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Friends of the Esopus Library

 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 Thursdays at 1:00 pm. 

Good finds at the Book Sale

Lots of Books

Our Elected Officers

Connie Spoth, Chair
OPEN, Co-Chair
Arlene Foy Reynolds, Treasurer
OPEN, Recording Secretary
Mary Beth Rogers, Membership
OPEN, Book Sale Manager
Marion Zimmer and Lin Fagan, Book Cellar  
Cheryl Benker, Vintage Book Sales
Jennifer Russell, Library Staff Representative
Susan Leiching, Board Liaison
April Zeng, Community Networking Chair                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

***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.

Donation Guidelines:

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.

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).


NO, we DO NOT accept magazines.

CDs, Videos, DVDs and Audio Books:

YES, we accept these in covers or boxes.

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

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