Stories are the foundations of our world, and many of them go untold to the masses. Small bits of wondrous knowledge, unique ideas of inspiration, and experiences that are lost to time. This project is an attempt to preserve those individual experiences and creative imaginations.
I am going to be creating a book for our library’s local history section to preserve and share the stories of the people who come to the library. Be creative and submit anything you envision wanting to share.
- Family legends/stories
- Personal accounts of events
- Memories of historical events
- Creative fiction/fantasy writings
- Bits of knowledge and skills you have learned
- Philosophy and life advice
- Humor and satire
- And everything in between!
You can submit your works with your name or anonymously. I will do the editing, compiling, printing, and binding of the work for our collection. You can email your writings to me at:
Or, you can submit a hard copy at the library directly to me at: 2 Willets Avenue, Belmont Free Library, Belmont, NY 14813. This event is open to all ages and all peoples.
Help us preserve our unique life experiences and views of our beautiful world. No work is too small, no idea is invalid, let your creativity shine bright! Let us create a story of us, the people of the library, The Book of Patrons.
Curtis Decker, Director of the Belmont Free Library
Almond 20th Century Club Library
Public Hearing on Challenge to Library Materials
Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 6:45 pm
Alfred-Almond School District Auditorium
There is to be a public hearing in regards to material the Almond Library has on their shelves. A library’s duty is to have information for all and all information free from discrimination. Please help support the Almond Library as they face this challenge to the freedom of access to information in a safe public space.
The Cuba Library is also under such a challenge in regards to their materials. Please help support them to protect the publics access to this information.
Cuba Circulating Library
Public Hearing on Challenge to Library Materials
Monday, December 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm
This months board meeting will take place on November 16th at 3 P.M. at the Belmont Library. If you would like to attend please notified the library ahead of time so we can put you on the agenda. Hope to see you there
One of my favorite hobbies is Moon watching. It reminds me of the beauty of space and nature, and the ways of the ancient world. Sometimes it is easy to forget about the Moon and the stars constantly in motion just beyond the blue sky. One of my favorite sites for helping me follow the Moon is the Moon Phases 2023 – Lunar Calendar on https://www.timeanddate.com/. They have more than just the Moon phases, but also the dates of eclipses, the exact times of sunrise/sunset, and more. If astronomy is of interest to you, or you just like knowing the time of the Moon, this site is a great start for exploration.
The link below is to the Lunar Calendar.
Come see a sneak peek of Alfred State’s Drama Department’s rendition of “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” on Saturday, November 11th 3 P.M.– Upstairs at the Belmont Library. See the “Campfire Song” & “Bring On the Monsters” scenes. (Partial Showing).
This months board meeting will take place on October 19th at 3 P.M. at the Belmont Library. If you would like to attend please notified the library ahead of time so we can put you on the agenda. Hope to see you there.
(Image from https://unsplash.com/s/photos/starry-sky)
This October is full of stellar events to witness!
October 8th to 9th: The Draconid Meteor Shower
October 14th: Solar Eclipse (wear protective eyewear if you want to look at the eclipse directly, not just ordinary sunglasses, but astronomy grade protective eyewear)
October 21st to 22nd: Orionid Meteor Shower
October 28th: Lunar Eclipse
Go outside and witness these fascinating cosmic phenomenon!
(image from https://www.businessinsider.com/a-map-of-the-monsters-that-haunt-the-us-2015-1)
It is October! The time for creepy critters and ghoulish delights! Come to the library and see if you can find our cryptid frights! Nine spooky specters haunt our library books. Can you find them all in their crannies and nooks?
- The Ghost
- Frisco Nightcrawler
- Nessie (Loch Ness Monster)
- Baba Yaga’s House
- The Kraken
- The Dragon
Find them all this Halloween at the Belmont Free Library and win a sugary treat!
Do you ever feel like a painting is missing something? That in the background of that Victorian manor those highland hills would look just a smidge better with a dragon flying over them? Perhaps that is just me and my dragon obsession.
Welcome to “Altered Art.” In this program, we will be adding to prints of paintings. You can paint, draw, cut, glue, and any other form of alteration you see fit to add your artistic flair to a pre-existing art piece. We have seven prints available for this project and all the supplies you will need. If you have a print at home that you would like to bring to alter feel free to bring it along! In the world of stories and legends, in the walls of a library, what better place to be inspired?
Dates: October 16 to October 27 (or when we run out of prints to alter)
Where: At the Belmont Free Library
When: During the library hours (Monday 1 PM to 5 PM, Tuesday 1 PM to 7 PM,
Thursday 9 AM to 3 PM, and Friday 1 PM to 5 PM)
Come enjoy the fun during the mystical time of October!