Moffat Library of Washingtonville
3348 Route 208
Building 2, Suite 2
Campbell Hall, NY 10916
Phone: (845)496-5483
Restore. Renew. Reimagine.
MOFFAT LIBRARY Grand Reopening Gala Celebration
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Moffat Library Writing Contest

Moffat Library in the Snow, by E. J. McLaughlin III

Moffat Library Writing Contest

Excitement for the Grand Re-Opening of the Moffat Library is building!  With the anticipated opening in Fall of 2017, the library will hold a Writing Contest for children and teens with the theme “Moffat Library is…” 

Entries will be published in a commemorative booklet for display in the Moffat Library, and winners will be honored at the Moffat Library Opening Ceremony.

Students grades 3-12 (or homeschooling equivalent) living in the Washingtonville School District are eligible to enter.  Students’ submissions will be judged in three sections divided by grade level.  Each section will have awards for First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and an Honorable Mention.

The deadline for submission of written entries is March 1, 2017.  Click for Writing Contest Rules and Entry Forms or inquire at the Moffat Library.

To enter, please submit your completed submission and entry form to moffatwriting@gmail.com or Moffat Library Writing Contest, 3348 Route 208 Building 2 Suite 2, Campbell Hall, NY 10916.

Friends of Library Holiday Season Fundraising

Top: Friends of the Library Gift Baskets. Bottom: Moffat Christmas Ornament.

FRIENDS HOLIDAY FUNDRAISING A SUCCESS
The Friends of the Moffat Library (FOML) are proud to announce the conclusion of a successful holiday fundraising season for the library!

The historic Moffat Library Christmas ornaments were a great hit and are now entirely SOLD OUT! THANK YOU ALL!

If you are looking for some last minute gift ideas, we have a limited supply of EJ McLaughlin historic Moffat Library mugs, as well as, notecard sets of historic Washingtonville scenes. Stop by the Library anytime and support the Friends!

The annual Holiday Baskets fundraiser was a great success!  Winners were announced this past Sunday.

The winners are: Kian Byrons, Laurie Baisley, Jackie Blais, Daniel Byrons, Jose Gonzalez, Polly Allen, Debbie Strelevitz, Cindy Heintz, Marie Temple, Kenneth Allman and Barbara Hultgren. Click here for complete list of winners and the baskets that each of them won.

The Friends wish to thank everyone
for their fantastic support! 
Happy Holidays to All!

Moffat Library Building Update

Moffat Library Building Update
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Library Trustees Ruth Manyin, Jeanne Versweyveld and Jim Casazza visited Chapman Stained Glass in Albany where the library’s Tiffany and Belcher windows are under restoration.

Much has happened since our groundbreaking ceremony on April 6th.  As is evident to everyone driving into the heart of Washingtonville, our new Library is taking shape.  The concrete has been poured for the new addition sections and the steel is in place as well. The concrete flooring and ramps for the reading porch are also finished.  Windows are being installed and our Tiffany & Belcher windows are undergoing restoration.

The envelope of the building should be completed by the end of December so that they can continue work throughout the winter on the interior.  The slate on the roof should be in place before the winter snows come.  This will be an exciting event since it will again show our building as it was in all its 1887 glory.  The original slate roof was removed and replaced with an asbestos roof tile during a 1950’s renovation.  Now the beautiful and sturdier slate will again grace our building.

The building committee and the library staff are now concentrating on choices for furniture, shelving, decorating ideas, and carpeting.  Our technology consultant is working with the architects and library staff on the development of a plan for the infrastructure needed for the latest equipment.  We will truly have a library equipped for the 21st century!

The excitement generated by our progress is palpable.  An events committee is already working on the ways we will be celebrating the grand re-opening of our fabulous Moffat Library.  We expect events to begin in the spring and continue throughout the summer culminating in a grand opening in September 2017.  Look for announcements of events and ways you can help and participate!

-The Board of Trustees of Moffat Library of Washingtonville

FOML Christmas Ornament Fundraiser

This gorgeous christmas ornament was designed and commissioned by the Friends of the Moffat Library.

FOML Fundraiser to Benefit the Moffat Library

FOML (Friends of Moffat Library) are holding a fundraiser to benefit the Moffat Library.  

These beautiful ornaments, depicting the historic library, will sell for $10.00 (sales tax included) and are available at the Moffat Library and Corner Candle Store in Village of Washingtonville.

Made of baked plastic, the ornament resembles stained glass, and could be mounted on a window or mirror, but who could resist having the historic building right on their Christmas Tree!  

Please consider supporting The Friends of the Moffat Library!

Moffat Teens Compete in Battle of the Books

Moffat team members: Bianca Ring, Justine Alicea, Rebecca Small, Abby Buck, Robert Havner, and Children’s Librarian, Emily Kinney, pictured here with Assemblyman of the 99th District, James Skoufis.

Moffat Teens Compete in Battle of the Books

On Saturday, September 10th, teens from libraries around Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties (including “Team Moffat” pictured here) battled it out for the chance to become world champions (champions of the teen reading world at least!).

The teams answered questions on seven books, (click for a synopsis of the selected books) in a college-bowl type quiz format that capitalized on tension!

The 15 teams of 120 teens took on the challenge with vigor and performed admirably. Assemblyman of the 99th District, James Skoufis also made an impromptu appearance to cheer the teams on. Finally, to top off the exciting and fun-filled day, there were prizes for all the participants!

Moffat Library Building Photo Gallery

MOFFAT LIBRARY Building Photo Gallery
Library staff have created a photo gallery to document the historic Restore, Renew & Reimagine Moffat Library building renovation and expansion project.

This chronological photo documentary begins with the devastation left from the 2011 Hurricane Irene flood that left the building unusable, on to the demolition of the adjacent buildings to make way for a larger library parking lot, to the April, 2016 Groundbreaking Ceremony and on the subsequent removal of old tile from the library roof and demolition of the extensively-damaged additions to the buildings.

Be sure to periodically check in to keep abreast of a visual story of the beloved Moffat Library building! Updates coming soon!
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Moffat Library Launches Online Fundraiser for a 3D Printer

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Moffat Library Fundraiser for a 3D Printer

The Moffat Library of Washingtonville has just launched a generosity.com fundraiser to purchase a 3D Printer for the library.  Over 400 public libraries in the United States now own 3D printers for use by their patrons; and the Moffat Library is hoping to have one, as well.

3D printers are allowing creators and inventors to conceive, conceptualize, design and easily produce 3D objects.  Gone are the days of large capital outlays for the production of a factory prototype. Libraries are stepping up to the plate to make this worthy new technology accessible to all for free.

3D printers produce a myriad of objects, toys, jewelry, practical household items – even eye glass frames!  The software that creates these things is free and web-based.

If the Moffat Library owned a 3D printer, we imagine emerging artists, designers, engineers, inventors and computer scientists, as well as people like us, from the community will get good use from it.

Please visit our campaign and consider making a donation for this worthy public library initiative @ Moffat!