Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Holy Cow!

Miss Marge and I would like to thank the 27 children, parents and grandparents who attended this morning’s Story Time.  The children ranged in age from 4 years old to 6 months. 
Oh my goodness, we were awash with so many happy smiles, good listeners, and cheerful play partners.    What a fantastic start to our program.  
Our rug was a bit crowded due to the unexpected turn out, but we have already sorted things our for next week; we’ll be adjourning to the Reaney Room for circle time and coming back out to the Children’s Room for play.   After all, we need plenty of space to row our boats, tip over like teakettles and flap our wings as butterflies!  I would like to think our benefactor, Joseph Reaney, would appreciate giggles ringing out among the antiques, paintings and sculpture. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

4-legged and furred

Members of First Friday Poets, a group who meets at St. Johnsville’s Margaret Reaney Library, will read from their work Monday evening, September 23. 
The group is under the direction of Ali MacDonald who will share from her recently published collection; Second Chances; Poetry for Rescued Dogs.
MacDonald’s book is dedicated in part to Ayers Animal Shelter who protected her rescue dog “Sweetpea” until they found each other. 
Joining MacDonald are local writers Donna Veeder, Jacquelin Devlin, Mary Stolarcyk, Sally Taylor and Rebecca Sokol.
Library Director Dawn Lamphere commented  “Every day on social media we see amazingly beautiful stories of forgotten pets who are given a second chance.  Monday’s program will celebrate those animals and the people who have opened their hearts in creating loving, stable “furever” homes.”
The program will start at 630P.  Margaret Reaney Memorial Library is located at 19 Kingsbury Avenue.    

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mobile Hours

Each month, the office of U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) hosts mobile office hours for constituents to come meet with the Congressman’s staff and receive assistance with constituent services. This can include any type of support with federal services, from organizations applying for grants, to seniors having issues with their Social Security benefits, to veterans needing more information on VA services. In August, Delgado’s office held mobile office hours at locations in Sullivan, Delaware, Columbia, Rensselaer, Greene, Ulster, Schoharie, and Otsego counties and added Farmers Market mobile office hours at local markets throughout the district.    A member of Representative Delgado’s staff will be at St. Johnsville’s Margaret Reaney Library on Monday, September 23 from 10A-Noon.  Appointments are not necessary. 

 “I’m deeply committed to serving everyone in our district with accessibility, accountability and transparency. That’s why I have made it a priority to be everywhere in the district and am constantly working to bring the resources from my office closer to you. It is also why I have held twenty-three town halls in the district, opened five district offices in Hudson, Kingston, Delhi, Oneonta and Liberty, and established locally-based NY-19 Advisory Committees on Veterans, Agriculture, Health Care and Small Business,” Delgado said. “There are a number of ways my office can help cut through red tape and resolve issues tied up in federal agencies. These mobile office hours are another great way to bring important information and services directly to the communities I represent.  Last month my office enjoyed meeting new faces at mobile office hours at local farmers markets. We are looking forward to meeting more folks in September — hope you’re able to come by!