2012 Trout Parade
See below for a list of events and programs being offered at the Livingston Manor Free Library, as well as exhibits and library news. The library is located at 92 Main Street in Livingston Manor. For more information call 439-5440.
For more information about what's happening in Livingston Manor, check out www.livingstonmanor.org
CAS Services Auction - June 8
Children's Programs & Events
Uncle Rock Rocks the Manor July 27
Uncle Rock at Renaissance Park, a rock concert for kids
Saturday, July 27, 12:00 Noon
Crafters Welcome at Library
Does your creative soul long for company? You are welcome to join others for a monthly opportunity to socialize while sewing, drawing, beading or doing whatever gets your creative juices flowing. Bring your own project.
The crafters group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.
For more information call the Livingston Manor Library at 845-439-5440.
Free GED preparation and testing will take place throughout 2013 at the library. Please call for more information, 439-5440.
Livingston Manor Central School
BOCES Adult and Continuing Education
Livingston Manor Free Library
Battle of the Books Team Wins First Place
Congratulations to the Livingston Manor Library Battle of the Books Team for a first place finish at the first annual Sullivan County Libraries Battle of the Books!
The battle took place on April 6, 2013 at the Liberty Public Library. Team members Nathaniel DePaul, Nathan Honoroto and Leif Johansen placed first after competing in 3 rounds with teams from Monticello and Liberty.
Battle of the Books is set up in a game show format. A moderator asks 20 questions per round concerning 6 selected books. Each team member holds a buzzer and tries to hit the button before the other team. After buzzing, the team has 5 seconds to confer and answer the question correctly to win a point.
Following are the books that were included in this battle:
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth, by Lynne Rae Perkins
Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm
One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams Garcia
Wonder, by RJ Palacio
Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Written in Bone, Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland, by Sally M. Walker
Story Time at the Library for Preschoolers and Toddlers
New Times: 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Please register at the library or by phone at 439-5440. Join us every Wednesday morning from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. for stories, rhymes and fun! An adult caregiver must be present. Siblings and friends are welcome.
For more information on current and upcoming exhibits at the Livingston Manor Library call 845-439-5440.
Updated eBook Service
OverDrive, our library system’s eBooks provider, has updated its eBooks service (at efiles.rcls.org) to improve access to electronic books. Click here for highlights and a quick tour of the new system: OverDrive PDF
RCLS Launches Mobile App
One click access to library information
from any Internet-capable phone
The Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) puts your library in your hand with RCLS Mobile. Want to renew a book or place one on hold? There’s an app for that. Library hours? There’s an app for that. Want to download an ebook or eAudioBook? There’s an app for that, too.
The Launch of RCLS Mobile puts the library at your fingertips. From any mobile phone or tablet connected to the Internet you can instantly tap into library resources, anytime, anywhere. You can search the library catalog, check your account, ask a question, download eBooks and eAudioBooks, find events and more.
To access RCLS Mobile, visit rcls.boopsie.com/ and download the app.
“Nearly 50% of all US mobile subscribers use smartphones, so it’s important for people to be able to access the staff and rich resources available at our libraries,” says Robert Hubsher, RCLS Executive Director. “RCLS Mobile puts library information just one click away with much faster access than going through a browser. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this new way to use the library by downloading our app.”
Searching the library system catalog with RCLS Mobile is especially easy. Just type the first few letters of two or three words and search results will begin to appear. For example, if you’re looking up Mark Twain in the catalog, just type “ma twa.” Once you find the title you’re looking for, you can place it on hold right from your phone.
The app offers additional features such as BookLook Mobile that lets you scan an ISBN barcode anywhere you are to see if your library owns the title. “This is an amazing feature,” says Hubsher. “If you’re at a bookstore you can just scan the book’s ISBN, see if we own it and—if we do—place a hold on it right from your phone.”
The RCLS Mobile also has a Digital Media feature which allows people to download eBooks and eAudioBooks to their devices.
If a library has a Facebook page and/or Twitter feed, people can access those through RCLS Mobile.
The mobile app was developed by Boopsie Inc. More than 250 libraries and universities use Boopsie to increase campus and community visibility. Easy to implement and affordable for all size libraries, Boopsie solves the problem of unwieldy website viewing on a small screen.
To download the RCLS Mobile, visit www.rcls.boopsie.com or contact the library at 845-439-5440.
The library has a new sign and a beautiful flower garden!
Sullivan Renaissance provided a grant for this project and thanks go to Vera Farrell for planning and planting the garden, Marietta Beanland for helping with the garden and donating a soaker hose and Carolyn Bivins for helping with the sign design. The kids in the Grow Your Own Book summer reading program helped with the weeding. The sign was created by Paul Kean of Graphic Detail.
The flower boxes and hanging baskets were provided by, and maintained by, Livingston Manor Renaissance.
Manor Ink Hits the Streets
As the third issue of Manor Ink hits the streets, the staff of the local newspaper rejoices at their success. The newspaper is growing in the community and many townspeople enjoy reading it, Says Khris DiBartolo, one of the Manor Ink team members. We are very excited and a bit surprised at how popular the paper has become. One of the main focuses in creating the newspaper is having a wide variety of articles to interest a large group of people. So far, that goal has been a success for the staff of Manor Ink. The paper doesnt just add to the community, the young people involved in making it also benefit from the youth-led news. The paper has improved writing and editing skills for everyone making it.
The staff sincerely thanks everyone who has contributed to the paper. Whether it is 25 cents or 25 dollars, we appreciate all donations to our community-based project. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for our newspaper, visit us on our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com.
Written by Leif Johansen and Khris DiBartolo of Manor Ink
You can pick up a current copy of Manor Ink at one of the following locations or go to manorink.com for recent news:
Catskill Art Society
Catskill Fly Fishing Center
DeBruce Country Inn
Flour Power Bakery
Helen's Barber Shop
Lanza's Country Inn
Lazy Beagle Pub & Grill
Livingston Manor Free Library
Madison's Main Street Stand
Main Street Farm
Moose Be Morning
Mountain Bear Crafts
Pepacton Natural Foods
Robin Hood Diner
Rolling River Cafe & Gallery
Town of Rockland Town Hall
Wildlife Gift Shop
Willow and Brown
Yolanda's Custom Interior
Thank you to the Lazare & Charlotte Kaplan Foundation for its support of the library's youth programs and Manor Ink, in particular.
Second Floor Renovations
Thanks to consecutive grants from the NYS Public Library Construction Grant Program, the library has been able to renovate the second floor of the old portion of our building. Built in 1891, it has served as a firehouse, a bar and as of 1955, the library. The second floor still contains a ladder to a bell tower that was used to call the firefighters, but the bell resides across the street at the new firehouse. These matching grants have allowed us to replace the stairs, the ceiling and the floor, and to install shelving for storage of supplies and the local history collection. In the coming year we hope to continue renovations by improving the walls and installing electrical outlets. Currently the space is being used as the office for Manor Ink.
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