Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the Library’s annual Silent Auction last Saturday β€” we had such a lovely time (and it was such a beautiful day) at Upward Brewing Company.

And thank you, too, to our generous donors. Just about every single business in town was represented in some form or another! Not to mention local artists, craftspeople, and some of our very own patrons and town personalities offering their wide variety of talents and services. Leave it to your local public library to bring community together. More of the same, please. πŸ€“

To all you winners out there: don’t forget to swing by the Library to pick up your goodies; we’ll have everything ready for you behind the circulation desk. Call us at (845) 439-5440 with any questions.

And stay tuned for additional updates regarding our fall programming, our upcoming Halloween Party (Sunday October 30th) at the Kaatskeller, and our November Book Sale!

Until then, see you in the stacks….! πŸ“š

Chess Club Tomorrow

As autumn edges forward and puts summer into check, join us for another great gathering of minds at the Livingston Manor Free Library Chess Club! We have all the mats and pieces β€”Β the only thing you need to bring…. is your ‘A’ game…

Silent Auction TODAY!

Join us at Upward Brewing Company TODAY, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH, from 12PM TO 4PM for the Livingston Manor Free Library’s Annual Silent Auction!!!! So many great local businesses have contributed this year!! We can’t wait to see youuuuuuu!!

Banned Books Week

Dear Readers of the Livingston Manor Free Library,

We stand in solidarity with libraries across the country whose catalogues are coming under the threatening thumb of censorship. Libraries should be free and freely accessible public spaces, and the fate of no book should be met with the garbage can, or worse, banned from shelves altogether.

That’s why we’re celebrating annual Banned Books Week next week (from September 18th to September 24th), along with thousands of other participating libraries in the American Library Association. LMFL is planning a special display of commonly banned books, and we welcome our patrons to check out and read these classic titles.

The Bluest Eye! To Kill a Mockingbird! Where’s Waldo! Catcher in the Rye! I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings! Where the Wild Things Are! Can you believe that these books are being culled from schools and libraries everywhere?! Neither can we. But then, these are the strange times we’re living in.

Thank you so much, as ever, for supporting the Livingston Manor Free Library and our efforts to keep these (and so many other books) in circulation. We hope to see you soon!

Until then, visit the ALA website for more information on Banned Books Week, and to browse their list of recently and commonly banned titles:

LMFL Closed Labor Day

Happy September, and happy Labor Day to all you hard-working folks out there! We hope you enjoy your long weekend, and we’ll see you again when Library hours resume next Tuesday, September 6th.