On Saturday, June 22, Cheney Library and Second Chance Animal Shelter will be holding a pet adoption event from 9 AM – 1 PM at the library. Join us to meet and greet some fuzzy friends–or bring home your newest family member!
Second Chance is also accepting donations of pet food and supplies during Saturday’s event. See their wish list for items of particular interest!
Our Multipurpose Room is officially set for movie showings! We have four matinees scheduled for this month, all beginning 1:00 P.M. Bring-your-own snacks are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please join us!
Join us at Cheney Library this week for two new career workshops! Pamela Cross will offer professional expertise to assist job-seekers in various aspects of the job search process, including navigating the web for job posts, completing applications, and resume writing.
Informational presentations will be followed by a Q&A session, plus the opportunity to schedule individual sessions for one-on-one assistance.
Tools for Job Searching in the 21st Century: June 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Create the Resume that Tells Your Story: June 6, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Later this month, we will be holding our final career workshop: Interviews that Get the Job, which will take place on June 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.
Cheney Library will be holding an Open House event on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. During this event, we will be unveiling our long-anticipated downstairs Multipurpose Room. This will also be the day of our monthly book sale!
The event will begin with words from the library’s Board President and Library Director, followed by announcements about new library programs.
Afterward, attendees will be invited to view the Multipurpose Room, where the book sale will be held. Light refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Basking in popularity, as usual… tsk tsk. 🙂
This Tuesday was our last Story Hour of the spring season. Thanks to all who came to paint fireworks, march in our parade, and–of course–listen to some wonderful stories!
Tuesday mornings with our attendees have been a blast. We hope to see you again in the fall. (But in the meantime, check out some of our amazing firework art!)
Looking for a fresh new read? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our newest titles this month:
- The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich
- The 13-Minute Murder by James Patterson
- Redemption by David Baldacci
- The 18th Abduction by James Patterson
- The Abolitionist’s Daughter by Diane C. McPhail
- A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself by William Boyle
- The Department of Sensitive Crimes: A Detective Varg Novel by Alexander Smith McCall
- I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeny
- The Night Visitors by Carol Goodman
- Triple Jeopardy: A Daniel Pitt Novel by Anne Perry
- Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
- Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger
- The Crazy Bunch by Willie Perdomo (poetry, shelved with nonfiction)
Young Adult and Juvenile Fiction
- How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
- Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Allyson Condie
- Dig by A.S. King
- Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging, and Being Yourself by Matthew Gray Gubler
- Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself by William W. Li
- Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression–and the Unexpected Solutions by Johann Hari
- Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things by Courtenay Hameister
- What to Eat During Cancer Treatment by Jeanne Besser
- The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays by Esme Weijun Wang
- Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know by Emily Oster
- Mayo Clinic to a Healthy Pregnancy by Myra J. Wick
- Nurture: A Modern Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, Early Motherhood – and Trusting Yourself and Your Body by Erica Chidi Cohen
- Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat–Not a Sour Puss by Pam Johnson-Bennett
- Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism by Barry M. Prizant
- The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time by Alex Korb
- Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher
May 2019 is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Cheney Library is working to promote mental health awareness and emotional wellbeing with books highlighting diverse aspects of physical and mental health. Come and check some out!
Join us for our monthly BOOK SALE! Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls, NY. We hope to see you there!
The last weeks of Story Hour are upon us! If you haven’t attended yet, you’re not too late. Join us on May 7 and May 14 for lots more crafts, music, and fun!
You may have noticed that there are places to hang your jackets and bags as you walk through our downstairs hallway…
Our Multipurpose Room is also coming along as we continue to stock it with books!
Last but not least, we have our drop-down projector screen! Once audiovisual equipment is installed, this will be used for showing movies and delivering presentations.
Stay tuned for more!
Story Hour in our freshly-reopened Children’s Room was tons of fun today. Together, we made rainbows and storm sounds to celebrate April showers bringing May flowers!
Below is April’s remaining Story Hour schedule. Please join us!
We have new cabinets in our Children’s Room!
The beginnings of cabinets!
Lots of happy faces joined us for Story Hour on March 5! Our group had tons of fun learning about hibernation and creating their own sleepy bear crafts.
Join us for our next Story Hour on March 12 at 10:00 A.M. We can’t wait to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together!
See our detailed March Story Hour calendar here.
Cheney Library is pleased to announce that Sara Yetto has accepted appointment to be our new Library Director. Sara grew up in the Adirondacks where she developed her love for small rural libraries at a young age. She attended Southern Vermont College where she graduated Valedictorian with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology and a minor in Creative Writing. Sara is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree of Library and information Science from Valdosta State University’s online program.
Professionally, Sara has worked For Southern Vermont College Library as a Librarian, where she organized community outreach events, maintained the library’s main website and social media, and instructed students and faculty in performing advance database research. She also worked at the Pittstown Historical Society as a Record-Keeper and Transcriptionist, College Steps as a mentor, and for Southern Vermont College Communications Office as an Assistant.
Sara’s personal interests include reading, creative writing, and watching football with her family and friends.
Sara is excited to join Cheney Library’s team where she hopes to encourage library usability for our patrons, promote E-books, and maintain Cheney Library’s status as a “Place for the People.”
**NOTE: March 26 Free Play is cancelled due to electrical work being done in our Children’s Room.**
Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and a snack! Story Hour begins at 10:00 A.M., and caregivers are expected to stay with children. Please let us know if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Our new director, Sara Yetto, looks forward to meeting you!
April-May Story Hour Schedule:
- April 2: “Caterpillars and butterflies”
- April 9: “Rain makes flowers”
- April 16: “Bunnies and eggs, oh my!”
- April 23: No Story Hour – Free Play
- April 30: “The moon above”
- May 7: “We love Mother’s Day”
- May 14: “My country and me”
We are very pleased to inform you that Sara Yetto is our new Library Director. We are looking forward to working with Sara. A detailed introduction will follow soon.
Lots of patrons missed the evening hours and we listened.
Even though we opened he Children’s room on January 22nd, today, we found it necessary to keep it closed just a bit longer. Our basement renovation is interfering with the use of the room.
We thank you for your understanding. ✨✨✨✨✨✨
Photo #2 of our basement renovation. Good progress being made.
We are currently undergoing renovation in our basement area. Unfortunately, the children’s room will be closed until January 22nd. Photos will be posted, so you can be part of the improvement and follow the progress.
Once completed, we will have a wonderful multipurpose room. We hope to introduce Movie Night among other things. Cabinets and shelves will complement the setup. This will also give the Book Sale room a new look.
Please excuse the noise that inevitably goes with renovations as you visit. We have a number of children’s books upstairs, so that the little ones won’t have to go without.
Meanwhile, we thank you for your patience.
WEE WOODLAND FOLKS OF COBBLE HILL – BY LOCAL ARTIST – HELEN GREENE