Log your books before August 23rd to be eligible for prizes and earn points. Points can be used to purchase Raffle Tickets through ReadSQUARED! Raffle prize winners will be revealed during our ZOOM Finale Party on August 28th!


See our EVENTS page to make sure you don’t miss out on our remaining online Summer Reading events!

Click your age group for more details.


Summer Reading 2020 runs through August 23rd!


Library staff are back in the building working on book returns
and fulfilling your curbside requests! *Appointment is required for pickup*

Curbside Service Hours

Monday:    1:00 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:   10:00 - 2:00 pm

Wed:        10:00 - 2:00 pm

Friday:      1:00- 6:00 pm

Saturday:  11:00 - 3:00 pm

How curbside service works? 

Place orders for items 3 different ways:

1.   Go onto the library system catalog HERE to place a hold.

2.  Or email library staff at info@esopuslibrary.org with your requests. Please include 

    title, author, your name, phone number and library card number.

3.  Or call the library during service hours at 338-5580



You will need your library card number when placing an order. Allow library staff 24 hours to gather items from our collection, while items from other libraries will take longer. 


At this time, we are limiting book check outs to 6 items per check out,  except picture books and that limit is 10. Magazines and newspapers are also available to check out.


If you don't know exactly what titles you want, tell staff what genre you would like, and we will pick titles for you.  


You will be notified as usual when items are ready for pick up, AND THEN you must call, email, or click HERE to schedule a pickup time. To schedule using the link, click on the curbside pickup button on the day and time you prefer. In the pop-up, make sure that you see your name in parenthesis and then click save. 


When you arrive at the library, please wear a mask. Open the front door of the library and there will be a table with a bag of your materials for you to take. 


All libraries are putting returns into quarantine for 96 hours (4 days), which is the  recommended amount of time of quarantine for library materials. Any fines accrued during this 4-day window will be waived.

Any fines accrued for items checked out at the time of closing in March will be waived. Fine rules will resume for items checked out as of July 6th and onward.

Be a part of a dynamic library board!


We are looking for Town of Esopus residents who are interested in joining the Board of Trustees. Please call 845-388-5580 or email at: info@esopuslibrary.org to schedule a time to pick up your petition packet at the library. NYS is requiring a minimum of 18 signatures on the petitions. There will be 4 board seats available.


The petitions must be returned to the library on August 17th and the day of the vote will be September 15th! 


If you have any questions, please contact the Director, Brooke Dittmar.

2020 Census

Be Counted! Now is the time to complete the 2020 Census.

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Answer Online

Register to Vote!
Make your voice heard! Register by Oct. 9th 2020 to vote in the Nov. 3rd election.

Request a Form by Phone

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Library Catalog

Click here to access your library account and search for or renew library materials in the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Friends of the Library
Book Donations are NOT being accepted.

Join the Friends Group and volunteer for the book sales, fundraising events and much more...


For updates, online activities, 

book reviews, virtual tours, 

storytimes and more. 

Mailing & Delivery Address

P.O. Box 1167

128 Canal Street

Port Ewen, NY 12466

Phone & Fax

Phone: 845-338-5580

Fax: 845-338-5583

The Library building is currently closed to the public.
The book drop is open for returns.
Curbside service is now available.

Appointment is required for pickup!

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