It’s been such a gorgeous spring with flowers bursting forth from gardens along Main Street. You can get inspiration from some of the most amazing home gardens in Rosendale on the Rosendale Garden Tour, June 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. If you don’t have time to tour the gardens, there will be a plant sale and bake sale you can drop by during the day. Tickets for the tour are available at the library. This is Friends of the Library’s fundraising event of the year and the proceeds will directly support programs like the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. We have nearly 50 children enrolled and they are starting to receive their free monthly books. Support for the Friends means new books in the hands of children in Rosendale.
If you’re like me, you may have more invasive plants in your yard than plants you invited. As part of our invasive species education efforts we have purchased a tool that you can borrow called The Extractigator. It’s a powerful hand tool that can help you uproot shrubs like barberry, vines like oriental bittersweet, and saplings like Tree of Heaven or ailanthus altissima (habitat for the spotted lantern fly.) This tool will be loaned to Rosendale residents only.
During the month of June, NY state is doing an internet access survey to determine places where cell service or broadband are difficult to obtain. Please fill out the survey or pass it along. It must be completed during the month of June. This will help us get better internet access in our area.
Our summer reading kickoff event will be on Saturday, June 24 at 12 p.m. We will have an ice cream party, and make instruments with Fre Atlast, and then do a crazy parade around the library with our instruments. We look forward to people of all ages participating. Those who sign up for the summer reading program are eligible to win prizes, like gift certificates to Postmark Books!
The next Friends of Rosendale Library meeting is Saturday, July 8th at 10am at Rosendale Library. Masks are required. Link for the Friends calendar page can be found here: http:/friendsofrl.org/events/
P.O. Box 482 264 Main St.
Rosendale, New York 12472