SML Seed Exchange for 2015


Stephentown Gardeners,

Spring is coming!   Yes, really!

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And the Library is reopening its SML Seed Exchange in anticipation of the upcoming growing season.

We’ll be having an informal gathering on Saturday March 28 from 10 a.m. – noon.
Please stop by the Library community room to donate some seeds, take some seeds, and meet some fellow gardeners. Everyone is welcome (even if you don’t have seeds to donate.)

If you can’t come that day, please feel free to drop off your surplus seeds at the front desk anytime during regular library hours. All we ask is that the seeds be carefully labelled, viable and stored in cool dry conditions so they will germinate properly.

Starting March 30th, seeds in the Seed Exchange will be available–self-serve–during regular library hours.

Questions? Call Joan-Claire: 733-0237

Summer Camp Director – Position Available


Summer Camp Director – Stephentown

 Stephentown Memorial Library is seeking a director for the Stephentown Summer Camp program. The director will be responsible for working with the library to plan, organize and supervise a  four- week, 6 hour/day, summer camp for children ages 6 through 12  (expect 35-45 campers). The Director will work  several  hours per week in April and May then expand hours in June to accommodate camper registration, staff selection and training and preparation. The Director will work 8am to 2pm, Monday through Friday, for four weeks  beginning on July 6, 2015.

The Director will supervise counselors, counselors-in-training and volunteers and work in concert with the library’s director and Board oversight committee. The position is funded by the town of Stephentown and will be paid biweekly as a stipend. The position is expected to require 140 – 160 hours over four months, mostly in July, with total compensation of $2,250 for the period.

The right person will have experience and passion for working with children and teens, administrative skills and the ability to work well in a collegial environment. CPR and/or first training is a plus.  This job working with children requires the ability to pass a criminal background check  and review of the Office of Children and Family Services Central Register Database for reported incidents of child abuse and maltreatment.

If you are interested, please contact Laurenne Teachout , Director of the Stephentown Memorial Library at 518-733-5750 or director@stephentonlibrary.org

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LEGO Club at SML


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Friday, April 3

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Do you have a Lego enthusiast who could spend hours and hours every day engrossed with creative building? Do you have so many Legos in your house that you never know when you’ll suck one up with your vacuum cleaner? Do you sometimes get down on the floor with your clever builders and create something of your own? Well, this club is for you and your family! Bring your young Lego enthusiast 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!

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Easter Event at SML


The Town of Stephentown and

Stephentown Memorial Library invite you to an Easter Event

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Saturday, April 4, Rain or Shine

Stephentown Memorial Library

11:00 AM – Games & Activities

11:30 AM – Easter Egg Hunt

Join us for an Easter Egg Hunt and fun games for all ages.  Also dye Easter eggs and enjoy refreshments.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand for extra excitement and photos!

To ensure we have enough materials, registration is requested.  Please call the library at 733-5750 to register your child.  All are welcome!

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Email Management and Internet Security Class


Monday, April 6 at 6:30 PM

Farid Gruber will help new computer users understand how to set up and manage an email account.    The class will also cover some of the basic ways you can protect yourself and be more aware of your internet experience. If you know someone who will benefit from this class, help spread the word and invite them to join.

Farid Gruber is a retired early childhood educator and administrator with a new career as a technological consultant. He combines his patience, honed through working with preschoolers, and his many years of experience working with computers and various media, to offer quality support.

Please call ahead to register, as space is limited.

If you have your own laptop computer, please bring it along to the class. Laptops will be on hand for those who don’t have their own.

This program is made possible through an Outreach Mini-Grant from the Upper Hudson Library System.

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