Celebrate Screen-Free Week!

From May 1-7, children, families—whole schools and communities—will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends! One great way to unplug is reading books! Screen Free Week is also Children’s Book Week! See http://www.screenfree.org/ for more information.

First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety Training


  • April 28 – Water Safety training will be held in the Community Room from 1:00-4:00 with Sonny Young. Registration is required; call 518-359-8194 to register.
  • April 29 – First Aid and CPR training will be held in the Community Room from 10:00-4:00 with Sonny Young. Registration is required; call 518-359-8194 to register.

First-aid logo


Alzheimer’s Association workshop on Communication


Join us on Tuesday, April 25th for: Effective Communication Strategies: a workshop by the Alzheimer’s Association. Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. To register for this local program, contact Tonya Garmley at 518-867-4000 ext. 200. Meet in our Community Room at 11:00 AM.



littleBits at the Library: Spring Break 2017

Many thanks to our volunteers: Tashina Fox, Dezarae Dattoma, Hayley Denis, Rick Bujold, Dorran Boucher, Carol Denit, Nancy Soderholm, Jane LaVoy, Colleen Reed-Hough, and Reinaldo Alverez for all their help! The kids had a great time, and I think some of the adults did too!

You can see the pictures here.

Spring Break at the Library

Something new and exciting will be happening at the library during Spring Break this year. We’re planning different special activities, and for children 8+ years, we’ll be exploring and inventing with littleBits™ (http://littlebits.cc/). We plan to read books, watch movies, maybe sing and dance, and get creative with littleBits from Monday – Friday (April 17-21) between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information or to volunteer your time, contact Peg Mauer at 359-9421.

pic of littlebits at TLPL

Routes to recovery

Do you or does someone you know struggle with addiction? There is help available. Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System developed a free mobile app and printed booklet to help people connect with important resources on addiction and mental health services, housing, transportation, and more. The booklets are available at local libraries and other locations in the tri-county area. Did you know that libraries can provide a great deal of trustworthy information on substance abuse and mental health? Check out our website at http://www.cefls.org or call (518) 563-5190 to find a library near you. http://cefls.libguides.com/routes-to-recovery. 

Adirondack Poet Coming on April 12

On April 12th, Dave Hassig, Adirondack Poet, comes to help us celebrate Spring by sharing some of  his poems and stories. Adirondackers, like all northerners  are a hardy folk, but after a long Winter, even the hardiest of snowshoe folk and ice fishermen are looking forward to Springtime. Outdoorsman Dave Hassig celebrates the return of Spring with song and neighborly conversation. Sharing the love of Wild Nature, here’s an event with something for Tupper’s outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Join us at 6:00 upstairs in the main room. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone will be invited to share their own stories and experiences with the group.