Moffat Library of Washingtonville
6 West Main Street
Washingtonville, New York 10992
Phone: (845)496-5483
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Moffat Library in Winter by J. McLaughlin

Holiday Open House & Story Hour

Sunday, December 9th 1 – 4 PM 
(Family Story Hour @ 2 PM)

Please join the Friends for some holiday cheer, good wishes & refreshments!

Then at 2 PM Youth Services Librarian, Emily Kinney will treat children and their families to a holiday story & craft.

The Friends of the Moffat Library will provide gifts for participants!

Register online at: or call 845-496-5483 ext. 326 for details.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Moffat Library

Moffat Library Receives State Funds to Restore
Historic Carriage House

The Moffat Library of Washingtonville received calls from both the offices of Senator William J. Larkin and Assemblyman James Skoufis last week, notifying us that we were to receive $135,000.00 in 2017-18 NYS DLD Library Construction Program grant funds towards the renovation of the library’s historic carriage house building.

Once renovated, the restored carriage house will provide additional and much-needed space for the Library’s local history and other special collections. In 2017 an appropriation of $24 million in capital funds for public library construction was included in the state budget. This week’s announcement of projects to receive funding occurred a year after the library’s submission of a successful application.

“We are thrilled to be able to have an additional space to assist in providing even more services to the community,” said Library Director Carol McCrossen. “Moreover, the fact that we are able to rehabilitate an existing historic structure to meet those needs makes this even more exciting for us. On behalf of the Moffat Library, we express our sincerest thanks to our NYS Legislators for their continued support of libraries and the communities that they serve.” Final approval for the project is expected soon; and construction should be getting underway in the months following.

Reminder to New and Returning Students and Their Parents

For the safety of all, please note: “All children ten (10) years and under using the Moffat Library must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times. Any unaccompanied minor between the ages of eleven (11) and seventeen (17) must show a valid Moffat Library card and school or other NYS-issued photo ID and sign in at the Circulation Desk to use the library facility, library grounds or any library services.

Parents or guardians who wish to allow their child (between the ages of eleven and seventeen) use of the Moffat Library unaccompanied must apply in person for a Moffat Library card for their child.”

For more information, please see our policies on use of the library facilities: Rules of Behavior For Use of Library Facilities Policy, Unattended Children Policy & Children’s Program Policy.


Left: Joe Tranchina Right: Larry Newcomb (on guitar)

Holiday Jazz Concert with
Larry Newcomb & Joe Tranchina

Saturday, December 1st @ 2 PM

Join local Jazz Musicians Larry Newcomb and Joe Tranchina for a concert of holiday hits arranged for jazz.

Register online at: or call 845-496-5483 ext. 326 for details.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Moffat Library

Paint & Play Wargaming Meetups


Paint & Play Wargaming Meet-Ups

For Teens

Fridays @ 2:30 – 5:30 PM
Meets: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30 & 12/7

Teens! Are you interested in leading armies into battle to reshape history? Tabletop wargaming allows players to re-fight epic battles on a small scale using miniature figures, dice and strategy!

We will be painting and putting together armies to refight the 1777 Battle of Fort Montgomery, fought during the American Revolutionary War, only a few miles from our town!

Figures and paints have been provided thanks to a generous grant from the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society Inc.

Register online today, or call (845) 496-5483 x 326 for more information!

Moffat Library Fall 2018 Programs

Join us for our full rooster of programming this Fall!

We have family events for Halloween and Christmas, and a plethora of other programs, from book clubs to music!

We have early literacy story hours, language learning, crafts and of course, coming up soon, our Halloween Carnival hosted by our Teen Advisory Board.

Our Friend’s Group have their Annual Meeting & Presentation and Holiday Open House listed.

Check out our programs for adults, teens and children by clicking here for a full list of our offerings!

Moffat Library Local History Librarian Matthew Thorenz Publishes on Life of David Wright Hudson

Moffat Library Local History Librarian, Matthew Thorenz recently published in the Spring, 2018 issue of the Hudson River Valley Review Journal.  The article “From Washingtonville to the Western Front” chronicles the life of local soldier David Wright Hudson during his service in the First World War.

To research his article Matthew used the letters and diary kept by Sergeant Hudson between 1917 and 1919 that had been donated to the Moffat Library just prior to Hurricane Irene.  The Hudson Collection is now in the process of being transcribed and digitized for online viewing.

You can request a hold on the latest edition of the Hudson River Valley Review Journal by clicking here.

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