Friends of the Esopus Library
Monthly Friends Meeting
March 18th, 6:30pm, Downstairs Community Room
Defy the winter blues and 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 Wednesdays of the month.
February 25, Albany
The goal of the New York Library Association’s Library Advocacy Day is to show our legislative representatives how much people care about libraries by packing the offices at every scheduled appointment. We need lots of people to come and show their support. Please join us!
Spring Book Sale
May 29th, 30th, & 31st
Times to be determined. Save those dates! Our book sales are highly attended. Come early for the best selection!
We would like to Thank Paul Rinaldi of Hands On Carpentry
For the book display cubes we are using in the Lobby. It’s great to be able to change our look!
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
March 5th Begins
“Defending Jacob” by William Landay
“The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel, by Tea Obreht
Meets to discuss books on the
first Thursday of each month at 7 pm
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