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Adult Summer Program

Check out our lineup of exciting workshops, talks and performances this summer! July  17th – 2pm. Stampin’ Up Card Making Workshop. Make two original, nautically-inspired greeting cards to take home. Registration required. July 19th – 1pm. Taking Great Vacation Photos. Join photographer, Sally Delmerico, for a workshop on “Taking Great Vacation Photos with Your Digital […]

Build a Better World, Summer Reading Program

This summer we’ll explore building themes that make this a better world to live in. Children may attend the fun programs and events that we are planning for ages 4 to 12. Activities are free and open to young people of all abilities. Children may keep written logs of books read, and collect fun prizes […]

New Museum Pass: Motorcyclepedia Museum

Start your engines and get your library card! HPL patrons can now visit the Motorcyclopedia Museum in Newburgh for free when you checkout the museum pass at the library.  The museum, which opened in 2011,  features “over 450 motorcycles along with photographs, posters, memorabilia, machinery, and other things related to bikes.” The pass is good […]

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Library Elf

Library Elf is here! Library ELF is a web-based tool for library users to keep track of their library items. ELF is ideal for families with multiple library cards or for individuals who would benefit from email or text notifications and reminders. Keep track of: Due dates Overdue materials Requested items ready for pickup This […]

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 […]

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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 […]

2015 Howland Library Highlights Report

2015 Library Highlights

New Restrooms are Now Open!

This morning, we passed our final inspection.  Library Director, Amy Raff, took former director, Fanny Keaton on a tour of the library’s newly renovated restrooms. Fanny applied for the project grant before retiring in 2015 and construction started soon after Amy’s arrival at the library. Now, our new restrooms are officially open! The restroom area has […]