HPL Closing at 1 PM Wednesday

The Howland Public Library will close at 1 PM on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 for carpet cleaning.  The library will re-open at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 24th.  HPL’s Thursday morning Brain Games program is cancelled, but all other Thursday programs will take place as scheduled.  


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 […]


Cool Cats Use the Howland Public Library

Lots of Cool Cats Used HPL Last Year : *  The number of visits to the library rose 8% to 116,000 www.beaconlibrary.org received over 70,000 visits The number of HPL cardholders rose 12% to 10,055  HPL’s collection grew 6% to 53,000 items The number of items borrowed by HPL users rose 4% to 112,881 Borrowing has increased 22% in […]

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