Library Fair

The 73rd 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. And special thanks to all the new and returning volunteers who made the event run so smoothly.
In true community spirit, we all came together to celebrate the day! We thank everyone who helped, and all of those in the community who came out to enjoy the festivities.

Next year’s Library Fair is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 2020.

Our thanks to:*
Volunteers, one and all, for a wonderful Fair. And thanks to Dave & Roma Simpson set-up and traffic control, Aqua Check, UC Sanitation Health Department, NYS Troopers Kingston Barracks, Garden Makers, Emmanuel’s Marketplace, Stewart’s Shops, Stone Ridge Wines, Tim Hunt, Flemming Realty, Express Tech, George Moylan Funeral Home, Key Bank, High Meadow School, Marbletown Community Center, Marbletown Reformed Church, A Day in The Shade, Kelder’s Farm, Rondout Valley Honor Society/Coordinator Tara Hyland, Stone Ridge Library Foundation, SRL Saturday Knitters, Book and Gift Donors, Plant and House Plant Donors, Library Board and Staff, Bonnileu Banyard, Mary Swan, Julianna Arms and her toy team, Diane DeChillo (Volunteer Coordinator), Rosemary Deen/Daylilies, Matthew Seaman/Photos, Judith Schneller & Linda Still (Shortcakes), Ethan Plank with Barbara Seaman and Sarah Robertson & Family (Artisanal Bread), Binnewater–Leisure Time Ice, Freskeetos, Johnny on the Spot, Marbletown First Aid, UCRRA, Empire Waste, Bruderhoff @ Rifton, Ulster County Probation, Half Moon Books, Terri and Steve Massardo (Sound), Lisa St. John (Master of Ceremonies), Breakaway with Robin Baker, Trio Mio, BLOOM directed by Debbie Lan, RVHS Vocal Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Lucas Rau, CHERRIES/Allyson Reidy (Food), Kay Sutka, Plant Chair, New Paltz Agway, Augustine Nursery, Catskill Native Nursery, Christian’s Greenhouse, Country Flowers, Davenport Farms, Herzog’s, Hortus Conclusus, Nancy Cobb Landscape Consultant, Phantom Gardener, RVHS Future Farmers of America (FFA), Saunderskill Farms, Veronica’s Gardens, Victoria’s Garden, Wallkill View Farm, Country Flowers, Mountain View Gardens. Special thanks to year round book sorters Linda Worden and Ann Cahill and their team.
*If we missed your name, let us know and we will give a shout out right away!

Jody Ford
Director, Stone Ridge Library

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Thank you to the photographers of this years Library Fair, Matthew Seaman and John Currie.

Donations of Books/CDs/DVDs

The Library welcomes book donations. Books donated are re-sold at the annual Library Fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 13 2020. Proceeds from the Library Fair are used for the operating budget—computers, books, salaries, supplies, etc.

“We are thankful for book donations from the community,” said Library Director Jody Ford. “But we recently have had to update our procedures due to the large number of unsaleable books that have been coming in.” When books are moldy, dusty and damaged, we cannot sell them and we must discard them. Hiring a dumpster is costly, and so the need to cull and discard the increasing percentage of donations has cut significantly into the potential profits of the book sale. “More importantly, all donated books are sorted by volunteer community members, so we ask that donations be clean and free from mold, dirt and dust to safeguard them in their work.

“We are happy to accept books in excellent condition,” said Ford. “And we look forward to upholding the long tradition of the Book Tent, the Library Fair’s most popular feature.”

The Library asks that books in excellent condition be brought during library hours. Textbooks, encyclopedias and medical books are not included in the books sale and should be recycled by the owner along with other books that cannot be sold.  For information on municipal recycling centers: Marbletown Transfer Station, Town of Rochester Transfer Station.


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