The Rosendale Library, a Special District Public Library founded in 1958, is a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Election of the Rosendale Library Board of Trustees and budget vote takes place on the first Thursday of September, and is open to all registered voters in the Town of Rosendale NY.
Mission: The Rosendale Library provides effective library services to the Rosendale community. It makes available materials in both print and electronic formats which serve the informational, educational, recreational, and leisure needs of the community from pre-school to adult.
- The staff shall assist the community in accessing all forms of media (including but not limited to books, electronic, audio and visual) in the Rosendale Library and MHLS.
- The staff shall maintain and seek to expand the library’s current collections (especially the local history collection) and inventory of government and other public documents.
- The staff shall strive to stimulate children’s interest in reading and learning and engage families through such programs as story hour, summer reading programs and other activities.
- The staff shall strive to reach out to young adults, adults and seniors by providing special programs and learning experiences for personal enrichment.
(Approved by the Board July 15, 2009)
Board of Trustees
President: Sheila Dixon
Vice President: Rose Unes
Trustees: Carl Welden, Bill Stamm, Lauren Miller, Beth King, Rachel Helm, Justin Peone
Library Director: Katie Scott-Childress, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Please see our Public Meeting Video Conferencing Policy
Annual Report to New York State
Committees generally meet one hour before the board meeting. Please contact the library to confirm the times of committee meetings. Residents of the Town of Rosendale who wish to serve on the board can circulate a petition to be on the ballot for the library’s annual fall election. Please contact the library to obtain a petition and learn more about the election process.
Library Closings 2023
Monday, January 2, New Year’s Day (observed)
Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, May 29, Memorial Day
Monday, June 19, Juneteenth
Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day
Monday, September 4, Labor Day
Monday, October 9, Indigenous Day
Friday, November 10, Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23, and Friday November 24
Monday December 25, and Tuesday, December 26
Currently we are not accepting book donations, however, we do accept donations of children’s books. The library is always seeking financial donations to help us provide the best possible service to the community.
The 2023 budget can be seen here. The 2023 tax appropriation is $340,000. Previous year’s library budgets can be found here.
The Friends group meets bimonthly on the second Saturday of the month and welcomes new friends and visitors. Visit the Friend’s webpage to find out more.