LIBRARY BUDGET AND TRUSTEE VOTE
The library budget and trustee vote will take place on Thursday, September 1st from 10 am to 8 pm in the community room.  Copies of the budget are available at the library. Two five-year terms, one four-year term, and a one-year term are up for election.  Two incumbent candidates, Edward “Ted” Conathan and Steve Crohn are running, as well as Bernard “Bernie” Carroll, Crystal Holly Christiana, Cecelia Karashay, Katherine Gordon, Rebecca Mignano-Campbell, and Eric Zenker. Absentee ballots are available at the library.
 
GALLERY TALK WITH ISTAR SCHWAGER
Come to the library on Saturday, August 20th from 11 am to 12:30 pm to meet local artist Istar Schwager and view her colorful and intriguing art display in the lower level of the library.  Learn all about the art of creating collages.  All are welcome.
 
ZUMBA FITNESS
Ms. Thayer will teach a FREE Zumba class for adults interested in trying this hot new fitness craze.  The class is on Wednesday, August 24th from 6-7 pm.  Call 246-4317 to register or stop by the main circulation desk.
 
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE WORKSHOPS
Would you like to create more peace at home?  Come to the library on Fridays, September 2 and October 7 from 4:30-5:30 pm and learn tools to gain cooperation from your child, solve problems, and create mutual respect.  Facilitator Pamela Perkins, LCSW will lead the workshops.  FREE.  All are welcome.  Call 246-4317 to register or stop by the main circulation desk.
 
WEEKLY STORY TIMES
There are three weekly story times scheduled.  Tuesdays at 11 am pre school children ages 3 to 6 years old are invited to share stories, songs, finger plays and felt board fun.  Two lap-sit story times especially for children ages 1 to 3 take place on Thursdays at 11:15 am and Fridays at 10:30 am.  Early literacy is an important part of a child’s growth.  All are welcome to drop in.  No registration required.
THE MOST IMPORTANT BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLY
Now is the perfect time to make sure your kids gear up for school by signing up for a library card. A library card gives kids access to free homework help, materials to research their papers or next book report. It can also help make life after school more fun, with free access to music, DVDs, the Internet and more. So make sure your kids get the smartest card of all - it’s @ your library. Parents, bring a photo ID with your current Saugerties address to the library and you can obtain a library card for you and your child in minutes.  Children must be 6 years old.
WEBPAGE INFORMATION
Regular library hours are Monday & Wednesday, 10:00 to 8:00, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 2:00.  The library address is 91 Washington Ave, Saugerties, NY 12477.  The phone number is 246-4317.  The library web page is http://saugertiespubliclibrary.org.  Please call or email with comments and questions.  The email address is director@saugertiespubliclibrary.org.