September Is For Members


Membership means something here at Stephentown Memorial Library and just to show you how much we’d love to have you come join us, we’re offering a little extra incentive for National Library Card Signup Month.

We’ve created a special limited edition mug celebrating our place as the only Stephentown on Earth and the famous sign that used to share this point of local pride with the rest of the world.

If you’re one of the first 20 people (one per family per visit, please) to come down and signup for a free library card from September 12th through 30th, you’ll receive one of these mugs as our welcome gift to you.

Love the design? Once you’ve joined us, you’ll be eligible for our other special September incentives for members only. The first 20 cardholders who donate during our two-week September Is For Members Drive (every dollar counts and no amount is too small!) will also receive a free mug.

Donate $50 or more and you can choose the t-shirt as your thank you. Donate $100 or more and you’re eligible to choose the hoodie as your gift. And, anyone donating $150 or more can choose to receive both the t-shirt AND the hoodie. If donating online, please indicate your incentive choice and size in the Specific Program Or Fund field.

Our members know how valuable it is to have a sustainable library in a small rural community like Stephentown to provide not just print and e-books, but also movies, music, computer and Internet access, meeting space, family friendly events, museum passes, the only online grant database in this part of the state, and so much more.

And this month, it’s our pleasure to say thank you for being part of our SML family with these exclusive offers.

Summer Reading Prize Winners


Congratulations to all our Summer Reading Program prize winners:

Prize #1: Mickey Mouse Chia Pet: Connor S.
Prize #2: Star Wars Hot Wheels: Wyatt S.
Prize #3: Legos: Journey S.
Prize #4: Dr. Who Prize Pack: Lena S.
Prize #5: Crayola Capsule: Otis C.
Prize #6: Harry Potter Prize Pack: Carley P.
Prize #7: Pokemon Prize Pack: Echo S.
Prize #8: Kindle Fire: Chloe H.
Prize #9: Kindle Fire: Tyler L.
Prize #10: Movie Basket: Arrion M.

All our readers did a great job this summer, reading a total of more than 650 books over the course of 700 hours this summer!  Thanks to all of the 52 readers who signed up and participated in our summer reading program.  They are all super readers and should be proud of their accomplishment.

Fun Mahjongg Morning at the Library


Saturday, September 17 – 9:30 am – Noon

(Experienced players welcome, too!) Would you like to learn the ancient Chinese game of Mahjongg? Do you enjoy card games, chess, backgammon? Then you may love mahjongg. Research has shown that this fascinating game stimulates the mind and helps keep your brain sharp!

SML is hosting a Saturday morning of Mahjongg fun.  All are welcome and players will be grouped by experience level – beginners are welcome.  Suggested donation is $5.00 per player. Refreshments will be served. Please contact the Library to reserve your place.

**There is also Mahjongg open play at SML every Thursday 4-6


LEGO Club at SML


Friday, September 23

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Do you have a Lego enthusiast who could spend hours and hours every day engrossed with creative building? Then this club is for you and your family! Bring your young Lego builder to the library to build and create with our large collection of bricks. Donations of Lego bricks and accessories are also welcome at the Front Desk. Come and have some fun with other Lego fans!

This month’s theme is Pokemon.  We will have Lego Bingo and a Lego speed building contest! We will display all the creations of our Lego builders at the library until next month’s meeting.


Caps for Sale at SML

Caps for Sale! Caps for Sale! 

We’ve got some great new baseball caps with the Stephentown Memorial Library logo on them, just in time for summer activities and gift giving.  The beautifully tailored hat is made of 100% cotton.  The hats are a versatile putty color with navy blue rim.  A great gift and perfect for all your summer picnics and sports activities.  Show your pride in your library and wear your SML cap wherever you go.  Hats are available at the Library desk for $20 each.