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


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!