On Wednesday November 4, 2015 the Library will be holding its annual vote to elect two members of the Board of Trustees for five year terms. Candidates must be qualified voters of the Library District and may file nominating petitions at the office of Trustee during regular business hours (10:30 A.M. to 7:30 P.M.) on weekdays. The petitions must be signed by at least 25 registered voters of the Blodgett Memorial Library District of Fishkill, state the name and residence address of each signer, and the name and residence address of the candidate. Petitions must be completed and returned to the District Secretary by no later than 5:00 PM on October 5, 2015.
Wednesdays starting September 16th
Blodgett is starting a Chess Club! Call or stop in to register to be a club member. Chess Club will meet every Wednesday after school starting on September 16th from 4:30-6:00 pm. Registration required. GRADES 4-8th.
Wednesday October 21st the library will be CLOSED for staff development day. The outside return bin will be open for drop offs.
Blodgett offers free computer classes for beginners. If you would like to learn more about computers please call the library for details. 845-896-9215
EVERY TUESDAY & FRIDAY
Tuesday 1:30- 2:30 PM & Friday 10:30-11:30 AM
Ages 5 & Under
Bring your little ones to enjoy our puzzles, games, toys, and NEW costumes! Both children and caregivers will enjoy the fun and socialization.
Registration no longer required… just come and play! Questions? Call 845-896-9215
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)
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.
Please note that Library Board Meetings will now occur on the first Wednesday of every month.
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.
Tuesdays 4-6pm, Thursdays 2:30-5:30pm, and Saturday 1-4pm we have a Teen Tech on hand to assist you with any of your electronics and computer questions. Bring your devices and our Tech will be happy to assist you.