Thank you all for your patience and understanding while the Hurley Library is closed and moving into its new home. Hopefully the following will help you figure out how this will all work. We appreciate your flexibility as we work through this slight upheaval.

Holds on shelf-If you have a hold on the shelf and have received a notice that the item is ready for pick up, we will hold those items for an additional week to give you a chance to pick it up. You will receive a call from a staff member next week to see if you will be needing extra time.

Returning books between Sept. 19-25- You can still return your items during the week of Sept 19-25th in the green drop box that is still located in front of our “old library” location. We will check in the items.

Items in Transit- If you requested an item with the pick-up location of Hurley Library, it may be listed in transit for the entirety of the week. Deliveries from the Mid-Hudson Library System will resume on Monday, September 26th. We appreciate your patience on this. Please allow extra time for deliveries during the first week that we are open as it will take us a week or so to catch up.

Fines- In celebration of opening our new location, and as a thank you to our patrons, we will be waiving any fines that are accrued from September 19th through the end of September. *Note that replacement charges will still apply.

We look forward to re-opening on Monday, September 26th in our new location.

The Hurley Library is MOVING

This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for…the moment that we can announce to YOU, our wonderful, patient, ever-supportive patrons that the Hurley Library has scheduled its moving date!

We will be closed September 19-24 to move our collection into our new location at 48 Main St, the Old Key Bank Building.  We will open for the first day of library business in our new home on Monday, September 26th.

During the period in which we are closed, you might consider picking up your books in an alternate location since the library will not be receiving deliveries during that time. If you are not sure how to do this, we would be happy to help you.

If you are interested in helping us move the collection, we have a sign-up sheet for volunteer movers. Please call the library at 845-338-2092 to learn more.

Trustee Positions

Hello Residents of Districts 2, 4, 6 & 8!  Election time is rolling around again, and we are looking for candidates who are interested in running for a trustee position at the Hurley Library.  The term of service is 4 years, and meetings are held once a month on the first Thursday at 7pm. You will be serving with 8 other dedicated individuals and your job will be to make important decisions about financial issues and policy issues.  We are at an exciting crossroads at the Hurley Library, as we make our journey next door. It seems like a short distance but I assure you it’s been a long journey. Now is your chance to join the team that will help bring Hurley Library into its full glory in its new home! Do I sound excited? Because I am! If you are interested in running for a seat on the board or helping the library in some other way, I would be happy to sit down with you and talk about your interests and our needs.

Petitions are available at the front desk and are due by September 20th.

trustee petitions

Not Getting Your Email Notice?

Several patrons have recently mentioned that they never got their email notices when a book has come in for them. Here are some quick ways to remedy that:

  1. Check to see if the notice is coming into your inbox by searching “circulation notices.”
  2. If results show that the email was received but you never saw it in your inbox, continue to step 3. If your search yielded 0 results, speak to the librarian as your email address may need to be updated in our system.
  3. Open one of the “circulation notices” emails and choose from the drop down list: Add to Contacts. In Gmail, this drop down arrow is located inside the message next to the reply arrow near the top.
  4. We can always test out your email notice if you come in to the library.

Hope this helps!

And remember you have one week to pick up your library items from the hold shelf once they are received.

Yoga on the Library Lawn

Leigha Butler, co-owner of The Yoga House in uptown Kingston will be giving a free beginner friendly yoga class on the Library Lawn at 6pm on Wednesday, August 3rd. We are so lucky to have such a fabulous yogi for this class! Please let us know if you plan on attending by calling 845-338-2092.

Summer is a great time to join a book club!

We have two book clubs at the Hurley Library; one for teens and one for adults. Why not read along and come to our next meet-up?

For July, our adult book club is reading The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom. We will meet on July 21st at 7pm for snacks and discussion.

Our teen book club is reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. We will meet for discussion and snacks on Friday, July 22nd at 4:30 for snacks and discussion.

We’ve already picked our August read for adult book club, so you can get a head start on this classic if you’d like: Agnes Grey, by Ann Brontë. We’ll meet on Thursday, August 18th at 7pm.

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Zoey is Looking for Readers!

Our favorite poodle is joining us for some Summer Reading fun! She will be here and looking for readers on July 12th and July 26th starting at 1pm. Please call or sign up at the library for a reading time slot…she’s such popular girl it always fills up fast!zoey and anthony

A couple steps in right direction

Our new library is making great strides this month! Please enjoy some of the pictures of progress on our long road to opening.

Thank you to Vinny Decker and the Ulster County Jail Work Program for painting the outside of the library. It was a hot couple of days but these gentlemen did great work and we’re very happy with the result!new paintAlso thank you to Herzog’s True Value Home Center and Sal DeCicco’s Cabinetry for designing and fabricating our custom circulation desk! Here’s a picture of the installation.desk install

circ deskNext we need to paint it!

Thank you to Billy Marchetti for sprucing up the entrance-way to the new library. What a difference some white paint and some elbow grease can make!bill marchetti

And here’s our brand spanking new copy machine that prints in COLOR!

toshiba copier

DIY Adult Craft: Dessert Stands

Join us Wednesday, June 29th at 5:30 to make these colorful happy snappy dessert stands!  They are made from old dishes that are painted and affixed to each other to make the neat pieces you see below! There will be a materials fee of $5 to help cover costs of materials. Keep your eyes peeled for dishes that you can use for this project. Please be sure to register for this event.


Technology Schmecknology

If you wish you were one of those people who checks out books on their tablet, e-reader, laptop, or phone, but you don’t have a particular interest in setting it up, come to this free program on Wednesday, June 8th at 11am. We will get you set up to read e-books, magazines, and listen to audiobooks. We’ll even help you hook your Overdrive app up to play through the Bluetooth in your car! Please call to register for this free class. 845-338-2092