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Donations

To donate books and other materials, visit Beacon Reads, a bookstore run by the Friends of the Howland Public Library, at 309 Main Street.  Donations are accepted when Beacon Reads volunteers are on site, so call the HPL front desk at 831-1134 x 104 to check that Beacon Reads is open before loading up your car!  Due to recycling costs, Beacon Reads only accepts saleable materials in good condition.  We thank you in advance for your consideration.

The Howland Public Library is a public institution that relies upon a combination of public and private funds and grants to help us provide the best possible service to the community. Donations are always needed and welcome.  Our address is: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are welcome! Stop by the library to find out what our current needs are.  Adults interested in helping with materials can email checkout@beaconlibrary.org or call Circulation Manager Maureen Darcy at or 831-1134 x 102.  Adults interested in helping with programs can email adults@beaconlibrary.org or call Adult Services Librarian Alison Herrero at 831-1134 x 105.  Teens can email youth@beaconlibrary.org or call Youth Services Librarian Ginny Figlia at 831-1134 x 103 for information about volunteering.

Gift Buying?

Here is a convenient portal to a wide selection (often at a discount) that also gives a % to the Howland Public Library.