News from Castleton Public Library - December 2015
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Notes from Our Director: 

If you visit our library, you are likely familiar with many of our services and with our programs for children, teens, and adults. But you may be surprised by some of the services the library offers. Here are just a few of our services that you might not be aware of:  
  • We offer free and easy access to eBooks, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines. Visit to find titles. All you need to sign up is your library card! Need help getting started? Our staff are always happy to assist you. 
  • If you are looking for a book, audiobook, or DVD, and we don't have it in our library, we can get it for you! Any items available in the Upper Hudson Library System catalog ( can be sent to CPL for easy pickup at your convenience. Still can't find what you need? We may be able to borrow it from a library outside of our system. Talk to a librarian for more information. 
  • Our free wifi is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Even when the library is closed, visitors can access our wifi. The signal is strongest on Stimpson Avenue alongside the library building and on the building's front steps.   
  • We have passes for free admission to a number of area museums available for loan. The number of passes in our collection is growing, and will continue to grow in 2016. Visit for a current list of the passes we have to offer. 
We always welcome your suggestions and comments! Stop in, give us a call at 518-732-0879, or send an email to

All of us at Castleton Public Library wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season.


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
December Programs and Events at CPL
Click here to download the December events calendar as a PDF

Tuesday, December 1, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 

December dates: December 3, 10, 17.  

Join Miss Linda for story time and crafts! Open to all children and their caregivers; suggested age range 0-6. 
Block Party

Fridays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. 

December dates: December 4, 11, 18. 

Bring your baby, toddler, or preschooler in for group play with wooden blocks, and help develop their skills in early literacy, math and reasoning, logic, social know-how and more! 
Wii at the Library

Saturday, December 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Come play Wii with us!
Holidays on the Hudson

Sunday, December 6, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with storytime and a craft (3:00), the Village tree lighting (3:45), a special visit from Santa (4:00), and refreshments! Presented in cooperation with the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson and the Castleton Fire Department. 
Bring Your Own Book Club

Monday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.

Bring a book you've read lately and discuss it with the group! This is a great way to learn about books and authors you might not otherwise encounter. For adults. 
Computer Help

Selected Fridays at 10:00 a.m. 

November dates: Dec. 11, 18

Computer help by appointment. Learn the basics of computer use or ask questions in a one-on-one setting. Please call the library during regular business hours to register (518-732-0879) or email our Director
Family Movie Night - Minions (2015)

Friday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages are welcome to join us at our Family Movie Night! This month's movie is Minions, released this year. 
Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 14, 7:00 p.m.

Monthly meeting of the Castleton Public Library's Board of Trustees. Members of the public are welcome to attend. 
DIY Sugar Scrub

Tuesday, December 15, 6:30 p.m.

A homemade sugar scrub makes a great holiday gift or a special self-pampering treat. Come learn how to make your own! For teens (ages 12+) and adults (younger kids are welcome if accompanied by an adult to help them). 

Thursday, December 17, 2:00-6:00 p.m.

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 
Holiday Cookie Swap

Saturday, December 19, 11:00 a.m.

Bakers -- join our first-ever holiday cookie swap! Here's how it works: 
BAKE: Bake four dozen of your favorite holiday cookies.
BRING: Bring your cookies in one large container. Please do not separate into portions ahead of time. Bring empty containers to hold your new cookie collection. 
PRINT: Please bring a copy of your recipe to share at the cookie swap.
SWAP: Each baker will get to take home some of each cookie recipe — we will divide the cookies equally among the bakers. Perfect for holiday entertaining! 
Open Mic Night

Sunday, December 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Musicians and spoken word poets -- come share your talents at our Open Mic Night! All ages welcome to perform and to watch. 
3-D Snowflakes

Tuesday, December 22, 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Come learn how to make a 3-D snowflake and bust your winter boredom!
Winter Break Craft: Suncatcher

Monday, December 28, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Stop by the library any time to make a suncatcher to brighten up the cold days of winter! For all ages.
Board Game Bonanza

Tuesday, December 29, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Need something fun to do during your winter break? Join us for a night of board gaming!
Hello 2016: New Year's Resolutions

Wednesday, December 30, 12:00-8:00 p.m.

Want to learn how to make resolutions that really stick? Stop by the library to learn tips and tricks to making your new year great!
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