Summer reading program comes to an end

By Tammy Ruggeri
Posted 9/17/20

The 2020 Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” is now complete at the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library .  And Bingo! -- Rachel Mackey won the Milton …

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Summer reading program comes to an end


The 2020 Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” is now complete at the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library .  And Bingo! -- Rachel Mackey won the Milton Library’s raffle in the Adult Summer Reading category.  Rachel received a generous gift certificate to Frida’s Bakery and Cafe.  Meraki Cohen was the winner of the Children’s Summer Reading raffle, and along with two runners-up, has been awarded a gift card from  

Rachel and Meraki were two of the readers who linked to the Ulster County Library Association Summer Reading Program through the Milton Library’s website.  The creative Summer Reading Bingo Game offered reading and other challenges, which when completed earned participants digital raffle tickets to be drawn at their home library. 

The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library was one of the many Ulster County libraries participating in an on-line version of the Summer Reading Program hosted by the Ulster County Library Association (UCLA).  In 2020, this special virtual format replaced the Milton Library’s traditional line-up of in-person events and treasure chest prizes, so that the Milton Library among other Ulster County libraries could continue to offer summer reading fun safely.  Patrons interested in Fall 2020 on-line programming at the Milton Library should keep an eye out for new postings on the library’s web site and social media.

The Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library on Main Street in Milton now offers take-home to keep- home activity kits.  The Bag of Library Fun for September has the theme “Take Flight.”  Each kit contains an easy craft (with supplies to keep), as well as ideas for games and STEAM activities.  The Milton Library staff has put together reading lists for children, junior readers, young adults and adults -- from the library’s own shelves.  On enclosed bookmarks, patrons find serious and tongue-in-cheek book and film suggestions on topics like Flying Transportation, Birds, Dragons/Flying Dinosaurs, Heroes That Fly, and Wind, Clouds and Rain.  The library staff will put aside a kit for anyone interested (as long as supplies last) for pick-up.  Patrons can reserve a Bag of Library Fun from the Milton Library, by calling (845-795-2200) or e-mailing ( 

Marlboro Free Library

Cross-Stitch Embroidery Kit Register by September 17 Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7pm.

This kit has everything you need to try out a cross-stitch project for the first time! Every kit contains a different, fun pattern. Which one will you get? Sign up before the deadline, September 17, and pick up your kit starting Friday, September 18 (see for call ahead curbside or limited in-Library hours).

After making your craft, participants will have the option to meet via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. to share experiences, ask questions and show off their finished product! A Zoom invite will be e-mailed the day of the meeting.

The Marlboro Central School District Board of Education will be holding a regular meeting on Thursday, September 17, at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Marlboro High School Auditorium, which is located at 50 Cross Road in Marlboro. To read about changes with regards to the New York State Open Meetings Law, visit

Weekly Recipe

Slow Cooker Creamy Pot Roast

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 8 hrs. | Total: 8 hrs. 10 min | Serving: 10 | Yield: 10 servings


1 5 lbs. Beef, chuck, and blade roast, separable lean and fat, trimmed to 1/4 lb. fat, all grades, raw

1 pinch Salt, table

2 10.75oz cans Campbells Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup

2 8oz cans Mushrooms, canned, drained solids

1 10.75oz can Soup, cream of mushroom, canned, condensed,

 1oz package Soup, LIPTON, RECIPE SECRETS ONION, Mix, Dry

1 ½ teaspoons Garlic, raw


Step 1: Prepare the slow cooker and season the roast with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add in the sliced mushroom, mushroom soup, onion mix soup, cream, of mushroom soup, and garlic. Stir until well mixed.

Step 3: Transfer the mixture into the slow cooker.

Step 4: Cook for about 8 to 10 hours on low heat.

Step 5: Spoon the roast mixture on top of the cooked egg noodles.

Step 6: Serve and enjoy!

Happy Birthday to Judith Tweed, Tammy Corcoran, Joseph Paolo, Emily Eichler . As always, any events, announcements recipes or pictures you want to share email me: or call 845-236-9998.


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