Monday, April 7, 2014

A Sweet Bench

Lindy and Larry Sweet have donated this lovely bench as their "basket" for Flapjacks and Fairytales.  Larry repurposed a twin bed to create the bench.  Flapjacks and Fairytales will be held Sunday, May 4 at the HC Smith Benefit Club.  A bountiful pancake breakfast will be served from 8 AM to 1 PM with a basket raffle to follow.  All proceeds benefit the library.  For further information call the library at 518.568.7822.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Flapjacks and Fairytales 2014!


Shown are some of the baskets which have arrived for the Reaney Library’s annual fundraiser; Flapjacks and Fairytales.  Scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at the HC Smith Benefit Club, the event will feature a delicious and plentiful pancake breakfast and the raffle of donated theme baskets. 

Breakfast will be served from 8 AM to 1 PM with the drawing to follow. 

Tickets for the basket and raffle will be available at the library beginning April 7, throughout the month and at the door the day of the event.

Anyone desiring further information is invited to contact the library at 518.568.7822.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Change in Hours

Effective April 1st the library will be open the following schedule:

Monday 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Saturday 9:30 AM – Noon

Closed Thursday and Sunday


Museum hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 9:30 AM – Noon or by appointment.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Books Ordered! 

Joanne Fluke
Blackberry Pie Murder 

Lelia Meacham

Alex Berenson
Counterfeit Agent 

James Patterson
NYPD Red2 

James Patterson
First Love 

Kate Alcott
Daring Ladies of Lowell 

Allison Pataki
Traitor’s Wife 

Claire Cameron
The Bear 

Sue Monk Kidd
Invention of Wings 

Danielle Steel
Power Play 

Olen Steinhauer
The Cairo Affair 

Barbara Taylor Bradford
Cavendon Hall 

Maeve Binchy
Chestnut Street 

Stuart Woods
Carnal Curiosity 

Cara Hoffman
Be Safe, I Love You 

Maggie Shipstead
Astonish Me 

Marina Florato
The Venetian Bargain 

Dennis Tafoya
The Poor Boy’s Game 

Nora Roberts
The Collector 

Laura Griffin
Far Gone 

Mary Higgins Clark
I’ve Got You Under My Skin 

Laura Kaischke
Mind of Winter 

Robin Parrish
Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent  

Jenny Milchman
Ruin Falls 

Samantha Hayes
Until You Are Mine

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Please Note.....

The library will be closed for Presidents’ weekend February 15 – 17.

This will allow us to turn the heat down Friday night and save a few pennies!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Board of Trustees to Meet

The regular meeting of the board of trustees will be Monday, February 3, 2014.
Vouchers are available for review @ 6:30 PM with the meeting to follow @ 6:45 PM.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hello Third Graders!

I need to give a big shout out to this morning’s third grade visitors accompanied by Miss McNulty, Mrs. Null and Mrs. Jones.  The children were a little damp around the edges from their walk down.  We talked about super heroes and super powers.  Not everyone has x-ray vision, razor sharp claws or webs shooting from their wrists.  However, we all do have the ability for the greatest super power of all; the ability to read.  As I like to say; If you can’t read, you can’t BE. 

We talked about how important reading is in every aspect of life from getting a driver’s permit to using it in a future career.  One little boy told me he wanted to be a professional chef and we decided that he would be reading lots of cookbooks and recipes. Two girls noted they want to be veterinarians so of course, there would be much scientific reading to be done.  There were even a couple of would-be professional baseball players.  I teased one of my pals that he would have to read the rules of baseball and grow a beard like his beloved Red Sox.  Without exception, they were well behaved, engaging and full of enthusiasm.   It was a delight having them at the library.

Everyone was sent home with a library card application.  So, dear parents, the ball is now in your court.  See that your child has a library card and make visiting the library a part of your family routine.   Remember, we are all capable of developing and bringing to full use the super power of reading.  Grow it in your children, you will not be sorry.

The Reaney Library is open M, T, W and F 9:30 AM – 5 PM, Monday and Friday evenings 6:30 – 8:30 PM and Saturday 9:30 AM – noon.