Moffat Library of Washingtonville
3348 Route 208
Building 2, Suite 2
Campbell Hall, NY 10916
Phone: (845)496-5483
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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

Our Spring Newsletter is Out!

Look out for our quarterly newsletter in the mail!

Our Spring Newsletter is Out!

Look out for our quarterly newsletter, delivered to all Moffat Library district residents in the mail.

In our Spring 2017 Newsletter you’ll find building news updates, programs for adults, teens and children and news from the Friends of the Moffat Library.

*Please Note: The time and location of the FYE18 Library Budget Vote public hearing on April 27, 2017 has been changed.  Please see page 4 of the newsletter for info.

For even more timely information on upcoming programs, library resources and all our news, please consider signing up for our email newsletter.

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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.

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

Please Donate To The Moffat Library Building Project

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Please consider making a contribution to the Moffat Library Building Fund. An initiative of the Library Board of Trustees, this charitable program allows you to make a tax-deductibe contribution to the help with the costs associated with the renovation of the historic library building.

Please let us know how you want acknowledgment, and don’t forget that we have some truly astounding naming opportunities, including the restoration of the clock tower, and stained glass windows and specific rooms and furnishings within the library.

We have suggested some donation levels, but any amount is gladly accepted. Please see the Moffat Library of Washingtonville’s Restore, Renew and Re-imagine Historic Building fund’s donation form, and follow this link for a description of our exciting naming opportunities.

Donation Form

Naming Opportunities

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!

Dig Into Some New Titles for Teen Read Week

Banned Books Week

Picture BooksTeen & Juvenile BooksAdult Books
And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. Challenged for being “anti-family,” homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group,

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. Challenged for being “anti-family,” homosexuality, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, unsuited for age group,

After misbehaving at home, Max is sent to bed without supper. He imagines sailing away to the land of wild things, “where he is made king.” Challenged for having witchcraft, supernatural elements, and a child who yells at his mother.

After misbehaving at home, Max is sent to bed without supper. He imagines sailing away to the land of wild things, “where he is made king.” Challenged for having witchcraft, supernatural elements, and a child who yells at his mother.

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--he says goodnight. Challenged because the picture of the illustrator featured on the back originally was holding a cigarette.

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. “Goodnight room, goodnight moon.” And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room–to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one–he says goodnight. Challenged because the picture of the illustrator featured on the back originally was holding a cigarette.

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Challenged for being “anti-family,” offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and being unsuited for age group.

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Challenged for being “anti-family,” offensive language, homosexuality, sex education, political viewpoint, religious viewpoint, and being unsuited for age group.

Fourth-grade class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school -- and now they're going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn't know who he is!

Fourth-grade class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school — and now they’re going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is SO secret, even HE doesn’t know who he is!

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author’s own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character’s art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with a primary witness, the daughter of the judge assigned to the case. Contains depictions of physical violence in public schools and a scene of graphic sexual activity.

In the aftermath of a small-town school shooting, lawyer Jordan McAfee finds himself defending a youth who desperately needs someone on his side, while detective Patrick Ducharme works with a primary witness, the daughter of the judge assigned to the case. Contains depictions of physical violence in public schools and a scene of graphic sexual activity.

: A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums. Banned for sexual explicitness.

A black woman recalls the anguish of her childhood in Arkansas and her adolescence in northern slums. Banned for sexual explicitness.

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television and by listening closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. On the night before his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through, hoping, in his next life, to return as a human. Reasons: Sexually explicit

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television and by listening closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. On the night before his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through, hoping, in his next life, to return as a human.
Reasons: Sexually explicit