The Gardiner Library news

Posted 8/6/20

Library to host Teddy Bear Tea PartyThe Gardiner Library will host a Virtual Teddy Bear Tea Party via Zoom on Friday August 7 at 11 a.m.  Children up to 7 years old are …

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Library to host Teddy Bear Tea Party

The Gardiner Library will host a Virtual Teddy Bear Tea Party via Zoom on Friday August 7 at 11 a.m.  Children up to 7 years old are invited to gather their teddy bears, favorite drinks, treats and dress up for this virtual event. Miss Amy will lead the fun with teddy bear stories, songs and a simple craft with stuffed animal friends. E-mail Amy at to register and receive the Zoom link

Virtual Children’s Program: Page Turners

The Gardiner Library is excited to announce a Virtual Summer Children’s Program from Page Turner Adventures premiering on August 10 entitled “Imagine Your Underwater Story”. Kids at home get wet and wild with this underwater comedy show featuring everyone’s favorite small but mighty superheroes, Melvin the Mantis Shrimp and Agatha the Axiotl.

Kids at home will learn tons of weird watery fun facts when they play our trivia game show, GET SOAKED. And everyone can cool off with our sandpaper craft, paper towel tube rainsticks, and bubble art. Older kids will love Hydro-Dipping as they create one-of-a-kind designs in this creative craze that’s sweeping Youtube. We have two amazing writers this week. Author, poet, storyteller, and former librarian, Shutta Crum will make it rain with her book THUNDER BOOMER and Author/Illustrator Janeen Mason will wow us with her OCEAN COMMOTION series of picture books. Our guest performer, Burl the Bubble Guy comes to us all the way from Cologne, Germany! And he will blow your mind with an awesome bubble show.

  Families are able to access this Virtual Comedy Theater show from its premiere through Labor Day. Contact Amy Laber at for password to access the programming and  visit the Ulster County Library Association at to on or after the premiere date. Another Page Turner show entitled “Imagine Your Underwater Story” premieres on August 10. 

  For more details on Summer Programming at Gardiner Library, please visit the Kids/Teens page at or the Gardiner Library Facebook page.

Gardiner to launch online teen literary magazine

As Gardiner Library prepares to launch its online literary magazine, teens continue to meet virtually via Zoom on Sunday August 9 at 1:30 p.m. Middle and high school students who enjoy writing poetry, short stories and graphic novels are invited to join in on the fun.

Submit work through email and fellow authors will share critiques, suggestions and compliments. Once there is enough material and a solid team has formed, the magazine will be formatted and published on the library website. For those interested in joining or for more information including the Zoom link to access the meeting contact Carolyn Thorenz at

  For further current information visit or the library’s Facebook page.

Visit a virtual magic tree house

The Gardiner Library Virtual Magic Tree House Summer Camp Book Club will hold its final meeting via Zoom on Thursday August 13 at 4 p.m. Discussion, games, puzzles and projects. Activities will accompany the Magic Tree House book Hours of the Olympics. 

Registration is required before each session by contacting Carolyn Thorez at for select or all dates. There will be a limit of 12 per session. Activity kits will be made available for curbside pick-up prior to first meeting.

   For more information, please visit or the Gardiner Library Facebook page.


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