Calendar of Events


To see the library calendar of events, CLICK HERE! 

To go to the Friend’s of the Library page, CLICK HERE!

To read FREE online magazines, CLICK HERE!

To access the Library  catalog, CLICK HERE


COMING SOON…a NEW website! 

We are working on a new website, and hope to have it live by July.

Stay tuned!




Summer is a great time to read
and this year’s Summer Reading theme is…
“Reading Takes You Everywhere”!
For grown-ups, we will be kicking-off the summer reading contest with “Fan of Fiction – A Night of Cooking!” on June 22nd
at 7:00 pm. See below for more information.
The library will be having reading contests and fantastic programs throughout the summer. Check out the kids & teen web page and e-newsletter for kick-off parties and great projects to get involved with.

…let’s see where reading will take us!


Adult Summer Reading Kick- Off!


Fan of Fiction – A Night of Cooking! 




Friday, June 22nd
7:00 – 8:30 pm


Come join us for a night of hands-on cooking as we kickoff our Summer Reading Program. We will use recipes from several cookbooks that were created based on popular movies, books, and TV shows to create an entire meal. Examples include:




Join us for cooking, eating, and discussion! 


Please register for this event: 845-338-5580.


2nd Annual 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, June 28th from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We are proud to host a Red Cross Blood Drive at the library. Did you know every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood?Please feel free to call ahead and schedule an appointment time (845-338-5580), register online “by date” at  Download the app to your phone to fill out the questionnaire ahead of time, or walk-in on our blood drive day!
All donors will receive a coupon for a FREE
pint of Stewart’s Ice Cream


Community Garden

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There are still 4 plots available for the taking!
Come and claim one today!


Duck Pond Gallery
Artist: Claudia Engel
Media: Watercolors
“New York, New York”


June 1st – 30th


Do you have library fines?



Bring non-perishable, and not expired, food items to the library and we will reduce your library fines! One item is worth $3.00 of fines.
This does not apply to replacement
 fees for lost or damaged items.



Lend-A – Pole
You can borrow a fishing pole from the library! This is a great way for someone who has never fished before to get a chance to try it out. Each person who borrows a pole will also get a basic fishing tackle kit, that you can keep!
The poles are sponsored by the Federated Sportsman’s Clubs of Ulster County  with funding assistance from Ulster County Executive Mike Hein & the Ulster County Legislature.



Hudson River Maritime Museum
A free pass provides:
Free admission to the museum for 4 people
10% discount in the museum gift shop.
Free kayak / canoe launch from the museum docks.
Docking privileges from the museum docks.
Discounts on selected classes, special tours and events (contact the museum for details).
For more information:


The library can now offer notary services.
Ask at the circulation desk for details.


The Friends of the Library 
Book Cellar Gift Certificates!
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Would you like to give the gift of a book, DVD, CD or Audiobook, but aren’t sure what title to get? What about a gift certificate for the Book Cellar here at the library?
Certificates are available for purchase at the circulation desk for any amount.


Please consider the Town of Esopus Library as a part of your charitable giving strategies.



 Scheduled Board and Committee Meetings*

Board of Trustees Meeting: Wednesday, June 27th at 6:00 pm. Rhea Paniesin, President; Research and Development Committee: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00, Marcia McManigal, Chair; Buildings and Grounds Committee, 2nd Monday of the month at 4:00, Anne O’Neill, Chair; Finance Committee:  2nd Thursday of the month at 3:30, Marcia McManigal, Chair; Governance & Personnel Committee: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:00, Susan Leiching, Chair.  Trustee Training Committee: 2nd Friday of the month, 3:00, Susan Leiching, Chair. *All meetings are at the Library, unless otherwise noted.

 Member of the Mid-Hudson Library System

128 Canal Street • P.O. Box 1167 • Port Ewen, NY 12466 • (845) 338-5580 • FAX (845) 338-5583