Summertime means a chance to explore new books and e-books, learn new skills, and check out resources, programs and activities through your Library. It’s the perfect time for students of all ages to see what their local library has to offer! The 2020 summer reading slogan and theme is “Imagine Your Story,” a celebration of fairytales, folklore, mythology, and sharing your own unique story.



Story Times with Julianna

A link to a recorded YouTube video will be available each week for children when they have the time.
Each week bags of materials for the crafts will be available outside the library for pick-up so you can follow along with the week’s craft.
Email to register and receive updates or register with our online calendar.
Week 1 – June 29 – Dragon Stories
Week 2 – July 6 – Fairy Stories
Week 3 – July 13 – Adventure in the Sky
Week 4 – July 20 – Mythology – Norse Mythology
Week 5 – July 27 – Science Fiction

Week 6 – August 3 – Unicorns

Week 7 – August 10 – Squids



Check in with Julianna each week with the number of minutes you’ve read. You can win coupons for ice cream and pizza. Keep on reading and keep on snacking



BINGO Challenges

Participants in this year’s Summer Reading Program will receive a BINGO card to complete. Everyone who submits their BINGO card will be entered into raffles for prizes. You can download a BINGO card if you want to get started immediately.
In addition to reading challenges on the BINGO cards, children will have eight challenges in four subject areas to complete on their BINGO cards. Each of these challenge areas is loaded with enough ideas that you are guaranteed to find something fun to do.
The Stone Ridge Library is working with the Ulster County Library Association to provide a summer’s worth of entertainment and learning.


StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children (and adults!) to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story.

Stories to follow and read will be posted around town. We will update you via social media and email if you are registered for the story times.

Week of July 13: Leggitt Road Trailhead – Leggitt road to Cottekill road: Walk and read – “Fairy Science” by Ashley Spires

Week of July 20: This one is set up on the Marcott road Trail head going North to Town Line.  The Book is “Ruben and the Balloon” by P. Buckley Moss.

Week of July 27: Edda: A Little Valkyrie’s First Day of School by Adam Auerbach. This is set up on the Cottekill road Rail Trail behind the Cottekill Fire House. Going North toward Marcott Road.

Week of August 10: Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krause Rosenthal and illustrated byBrigette Barrager
Marcott Road Rail Trail going toward Cottekill Road. (Be careful crossing Marcott road.)

The last StoryWalk of the summer is posted on the Cottekill Rail Trail trailhead headed towards Leggett road. The story is Sid the Squid: and the Search for the Perfect Job by David G. Derrick Jr.

A special Thank You to the Town of Marbletown and the O&W Rail Trail! ❤️




Week of June 29 – ScienceTellers
“Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress”


Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice effects!
The Story – A long time ago in a faraway world, two brave villagers went on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from the Evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, they might need to look to themselves (and to science!) for the answer.
The Science – Explore the exciting science of solids, liquids and gases as we conduct experiments with DRY ICE. Young learners will discover just how ‘cool’ matter can be as they experience science in action!
The Length – 45 minutes.
The Audience –  Grades: Pre-K through 5.
The Access – Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress is here! Here is your video link
The video will be available to you for unlimited, on-demand viewing from now through August 31.

Week of July 13 – PageTurners –
“Imagine Your Adventure Story”

Kids at home will join Page Turner and Kenny on an Indiana Jones-style adventure as they search for the elusive purple wish lion.
On our craft day, they’ll make their own paper-plate wish lions, and toilet tube binoculars. While older kids will travel to Easter Island where they’ll make megaliths from laundry detergent bottles and masking tape, and Tanzuku wishes in honor of Japan’s Tanabata Festival.
The Length – 45 minutes.
The Audience – Grades: Pre-K through 5.
The AccessRegister for the summer reading program and we will send the link out in an email. Here is the link to the Adventure Story. The PageTurners link is password protected, so if you don’t have it you will have to email Julianna for the password.

