Pollinator Flower Report

We took some pictures of the 4-H kids planting our pollinator garden in early May, and then got some pictures on Monday, June 29, what progress!

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Saturday, July 4th – Library Closed

Happy and safe 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 8, 5-8 p.m., Teen Pizza and a Movie

“A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the Designated Ugly Fat Friend – by her prettier, more popular counterparts.  This film is based on the popular book of the same title.”

This program is for ages 13-18.

Preregistration by July 6 is required.

Thursday, July 9, 6:30 p.m., Intro to Craft Beers, Presented by Will Melvin

“Craft brews sprang from a passionate desire to save our palates from bland, industrialized products, to salvage the authentic flavors of the world’s great beers, and restore the artist’s had in the making of this beloved beverage.” (From Tasting Beer: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink)
In this program we will learn about the art of brewing and have a tasting of different types of craft beers that are created in small batches.
Pre-registration is required by July 6. (21 years and over only.)craft beers

Fridays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2:00 p.m. Reading with Rover!

Come practice reading to a therapy dog! For children of all ages who can read.

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Saturday, July 11, 10-1, Petting Zoo

The baby goats are coming back to the library.  Don’t miss your chance to meet some adorable Nubian goats and their farm friends!



Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m., Olive Soccer Registration

Olive Soccer and AYSO are holding a information and registration meeting for parents and prospective volunteers to be involved in the Fall/Spring 2015-2016 season. They will explain the process for registering children for the season as well as getting involved as a volunteer. This will take place in the library’s community room. Contact olivesoccernews@olivesoccer.org if you are unable to attend the registration.

Soccer players holding soccer balls over their heads

A Beehive for Olive Free Library!

A local boy scout, Blake Overton, is creating an observation beehive for the library! You can visit his website and learn more about the project here.


Hiking Near the Library

There are many hiking opportunities near the library, including the Kenape Brook/Ashokan High Point trail. You can access trail maps, including USGS topographical maps on Ulster County’s REConnect website. Click on Trails and Routes and check the boxes for trail heads and hiking trails and the trails will appear in red.

For those who like to explore the woods without a trail, you can also get a permit to hike in the Ashokan Reservoir property across from the library by applying to the DEP. There is a link to the application here.

Please take safety precautions before heading into the woods. Get hiking safety tips here.

Seeds of change

Please help use expand our pollinator garden. As you deadhead your rudbeckia and echninacea flowers, save them for the library. They are full of seeds that we can use to spread in the hillside next to the road. We can also use milkweed seeds. This beautiful video says it all.

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