Children’s Programming Winter/Spring 2023

After School Story Hours

Our After School Story Hours will take a look at the Dewey Decimal System.

The Dewey Decimal Classification System categorizes nonfiction books into ten main groups. Sign up to hear stories and create crafts that reflect each category in the Dewey Decimal System.

Rochester Residents

The Town of Rochester is outside the library tax district, however, the Town has contracted with the Stone Ridge Library to provide 238 paid family memberships to its residents. Additionally, the Library is providing free memberships to all Rondout Valley Students.

TEA TIME Book Group

Wednesday, March 8
11am in the Activity Room

The book for February and March is The Women of the Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray.
An epic generational saga based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy in some of humanity’s darkest hours.

MYSTERY Book Group

Wednesday, February 15
11am in the Activity Room

The book for January is Elementary, She Read by Vicki Delany. Murder pays a visit to Gemma Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes-themed bookshop in this clever first installment in a captivating cozy mystery series from the bestselling author.

CLIO’S MUSE – A History Reading Club

Wednesday, February 8
7pm on Zoom

Our first book of this year is The Bright Ages by Matthew Gabriele and David M Perry. The word “medieval” conjures images of the Dark Ages–centuries of ignorance, superstition, stasis, savagery, and poor hygiene. But the myth of darkness obscures the truth; this was a remarkable period in human history.

French Conversation with Claudine Brenner

Tuesday, February 21, March 21
1-2pm in the Activity 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.

Spanish Conversation with Francisco and Varcia

Tuesday, January 24, February 28, March 28
1-2 pm in the Activity Room

¿Hablas español?  If you would like to brush up on your Spanish conversation skills and meet other language lovers in a friendly and stress free environment, come join our class on Zoom, every 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.


Every Saturday
10am-noon in the Activity Room

The Stone Ridge Library Knitters meet every Saturday morning from 10am – 12noon. All ages and experience levels can join 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.

Writers’ Group with Cathy Arra

Group 1:
January 30, February 13
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

Group 2:
January 23, February 6, 27
4:00-6:30pm in the Activity Room

Two separate writers’ groups meet on alternate Mondays at the library in the Activity room, with a maximum of 10 participants in each group.


Every Tuesday and Friday
at 10am in the Activity Room

If you are a Mahjong beginner, join us for our Tuesday group. No registration is required. We do encourage players to wear mask while entering and exiting the library, but once you are in the Activity Room, it is up to the group’s discretion.

Now Providing an Inclusive Experience Online

The Library now provides an inclusive online experience to enable website visitors to access online content and services barrier-free. As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customize their digital experience through Recite Me assistive technology.

Wi-Fi in the Yard

Thanks to a grant from the Mid Hudson Library System, our wireless signal in the yard has improved. There isn’t any password, but if your device asks you to accept the portal, simply say yes.


The Library receives a generous gift!

Bonni Leu Banyard is remembered as a beloved member of the community and happily served the Stone Ridge Library as a talented and trusted bookkeeper for many years. She also avidly enjoyed gardening, photography and was an exotic bird and animal rescuer.

The Stone Ridge Library is Fine Free!

The Stone Ridge Library joins a number of local libraries by going fine free.

Please remember to return your materials in a timely manner so we can continue to share our resources with everyone. Patrons will still be responsible for replacing lost or damaged items but no fees will be assessed on late materials.

Coronavirus Information

Some helpful links:

Ulster County Covid 19 Hotline:
Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm 845-443-8888

Ulster County Dept. of Health Facebook

New York State Dept. of Health Information
NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline:888-364-3065

CDC – Centers For Disease Control

The Mid-Hudson Library System has put together a couple of informative PDFs: