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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

Sunday CLOSED

 

The Library will be closing on the following days for 2017:

 

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January 2nd

January 16th

February 20th

May 29th

July 4th

September 4th

October 9th

November 11th

November 23rd, 24th and 25th

December 25th and 26th 

 

 

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

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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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Staff

Brooke Dittmar, Director

e-mail: esopuslibrary.mail@gmail.com

Jennifer Russell- Assistant Director

Marlene Cowan- Library Assistant

Chelsea Marino – Library Clerk

Mary Beth Jacks- Clerk

Alex Ferguson- Youth Program Coordinator

 

Board of Trustees

Katie Zahedi – President

Anne O’Neill – Vice President

Marion Zimmer – Treasurer

Carol Benson

Marcia McManigal

Rhea Paniesin

Mitzi Terpening

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.

 

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    Reader’s Choice Book Club

    Group meets to discuss books on the first Thursday of each month at 7 PM

    Our next meeting will be on June 1st

    Currently reading:

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