Library Trustee Election Notice 2016:
The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Trustee Election will be held on
Wednesday, December 7th, 11 am-8pm at the library
Piermont voters will elect three trustees for the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library on Wednesday, December 7th. Voters will not have to approve the operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year since it does not exceed this year’s budget. The vote will take place at the library, and the poll will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At present, the candidates for the three trustee positions, each of which carries a three-year term, are:
Danial Clark, who is seeking a second term
Judith Epstein, who is running for a second full term after serving an unexpired term
Anna Hickey, who is seeking a fourth term.
The total expenses for fiscal year 2017-2018 are budgeted at $349,875, of which the Village will fund $280,500, same as for this year. The remaining money comes from the South Orangetown Central School district and contributions. A copy of the budget is available for review at the library. Among the candidates, Clark is a resident of Piermont for 23 years. He is a journalist at Fox Business News. Epstein, a retired teacher in the East Ramapo School District, is a longtime volunteer for the library and leads a toddlers’ story time. She has lived in the Village for 15 years. Hickey, a lifelong Village resident, worked for the state and county judicial system for 40 years and was well-known as Commissioner of Jurors. She is a past president of the library board.
Even though the amount of money contributed by the Village has remained steady over the past two fiscal years, collections, services, and programs have increased. The library’s holdings include new releases of adult and children’s books, movies and music as well as e-books, digital audiobooks and downloadable music.
The library also offers a wide range of programs for toddlers and older children, a monthly free film showing, monthly exhibits by local artists, book talks, game nights, local history exhibits and lectures, bilingual story time, student art exhibitions, monthly book clubs, concerts, adult summer reading, and mah jongg. Information about the library, its services and the election is available at: www.piermontlibrary.org
Library Activity Statistics, 2015-2016
1,745 Piermont residents – approximately 68% - hold library cards
259 programs offered, with a total of 4,547 people attending and additional 589 people using our space for meetings
18,640 holdings circulated (17,549 physical items and 1,091 e-books, digital audiobooks, and other digital content)
19,529 visitors to the library