DRIVE-THRU & CURBSIDE PICK-UP SERVICE AVAILABLE!
(Drive-thru entrance located on Rt 208 between 1st Presbyterian Church & Rt 94)
HOME DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE!
Call (845-496-5483 x324) or email (moffat@rcls.org) for assistance.
BUILDING OPEN FOR 1-HOUR IN-HOUSE VISITS & COMPUTER USE SESSIONS (as of 6/1/21)
MASK MANDATE STILL IN PLACE (as of 6/1/21)


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Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York 10992
Phone: (845)496-5483
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Update (as of December 30, 2021)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DECEMBER 30, 2021

It’s that time of the year where we raise a glass to usher out the old year and welcome in a new one! For "Throwback Thursday" this week, we are highlighting this advertisement for Brotherhood Champagne by Hausermann Litho, N.Y. & Chicago.  Read the full story on our Local History blog here!

Update (as of December 23, 2021)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DECEMBER 23, 2021

 

We've added a new batch of photos from our recent past to our page on Flickr! Our Local History Librarian has scanned 68 images taken between 1989 and 1993 that document the restoration, and renovation of the Moffat Library as part of an award submission to the New York Library Association. The work included the removal of Asbestos, the conversion of the former assessor's office into a children's reading room, young adult area, and stacks, as well as the creation of a director's office and staff work area. The most prominent change was a handicapped accessible entrance on the South side of the building, and new circulation area. Click here to view more of these photos of our library from the 1990s!

Update (as of December 16, 2021)

THROWBACK THURSDAY: DECEMBER 16, 2021

This week we take a look at the iconic work of Washingtonville artist and historian Edward J. McLaughlin III. Many who grew up in our area might have seen, or even received, a few Christmas cards featuring "E.J.'s" work. Learn how this artist brought history to life in this week's blog post here!

Update (as of December 15, 2021)

MORE HISTORIC MOFFAT LIBRARY PHOTOS NOW ONLINE!

On April 25, 1987, the Moffat Library celebrated its 100th anniversary of serving the people of Washingtonville and Blooming Grove. To commemorate this milestone, a re-dedication ceremony, and centennial grand ball were held at the library, and an organ recital at the Blooming Grove Congregational Church. Recently, our Local History Librarian was able to scan over 100 images documenting the events of the day as they unfolded. From the unveiling of the historic marker on Main Street, to a grand costumed ball featuring guests of honor dressed in period attire, re-live the excitement and pageantry of this momentous occasion! Visit our Flickr page here, and check in periodically  as we continue to digitize and upload more photos from our last 50 years of service and beyond!

Update (as of December 9, 2021)

"THROWBACK THURSDAY"
December 9, 2021

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve returned that library book, so bring it back for goodness sake! This week we are highlighting this 19th century scrapbook in our collection that contains two early images of Santa Claus as depicted by the famed illustrator Thomas Nast. Read the full article on our Local History Blog here!

 

Update (as of December 2, 2021)

"THROWBACK THURSDAY"
December 2, 2021

As fall turns to winter, we will be highlighting items from our collection that remind us of this festive season! This week we are looking at these ice skates worn by Anna Moffat in the late 19th century. Read this week's post in our Local History Blog here to learn more about these items and the history of this winter sport:

 
Images of America: Blooming Grove and Washingtonville

IMAGES OF AMERICA: BLOOMING GROVE AND WASHINGTONVILLE

The Moffat Library Of Washingtonville is thrilled to announce the publication of the new book, “Blooming Grove And Washingtonville,” the latest volume in the Images of America series, written by our own Matthew Thorenz and published by Arcadia Publishing & The History Press. 

Using photographs from Moffat Library’s archives, as well as the collections of village and town historians and local residents, Mr. Thorenz has told the story of our history – the history of the town of Blooming Grove and the village of Washingtonvile - through pictures of its residents, their homes, their businesses and institutions and their daily life. 

Each of the photos is accompanied by extensively researched historical information that provides a clear window into how our community was shaped. A milestone for our shared history.

The Friends of Moffat Library have copies for sale at the Moffat Library, with all profits going to the Friends. You can also purchase copies of this book directly through the publisher or Amazon. The price is $21.99.

For more information, please contact the Moffat Library of Washingtonville
at: (845) 496-5483 ext. 324 or via email at: moffat@rcls.org.

Moffat Library Phased Reopening

WHAT'S CHANGED

May 3, 2021

  • Per CDS/RCLS , quarantining of materials is no longer necessary.  (This allows us to get the items off your accounts and  back into circulation quickly).
  • In addition to the outdoor book drop, the inside lobby book drop has been reopened.

June 1, 2021

  • Extension of time limits for patron visits from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In accordance with NYS guidelines, we are also increasing our visitor capacity to 50%.
  • Two (2) additional public computers: one additional public computer will be added in the Adult Department and one computer added to the Teen Room.
  • Public computer time limit will increase from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED.  READ OUR STATEMENT HERE

 

 

UPDATE (as of December 8, 2020)

GUEST WIFI AVAILABLE FROM LIBRARY PARKING LOT AND MAIN ENTRANCE SEATING AREA!

