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Update (as of November 30, 2021)
Update (as of November 29, 2021)

MOFFAT LIBRARY FOYER & RESTROOMS OPEN
For The Blooming Grove Chamber’s
Holiday Parade
 
Saturday, December 4th from 6 – 7 PM

In recognition of the Blooming Grove Chamber’s holiday parade at 6 PM, the Moffat Library foyer & restrooms will be open after hours so that parade attendees can warm up during the parade and use the facilities.  Moffat Library trustees will be on hand to greet parade-goers.

Covid Health & Safety Protocols:

We require everyone entering the Library building to wear a mask while they are in the building.  If you do not have a mask with you, a disposable mask will be provided for you.

In addition, we ask that you provide us with an email address when entering the building.  There will be a sign-in sheet in the hallway.  This is strictly for contact tracing purposes only and so that we have a way of contacting people if there is a covid outbreak.

Best wishes to the Chamber and all the participants in this wonderful annual event!

Please Note: The main library will be closed during this time, but we invite you to visit us during regular library hours and see all that Moffat Library has to offer!  We look forward to seeing you all soon!

For more info, call the Library at: (845) 496-5483 x 324

Update (as of November 27, 2021)
Update (as of November 23, 2021)
Update (as of November 18, 2021)

 

"THROWBACK THURSDAY"
November 18, 2021

Remember having gelatin salad for dinner growing up? Do you want to relive the experience, or better yet, share it with your guests? This week we serve up not one, not two, but three recipes for salads with extra jiggle courtesy of Kitchen Loves Cook Book!, compiled by members of the Sarah Wells Garden Club in 1976. Read the full story here!

 

 

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Update (as of November 4, 2021)

"THROWBACK THURSDAY" November 4, 2021

 

This month we will be looking at historic cookbooks from our library’s collection! We hope these recipes will make your mouth water for some fun historical facts in time to impress your guests around the holiday table! Today we are looking at the 1889 edition of the Variety Cookbook of Washingtonville, N.Y. ! Learn more about this cookbook, and sample a recipe by visiting our Local History Blog here!

Update (as of October 28, 2021)

"THROWBACK THURSDAY" October 28, 2021

 

 

We’re not sure if these clowns are funny, creepy, or both, but they do have an interesting story to tell! This week we are highlighting these early 20th century clown dolls from the Hudson Family collection. Read the full article in our Local History Blog here!

 

Update (as of October 21, 2021)

"THROWBACK THURSDAY" October 21, 2021

This week for "Throwback Thursday", we look at a true story of horror and heroism that unfolded at Washingtonville’s Erie Depot on September 16th, 1914. The headline of Elmira’s Star Gazette on the 21st of September read “ENGINEER DIES WHILE AT POST: Fortunately, Fireman Discovers Dangerous Fact in Time to Prevent Wreck – Years With Erie Railroad”. Visit our Local History Blog here for the full story!

Update (as of October 7, 2021)

"THROWBACK THURSDAY" October 7, 2021

 

This month we are looking at the strange, unusual, and legendary every "Throwback Thursday" in October! This week we are highlighting this 1956 copy of Cowboy of the Ramapos by Marjorie Sherman Greene. In this work of historical fiction, main character Geoffrey Blackburn, a scout for George Washington’s army, must find the hideout of Claudius Smith, the leader of a band of Loyalist outlaws known as the “Cowboys”. Although this is a work of fiction, Claudius Smith, and his Cowboys really did exist! Visit our local history blog here to learn more!

 

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

November 14, 2021 - November 20, 2021

Date/Time Event
Saturday, November 20 - Sunday, December 19
12:00 am
Holiday Gift Basket Fundraiser

November 28, 2021 - December 4, 2021

Date/Time Event
Monday, November 29 - Sunday, December 12
All Day
Take & Make 3D Snowman Cards (For All Ages)
Wednesday, December 1
All Day
December Reads - 2021 Reading Challenge
Thursday, December 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting
Saturday, December 4
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friends of Moffat Holiday Take & Make Craft Pick-Up
Saturday, December 4
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Moffat Library Foyer & Restrooms Open during Blooming Grove Chamber’s Holiday Parade

December 5, 2021 - December 11, 2021

Date/Time Event
Monday, December 6 - Sunday, December 19
All Day
Take & Make Glitter Balls (For All Ages)
Monday, December 6
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting via Zoom
Thursday, December 9
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Turtle Dance Music via Zoom

December 12, 2021 - December 18, 2021

Date/Time Event
Monday, December 13 - Sunday, December 26
12:00 am
Marble Clay Kit (For Teens & Tweens)
Tuesday, December 14
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Beginnings Book Club
Thursday, December 16
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Rants & Raves Virtual Teen Book Club via Zoom

December 19, 2021 - December 25, 2021

Date/Time Event
Friday, December 24 - Saturday, December 25
All Day
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

December 26, 2021 - January 1, 2022

Date/Time Event
Saturday, January 1
12:00 am
Library Closed for New Year's Day

January 2, 2022 - January 8, 2022

Date/Time Event
Thursday, January 6
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

January 9, 2022 - January 15, 2022

Date/Time Event
Sunday, January 9 - Monday, January 10
All Day
Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Thursday, January 13
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting via Zoom

January 16, 2022 - January 22, 2022

Date/Time Event
Thursday, January 20
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Rants & Raves Virtual Teen Book Club via Zoom

January 30, 2022 - February 5, 2022

Date/Time Event
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
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting via Zoom

February 13, 2022 - February 19, 2022

Date/Time Event
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

February 27, 2022 - March 5, 2022

Date/Time Event
Thursday, March 3
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moffat Library Board Meeting

March 6, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Date/Time Event
Thursday, March 10
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting via Zoom

March 13, 2022 - March 19, 2022

Date/Time Event
Thursday, March 17
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Rants & Raves Virtual Teen Book Club via Zoom