Kids Craft: Painted Pumpkin Pals


We will be purchasing 12 pumpkins for kids to paint. In order to make sure no children are disappointed (I mean, is there anything sadder in all the world?), please sign up with the front desk either by stopping by in person or calling 845-586-3791 and telling us how many children will be coming with you.

The craft will take place on October 25th at 3:30 pm.

We can’t wait to see all the happy faces–both child and pumpkin alike!

The Gift of Reading

Fairview Library is excited to share that we have been part of a wonderful opportunity to give the gift of reading (and we all know how much library employees love that)!

We had been asked by former board member, Agnes Freas, to collect books that might appeal to boys of a variety of ages to be sent to Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch through the Alpha Delta Women’s Club. After collecting a large assortment, we gave them to Agnes who took them to be given to the boys.

Here is the email we received from Agnes in response:

“Barbara and I delivered all of the books that you so graciously compiled for me. Liz Gilbert (center of photo) is the head of Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch in Summerville, SC. They offer refuge to orphaned, neglected and abused boys in a loving family style environment. Alpha Delta Women’s Club in our Del Webb Cane Bay community here in Summerville is instrumental in providing monetary and material assistance. As a club we fundraise and help several Charity Organizations of which Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch is one. At Christmas we bake and take cookies and pastries to the home so that the boys know they are in our thoughts. The Del Webb Fishing club also teaches the boys how to fish and the Del Webb Pickleball Club donated paddles and balls so that they can learn how to play Pickleball. It is outreach like this that makes our world a better place and those less fortunate know they are not forgotten. I thank you on behalf of Alpha Delta Women’s Club for your generosity in supplying all those great books which, I am sure, the boys will enjoy.”

We are so thrilled to have been given the chance to give these boys such a wonderful resource!

Below is a picture of Agnes (right), Liz Gilbert (center) and Barbara (left) , and one of the books.

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This Saturday, October 12th, from 9am-3pm, Fairview Library is having a book sale in our Community Room! There’s something for everyone AND we will also do our “Fuel Me Up” drawing this day. Thanks as always for your support!

How Reading with Therapy Dogs Helps Kids Overcome

Every other week, Thunder, a local therapy dog visits our library in the hopes of reading and visiting with some of our Library Littles (Kids are his favorite people!). His next appearance will be October 17th at 3:30 pm. Below is an interesting article about how reading with therapy dogs can help children overcome their frustrations, shyness over reading aloud, as well as teaching empathy and compassion toward others.

Thunder has made several visits to our library and is now so at home here that after greeting us at the front desk, he heads straight to the children’s room all on his own and awaits his cherished friends. Kids can come and read or simply listen to the stories and visit with Thunder. He’s always happy with littles by his side!

This is Thunder:

Kids Craft: Leaf Lanterns

On October 11th at 3:30, Miss Cherie has a special craft planned for the library littles!! We will be using (silk) leaves, mod podge, mason jars, and plenty of creativity to create some beautiful fall ambience.

Taking place Tuesday October 29th at 5:30 pm in our conference room.

Stop by the circulation desk during open hours to choose your new recipe from the cookbook pictured above (Hudson Valley Mediterranean: The Gigi Good Food Cookbook). Each participant will make something different . Variety is the spice of life, after all!

Library staff will flag your recipe as chosen and make a copy for you to take home with you. During the event, food will be shared potluck style so everyone can sample all creations. Discussion will center around the recipes, the book, your favorite ‘go to’ recipe and anything else food related. Please join a great group of foodies for some delicious new flavors and lively discussion!

***This cookbook may not be circulated until the October event is complete***

Kids Read with Thunder the Therapy Dog

Boys and Girls! Next Thursday, September 19th at 3:30 pm, please come visit Thunder here in our children’s room! Tell him about your new school year, read him a story or two, and then let him show you some special tricks. He is looking forward to seeing new and old friends alike!

Kids Read with Thunder

Hello everyone! Thunder will be back at the library for kids to read to on September 19th at 3:30 pm!! He is looking forward to seeing his little friends and hearing how their new school year is going. This sweet boy is hoping to hear many adventuresome stories with new and old friends alike. At the end, he will treat the kids to some special tricks of his own.

Upcoming Book Sale!

On August 31st from 9am-3pm, Fairview Library will be holding a book sale in our Community Room. Come find a new favorite book (children’s, YA, Adult fiction and non-fiction, Large Print, etc.), DVD, CD, or video game! There’s plenty of items to choose from and all purchases help support our library, and in turn, the community. We thank you for your support!