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Kingston Ultimate Discount Cards
Christmas may have come and gone but the New Year is just around the corner! Pick up a Kingston Ultimate Discount Card at the library for just $12 and save throughout 2020. It's a convenient way to support your library and local businesses. Plus, you get perks for the whole year -- a win-win. Supply is limited, so stop by the library today!
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Youth Programs

Baby & Me Story Hour

Wednesdays, January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
10:30 AM–11:30 AM
Baby & Me Story Hour focuses on developing your baby’s and toddler's pre-literacy skills. This lap-time story hour will introduce a love for books by using song, movement, rhythm and rhyme. The program will help improve motor, sensory, and social skills during play time. A hands-on craft and snack follow each program. Children ages 0-3 and caregivers welcome.

Preschool Story Hour

Mondays, January 6th, 13th & 27th
10:30 AM–11:30 AM
Preschool Story Hour taps into the boundless energy of three to five-year-olds to get your child involved in this interactive story time. This program will engage your children with stories, fingerplays and songs and encourage them to learn sounds, letter recognition, and new words as they grow into pre-readers. Each program is followed by a hands-on craft and snacks.

After School Program

Mondays, January 6th, 13th, 27th
4:00 PM–5:00 PM
After School Program at the Town of Ulster Public Library encourages learning through music, play, crafts and games. Each week is a different activity and snacks are provided. Ages 5 to 12 welcome. 

January 6th - Learn about fossils and make your own fossil to take home.
January 13th - Brainteasers!
January 20th - Library closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 27th - Chinese New Year activity and craft

Special Story Hour

Saturday, January 11th
11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Listen to stories that take place in Asia, learn some interesting facts, sing songs, play musical instruments, make a craft and have a snack.

Read to Zoey

Monday, January 27th
4:00 PM–5:00 PM (by appointment only)
Zoey, our friend and certified therapy dog, visits and offers young readers a chance to increase their confidence in reading by spending time in a relaxing, stress-free environment. Registration required. Call to schedule a 15-minute session with Zoey.
Programs for All Ages

Free Ukulele Program

Saturday, January 4th & 18th
9:30 AM–11:00 AM

Town of Ulster Public Library hosts a free intergenerational ukulele program for ages 10 and up. This is a group that shares learning with each other. We usually do some folk music, popular music and anything else anyone might want to play. Remember beginners are welcome and encouraged! Direct your questions to Uke Coordinator Lynda at
Adult Programs

Free Tech Time

Thursday, January 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Call the Library at 845-338-7881 if you would like to reserve a spot or drop in for a fifteen-minute one-to-one session with a library staff member who will answer your general tech questions.
Types of questions we can help with:
  • How do I attach a file to an email?
  • How do I download eBooks and audiobooks to my devices?
  • How do I log in and access my library account online?
  • How do I access the library databases included with my Library card?

Friends of the Library Book Club

Tuesday, January 7th
1:00 PM

Join the Friends of the Library Book Club at the Town of Ulster Public Library. Usually meets the first Tuesday of every month. We will be discussing The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Call 845-338-7881 to reserve your copy.

Mobile District Office Day

Thursday, January 22nd
10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Meet with a representative from Assemblymember Kevin A. Cahill’s staff on this mobile district office day. Bring your questions and concerns and discuss legislation important to you.

Embrace the Holiday Spirit with!

If you’re hoping to do something charitable this holiday season, but you’re unsure where to start, is a great place to begin enacting good will on Earth. 

The site provides a nationwide directory of charitable organizations, which you can narrow down based upon your location and the items which you are looking to donate. The site also provides comprehensive information about what items can and cannot be donated. You can even schedule a pickup for your donation at no cost! So bring some joy to the world and head over to the site by clicking here!
Support the Library When You Shop Field-Goods

You can support library programming when you shop at Field-Goods!

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service; customers receive 5 to 8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons. Bags cost $16 to $32 per week, and can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!

Field Goods purchases everything directly from over 80 small farms in the region. All of the produce is non-GMO, and most is organically grown.

1. Go to
2. Click “Order Now”
3. Select “Public Locations” and pull down the menu for Kingston
4. Click the “Find Location” button
5. Choose “Town of Ulster Public Library – Fundraiser” and follow the prompts.

Or just click here for a direct link!

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Town of Ulster Public Library
860 Ulster Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
P: (845) 338-7881
F: (845) 338-7884
Library Hours
Monday: 10AM-5PM
Tuesday: 12PM-8PM
Wednesday: 10AM-5PM
Thursday: 12PM-8PM
Friday: 10AM-5PM
Saturday: 10AM-3PM
Sunday: Closed

Board of Trustees
Next meeting: January 28, 2020 at 4:00 PM
All meetings are open to the public.
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