Poetry Reading Sat 12/3

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! As we inch toward December (can you believe it?!), the Library is excited to announce one of just a number of special events we have in store for the next few weeks.

Join us next Saturday, December 3rd, from 4:00 to 5:00, for a cozy poetry reading featuring our own former staff member Chelsea Harlan and Sullivan County Poet Laureate, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle. The poets will read from their recent works, and maybe even share some holiday-relevant material for your listening pleasure. There will be some sort of cookie snack and warm beverage! Conversation and good company to follow. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ

Closed for Thanksgiving

Book Sale extended!

For ONLY ONE MORE DAY(!!), this Saturday, November 19th, the library is happy to announce that we’ll be extending our big annual Book Sale for anyone who might’ve missed it last weekend! This is your last chance to stock up on books β€”Β for yourself, for your loved ones, for that special someone whose eyes might just well up when they receive The World Book of Seashell Identification or Classic Microwave Jello Recipes or Baroque Ideas for Dog House Architecture as a holiday gift.

Truly, there is something for everyone…. πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

HEAP Application Assistance

Swing by the library tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15th, anytime between 2:00 – 4:00pm, as Independent Living will be generously providing drop-in Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) application assistance.

Looking for assistance completing the HEAP application?
Looking for more information on help with your home heating costs?
Visit the library for this special HEAP opportunity, and a HEAP representative will even help you complete your application. From the HEAP website:

What is HEAP?
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes.

How does it work?
If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per season and could also be eligible for an emergency HEAP benefit if you are in impending danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.

Are HEAP benefits available year-round?
No, the application period normally begins in early to mid-November and continues into the winter, until funding for the program runs out.

Does it matter what my home’s heating source is?
HEAP may be able to help you if you heat your home with:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil
  • Coal
  • Propane
  • Wood/Wood Pellets
  • Kerosene
  • Corn

Who is eligible to receive HEAP?
You may be eligible if:

  • You and the members of your household are U.S. citizens, U.S. non-citizen nationals or qualified aliens; and
  • You provide a valid Social Security number for each household member; and
  • You receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Temporary Assistance or Supplemental Security Income; or
  • Your monthly household income is at or below the HEAP income guidelines.
  • You may be eligible for HEAP, even if you:
    • Own your home
    • Pay for heat as part of your rent
    • Have money in the bank, stocks, bonds or other resources

(Just to clarify: this is a drop-in opportunity, not a two-hour workshop).

Click here for a list of required documents in order to process your HEAP application.

Additional questions? As always, feel free to call the library anytime! (845) 439-5440

Book Sale this weekend!

We’ll be here Saturday 11/12 and Sunday 11/13 from 10:00am to 2:00pm! Come get your books while the getting is good (and it is really, really gooooood)!! πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š