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Become a Voice for Your Local Library

Recently the 2020-2021 Executive Budget proposal for New York State was released, and for the fourth consecutive year the governor is attempting to slash the budget of our libraries. The current proposal would see approximately 5 million dollars cut from Library Aid and 20 million dollars cut from Library Construction Aid. Needless to say, if these suggestions are finalized, our libraries will be limited in their capacity to serve their patrons needs. 

But there is something that you can do to help your local library, right now! If you go to this link, you will be presented with a pre-constructed letter by the American Library Association calling for the restoration of funding to our libraries. All you need to do is provide your name, address, and e-mail to become a champion of your library. So make your voice heard and let New York know that you stand by your library!
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Youth Programs

Baby & Me Story Hour

Wednesdays, 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, 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, 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. 

March 2nd - Readers’ Theater for Read Across America Day
March 9th - Ozobots                                 
March 16th - Decorate the Children’s Area for Spring
March 23rd - Magic Tricks
March 30th - Coding              

Special Story Hour

Saturday, March 7th | 11:00 AM

Listen to stories about bridges, learn some interesting facts, sing songs, play musical instruments, and build a bridge using Legos, blocks and other materials. Enjoy a snack too!

T(w)een Labs

Thursday, March 19th | 5:30 PM

Come fight the Power of Gravity! Build a structure that when dropped from above will safely deliver your precious EGG to the ground without a single crack. Using only the materials provided!

Registration Required/Recommended (Drop-ins may be welcome)

*Parents and Guardians are welcome to stay and enjoy the library or have the option of signing out with contact info. But MUST be present at the start of the program.
Programs for All Ages

Free Ukulele Program

Saturday, March 14th & 28th
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

Puzzle Club

Saturday, March 21st
12:00 PM–2:00 PM

Do you enjoy working on puzzles? Come spend a relaxing afternoon making connections at the library! Meet other puzzle enthusiasts and work on a variety of puzzles together. Ages 13 and up welcome. For more information about this program, please contact Kerry at

Family Trivia Night

Monday, March 23rd | 5:30 PM

What is the name of the first national park established by Congress in March of 1872? What is the capital of New York? Join us for a fun-filled evening with trivia questions for adults and children.  The program is open to all ages, and snacks will be served.
Adult Programs

Friends of the Library Book Club

Tuesday, March 3rd | 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 A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd. Call the library at 845-338-7881 to reserve your copy.

Cooking with Holly

Saturday, March 14th | 1:00 PM

Join Holly Shelowitz, Nutritional Educator and Chef, for this informative and free cooking demonstration. Holly is a Culinary Nutrition Counselor and Real Food Educator who inspires people to enjoy healthy, nourishing food throughout the Hudson Valley. Call the library at 845-338-7881 to register or see a staff member.

Free Tech Time

Thursdays, 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?

Adult Craft Night

Tuesday, March 31st | 5:30 PM
Get all of those notes and photos on your refrigerator under control. Come and make a bottle cap magnet (or 2) with an image of your choice. Ages 16 and up welcome. Registration is required. Call the library at 845-338-7881 to register or stop by the circulation desk.

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.

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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: March 24, 2020 at 4:00 PM
All meetings are open to the public.
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