Friends of the Esopus Library
Monthly Friends Meeting
June 17th, 6:30pm,
Downstairs Community Room
Join our lively group. Come early to help with book sorting at 5:30pm. Can’t make it this month? Mark your calendar: we meet every third Wednesday of the month.
Spring Book Sale
Saturday, May 30 & 31, 9am-4pm
$10 Preview Sale: Friday 29, 5-7pm
Join us for a Frida Kahlo “Art, Garden, Life” Bus Trip
Sign up and pay by May 5th!
Bus boards at 8:30am at the formerAmes/Steve and Barry’s parking lot in the Kingston Plaza. View the lovely sights of The New York Botanical Garden at your leisure. Lunch on your won. Board the return bus at 2:30pm. Send a $65 non refundable check made out to The Friends and this form by May 5th. Price includes: bus, driver tip, and entrance to all sections of the gardens. For more information contact Jo Eschmann at (845) 331-9463.
Allstate Grant for $1,000
The Friends of the Esopus Library are please to announce that we received an Allstate grant for $1,000 to be used to help pull the community together for the Main Street Project. Thank you to April Zeng and our local Allstate branch.
Join the Friends
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.
Our Elected Officers
Connie Spoth, Chair
Ruth Samuels, Treasurer
Valerie Ward, Recording Secretary
Mary Beth Rogers, Membership
Lois Ingellis, Book Sale Manager
Marion Zimmer and Lin Fagan, Book Cellar & Vintage Book Sales
April Zeng, Community Business Committee Chair
Brooke Dittmar, Grant Coordinator
Board liason rotates monthly
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Check the catalog for books, movies and more How to Video
See what’s happening at the Library
Download free audio and ebooks
Volunteer and have fun
Learn how to renew your items yourself
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 July, 2nd
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark
by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
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