About The Library

serving piermont residents since 1896

Location & Contact »

Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
25 Flywheel Park West
Piermont, New York 10968-1040

Phone: 845-359-4595
E-mail: info@piermontlibrary.org
Web site: piermontlibrary.org

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Library Hours »

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri noon - 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closing due to weather

For library CLOSINGS due to inclement weather visit www.cancellations.com »

Upcoming holiday closings

May 26, 2014 Memorial Day

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Library Staff »

Jessica Bowen, Library Director
Grace Mitchell, Assistant Director
Alexis Starke, Art Teacher
Denise Starr, Library Assistant
Nancy Russell, Children's Librarian

Book Donations »

Please deposit all book donations in the green Better World Books donation bin located in the parking lot behind the library.

We are pleased to partner with Better World Books who collects, sorts and either sells or recycles the donated books.

15% of the proceeds from the sale of your donations come back to the library. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities »

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library seeks volunteers for two important, ongoing projects.

1) Volunteer at the Thrift Shop on our behalf. When you volunteer your time at the Thrift Shop in the library's name, the Thrift Shop donates a portion of the proceeds from their sales to us. Contact Deborah Blau at the Thrift Shop: (845) 359-5753

2) Help the First Friday Film Series by setting up and putting away the furniture on film nights or by posting event advertisements around Piermont and Nyack. Contact us at: info@piermontlibrary.org or (845) 359-4595

Please contact us at info@piermontlibrary.org to learn about other volunteer opportunities at the library.

Handicap Accessible Building »

Image: Handicapped accessible sign.

The new library building is fully handicapped accessible: there are several parking spaces designated for handicap parking and a ramp provides wheelchair access to the building. All public spaces of the library, including restrooms, are accessible to wheelchairs as well.

Policy on Use of the Internet; Library Public Computers; and Wireless Access »

The library's public computers allow users to search a variety of electronic resources. Library resource computers are exclusively for searching the library's holdings and selected electronic databases. Internet computers provide information beyond the confines of the library's collection.

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Dennis P. McHugh and the Library »

Dennis P. McHugh

Dennis P. McHugh

New York City firefighter and Sparkill resident Dennis P. McHugh (Engine 22 Ladder 13) was among the approximately 2,800 brave rescue workers and civilians who perished as a result of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center. The Dennis P. McHugh Foundation was established by the friends and family of Dennis to honor him and to ensure that his legacy lives on in as dignified a fashion as he lived his life.

The Foundation focused its efforts by making a $500,000 contribution toward the construction of a new home for this library, which opened as the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library in March 2007.

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History of the Library »

In the second half of the 19th century, a movement for public libraries began in the U.S. There is some evidence that starting in the 1870’s there were groups interested in creating a library in Piermont. But it wasn’t until 1896 that today’s library became an official entity. Read more »

Library Mission »

The Piermont Library has defined its mission as follows:

  • To assemble, preserve and administer books and related educational and recreational material in order to promote the communications of ideas, an enlightened citizenship and enriched personal lives.

  • To serve the community as a center of reliable information.

  • To provide a place where inquiring minds may encounter the original, sometimes unorthodox or critical thought so necessary to a society that depends for its survival on the free competition of ideas.

  • To seek continually to identify community needs and to provide programs of service to meet such needs.

Board of Trustees »

  • Cynthia Crippen, President
  • Donna Riley, Vice-President
  • Judith Epstein, Secretary
  • Bruce Tucker, Treasurer
  • Marian Armstrong
  • Holly Macklay
  • Edward Nelson
  • Danial Clark
  • Anna Hickey

Monthly meetings: the Library Board usually meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Please call the library for specific dates.

Buy Engraved Bricks to Support the Library »

Donate to the Library by purchasing a commemorative brick to be placed on the Path of Friends walkway at the front of the Library. The cost of each brick is a $250 tax-deductible donation to the Library. You can designate 2 lines of text (up to 14 characters per line, 28 altogether) to be engraved on the brick.

Download and print the Brick Donation form.

Commemorative bricks are placed on the Path of Friends walkway in front of the Library.

Getting to the Library »

Driving directions & bus information.

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Piermont Public Library

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25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY 10968-1040

On the web: piermontlibrary.org