Friends of the Esopus Library
THE SPRING BOOK SALE
BUS TRIP TO NYC…
…were very successful! We are sending a big Thank You to those who participated and know that your contributions go to help support your wonderful 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 Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm or Friday, 2pm-5pm.
Our Elected Officers
Connie Spoth, 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
- 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
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!
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NEW! You may choose a 7, 14 or 21 day loan period for e-books.
You will need to create an account to view a wide variety of magazines!
Click on the button above, then click on ConsumerReports.org which will direct you to the website.
Learn how to renew your items yourself!
Group meets to discuss books on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM
Our next meeting will be on June 1st
The Island at the Center of the World by Russell Shorto
When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records–recently declared a national treasure–are now being translated.
The Dutch colony pre-dated the “original” thirteen colonies, yet it seems strikingly familiar. Its capital was cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic, and its citizens valued free trade, individual rights, and religious freedom. Their champion was a progressive, young lawyer named Adriaen van der Donck, who emerges in these pages as a forgotten American patriot and whose political vision brought him into conflict with Peter Stuyvesant, the autocratic director of the Dutch colony. The struggle between these two strong-willed men laid the foundation for New York City and helped shape American culture. The Island at the Center of the World uncovers a lost world and offers a surprising new perspective on our own. – Amazon.com
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