Upcoming Fundraiser Seeking Community’s Help

The Stone Ridge Library Foundation is currently accepting donated items for an online auction, planned for this fall, to help the library’s upcoming restoration and programming projects. Items to consider donating:

  • antiques
  • heirloom items
  • gifts
  • collectibles
  • services
  • locally made goods
  • experiences

Some ideas would be a silver tea set, a gift basket (great donation idea for business owners), a yoga class, massage, or consultation in your specialty, a stay at a beach house or cottage (near or far!).

Board of Trustees Election and Library Budget Vote

Monday, August 7, 2017
2pm – 8pm
at the Library

The Stone Ridge Library will hold its annual election on Monday, August 7, 2017, between the hours of 2pm and 8pm at the Library.

The election is to fill two four-year seats and to consider the following proposition:

“Shall the budget proposed by the Board of Trustees of the Stone Ridge Public Library, including a tax appropriation of $264,577, be approved?

Author Carole Bugge Reading

Wednesday, August 16, 3pm
Library Reference Room

Carole Bugge will read from her new historical thriller, Edinburgh Twilight, the first in a series with Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer publisher.

Carole Bugge (C. E. Lawrence) has nine published novels, six novellas and a dozen or so short stories and poems – many of her works appear in translation internationally.

The 71st Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair was a huge success

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who pitched in to make this one of the best Library Fairs ever (including the weather angels!). We said hello to some new volunteers this year, welcomed back our hearty veterans and our booth chairs who go above and beyond, and will say goodbye and thank you to our Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Cazakoff who has served in that role so capably.

Grades 6 & up

Teens and tweens can participate in a special independent summer reading program. Read books, listen to books, read graphic novels, volunteer, spark your interest in stories of your own choosing and accrue points toward prizes. Sign-up by emailing julimuth@stoneridgelibrary.org and we will send you everything you’ll need to participate.

Battle of the Books Team

Teens should also consider joining our Battle of the Books Team. Battle of the books is a program in which teenagers entering 9th-12th grades participate in a reading and trivia game competition. All the students can read all or several of the selected five books.

Pony Tales with Cori Nichols

August 3

HolyMac, a miniature Shetland Pony, courtesy of Hudson Valley HorsePlay, in Kerhonkson is coming to the library. HolyMac’s visit will offer all ages an introduction to ponies across multiple dimensions. There will be stories read, a sign language interpreter will also be on site to share stories with the hearing impaired.

Spring and Summer Art Exhibit

Ellie Anderson was born in Queensland, Australia and trained as an art teacher. She taught for a number of years before catching the travel bug. In the late ’60s she left Australia to travel and work in England and Europe. After marrying an American and starting a family she completed a BA in Fine Art at George Mason University and taught high school art in Fairfax, Virginia.

Children’s Room Expansion Project Gets Big Boost

Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation and Stewart’s Shops award grants to the Library

Great News!  We are delighted to announce that Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded the Library $7,500 toward the Children’s Room Expansion Project. On Tuesday, March 22, USCF President and CEO William Calderara with Officers Jeffrey Wood, Sue Benz and Pat Hickey visited the Library to present the check to Library Director Jody Ford.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Saturday, October 14
12:45pm in the Biography Room

In October we will be discussing our August fiction book as well as our October selection. The fiction book is The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis. The Silver Pigs introduces readers to Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer with a knack for trouble, a tendency for bad luck, and a frequently incovenient drive for justice.


The June session is cancelled due to the Library Fair

Wednesday, July 12
4pm in the Biography Room

The selection for July is The Circle by Dave Eggers. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, June 22, July 13, 27
1.30-3:30 in the Bio Room

Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Rosemary Deen. Our meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Poetry is not meeting on the 8th of June.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, June 19, July 3, 17, 31

A writers’ group meets every other Monday at the Library, with a maximum of 10 participants. This program is designed for people who are already in the process of writing and publishing work and want to participate in a structured feedback process.


Every Saturday
Reference Room

The Stone Ridge Library Knitters meet every Saturday morning from 10am – 12noon. All ages and experience levels can jo in us and drop-in knitters are also welcome. We each bring our own supplies and do our own work, but one of the best things about us is that whatever obstacle or confusion you might encounter, you’re likely to receive as much comment and advice as you need to get where you’re going with a project.

Conversational French with Claudine Brenner


Tuesday, June 20, July 18
Biography Room

Want to brush up or improve your French with a conversation hour? Claudine is a native French speaker, born in Paris and raised in Europe; following a 30 year Government career abroad, she chose Stone Ridge to retire in.

Conversational Spanish with Marie Barnes


Tuesday, June 27, July 25
Reference Room

Conversational Spanish is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 1:30 – 3:00 in the Reference Room. Basic conversational ability is a pre-requisite for these sessions.

Library Elf

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– it reminds you when things are due!

Would you like a friendly reminder when your books, dvds, cds and other library materials are due? The Library Elf system helps patrons keep track of their library materials.