You can now access the library's guest WiFi account from our parking lot located off Route 94! In addition to browsing the internet and sending e-mails you can:

  • Print wirelessly to the library's printers
  • Access streaming video services like Kanopy
  • Attend virtual presentations and meetings
  • Checkout and listen to e-books and e-audiobooks through Libby by Overdrive
  • And much more!

Contact a staff member at (845) 496-5483 x 324 for login information!

COMPUTER SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE

Four of the library's public access computers are now available on a first come, first serve basis from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Monday - Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday, and from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Users must wear gloves and mask while using public access computers. If the computers are currently unavailable, you are welcome to still use our Guest WiFi from the parking lot, or seating area near the library's front entrance!

Contact a staff member at (845) 496-5483 x 324 for login information!

UPDATE (as of December 7, 2020)

THE LIBRARY HAS REOPENED FOR
IN-HOUSE PATRON VISITS (6-1-21)

Please note that:

  • No appointment is necessary
  • Time limit of 1 hour for collection browsing and computer use.
  • Sign-in and sign-out is mandatory
  • Patrons must wear a mask to enter the building
  • Entry is at the front of the building

The following services are now available:

  • 1 hour browsing session
  • 1 hour computer and Public Internet terminal use & printing session
  • Wifi Printing to Library's Printers 
  • Reference & reader's advisory services 
  • Checkout & Library Account Services at Circulation Desk
  • Self-checkout machine for no touch checkout 
  • RCLS Gateway app self-checkout with smartphone 
  • Photocopies (self-serve or staff-assisted)
  • Notary service 

For complete information on our reopening click here

UPDATE (as of November 19, 2020)

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MOFFAT LIBRARY HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

Call the Library at (845)496-5483 x 324

Email: moffat@rcls.org OR

Visit our website at: https://moffatlibrary.org/  & look for Homebound Delivery under SERVICES (https://moffatlibrary.org/home-delivery/)

 

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January 2, 2022 - January 8, 2022

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, January 4 - Monday, January 31
All Day
Take & Make - Paper Chess Set

January 9, 2022 - January 15, 2022

Date/Time Event
Monday, January 10 - Sunday, January 23
All Day
Take & Make Slinky Dogs (For All Ages)

January 16, 2022 - January 22, 2022

Date/Time Event
Sunday, January 16 - Monday, January 17
All Day
Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 18 - Sunday, January 30
All Day
Mini Book Kit (For Teens & Tweens)
Tuesday, January 18
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Newburgh-Walden Trolley: Then & Now with Ray Kelly - Via Zoom
Thursday, January 20
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Rants & Raves Virtual Teen Book Club via Zoom

January 23, 2022 - January 29, 2022

Date/Time Event
Monday, January 24 - Sunday, February 6
All Day
Take & Make Paper Snowmen (For All Ages)

January 30, 2022 - February 5, 2022

Date/Time Event
Tuesday, February 1 - Monday, February 14
All Day
Take & Make - Owl Origami Bookmarks
Thursday, February 3
6:30 am - 8:00 am
The Science Of Astro-Meteorology with Joe Rao - Via Zoom
Thursday, February 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

February 6, 2022 - February 12, 2022

Date/Time Event
Monday, February 7 - Sunday, February 20
All Day
Take & Make Friendship Bracelets (For All Ages)
Monday, February 7
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting via Zoom
Tuesday, February 8
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Beginnings Book Club
Wednesday, February 9
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Understanding Dementia with the Hudson Valley Alzheimer's Association - Via Zoom
Thursday, February 10
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Snakes-N-Scales via Zoom

February 13, 2022 - February 19, 2022

Date/Time Event
Monday, February 14 - Sunday, February 27
All Day
Bath Bomb Kit (For Teens & Tweens)
Tuesday, February 15 - Monday, February 28
All Day
Take & Make - Jumping Origami Frog
Tuesday, February 15
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Orange County Dairies & Their Milk Bottles with Alex Prizgintas - Via Zoom
Thursday, February 17
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Rants & Raves Virtual Teen Book Club via Zoom

February 20, 2022 - February 26, 2022

Date/Time Event
Sunday, February 20 - Monday, February 21
All Day
Library Closed for President's Day
Tuesday, February 22 - Sunday, March 6
All Day
Take & Make Bird Feeders (For All Ages)
Thursday, February 24
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Black Patriots In Washingtonville's All Faith Cemetery - Via Zoom

February 27, 2022 - March 5, 2022

Date/Time Event
Monday, February 28
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Yoga for Kids (Ages 7-11) via Zoom
Tuesday, March 1 - Monday, March 14
All Day
Take & Make - Tissue Paper Flowers
Thursday, March 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting