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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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 December 25th and 26th 

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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.

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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

Map

See exactly where we are located

Staff

Brooke Dittmar, Director

e-mail: esopuslibrary.mail@gmail.com

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.

 

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    Library Catalog

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    Library Hours  

    Calendar of Events

    See what’s happening at the Library

    Friends of the Library

    Come Grow With Us!

    Museum and Park Passes

    The Library offers free passes to 4 locations. 

    Audio Books & E-books

    Download free audio and ebooks

    Ebooks

    NEW! You may choose a 7, 14 or 21 day loan period for e-books.

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    Tumblebooks will read your book to you or you can read it on your own! Stories are followed by games or puzzles! Click HERE to read online children’s books.

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    You will need to create an account to view a wide variety of magazines!

     

     

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     You will need to create an account to read online comics, if you don’t already have an account to read online magazines. 

     Consumer Reports 

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    Click on the button above, then click on ConsumerReports.org which will direct you to the website.

    Watch Free Concerts

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    You will need to create an account to view recorded concerts, if you don’t already have an account to read online magazines. 

    Documents

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    If you need to create a simple, legal document, click on the link above to access the Ulster County Library portal which is offering access to this FREE online service.

    Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter!

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     Renewing Online

    Learn how to renew your items yourself by clicking the link above…

    or join LIBRARY ELF:

    Library Elf

    Do you have difficulty remembering when your library materials are due? This program will send you email notices before you have items due and remind you of overdue fines. You will have access to the Premium Subscription for a limited amount of time, then it will revert to the Basic Subscription.  Click HERE or click on the logo above. 

    ancestry2The Town of Esopus Library now offers patron access to the genealogy website, Ancestry.com. To access the site, you MUST be in the library. If you have your own laptop or device, you may use the library’s WiFi to access the site, or you may use one of the library’s public computers.  Once you are in the library, please click HERE to get started. 

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    Esopus Library Weather Station 

    We have installed a weather station on the library property which is taking weather data as you read this message! Click on the link above for the most recent information!

    Reader’s Choice Book Club

    Our next meeting will be on February 1st at 7:00 pm.

    Currently reading:

    Frog Music  by
    Emma Donoghue

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    “Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead.
    Her friend Blanche Beunon, a French burlesque dancer, will risk everything to bring Jenny’s murderer to justice–if he doesn’t track her down first. The story Blanche struggles to piece together is one of free-love bohemians, desperate paupers, and arrogant millionaires; of jealous men, icy women, and damaged children. Full of songs that migrated across the world, Emma Donoghue’s lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes captures the pulse of a boomtown like no other.” -Goodreads

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    Library Fundraiser

    Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service and fundraiser for the library.  A $1.00 donation is added to every order, and you pick up your produce at the Town of Esopus Library. Bags can be put on hold at any time (for example, if you plan to be out of town that week).  TO SIGN UP:  Click this link: Field-Goods.com,  

    Ongoing Programs

    Amateur Guitar Group: Mondays at 3:30 pm
    This group plays well known, popular songs. Bring your own guitar and join in the fun.

    Esopus Artist Group – Tuesdays from 1 –3:30pm                                   Everyone is welcome to join this ongoing session of art making. Whether you would like to use charcoal, watercolors, oil paint, acrylics, fingerpaint or pastels…whatever medium you prefer is what the artist group is about. We meet year round in comfortable and friendly surroundings. Please bring your own supplies.

    Esopus Stitchers–Wednesdays at 12:30 pm – except for the first Wednesday of the month.
    Cross-stitch, needlepoint, surface embroidery, crewel… whatever! Always wanted to try embroidery? We’ll help you get started with fabric, floss, needles, patterns, etc. Or, bring your current project and come stitch with us!

    Mah Jongg: Wednesdays at 1:30 pm 
    Mah Jongg is a game that is played 4 to a group.  It is similar to the card game “Rummy”, except used small ceramic tiles, instead of cards. This group is for the beginner or advanced player.

    Needlework Group–Mondays at 1:00 pm
    The Needlework Group is comprised of knitters, crocheters, rug hookers, stitchers of all types. Membership is free, and anyone can casually drop in whenever they like. All skill levels are represented, and if a beginner needs help, we will try our best to help them. We also have a nice supply of yarn and needles for those who don’t yet have supplies but would like to give knitting or crocheting a try!

    Scrabble Club – Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm  Join us for our Scrabble Club!  Bring your extensive vocabulary and your enjoyment for games to our Scrabble events.  Scrabble boards will be provided for players, though anyone is welcome to bring their preferred Scrabble board as well.  

    Ulster County Photography Club–Second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm
    Photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join this group. Monthly meetings include presentations, member competitions, and the sharing of information. Please check out our page for more details.

    Writing Group / Writer’s Write! – 1st & 3rd Saturdays – please check here for dates. This writing group will offer practice exercises to improve writing technique, and the opportunity to share work-in-progress for feedback. It is a supportive environment, in which listeners respond positively and affirmatively to one another. By doing so, participants will develop a deep understanding of those elements of their work that are effective and powerful, becoming better writers in the process.

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    Contact the Library

    Questions, comments, suggestions…please email at:

    esopuslibrary.mail@gmail.com

     

     

     

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