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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 […]

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 […]

We’ve Made Some Policy Changes

We think you’re going to like these… You may have already noticed, we’ve made some policy changes!  Our goal is to make it easier for everyone to use the library.   Here they are!   Overdue fines for DVDs are now 25 cents a day. (instead of $1.00) DVD series (with more than 2 DVDs) […]

HOWLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS STREAMING MUSIC

HPL now offers our cardholders the ability to stream entire music albums every day as part of its free online music offering.  The new initiative, part of Freegal 4.0, provides HPL cardholders with increased access to over 6 million songs from 28,000 recording labels that originate in over 80 countries. Included is the complete local […]

Library 2020: HPL Long-Range Plan

Library 2020: HPL Long-Range Plan approved by the Board of Trustees on September 2, 2014.