You’re Invited!

First Annual Friendraiser and Silent Auction. Join us for an afternoon of Friends, Fun, Food and Art! The Friends of the Howland Library are hosting their first Friendraiser on Saturday, September 10th from 1-5pm. Bid on gift certificates and items from local Beacon Businesses from Bank Square to the Roundhouse. There will also be a […]

Call for artists

Call for Artists!

Howland Public Library Small Works Benefit Exhibit The Friends of the Howland Library are hosting their First Annual Friendraiser which will take place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016. The event will feature a Silent Auction of local goods and services and a Small Works Benefit Exhibit. We are calling on Beacon’s artist community to submit […]

Summer Reading 2016

Get Ready for Summer Reading 2016!

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!


Historical Connections – Newburgh-Beacon Ferry Exhibit

Did you know that the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry is the oldest ferry system in the United States?  Visit the Beacon Historical Society’s display case at the Howland Public Library to learn the 240-year story of the ferry that connected the Beacon and Newburgh communities. The exhibit will feature a model of the Beacon ferry, photographs, and […]

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Free Children’s Museum Family Pass at HPL!

HPL now offers a free Family Pass to the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum.  Any adult Mid-Hudson Library System cardholder may borrow the HPL Family Pass by checking it out with his or her library card.  The Pass allows for free general admission during public hours for the entire family. The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum defines “family” as up […]


Library Election Results

Thank you, Beacon City School District residents, for your support! On April 28th, the Library Budget Referendum and Trustee Election was held. The 2016-2017 Library Budget was approved! Congratulations to the newly elected trustees. Randy Lashua and Jan Dolan were elected to the Board of Trustees for 5 year terms and Lillian Glauda was elected for a 1 […]