Reaney Days

Reaney Days

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hello Holly!


Hello Holly!

 

Holly Brundage, a driver with Oppenheim-Ephratah School, started a plethora of visitors over the last several weeks.  Holly transported 23 OE pre-k students along with their teacher Ms Sprouse and staff for a library visit.  The children learned about taking care of books and how to get a library card.  Due to inclement weather, they then enjoyed their brown bag lunches at the library before heading off under clearer skies to the park and finishing with ice cream at Park Side.  Other students visiting included the kindergarten, second and fourth grade classes from DH Robbins.
Following the Memorial Day parade and service the library was open to visitors.  Between 50 and 60 people took advantage of the holiday opening to check out the museum.
In addition, we also welcomed 10 members and staff from the Lexington Center Senior Day-Hab program, 8 members of the General Nicholas Herkimer Chapter of the DAR as well as 27 visitors from the Hudson Valley Community College Out and About program.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the recently revamped museum collections. 
 
 

Floats & Boats!


Floats and Boats
 
The library board of trustees will once again be dipping ice cream at the marina.  On Monday, July 8 as Linda Lee and the Fox Creek Band play in the gazebo root beer floats and brownie boats will be available.  As in past years, our ice cream has been generously donated by Stewarts.  We hope you will stop by for some toe tapping music and yummy ice cream while enjoying the beauty of the marina and canal.  This is the first in a series of annual summer concerts.  The music starts at 6:30 PM. 


The Great Outdoors!!!


In the great out of doors!
 
The library park has been graced by new benches.  Generously donated by Ralph Colorito and Joe Mastracco the benches are in memory of their loved ones.  We would like to give a big thanks to members of American Legion Post #168 for installing them.  Heading up the team was Joe Peruzzi capably assisted by Ron Weidenmayer, Alan Weaver, Mike Bartlett, Tony Susi, Dan Matis, Dave Miosek and Jim Race. Stop by and try them out.  They are as comfortable as they are nice looking.
Every year we get asked, “Just what is that beautiful tree in front with the white flowers?”   It’s a catalpa.  In June it is eye-catching with thousands of fragrant blossoms.  Unfortunately for our hardworking groundskeeper, Patrick, the blooms do not stay on the tree.  The flowers drift down and pile up on the sidewalk like snow; beautiful but messy.  No sooner does he get them cleaned up when the sidewalk is covered again.  With wonderful, broad leaves the tree does provide excellent shade which helps deter some of the summer heat soaking into the library.  You will also notice its’ distinctive bean pods, sometimes used as poking sticks by the kids. The pods are long and, when they dry up, tough, making them somewhat difficult to rake or pick up with the lawn mower.  Come late fall and a hard frost, all the leaves seem to drop at once making for an ankle deep carpet; perfect for leaf kicking.