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Library Staff

Board of Trustees

Brooke Dittmar - Director

Jennifer Russell - Asst. Director

Alex Ferguson

Brian James

Chelsea Marino

David LaTourette

Adrienne Klonfas

Mary Garraty

Jill Abrahamsen - Treasurer

Don Carragher       
Jim Fitzmorris                    
Rhea Paniesin                    

Gilbert Ramos         
John Miller                    
Anne O'Neill

Susan Leiching- President                 
Bob Santiago- Vice President                    


Citizen Participants
Mary Redmond



Buildings and Grounds Committee, 2nd Monday of the month at 4:00, Bob Santiago, Chair

Governance & Personnel Committee: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:00, Susan Leiching, Chair 

Sustainability Committe: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30, Rhea Paniesin, Chair

Research and Development Committee: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4:00, Anne O'Neill, Chair


Board of Trustees Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm, Susan Leiching, Chair.


Finance Committee:  2nd Thursday of the month at 4:30, Jill Abrahamsen, Chair


Trustee Training Committee: 2nd Friday of the month, 4:00, Gilbert Ramos, Chair


*All meetings are at the Library, unless otherwise noted.


available upon request.

The Library will be closing on the following days for 2020:

Jan. 1    New Years Day
Jan. 20  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb. 17  Presidents’ Day
May 25  Memorial Day
July 4   Independence Day
Sept. 7  Labor Day
Oct. 12  Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans’ day
Nov. 26 & 27   Thanksgiving
Dec 25 & 26  Christmas

Mailing & Delivery Address

P.O. Box 1167

128 Canal Street

Port Ewen, NY 12466

Phone & Fax

Phone: 845-338-5580

Fax: 845-338-5583

Mission Statement
The Town of Esopus Library, through a team of friendly, knowledgeable, and well-trained Staff, Volunteers, Friends, and Trustees, is dedicated to providing people of all ages with innovative lifelong learning and leisure opportunities through information, education, technology, and entertainment. Adopted by the Board of Trustees: October 25, 2006

Vision Statement
The Town of Esopus Library strives to reflect and enrich community life in the Town of Esopus and the surrounding areas.  As a focal point, the Library works in partnership with its patrons, community groups, and the Mid-Hudson Library System to stay in the forefront of local needs and trends.  Library programs and facilities are designed to complement the unique characteristics of the Town of Esopus. Adopted by the Board of Trustees: October 25, 2006

Friends of the Esopus Library
The Friends of the Esopus Library is a group of dedicated volunteers that work to promote community awareness of the Library and its programs, provide additional financial support, promote special events/programs, and encourage volunteer participation at the Library.

Town of Esopus Library Foundation
The Town of Esopus Library Foundation was created as a result of the generosity of Mr. Donald W. Taylor in memory of his mother, Bessie Houghtaling Taylor.  The Foundation works to provide a continual financial source for the benefit of the Library, as well as promote its works and causes.