News from Castleton Public Library - April 2015
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Greetings from Our New Library Director: 

I'm very excited to come on board as Director of Castleton Public Library. During my first few weeks, I have been warmly welcomed by a number of our patrons and members of the community, as well as by our staff, trustees, volunteers, and our Friends group. If I have not yet had a chance to meet you, please stop in and say hello! 

I have begun my work here at an exciting time. Our renovation was completed at the end of 2014, and the library's space in the Castleton Village Hall has been completely transformed. The library now has a bright, open, updated interior, while still maintaining a few touches of the building's nineteenth-century character. If you have not yet stopped by to see the changes, please come take a look! We will be hosting a Renovation Open House on Saturday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In addition to showcasing the renovation, we will also feature family entertainment, music, and refreshments. I hope to see you there. 

We also are now using a new library catalog through Upper Hudson Library System. The new catalog offers a number of improvements, including the ability to search for articles and the option to save your reading history. Have questions? Our friendly staff members are here to help.  

I am happy to be part of the library's mission to satisfy our community’s informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs. I welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions that you may have. Feel free to contact me by phone at 518-732-0879 or by email at

Read on for more information about what's new at Castleton Public Library, including some information about our upcoming events. Information about the library is also available 24 hours a day on our website, Facebook, and Twitter


Melissa Tacke, Library Director
Updated Hours:

As of April 1, we have returned to our normal hours of operation:

Monday-Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. â€“ 8:00 p.m.
Thursday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
Upcoming Events
Story Hour with Miss Linda

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

April dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 

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

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Musicians and spoken word poets of all ages are welcome to share their talents at our monthly Open Mic Night! Refreshments provided by Friends of the Castleton Public Library.

Family Movie Night: Penguins of Madagascar

Friday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.

Movie lovers of all ages can join us for a film and refreshments at our Family Movie Night! This month's featured movie is Penguins of Madagascar (2014). 

Renovation Open House

Saturday, April 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ribbon cutting at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for family entertainment, refreshments, and music as we celebrate the library's renovation!
Preserving Family Photographs and Documents

Monday, April 27, 6:30 p.m.

Castleton Public Library celebrates Preservation Week with a presentation about caring for family photographs and documents. Family photographs and documents can provide a treasure trove of information. Unfortunately, many unique and irreplaceable documents can deteriorate over time due to improper storage and handling or become damaged through attempts at repair. 

This informational session will focus on the care of personal papers, photographs, and memorabilia found in the typical home, including factors that accelerate deterioration of materials and how to store, display, label, and handle materials. Discover free and low-cost preservation practices for a variety of media, including photographic prints, slides, and negatives, paper documents, and scrapbooks. Learn what common mistakes to avoid, and learn what to look for when purchasing storage supplies. 
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