Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Director Remembered



           A copy of The Gates of Europe has been donated to St. Johnsville’s Reaney Library by Olya (Garbowski) Velseko in memory of former director, Doris Rockefeller.   The book is a history of Ukraine.
            In 1949, Mrs. Velesko and her family immigrated to the United States having lived in a refugee camp in Austria.  Under the sponsorship of Mr. Michael Rapacz, who ran a grocery store on South Division Street at the time, she and her family made their way to St. Johnsville. 
            Mrs. Velesko attended the St. Johnsville grade school and Mrs. Rockefeller assisted her in learning the English language with library books.  When visiting the Reaney Library recently, Mrs. Velesko was able to meet Mathew Rapacz, the grandson of Michael Rapacz.  


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

Flapjacks and Fairytales 2016


“I Scream, You Scream”….the perfect basket on this hot, summer day!  The basket features a Cuisinart frozen yogurt-sorbet-ice cream maker, a frozen treats recipe book, sundae glasses, spoons, a scoop and assorted toppings.   “I Scream, You Scream” was donated by Terry and Sylvia Underwood McClellan.  Flapjacks and Fairytales 2016…Sunday, September 18 @ the HC Smith Benefit Club. 


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Alzheimer's Program



Margaret Reaney Memorial Library in cooperation with the Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present the program, Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters, on Friday, July 29 at 10 AM. 
            The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as inevitable parts of normal aging.  If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. 
            Early detection is the key to improving quality of life for anyone affected by memory impairment.  This interactive workshop will discuss the 10 warning signs; separating myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s and dementia. 
            Recently, University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, Pat Summitt, passed away following a five year battle with dementia.  Ms. Summitt was 64 at the time of her death. 
            For planning purposes, kindly call the Reaney Library at 518-568-7822 if you hope to attend. 
            If enough interest is expressed, it is possible a caregivers support group will be formed for ongoing discussion. 


Meet Jessica




          Meet Jessica Murphy-Armstrong, Adult Education Teacher, Herkimer BOCES. 
          Ms. Murphy-Armstrong tutors students at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, St. Johnsville in preparation for earning their high school equivalency. 
          Adult education classes are free and open to the public. For additional information call 315-868-3373.