Saturday, June 9, 10am – 3pm
Bag Sale, Sunday, June 10, 10am – 2pm
Monday, June 11, from 3 – 6pm Grab Bag*
on the Library Lawn

The 72nd Annual Library Fair will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 10 am to 3 pm, rain or shine, on the Library grounds.


Our Book Barns are FULL!
Sorry, but we cannot accept any more books.

Please hold any donations until after July 4.

We are still looking for items for the Gift Table. If you have tableware, linens, garden accessories,  jewelry, baskets, toys, and other new or gently used items please bring them in during library hours.

Legacy/Estate Planning

Saturday, May 19

The Stone Ridge Library Foundation will be hosting a workshop for Legacy Planning. Sally Cross, Vice President of Philanthropy at Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley will be on hand to discuss long term planning from 3-4:30pm on May 19th.

Volunteer for the Library Fair

Saturday, June 9 from 10am -3pm!
Sunday, June 10, The “Bag Sale” from 10am -2pm.

As always, we rely on our wonderful Fair Volunteers to make it all happen! Thank you!

So, …this year we are trying something new. We have subscribed to Volunteer Local, an online program where everyone can register for the volunteer task they want.

LIBRARY FAIR, Saturday, June 9

The 72nd Annual Stone Ridge Library Fair is set for Saturday, June 9, rain or shine, from 10am to 3pm on the Library Lawn. Bag Sale, Sunday, June 10, 10am – 3pm



Everyone is invited! Join us under the tents for book bargains galore, our famous plant sale featuring annuals, perennials and daylilies, Eleanor’s Emporium with gently used tableware, Kids books and activities, the Saturday Knitters, a 50/50 Raffle and the Stone Ridge Library Foundation raffle for a wine basket.

Barbara Gordon – Spring Artist

Local Artist Barbara Gordon is the Library’s featured artist for Spring 2018. Her work features abstract images and landscapes and will be on view through mid-June. Some of the paintings are available for purchase. For additional information and examples of her work, visit

Sandi Zinaman Scholarship Fund

The Rondout Valley Scholarship Fund has started a scholorship in memory of Sandi Zinaman, a long time staff member the Stone Ridge Library. Help us keep Sandi’s legacy alive in the community by recognizing 2 students each year who love books and reading.

Bradford Graves Sculpture

Visitors to the Stone Ridge Library will now be greeted by a beautiful limestone sculpture that has been installed amongst the plantings that line the bluestone walkway at the entrance to the 1798 stone building. The sculpture, titled Magnus I, was created in 1995 by Bradford Graves, and was recently donated by Verna Gillis in memory of her late husband.


Every Friday at 10am

We are starting a Mahjong group, beginners are welcome. Register on line on the calendar or at the Circulation Desk in the Library, or just walk in. We will be meeting every Friday at 10am.

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12

We are excited to welcome Ms. Celeste to the Stone Ridge Library. Ms. Celeste has worked in preschools and loves this age group. Ms. Celeste already has crafts, songs and activities planned for our littlest patrons.

Mohonk Preserve – Passes available to Library patrons

Thanks to the generosity of Mohonk Preserve, the Library will have four passes available for Library patrons age 18 and older whose record is in good standing, to enjoy 70 miles of hiking, biking and climbing trails and carriage roads. Passes can be checked out for three days and returned at the Circulation Desk.

Meet Libby – Our New e-Reader App!

Introducing a new, more user-friendly mobile app from Overdrive called Libby!

Libby is the new app to use on your phones or (most) tablets when downloading e-books and audiobooks. Designed for ease of use, Libby eliminates the need for format selection (uses OverDrive Read and OverDrive Listen) and contains new features that make the digital library fresh and fun.

Children’s Room Project

The Children’s Room Project is designed to renovate and enlarge the Children’s Room at the back of the Library. Staying within the existing footprint, it will utilize existing cold storage space between the 1798 and 1811 buildings, resulting in an expanded program room and adding a small kitchenette and an ADA-compliant restroom.

HOLMES & CO. Mystery Lovers Book Group

Wednesday, May 16
4pm in the Biography Room 
This month we will be reading Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell. Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier.

POETRY with Rosemary Deen

Thursday, May 10, 24
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.

Stone Ridge Library Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Monday, May 7, 21
Second Group starting in May
Monday, May 14
Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library, with a maximum of 10 participants in each group. This program is designed for those who are actively writing and publishing work and who want to participate in a structured critical 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, May 15
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


Tuesday, May 22
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.