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Posted: Mon, Nov 9, 2015

On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, Piermont voters will be asked to elect three trustees for the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library. The vote will take place at the Library, 25 Flywheel Park West. Polls will be open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

At present there are four known candidates for three trustee positions:

  • Cynthia Crippen, an editor, who is seeking a 4th term.
  • Bruce Tucker, a former CEO and musician, who is seeking a 2nd term.
  • Frank Holahan, a lawyer with the New York-based firm, RivkinRadler, LLP, and a longtime Piermont resident, who is seeking a first term.
  • Cara Stepanian, a lifelong educator and doctoral candidate in the Language Literacy and Learning program at Fordham, who is seeking a first term.

Any registered Piermont voter, however, may run for election as trustee. Potential candidates are required to submit a petition signed by twenty-five eligible Piermont voters. Blank petitions are available at the Library and must be returned to the Library by November 18, 2015.

Library Activity Statistics, 2014-2015

  • 1,766 Piermont residents – approximately 70% – hold library cards
  • 268 programs offered, with a total of 4,897 people attending and additional 480 people using our space for meetings
  • 18,501 items circulated
  • 19,879 visitors to the library

Library Resources

  • New releases of adult and children’s books, movies, books on CD, magazines, ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, and downloadable music
  • Access to the Ramapo Catskill Library System’s extensive resources
  • Access to over 540 online continuing education classes
  • Access to Rosetta Stone online language learning
  • Access to digitized local history materials

Library Community Outreach

  • Wide range of programs for toddlers and older children
  • Monthly free film showings, followed by a discussion
  • Monthly changing exhibits by local artists
  • Book talks, dance performances, game nights, local history exhibits and lectures, poetry reading, bilingual story time, e-book workshop, and student art exhibitions
  • Conference room availability for book clubs and other civic groups

For further information, contact Library Director, Jessica Bowen, at 845-359-4595.

Give a Kid a Book »

Posted: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

Why not kick off the season of giving by sharing the joy of reading with a child?

Bring new, unread children's or teen books to the library by Friday, Nov. 13th for our "Give a Kid a Book" Drive.

The Youth Services Division of the Library Association of Rockland County (LARC) will distribute your donations for inclusion in holiday gift baskets given to families in need by the following organizations:

Center for Safety & Change (Formerly Rockland Family Shelter), People to People, and Jewish Family Services.

Thank you.

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." — Garrison Keillor

So, what’s your story? »

Posted: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

What's your story

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library plans to form a Memoir Writing Group. Share your personal stories in a supportive, creative environment. If you are interested, please contact us at: info@piermontlibrary.org for more information.

Writing experience is not required. Everyone has a story to tell. Discover yours.

Library Election Letter  »

Posted: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

Please download/print the Library Election Letter 2014 (PDF) regarding the December 3rd 2014 election.

Ann Hickey Cocktail Party Fundraiser »

Posted: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Ann Hickey

Ann Hickey

Our cocktail party was held at The View Sept. 18, 2014. This event served the dual purpose of honoring Ann Hickey for her lifetime of service to Piermont, including ten years (and counting!) as a Library Trustee and raising funds for an organization dear to her heart, The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library.

We thank our friends at The View for helping us put together such a lovely evening. We also thank Ned Kelly & Co. for donating a beautiful floral arrangement.

See photos from the event on our Facebook page

Below is Ann Hickey Tribute Slideshow:

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