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Friends of the Esopus Library

Friend’s of the Library 

Bus Trip to the Whitney Museum

Whitney Museum

The Friends have planned a bus trip to NYC! Do your own thing or walk the High Line, shop the Chelsea Market or visit the Whitney Museum. All of these options are within blocks of each other. 

Wednesday, April 26th.

Leave Kingston Plaza 8 am. ~ Leave NYC at 3 pm.

$30.00 Funds help to support your library . 

chelsea market

 For more information, call Jo: 845-331-9463

 


 

The Spring Book Sale will be in April in 2017!

Friday, April 21st – Sunday the 23rd. 

Stay tuned for more details!

 


 

Come Grow With Us!  

Join our lively group working to improve the Town of Esopus Library. Although we are known for the Book Cellar in the downstairs community space, we do many other projects and events. All of our proceeds go towards supplementing library programs, events and projects. Memberships start at $10 for individuals. Email us with any questions. 

Extra Book Sorting Needed!

We have many book sorters away for the winter months. If you are able to help sorting and stocking the book cellar, we would appreciate the extra hands! Meet downstairs Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm or Friday, 2pm-5pm.

Good finds at the Book Sale

Lots of Books


Our Elected Officers

Connie Spoth, Chair
OPEN, Co-Chair
Arlene Foy Reynolds, Treasurer
Connie Beuselinck, Recording Secretary
Mary Beth Rogers, Membership
OPEN, Book Sale Manager
Marion Zimmer and Lin Fagan, Book Cellar  
Cheryl Benker, Vintage Book Sales
April Zeng, Community Networking Chair
Jennifer Russell, Grant Coordinator

 Board liaison rotates monthly

***OPEN positions:

  • Co-chair – work with the chair, keep the annual calendar.
  • Book Sale Manager – Public Relations and keep things on track!

For more information call Connie S. 338-0803 or Marion 338-2239


Constitution of the Friends of the Town of Esopus Library

 

Donate to the Friends

Does your company have an Employee Match Program? The Friends’ of the Esopus Library is eligible for these funds. Contact your Human Resources Department for the correct form to send to us so we can double your support of our library.

 

Donations for the Book Cellar

The Library accepts donations during normal business hours. If you have more than three bags/boxes please call ahead (845) 338-5580.  Please be aware, we do not accept items that are dirty, musty, moldy, heavily marked or wet/stained.  Also, we no longer accept video tapes.


Thank you for adhering to the following guidelines when donating your books and media. We are volunteers who sort through and manage all the donations. Following these simple guidelines will help us provide better book sales.

Books

YES, we do accept hardcover and paperback books in good, saleable condition.

NO, we DO NOT accept books in poor condition (e.g., water damaged, musty,

mildewed, missing pages, missing covers, falls apart when opened.

Textbooks

YES, we accept textbooks 10 years old or newer in good condition.

Condensed Books (eg. Reader’s Digest)

NO, we DO NOT accept condensed books.

Outdated Books

YES, we accept antiques and classics (rare books) in good, saleable condition.

NO, we DO NOT accept books with content that is time dependent and has

become outdated, unreliable, and/or useless (e.g., old tax guides, old travel guides,

old business books, encyclopedias).

Magazines

NO, we DO NOT accept magazines.

CD’s, Videos, DVDs and Audio Books

YES, we accept these in covers or boxes.

NO, we DO NOT accept these without covers or boxes.

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    Reader’s Choice Book Club

    Group meets to discuss books on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM

    Our next meeting will be on March 2nd

    Currently reading:

    The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

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    Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

    Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love. – Amazon.com

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    Contact the Library

    Questions, comments, suggestions…please email at:

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