World War I and America

The Loudonville Public Library and Cleo Redd Fisher Museum have been selected to receive a World War I and America $1,800 public programming and traveling exhibition grant in February 2018. This program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Wounded Warrior Project, and the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

Colleen Sandusky, Adult Programming Coordinator of the Loudonville Public Library shared, “We are honored to have been selected to receive the World War I and America grant. This grant gives Kenny Libben, Curator, Cleo Redd Fisher Museum and me the opportunity to offer an array of programming for the enrichment of all ages and to honor the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I. We look forward to working with each other, local veterans’ organizations and scholars to make February 2018 a memorable month for the community.”

This competitive grant awarded 120 institutions in the United States funding for thematic programming between January 2017 and March 2018, the World War I centennial year. Of the 120 institutions, 80 sites received stipends of $1,200 for two free public programs, 40 sites received stipends of $1,800 for three free public programs and 50 sites were granted a traveling exhibition of documents, images, and interpretive texts prepared by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.




Library Programs and Events

Event StartTitle
5/24/2017 10:30 AM Toddler Time
5/26/2017 SRP Signup Begins
5/29/2017 Library Closed
5/31/2017 10:30 AM Toddler Time
6/1/2017 10:00 AM Tech 4 Two
6/1/2017 1:00 PM Stem Club
Special Programs

Our Youth Services Department has been awarded funds from NASA to implement STEM programs this summer for students 4-9th grade. Keep an eye on the horizon for information on these coming programs.

Library Closings

The library will be opening at noon on Monday, May 1 so that the staff can participate in a staff development session. The scheduled Friends of the Library meeting at 7:00 pm will continue at its scheduled time in the Golden Center.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 in honor of Memorial Day.


Thursday, May 11
10, 11:30, 1:30 & 3 pm

Every needed just a little help with technology? You can sign up for a one hour personal tech session with Colleen. When you sign up, please be specific about what help you need so that you can get the most out of your session. 

Teen After Hours Nerf War
Friday, May 19
6:30-9:00 pm

Join us for our annual Nerf party. Dark colored clothing is preferred, signup and permission slip is required with a limit of 24. Signup begins on April 17.

Lego Club
Thursday, May 11
3:30-4:30 pm

Build to different themes each month. Legos offer something physical, imaginative and mechanical while increasing attention span. Grades 1-6.