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. 845-338-2092.cg-pink-and-orange-cake-stands


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


Book Barn Blowout Sale June 4th

The Friends of the Hurley Library are hosting a Book Barn Blowout Sale this Saturday, June 4th, between 10 and 3.  A group of volunteers spent countless hours curating our used book collection so YOU get a chance to read the books you’ve been meaning to read, and find some hidden gems as well.  If you think you know what we have in our book barns, think again, because we’ve put in TONS of new books!


Sidenote: We are now accepting donations of gently used hardcover and paperback books,  but ask that you please call ahead so we can let our volunteers know we have books to sort. Also, please note that we cannot accept dictionaries or encyclopedias because of our space limitations.

Other Sidenote: Saturday is the Town of Hurley Yard Sale. There are over 20 yard sales throughout the town, as well as multiple tables set up at the Town Hall Parking Lot. You can pick up a map of all the sales at the Town Hall, or at the library on the day of the event.

Teen Book Club June Pick

The book for June for the Teen Book Club is The Glass Sentence, by S.E. Grove. Please order your copy through the Mid-Hudson Library catalog here!

51guorNbKBL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_We will meet on Friday, June 24th at 4:30. Please note the special date this month. Give us a call to let us know you are planning on coming! 845-338-2092. Stay cool in school these last couple of weeks!

Hurley Lions Fundraiser at Ninety Nine a HUGE Success!

thank youThe Hurley Library wishes to thank the Hurley Lion’s Club for organizing yet another successful fundraiser for the Hurley Library, and also extends and big THANK YOU and HOORAY to all who dined for a cause, bought a 50/50 raffle ticket, or told a friend about the fundraiser. Thanks to you, we netted over $1500 to be used towards the new library! Who doesn’t love good news!?

FOHL Could Use Your Help

The Friends of the Hurley Library have met twice now, and have some great events up their sleeves. If you have ever considered volunteering for your library, now’s the time!  You are invited to:

  • March in the Memorial Day Parade in Hurley, May 30th 10am
  • Shelve books for our Book Barn Sales, during opening hours
  • Work at Book Sale on Town Yard Sale day, June 4th
  • Offer one-on-one Tech Help (to be scheduled)

And there is lots more in store, so keep watching the website for details!

Please call 338-2092 if you would like to get involved, or email friendsofthehurleylibrary@gmail.com

Groove Attic Gets a Reggae Beat

The first Greggaeroove Attic was so fun that we decided to have another one. This month, we explore reggae music, play some fun movement games, and even sample some island fruits! Please let us know if you are planning on coming.  See you on Wednesday May 25th at 3:30.

Teen Book Club Special Guest: Artist Patti Gibbons

This month the Teen Book Club will be taking a break from our regular programming to welcome local talent, Patti Gibbons who will be guiding the group through a special springtime decoupage project. Please call 338-2092 to register or email hurleydirector@gmail.com so that we can plan to have enough materials for everyone. These spots fill up fast so call soon!

See you on Friday, May 20th at 4:30!

May Book Club Read

May is a great month to join the Hurley Library Book Club!  We are currently looking for more people who love reading, love talking, and love…delicious baked goods! If this sounds like you, please join us Thursday, June 16th. It’s a good time to join the book club because we are having a general book lovers’ discussion with a sneak peak of some of the new books hitting the Hurley Library shelves soon! The Book Club pick for this month is The Last Painting of Sarah De Vos, by Dominic Smith.

lastpainting-895From the Kirkus Review:
“Smith’s latest novel is a rich and detailed story that connects a 17th-century Dutch painting to its 20th-century American owner and the lonely but fervent art student who makes the life-changing decision to forge it. This is a beautiful, patient, and timeless book, one that builds upon centuries and shows how the smallest choices—like the chosen mix for yellow paint—can be the definitive markings of an entire life.”

 Thursday June 16th, at 7pm.