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Dear Piermont Neighbor

Posted: Mon, Nov 25, 2013

Dear Piermont Neighbor,

Our library needs your help!

We are asking you, our fellow Village residents, to pitch in and give us some needed financial support. Anything you contribute will help assure that our library will continue to be an essential resource to our community. Without your help, we may have to curtail - or even eliminate - some of its most popular programs.

Since opening almost seven years ago, the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library has evolved into a community center for Village residents, expanding services beyond those traditionally associated with a small public library. Here is a brief summary of what we offer (and please note that we also have expanded our Saturday hours).

Arts and Culture Programs

First Friday film series, a monthly free showing of interesting and provocative movies selected by Piermont film buff Marc Farre, draws large and enthusiastic audiences.

The library hosts book readings and signings by local authors; Sunday afternoon talks by local residents who are expert in a wide range of fields; concerts by acclaimed local musicians; several book clubs and local artists' exhibitions that change monthly.

Children's Programs

Our children's librarian has expanded our services for youngsters. These include weekly story times for toddlers, craft times for preschoolers, and monthly book clubs and special events for older children. We also offer popular art classes and a music-appreciation-through-play program.


Our emphasis on technology continues to expand. In addition to providing public computers and wireless Internet access, the library has a website, Facebook page, and electronic mailing lists with up-to-date information on events and activities. We also serve as a resource for job hunters.

You can order books, audiobooks, movies, and music online, and keep track of items borrowed and their due dates. E-books and digital audiobooks are available for checkout. We also lend e-book readers. Online continuing education courses for adults on a wide variety of topics are available through Universal Class.

While in the past we have provided these services without asking Piermont taxpayers for more money, our payments to New York State for health and retirement benefits have increased at double digit rates. In addition, we are beginning to incur maintenance and replacement expenses that arise as any building ages.

We want to continue to provide the services that Piermont residents have come to expect and deserve from the library. You can do your part to help us do so by contributing $25, $50, $100 or more. Your contribution is tax deductible. Please mail your donation to the Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library, 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY 10968-1040, or use the "donate button" below or on our homepage.

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Thank you, thank you!

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25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY 10968-1040

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