Week of July 27 – ScienceTellers –
“Aliens: Escape from Earth”

Don’t miss this action-packed, educational alien adventure using science experiments as special effects. It’s totally out of this world!
The Story – During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky – but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids venture into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship – before it’s too late!
The Science – Throughout the intergalactic tale, we’ll use science experiments as special effects to bring the story to life. Young learners will discover the amazing world of physics and chemistry as they experience science in action!
The Length – 45 minutes.
The Audience – Grades: Pre-K through 5.
The AccessRegister for the summer reading program and we will send the link out with an email.
Here is the link to the Aliens: Escape from Earth.

Week of August 10 – PageTurners –
“Imagine Your Underwater Stor

It’s time to get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axolotl.
Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping Youtube.
The Length – 45 minutes.
The Audience – Grades: Pre-K through 5.
The Access – Register for the summer reading program and we will send the link out in an email. Here is the link to Imagine Your Underwater Story. The PageTurners link is password protected, so if you don’t have it you will have to email Julianna for the password.


Books and Crafts with Jill Obrig through Zoom
Thursday, July 23rd at 3:00pm
Open to all children 

Join art teacher Jill Obrig and create a torn tissue landscape inspired by the story The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton and well- known Hudson River artists. The Library will provide a take-home bag of art supplies you can pick up a few days before the program.
Participants can join a Zoom with Jill to receive instruction. This program is paid for by a grant from Arts Mid-Hudson.
Be sure to register, spaces are limited!


Books and Crafts with Jill Obrig through Zoom
Thursday, August 6 at 3:00pm
Open to all children

Join art teacher Jill Obrig and create an air-dry clay owl inspired by the story Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. The library will provide a take- home bag of art supplies you can pick up a few days before the program.
Participants can join a Zoom with Jill to receive instruction. This program is paid for by a grant from Arts-Midhudson.
Be sure to register, spaces are limited! 

Storytelling with Susan Griss

Susan Griss presents Pete Seeger’s children’s book, ABIYOYO, and Arnold Lobel’s The Great Blueness, through creative movement, which encourages young children to participate in the storytelling. Griss is the founder of MINDS IN MOTION and a pioneer in the field of kinesthetic learning and teaching of elementary school curriculum.


Online Dungeons and Dragons Game

July 14, 16, 21, 23 at 2:00-4:00
A small group will meet via Zoom during the above days and times. The game will be led by dungeon master Josie Quinn.
Participation is very limited. Ages 12 and up.
Thalemouth is a bustling town, prospering yet set in its superstition. The town sits on the meeting of two rivers, causing much in the way of trade. Many ships sailed to the city Salas and on to the seas. The docks are in constant motion. Trade deals, storefronts, travelers and locals, there is always something going on. The town itself is no stranger to magic and adventurers on their way to seek glory. The noble in charge of this town is Lady Assara Thiatra, supposedly a descendant of the great god Erathis. It is said her ancestors ruled a great kingdom once, but long ago were demoted to simply lords. The shield of her family, a silver eagle on a red field, still commands the respect of many, even some who believe she should rebuild the empire. But she is content to have only Thalemouth in the name of peace. Her council is full of many interesting figures representing the interest of the town, there is rarely quiet among them. Many more people and colorful groups exist in this town, illegal or legal as they are, they make the town what it is. How your character fits into this town is up to you. You must decide how their lives have played out here so far or how they have come to be in Thalemouth.

2020 Teen Video Challenge

The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest hosted by The Collaborative Summer Library Program. It’s open to all teens across the country. The challenge is for teens to create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2020 Summer Reading slogan “Imagine Your Story.”
Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.
Video submissions will be accepted through August 7, 2020.
Five national winners will be chosen. Each winning submission will receive a $200 cash prize and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library.
You can find CSLP’s Official Teen Video Challenge (TVC) Submission Form and 2020 TVC Contest Rules here.
Last year’s TVC winners included a team of New York State teens from Kingston Library in the Mid-Hudson Library System. You can watch the Kingston Library teens’ video and the other four winning TVC video entries from across the country through this link.

To Register for our Programs




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