As one of the smallest library buildings in the Mid-Hudson region, the library board of trustees has been exploring solutions for improving the Rosendale Public Library facility. Unlike nearly all public libraries, the Rosendale Library does not have a children’s room—it is essentially a one-room library. In addition, the library has one toilet which often has a line as groups of people come for programs and stay for a couple of hours. The most challenging part of the current library location is the lack of parking. The parking lot of 8 spaces, and one handicap space, fills up with every meeting or program, and people are forced to park on the shoulder of Central Avenue.
The library will be holding listening sessions in order to learn what patrons envision for the library facility. The library board wants to explore all possibilities before deciding on next steps.