New + Noteworthy

Big Read Book Discussion – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Big Read Book Discussion Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Tuesday, October 20, 7 pm Staatsburg Library/Virtual NEA Big Read Enjoy a lively discussion of Lab Girl. You can pick up a copy of the book from the library. Register at or 845-889-4683.

Story time on the Library Lawn – Registration Required

Outdoor Storytime: BEARS! It’s guaranteed to be a “beary” good time. Tuesday, October 20 & Thursday October 22 10 AM (weather permitting) Seating will be arranged for appropriate physical distancing REGISTRATION REQUIRED: send an email with name, contact phone # & date requesting registration to: or call 889-4683

Great Give Back 2020 – Scarves & Hats Made With Love

The mission of The Great Give Back is to provide a day of opportunities for the patrons of the Public Libraries of New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences. Calling all knitters, crocheters, & fiber art enthusiasts. We are collecting winter scarves & hats to be distributed by the Hyde Park Food Pantry.

Cooking With Holly: Healthy Sides For Your Holiday Table

COOKING WITH HOLLY Virtual event REGISTRATION REQUIRED: send an email with name, contact phone # & date requesting registration to: or call 889-4683. Join Holly Shellowitz, Cullinary Nutrition Educator and Nutrition Counselor for a cookalong class! Together we will prepare: Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Sage Caramelized Carrots with Thyme Brown Butter Class takes place […]

Pebble Pictures by Amelia Booth: July 27 – August 3 (All Ages)

Ready for a cool art project using materials from right outside your door? Watch this amazing video by Amelia Booth, go for a walk and collect your supplies, create an awesome work of art from what you find! Pebble Pictures by Amelia Booth

Ms. Lisa’s Summertime Storytimes

Pack your lunch everyone, we’re going on a picnic! Books: Good News Bad News by Jeff Mack The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli Time to head to the beach! What’s happening in the Ocean???? Books: Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs Both read by permission of […]

Summer Reading Early Elementary Challenge (5-8 Years Old): Building Bridges STEM Challenge – June 21 – August 3

Building Bridges STEM challenge: Construct a sturdy bridge out of LEGO’s or other blocks that spans the width of 10 inches. Send us a picture or tell us how many books your bridge held. Happy building! Send your photo to: This is a challenge you can do anytime. (50 points) Suggested Reading: The Three Triceratops Tuff by Stephen Shaskan & The […]

Summer Reading Teen Challenge (12 and up): Mini World Terrariums – July 20 – July 25

Mini World Terrarium: Come to the library and pick up a Terrarium Kit. Add whatever you want from home to create your own small fantasy garden in a bowl. Terrarium Kits will be available July 20- July 25.

Summer Reading Teen Challenge (12 and up): Mythical Beast Cupcake Wars – July 13 – July 20

Mystical Beast Cup Cake Wars: You will have one week from July 13 – July 20 to bake and create your Mystical Beast Cup Cake. To participate, send email to staatslibyouth@ You will be sent an invitation to a Zoom meeting On Monday evening July 20 at 7 pm. where participants will show off their cupcakes. Everyone who participates will be entered […]

Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Programs – Happening This Week (July 13 – July 19)

All Ages: Join Holly Shelowitz, Culinary Nutrition Educator and cook along in your kitchen as she guides you on live video from her kitchen to prepare a delicious dish using pantry staples. Set up your computer, smart phone or ipad so you are hands free. It’s so much fun to see each other in our […]