Calendar of Events

Library Info


Library Hours

Monday 10:00 am–5:30 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am–5:30 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am–8:00 pm

Thursday 11:00 am–5:30 pm

Friday 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am–4:00 pm




The Library will be closing on the following days for 2018:

January 1
January 15
February 19
May 28
July 4
September 3
October 8
November 12
November 22, 23 & 24
December 24, 25 & 26


* Please note: The circulation computers shut down 10 minutes before closing. Plan to check out library materials in advance of that time.


We close in inclement weather.

 Notification of closing will be on the home page of our website,

and will be announced to those that call on the phone.


Mailing & Delivery Address

P.O. Box 1167

128 Canal Street

Port Ewen, NY 12466

Phone & Fax

Phone: 845-338-5580

Fax: 845-338-5583


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Brooke Dittmar, Director


Jennifer Russell- Assistant Director

Maryann Donadio- Library Assistant

Marlene Cowan- Library Assistant

Chelsea Marino – Library Clerk

Mary Beth Jacks- Clerk

Alex Ferguson- Youth Program Coordinator


Board of Trustees

Rhea Paniesin – President

Anne O’Neill – Vice President

Marcia McManigal – Treasurer

John Miller

Jill Abrahamsen

Jim Fitzmorris

Bob Santiago

Susan Leiching

Wilton McClain

Mission Statement

The Town of Esopus Library, through a team of friendly, knowledgeable, and well-trained Staff, Volunteers, Friends, and Trustees, is dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative lifelong learning and leisure opportunities through information, education, technology, and entertainment. Adopted by the Board of Trustees: October 25, 2006

Vision Statement

The Town of Esopus Library strives to reflect and enrich community life in the Town of Esopus and the surrounding areas.  As a focal point, the Library works in partnership with its patrons, community groups, and the Mid-Hudson Library System to stay in the forefront of local needs and trends.  Library programs and facilities are designed to complement the unique characteristics of the Town of Esopus. Adopted by the Board of Trustees: October 25, 2006

Friends of the Esopus Library

The Friends of the Esopus Library is a group of dedicated volunteers that work to promote community awareness of the Library and its programs, provide additional financial support, promote special events/programs, and encourage volunteer participation at the Library.

Town of Esopus Library Foundation

The Town of Esopus Library Foundation was created as a result of the generosity of Mr. Donald W. Taylor in memory of his mother, Bessie Houghtaling Taylor.  The Foundation works to provide a continual financial source for the benefit of the Library, as well as promote its works and causes.


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