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Piermont Reads Launch Party, Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m. »

Posted: Mon, Apr 9, 2018

“Piermont Reads” is a reading project centered on Thomas Berger’s novel, Neighbors. Think of it as a village-wide book club.

The project begins with distribution of free paperback copies of the book at our launch party on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m. (Supply is limited. Don't miss your chance to pick up a copy.) Light refreshments will be served.

We will all read the book over the summer months and then reconvene for two Piermont Reads events in the Fall. A scholarly talk by Library Trustee, Dr. Cara Stepanian, will be held Sunday, September 23rd at 2 pm. A screening of the film adaptation of the book will be held Friday, October 5th at 7:30 pm.

Why Berger?

Local artist Jeanne Redpath-Berger, widow of renowned author Thomas Berger, left a bequest to the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library when she passed in 2015. The two had been longtime Grandview residents. To honor the Berger family and their generous bequest to the library, the funds will be used in part to sponsor the “Piermont Reads” project.

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April 2 - 30 Recycle Your Reads »

Posted: Tue, Mar 27, 2018

In celebration of Earth Day, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library will host a “book swap” cart throughout the month of April.

Leave gently used fiction or nonfiction that you think a neighbor might enjoy. Discover something new and take it with you.

Note: Cart space is limited. Books that cannot fit on the cart, or that are not claimed by the end of the month will be placed in our Better World Books donation bin.

Library Trustee Election Notice 2017, to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. »

Posted: Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Trustee Election will be held on Wednesday, December 6th, 11 am-8pm at the library

Piermont voters will elect three trustees for the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. 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:

  • Marian Armstrong, who is seeking a 4th term.
  • Kelly Ruby, who is seeking a first term.
  • Ed Stanford, who is seeking a first term.

The total expenses for fiscal year 2018-2019 are budgeted at $367,000, 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, Armstrong is a resident of Piermont for 22 years. She has served as library board president since 2015 and has had a career in publishing at Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Marshall Cavendish. Ruby is a coordinator for Bennett Park Community Alliance. Prior to that she worked as a botanical aid at the New York Botanical Garden. She has lived in Piermont for two years. Stanford worked for over 40 years in educational publishing, most recently as the head of the Higher Education Group at McGraw-Hill. He also served for 21 years on the South Orangetown School Board. He has lived in Piermont for 40 years.

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, 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, 2016-2017

  • 1,745 Piermont residents – approximately 68% - hold library cards
  • 346 programs offered, with a total of 5,448 people attending and additional 536 people using our space for meetings
  • 19,614 holdings circulated (plus 1,278 e-books, digital audiobooks, and other digital content)
  • 19,682 visitors to the library

Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library 10th Anniversary Tribute Video »

Posted: Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Referendum Vote: April 25th »

Posted: Wed, Mar 22, 2017

On Tuesday April 25th from 10 am - 8 pm, the five public libraries of the South Orangetown Central School District are asking for your support to increase funding currently received from the residents of the district. Piermont residents vote at Palisades Library. See the FAQ sheet for details (PDF).

Monday, April 17th at 7 pm we will hold a joint public hearing at the Orangeburg Library. We encourage you to bring your questions to that public hearing for discussion.

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