Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York 10992
Phone: (845)496-5483
Restore. Renew. Reimagine.
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Fine-Free Until December 1

* Please note that waiving of fines is only applicable to materials owned by the Moffat Library of Washingtonville. Materials owned by other libraries within the RCLS service area are not included in this fine-free period.

We Are Fine-Free Until December 1
Starting Tuesday, October 17, we will charge for printing and faxing.
Printing is 10 cents per page for black and white and 50 cents a copy for color.  Students will need to pay for their printouts.
Outgoing faxes cost $2.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page. Incoming faxes cost $0.50 per page.

GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION REMEMBERED…..

Moffat Library of Washingtonville Director, Carol McCrossen cuts the ribbon and welcomes us home! Photography by Ken Packer.

MOFFAT LIBRARY GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION

Watch & Listen to our Grand Reopening Speakers on YouTube

Read About Our Grand Reopening Celebration

View Photo Albums of the restoration progress of the Moffat Library of Washingtonville

Landmark Washingtonville Library Reopens
Times Herald Record, September 16, 2017

HISTORIC MOFFAT LIBRARY GRAND REOPENING

HISTORIC MOFFAT LIBRARY
GRAND REOPENING AND
RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 PM
Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York

 

Built in 1887, the Moffat Library of Washingtonville was the gift of David H. Moffat Jr. to his home town after he had amassed a fortune in Colorado in railroading.  The land that the library sits on was owned by Moffat’s grandfather, Samuel Moffat, one of the founders of the Village of Washingtonville.

Moffat Library was designed by the architect George Edward Harney in the Queen Anne style.  The Library’s landmark tower features an original Howard clock and the roof of the formal portico entrance is supported by elaborately scrolled Greek columns.  This architectural gem was designated a historic landmark and placed on the National Register in 1994.

Rendered uninhabitable by flooding during Hurricane Irene in 2011, and turned over to the Moffat Library Board of Trustees by the Village of Washingtonville shortly thereafter, the Board secured the services of the Architectural Firm of Roland Butler Mays to develop a building plan to present to the Washingtonville community.  A Washingtonville School District Referendum Vote to secure a $6.92 bond to restore and enlarge the library building passed with overwhelming support from the community in March, 2015.

The single largest contract for the expansion and renovation for General Construction was awarded to the Washingtonville, N.Y. Company, StandBack Construction and the official ground-breaking ceremony took place in April, 2016.

A New York State construction grant was awarded in 2014 and paid for the demolition of two buildings for the library’s new parking lot and the site preparation work.  In 2015 the library received another NYS construction grant to install a HVAC mechanical system into the building.

A 2017 NYS construction grant application is currently being prepared to renovate the Carriage House that sits on the grounds of the library.

Work on the building continued tirelessly since April, 2016.  The library’s roof was replaced with the original grey slate that it had in 1887 and the original entrance portico has been transformed into a glass-walled reading room.  The historic clock tower is currently under restoration and the library’s original Tiffany windows have been restored and will shortly be reinstalled.

The new expansions include a new circulation area, new children’s room, two conference rooms, a program room and staff work space.  The new additions were added to seamlessly blend with the original structure.

A Grand Reopening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony took place on Saturday, September 16 at 2 PM at the “restored, renewed & reimagined Moffat Library,” 6 West Main Street, Washingtonville, NY.

FRIENDS OF MOFFAT LIBARY

ANNUAL MEETING WITH SPEAKER KEVIN MORGAN
The Friends of the Moffat Library of Washingtonville cordially invite the public to their Annual Meeting on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the  Moffat Library, which is located once again at 6 West Main Street Washingtonville.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Morgan of Chapman Stained Glass Studio will be this year’s speaker at 7:30 pm. Mr. Morgan will be discussing the restoration of the Tiffany and Belcher stained glass windows that are now back at the  Moffat Library.

Admission is free. For more information, please call the library at: 496-5483

Resume Open Hours

MOFFAT LIBRARY HOURS

The Library Will Be Closed
Saturday, 9/23 & Sunday, 9/24

The Library will re-open
on Monday, 9/25 @ 10 AM
at which time the Library
will resume its regular hours

For regular hours please click here or check out our Calendar

LIBRARY CLOSURE AND MOVE

LIBRARY CLOSURE & MOVE TO WEST MAIN STREET

LIBRARY CLOSES TEMPORARY LOCATION ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 9

GRAND REOPENING AT WEST MAIN STREET SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 2 PM

BOOK & LIBRARY MATERIALS RETURNS ACCEPTED AFTER THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND PICKUP FROM ALTERNATE LIBRARIES AVAILABLE
(click here for instructions)

2017 Summer Reading Program

HOLD TIGHT FOR SUMMER READING

DID YOU KNOW?  Recent studies indicate that reading over the summer cannot only help maintain, but actually increase reading skills?  This summer promote reading to the whole family!  We’re offering programs and activities for children, teens and adults!

The 2017 Summer Reading Program is a free noncompetitive program for all ages that will encourage the enjoyment of books and libraries all summer long!

For a sneak peak at the line-up of programs and events for our Summer Reading Program click here.

Registration for Summer Reading Program and activities begins June 12th in person @ the library and online.

2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

Maureen Knipp 2016 Volunteer of the Year pictured in orange clockwise, with Dennis Barnett, President of Board, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Moffat Library, Staff of the Moffat Library & Past Honorees

2016 Volunteer of the Year Award
The Volunteer of the Year award was established in 2013 by the Moffat Library Board of Trustees. Each year since then, the award has been bestowed on an outstanding volunteer or organization that has made a significant contribution in service to the Moffat Library of Washingtonville and its programs in the previous year.

Past honorees (pictured bottom right with Maureen Knipp) are Mary Ann Marrero (2013), Bernadette “Bernie” Mullady (2014), Scott Greene (not pictured) and Kelly Lynch-Moloney (2015).

Brendan Coyne, a representative of State Assemblyman James Skoufis of the 99th District attended the reception and presented Maureen with a citiation in recognition for her significant volunteer work for the Moffat Library.

Board President, Dennis Barnett, and Committee Chair, Jeanne Versweyveld, presented Maureen with her award.

Congratulations Maureen!

More photos can be found on Moffat Library flickr page.

Winners of Moffat Library Writing Contest Announced

“Moffat” pencil and watercolor by Peyton Andretta, age 9

Winners of Moffat Library Writing Contest Announced

Thank you to all the young people who submitted a piece for the 2017 Moffat Library Writing Contest!  We are inspired by your appreciation and commitment to the Moffat Library.  All the entries will be published in a Commemorative Booklet to go on display at the Moffat Library after the Grand Re-Opening in September.

*Thanks to our judges, Rosemarie Werkman, Eugenia Moscowitz & Maureen Knipp who judged the work anonymously.

We look forward to sharing the creativity of all these talented young people with our whole community when we are back in the historic Moffat Library building.

Level A (Grades 3-5) Winners:

First Place: “A Place to Call Home” by Elizabeth Wakeham

Honorable Mention: “The Library of Dreams” by Abigail Fontana

Level B (Grades 6-8) Winners:

First Place: “Moffat Library Was and Is: A Letter to my Younger Self” by Miranda Frisbee

Honorable Mention: “The Relationship of Libraries and Memories” by Julia Ariano

Level C (Grades 9-12) Winners:

First Place: “What does the Moffat Library Mean to Me?” by Michaela Frisbee

Honorable Mention: “The Moffat Library is…” by Samantha Frisbee

Cover Art for the Commemorative Booklet by Peyton Andretta

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