Summer Storytimes

Summer Stortimes (No registration required) 

 

Toddler Storytime (Age 2) Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 am
These sessions include stories, music, and crafts. Parents and caregivers participate with children.
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) Tuesdays at 10:30 am and Thursdays at 11:15 am
These sessions include stories, music, and crafts. Parents and caregivers may participate with the children or browse the Children’s Room.
Grade School Storytime (First grade and up) Monday at 2 pm
These sessions include stories, music, and crafts. Parents and caregivers are free to browse the library.

Teen Thursday

Thursday July 31st    6-7:15 pm
Teen Thursday (Grades 6+) Video Game Night
It’s Video Game Night! We will be breaking out the Wii and playing whatever game the group chooses. Bring your friends for some fun competition! No registration required.

Summer Reading Begins

Monday June 30th

Today we officially begin our Summer Reading program. We have a fun filled summer with activities, science themed programs, special displays, and reading programs for all ages.

Children “Fizz Boom Read”

Please see a staff member to receive your calendar to track your reading for the summer and earn prizes. There will be a pizza party kick off, Science Fun Fridays, and story times. Check the online calendar or a flyer for all the dates, times, and details.

Teens “Spark A Reaction”

Teens will receive a raffle ticket with every book they check out during summer. Prizes will be awarded at the end of summer. In addition we will have Teen Thursdays every Thursday evening. Check the online calendar or a flyer for all the dates, times, and details.

Adults “Literary Elements”

Adults will receive a raffle ticket with every book they check out during summer. Prizes will be awarded at the end of summer. In addition we will have a summer book club, creative writing group, coffee connection and more. Check the online calendar or a flyer for all the dates, times, and details.

We will once again be celebrating the end of summer with our second annual Blodgett Carnival. Let’s have a great summer!

Pint Size Playgroup

EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY- WE HAVE ADDED TUESDAY AFTERNOONS!

Tuesday 1:30- 2:30 PM & Friday 10:30-11:30 AM

Ages 5 & Under

Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, and NEW toys! Both children and caregivers will enjoy the fun and socialization.
Registration no longer required… just come and play! Questions? Call 845-896-9215

Food Collection

Blodgett Memorial Library is proud to pair with the Fishkill Food Pantry in supporting our community. We invite our patrons to bring in food donations to help support our fellow neighbors in need. Fishkill Food Pantry is especially in need of the following items:

Meats (Spam, Treat, Chicken, Turkey, Ham), Tuna

Beans (Pork & beans, kidney, black, pinto, white), Dry beans

Canned dinners (Stew, Hash, Spaghettios), Spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes

Evaporated milk, Juice, Soup, Broth

Peanut butter & Jelly

Bathroom tissue, Bar soap

(Monetary donations enable us to purchase as-needed fresh perishables and will be accepted at the front desk)

eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Library Board Meetings

Please note that Library Board Meetings will now occur on the first Wednesday of every month.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of Blodgett Library are proud to announce the Blodgett Basement Bookstore has arrived. Our book sale room has a new name and new look. Come down and see what we have on our shelves!

The Friends of Blodgett Library meet the second Wednesday of every month. If you are interested in joining and volunteering please come in and meet our friends.

Teen Tech Help

Every Saturday from 12- 4pm & Monday 2:30- 6:30pm we have a Teen Tech on hand to assist you with any of your electronics questions. Bring your devices and our Tech will be happy to assist you.