Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Library Beautification Project 2010

Volunteers Needed
to clear marked sections of grass in front of the library,
and assist in building flower beds.

The materials have been purchased
through the generous donations of our patrons.

We hope to begin this project on
Monday, October 4th.

Please Sign Up at the Circulation desk,
or call to let us know that you can lend a hand.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Caldwell-Lake George Library Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Caldwell-Lake George Library's Board will be held Friday, September 17th, 9am, at the library. All members of the community are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Book Club's Summer Read: Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

"Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master...A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life...as only a dog could tell it." http://www.garthstein.com/arr/

Come to the library for your copy!

Book Club will meet
Monday September 13th 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wild Wetlands

Join us
Wednesday, August 11th, at 11 a.m.
for a fun & informative slide program about
the critters that call our local wetlands home.
Red-winged blackbird in Dunham's Bay Marsh. Taken by Sue Pierce, 6-7-2010

Photographs, commentary 
& fun facts will be provided by
Sue Pierce.
Program is made possible by the
NYS Reading Program
and is free to all.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Program Canceled; Floating Classroom Outing Full: Summer Reading Fun Continues!

The August 2nd program for girls, about self-esteem and dealing with bullies, has been canceled.

We hope to offer it again, at a less busy time of year, if we think there is an interest. If you would like to see this program happen, please let us know!

We hope you are enjoying your summer days- with a good book in hand! Our adult summer reading prize drawings start tomorrow. Enter to win gift certificates to Village businesses Wax 'n Wicks Candles, Sadie's Pharmacy and Gifts, and one TBA. Simply come to the library and write down a book you've read, with your contact info, to qualify. (More about adult summer reading: click here!)

Our Floating Classroom outing is already full. Kids can still sign up for our summer reading program, though, and if they read ten books they get all sorts of goodies. (More about kids summer reading: click here!)

We will post details on our August 11 program for children soon.

Stay Cool & Enjoy the Heat!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Reading for Grown Ups...with Prizes!

Summer reading is for grown ups, too.
Below, two ways for adults to celebrate
summer reading, and win prizes,
at the Caldwell-Lake George Library!

In keeping with the NYS Adult Summer Reading theme,
"Water your mind: Read"...

Bring in a photo of your garden
for us to display
& enter our
Green Photo Contest!
Winner will be announced August 20, 2010

Summer Reading Prize Drawings

Enter your name, contact info and book title to win gift certificates from these local businesses:

Wax n Wix Candles & Candlemaking
38 Montcalm St. Lake George
Sadie's Pharmacy & Gifts
222 Canada St. Lake George

...and a third business TBA

Drawings to be held July 30th, August 13th & August 27th.

Looking for a book? Why not try Book Club's summer pick:
The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer Reading and the Lake George Monster

Sign-up for our summer reading program!

 Children registered at the Caldwell-Lake George Library will be eligible for gift certificates and prizes (some reading required!).

In keeping with the statewide summer reading theme
Water: Make A Splash, Make Waves, 
kids who are:
7 and older
signed up at the library for our Summer Reading program

are invited on a voyage of the LGA's Floating Classroom!  

More events for all ages to be announced
The water theme also gives us a chance to celebrate Lake George's very own monster, Georgie.
image from the Lake George Monster Investigative File (click here)

Georgie was 'born' in the summer of 1904, in Hague, NY. He popped up all over Lake George, and seemed to like teasing people. Later he was the star of a local carnival, escaped a fire, and traveled all the way to the Virgin Islands and back.

To celebrate summer reading and our beautiful lake waters, we have Georgie-related handouts and make-your-own lake monster puppets in our children's room. We encourage kids and parents to learn more about Georgie's colorful life: pay him a visit at the Lake George Historical Association Museum. (Hours: July - August, Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays - 11am to 4pm.Wednesdays, Thursdays - 3pm to 8pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Two new tricks on the Public Access Catalog

The Online Library Catalog isn't just a list of books!

Well, yes: you can search through the collections of the SALS and MVLS library systems. But it also gives you access to your library account: log on to place requests, perform renewals, see what items you have out, their due dates, and fines (not that you would ever have fines).

In addition, the online catalog has recently been updated. You can now:

Look for items currently on the shelf
Check online to see what's available at the library (especially handy if you don't have time to browse). Jot down the title or call number, and ask at the desk if you need help locating the book, audiobook, movie or CD you seek.

Create a personal username
Previously, logging into your patron account required the thirteen digit barcode number on the back of your library card. Now you can make up your own, as simple or memorable as you like.

The online catalog is accessible from any PC/Mac with internet access, and is also available within all libraries. Please let us know if you have questions or trouble using the catalog.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

'Voices of the Heart' Meetings

Voices of the Heart  works to:
■Defend and promote the rights and interest of people who have been labeled “mentally ill.”
■Support the recipient’s right to be treated with dignity and respect.
■Support the recipient’s right to freedom to control his or her life.
■Provide peer advocacy and assist recipients in speaking out so that the individual’s choices and wishes are made clear and are respected.
■Deal with positive and negative issues within the mental health community.
■Operate services and programs, as needed, for self-identified mental health service recipients.
-from Voices of the Heart Mission page

A representative from the organization will be holding informational meetings at the library. The support services Voices of the Heart provides for the community will be discussed.

Meetings 5pm-6pm
Every Wednesday

More information about the organization and the program can be found at their website:

or by calling 518-747-8404.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Book Sale

A special book sale will be held
Saturday, June 26, 9am-4pm,
on the front lawn of our library.

Books will be sorted by genre and interest,
with titles not seen in our usual on-going sale.
Childrens' books, sci-fi, biographies, gardening,
and more more more!

Held by the Caldwell-Lake George Library board, rain or shine.

If you're in Shepard Park for Summerfest, make sure to stroll on by!

Kids: Summer Reading Sign-Up July 1st

The Caldwell-Lake George Library's
2010 Summer Reading program
officially begins July 1st!

Sneak Preview of Events: LGA Floating Classroom excursion, a Pond Critters program, Monster Hunt, gift certificates and more.

Kids can sign up and get their packet at the circulation desk (starting in July).

Official Site for Summer Reading in NY State: