Library Fair

The 71st Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair
Saturday, June 10, 10-3
Sunday Bag Sale, June 11, 10-2

The Stone Ridge Library will host the 71st Annual Library Fair on Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 3 pm, rain or shine, on the Library grounds. The festivities will include a huge book sale, plant sale, children’s activities, craft and gift booths, food and drink, and entertainment all day. The Bag Sale, offering a bag of books for $10, will take place on Sunday from 10-2.

The main event of the Fair is Books! Displayed under the large striped tent, the selection will include everything from novels to history, cook books, biographies, poetry, and a collection of art and specialty “coffee table” books.

Gardeners, experts and beginners alike, will find flowering annuals and perennials, herbs and heirlooms as well as plants donated from botanically gifted patrons to plant at home. And sensational daylilies in a variety of colors and shapes will be on sale at great bargain prices.

Cherries of Stone Ridge will join the Library team again this year after a successful Fair debut in 2016. Hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage and peppers plus vegetarian dishes will be on the menu. Fair favorites—strawberry shortcake root beer and coffee floats will spark memories of summers past, and coffee and tea, and home-baked desserts will be offered.

For the children, there will be games and lots of activities, as well as a selection of children’s books.

Entertainment starts at 10 o’clock with Breakaway with Robin Baker, followed by Terri and Steve Mosardo at 11, Cheryl and Kurt at noon with The B2s women’s vocal ensemble directed by Debbie Lan taking the stage at 1.  At 2 o’clock the Rondout Valley Vocal Jazz ensemble under the direction of Lucas Rau will provide a rousing finale.

Gifts and tableware, art and jewelry will be available for purchase, and the Stone Ridge Saturday Knitters will be on hand to demonstrate their craft and sell their wares.

Profits from the day’s events go to the Stone Ridge Library operating budget for books, supplies, utilities, etc.  The Stone Ridge Library Foundation will have a gift basket raffle at the Fair with proceeds going toward the ongoing building renovation, currently focusing on the Children’s Room project.

Parking will be available at the High Meadow School, Key Bank, Express Tech Printing, and George Moylan’s Funeral Home.

“We hope that everyone will come out to enjoy the festivities on this 71st Anniversary of the Library Fair,” said Director Jody Ford. “The Fair is a wonderful community event, and we are thankful for the participants, volunteers, and the community that keeps it going strong.”

For updated information visit the SRL Facebook page.


The 70th Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair was a wonderful success in spite of the early downpour!

Special thanks to everyone who contributed to the effort. We are grateful to the many generous plant and book donors, to our neighbors who provided parking and everyone in town who came out to keep the Fair tradition alive. Kudos and thanks to the Marbletown Rescue Squad, the NYS Troopers at the Kingston Barracks, Marbletown Community Center, Marbletown Reformed Church, Stewart’s Shops, Gen Tech, Binnewater Ice Company and Cherries, our newcomer to the Fair. We appreciate the musicians who kept our spirits up as the storm threatened—Cheryl & Kurt, Bloom, Breakaway with Robin Baker, the Rondout Valley High School Jazz Band, and Terri & Steve Massardo on sound. To the hearty book haulers, who bolstered our volunteer effort, Ulster County Probation and friends from the Rifton Bruderhof, thank you.

Most especially I want to thank our volunteer crew, second to none, who year after year work tirelessly for the Library Fair from set up to break down and everything in between. And, finally, I would like to thank the Library Trustees and Staff for creating another wonderful Library Fair.

Jody Ford
Director, Stone Ridge Library

Donations of Books/CDs/DVDs

We welcome donations of books, books on CD, and DVDs in saleable condition.

Novels, paperbacks and non-fiction books are very welcome and can be dropped off any time the library is open.

Please be sure the items are not musty, mildewed or damaged. The library can not accept  VHS or Cassette Tapes, textbooks, records, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, encyclopedias, old computer books or magazines.