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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Congressman Delgado Announces Mobile Office Hours


Rep. Antonio Delgado Announces May Mobile Office Hours

At locations in Montgomery, Schoharie, Columbia and Otsego Counties, Delgado caseworkers will assist constituents with federal services.

KINGSTON, NY – Each month, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado’s district caseworkers will host 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 farmers applying for grants to seniors having issues with their Social Security benefits to veterans needing more information on VA services. In April, district caseworkers held mobile office hours at locations in Greene, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Rensselaer Counties. 

“No one’s geographic location should stand in the way of getting the support you need from our office,” Delgado said. “I’m deeply committed to serving everyone in our district with accessibility and transparency. Last month, our caseworkers met with dozens of constituents to help address their needs and concerns while connecting them with federal resources or additional information. We hope these mobile office hours will continue to meet constituents closer to their homes and help those who cannot stop by our offices in Kingston, Delhi and Oneonta. My office is looking forward to meeting more folks in May — hope you’re able to come by!”

May Mobile Office Hours

May 6: Montgomery & Schoharie Counties

Margaret Reaney Memorial Library
19 Kingsbury Ave
St. Johnsville, NY 13452
1 PM - 3 PM

Sharon Springs Free Library
129 Main Street
Sharon Springs, NY 13459
4 PM - 6 PM

May 13: Columbia County

Roeliff Jansen Community Library 
9091 State Route 22
Hillsdale, NY 12529
1 PM - 3 PM

Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037
4 PM - 6 PM

May 20: Otsego County

Kinney Memorial Library
3140 County Highway 11
Hartwick, NY 13348
11 AM - 1 PM

Richfield Springs Public Library
102 Main St
Ritchfield Springs, NY 13439
2 PM - 4 PM


Monday, April 29, 2019

Alzheimer's Program

Wednedsay, May 1, Meagan DeMento, Program Manager for Fulton, Montgomery, and Schenectady Counties Alzheimer's Association,  will present a program on Alzheimer’s and dementia at Margaret Reaney Memorial Library.  

 In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association has created an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed. 

This free, one-hour Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia program: • Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. • Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s. • Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease. • Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms and • Looks ahead to what’s on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research.

The program will begin at 2 PM.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Houston, We Are Ready For Liftoff

At 72 baskets and counting Flapjacks and Fairytales 2019 is speeding forward like a rocket!

When?    This Sunday, April 28, 2019

Where?   HC Smith Benefit Club
                 538 Crum Creek Road
                 St. Johnsville, NY

Time?      The pancake breakfast gets underway at 8AM.
                 The theme basket raffle follows at 1 PM.

Cost?        Breakfast: Adults are $7
                                    Children 6-11 are $3
                                     5 and under are FREE

                 Raffle Tickets:  1 for $  1
                                           6 for  $  5
                                          12 for $10
                                          25 for $20

You can get your breakfast and raffle tickets ahead of time; Friday 930A-5P and Saturday 10A-noon or at the door on Sunday.

Hosted by Margaret Reaney Memorial Library


Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Such excitement this morning in Libraryland as our Story Time “littles” gathered.  One pal, who loves to bring various and assorted “stuffed” friends, came with a pair of pugs, Bingo and Rolly.  I have to admit, this is the first I’ve heard of them.  Perhaps I need to up my Disney TV viewing?   The pugs were very well behaved; no barkingJ 

A tiny gentleman was thrilled to see a couple of other “men” arrive as he is frequently outnumbered by the girls.  This little guy loves to work on puzzles.  After he makes his selection, he carefully carries the puzzle in two hands, safely negotiating the other children scattered about the rug.  I watched him today weave in and out and, when necessary, swing out to the perimeter to get back to his spot.  While seemingly a simple thing, carrying a puzzle does make for a great teaching moment as you learn to be careful and considerate among your peers.

Now that Spring has finally sprung, we pretended to be butterflies.  How, you ask?  Very quietly, butterflies are not known for noise, stand nice and tall and spread your wings, aka arms, and gently flap them.  Now, the fun part.  Did you know that when a butterfly lands on a flower, it puts up its wings and sniffs?  A sweeter sight you will never see then ten, tiny wrinkled noses sniffing away with great abandon.   


Friday, April 12, 2019

When AgPTECH Comes to Call

Twenty seven Ag-PTECH freshmen, accompanied by Julia Hudyncia, came to visit today.  They are working on a project about global culture and they needed hard copy resources in addition to their online sources. 

They were a chatty bunch but I was quick to assure them that as long as they kept things down to a dull roar I really didn’t object to the talking. 

One young man and I did have a bit of a discussion regarding the value of a brick and mortar building as opposed to the plethora of resources available on line.  He went on to tell me he hadn’t been in a library since the second grade.  My reply?  “You should be ashamed of yourself.”  J I then pointed out that if you use Google, or any other search engine, you need to be aware and check the legitimacy of any site.   I would like to think that he gained a bit of perspective when it came to traditional libraries. 

Another young man was interested in buying raffle tickets for the BBQ and lawn mower that are being raffled as part of Flapjacks and Fairytales.  He ended up buying the 25 tickets for $20 package.  I think every ticket went towards the grill and mower.  If not present, he would be expected to come pick it up as I wasn’t able to personally deliver it to him, having only a car.  That led to him asking me what kind of car I had and I assured him that there was no way those items were going to fit in a Hyundai Elantra.  He told me that should he win, he would come with a truck; some kind of multi-lettered and numbered diesel model.  I told him I would wait to hear it roaring up Kingsbury Avenue. 

Once they left and peace had been restored, I ordered twenty eight additional titles for their return trip after the Easter break. 

As an aside; on the library blog,, there is a “value” calculator.  The students used sixty five titles during this morning’s visit; a value of $1, 105!  To learn more about the AgPTECH program check this link


Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Storytime Notes


There will not be any Storytime on Wednesday, April 24th.  OESJ school will be on Spring break and I have an appointment off-site.


Our dates in May are 1, 8, 15 and 22.  The program will come to a close on May 22 and we will be Q-tip painting that morning so please come dressed accordingly. 


Think Spring and Happy Easter!