Calendar of Events

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.

NYLA Library
Advocacy Day

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!

The Friends' Booksale

The Friends’ Book Sale

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.

Good finds at the Book Sale

Lots of Books

Our Elected Officers

Connie Spoth, Chair
Open, Co-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

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.


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.

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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    Group meets to discuss books on the

    first Thursday of each month at 7 PM

    Currently reading:

    March 5th Begins
    “Defending Jacob” by William Landay

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    April Begins:

    “The Tiger’s Wife: A Novel, by Tea Obreht


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