eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids. Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s […]

HPL Board of Trustees FY 2013-14 (from left): Donna Haynes, Derek Sanderson (Cor. Secretary), Prudence Posner (President), Peter Ullian, Adam McKible, Shawn Waldron (President-Elect), Moning Lin, and Ken Straus (Treasurer).  Not pictured: Dale Leifeste.

Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election on May 1

The Howland Public Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 from noon to 8 PM in the library’s Community Room. The Howland Public Library Board of Trustees is requesting a tax increase of $6,244 (.69%), well below the NYS tax cap. Click here for a copy of our budget or pick a copy up […]


One More Time for Tail Waggin’ Tutor!

 Children who need practice reading, especially those with reading difficulties, will have the opportunity to read out loud to a specially trained therapy dog from Therapy Dogs International.  Children will sit with the dog in a quiet spot in the library, get to know the dog, choose a book, and read to their furry buddy. […]

Photo: D. Leifeste

Library advocates Kristen and Tom Rigney receive Savoit Award

On March 20th, Tom and Kristen Rigney received the 2014 Howland Public Library Helen Savoit Library Advocacy Award at an event in their honor at the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon.  Tom and Kristen have been co-coaches of HPL’s winning Battle of the Books teams. Also recognized were Ginny Figlia, Head of Youth Services and […]

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