valley Hospice will be providing a workshop at the Library

 about the importance of making your healthcare choices known.

Refreshments will be served 

To RSVP please visit


and select the June 6th date.

If you need additional assistance call 845-240-7609 to speak with

Erin Stimson or email her at stimsone@hvhospice.org. 

The LaGrange Library Hiking Club will meet on the second Saturday of each month, weather permitting, and subject to change. The location of this month's hike is Denning's Point in Beacon.

All hikers are required to have a signed waiver on file before they're able to join our hikes. Contact Danielle Haight-Mueller at dhaightmueller@laglib.org for more information.

Saturday, June 8th at 9:00 a.m.

For adults.

Be sure to register here.

Craft a colorful wall hanging to decorate your home this pride month.

Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00 p.m.

For Adults.

Be sure to register here.

Design and paint your own unique flower pots to take home. Unleash your artistic skills and add a personal touch to your space!

For ages 13-18.

Please be sure to register here.

Make a one-of-a-kind key chain for Dad.

Monday, June 10th at 4:30 p.m.

For Ages 6-12.

Be sure to register here.

Relax in your own private "car" while

you watch Disney's Lilo & Stitch (PG) in the Library!

Thursday, June 27th at 1:30 p.m.

For ages 5-12.

Registration opens on 06/03 - here.


Please stop by and peruse the selections!

Tech Help

Our Digital Navigator, Danielle, is at your service with free tech help. From mastering device usage to navigating online forms and understanding digital security, Danielle can guide you through various tech issues. Explore topics like safeguarding your online privacy and discovering budget-friendly internet or phone services.

Sign-up for a 30-minute one-on-one session today! 

Go to our online calendar here to

find an appointment date and time that works best for you.

To learn more about how these trained, trusted guides are helping people in libraries visit hvconnected.org.

Reading Recommendations

Looking for a book? Want to know what title is next in a series? Like an author and want to read something similar? Need a recommendation for your book club? We can help!

Click here to fill out the request form.
You can also find it by going to laglib.org and clicking "Reading Suggestions"

Questions? Call 845-452-3141 or email dhaightmueller@laglib.org

Want to know what we're reading here at the library?

Click here to go to the Staff Picks page on our website.

Alternatively, you can go to laglib.org and click "Reading Suggestions"

The Library Board needs the time, talents, and skills of LaGrange residents to ensure the Library’s success as a vital resource in the community. The work is rewarding and the impact is great!

For more information, please contact Mary De Bellis, Director, at mdebellis@laglib.org or Ginnie Genovese, Board Nominating Chair, at gingen424@gmail.com

Adult/Teen Programs

Tranquility in a Bag:

Painted Wine Botle

Wednesday, 06/01

Pick-up @ Info

Fiber Arts Club


06/03, 06/10, 06/17, 06/24

12 p.m. | Community Room

Adult Paint Night

Monday, 06/03

6 p.m. | Community Room

Advance Care Planning

with Hudson Valley Hospice

Thursday, 06/06

12 p.m. | Community Room

Chair Yoga (8-week series)


06/07, 06/14, 06/21, 06/28

10 a.m. | Community Room

LaGrange Library Hiking Club

Saturday, 06/08

9 a.m. | Denning's Point

On the Same Page Book Club

Wednesday, 06/12

7:30 p.m. | Community Room & Zoom

Adult Craft; Macrame

Rainbow Wall Hanging

Wednesday, 06/19

6 p.m. | Community Room

Teen Craft: Painted Flower Pots

Friday, 06/21

5 p.m. | Community Room

Young Adult Book Club

Monday, 06/24

3:00 p.m. | Community Room

Author Talk with

Terrence McCauley

Thursday, 06/26

6:30 p.m. | Community Room

A Novel Lunch

Wednesday, 06/27

12:30 p.m. | Zoom

Questions? Email dhaightmueller@laglib.org

Children's Programs

LEGO Free Play (drop-in)

Wednesday, 06/05

12:30 p.m. | Children's Programming Room

Tater Tots Playgroup (drop-in)

Thursday, 06/06

9:30 a.m. | Children's Programming Room

Father's Day Gift Workshop

Monday, 06/10

4:30 p.m. | Children's Programming Room

PreK ARTernoon

Thursday, 06/13

2 p.m. | Children's Programming Room

Dads & Doughnuts

Friday, 06/14

2 p.m. | Children's Programming Room

Tiny Dragons in the Park

Storytime (drop-in)

Tuesday, 06/25

9:30 a.m. | Freedom Park

Book Dragons in the Park

Storytime (drop-in)

Tuesday, 06/25

10 a.m. | Freedom Park

Drive-in Afternoon Movie

Thursday, 06/27

1:30 p.m. | Children's Programming Room

Animal Embassy - Summer

Reading Program Kick-Off

Friday, 06/28

12 p.m. | Community Room

Questions? Email


For more information and to sign up for any of these programs, click here.

Library Hours

Monday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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