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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

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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Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Picture, Alphabet & Counting Books

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A fun day-in-the-life of a school bus and his road-hugging buddies. Get ready for a rip-roaring, rhyming ride that celebrates all things drivin’ with a special spotlight on a kid’s four-wheeled best buddy–his school bus!

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This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten. Suit up for a daring adventure as our hero navigates the unknown reaches and alien inhabitants of this strange new world.

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It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a little bit nervous, especially the school itself. What will the children do once they come? Will they like the school? Will they be nice to him?

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What could be more WOW than the first day of school? From science and storytime to music and math, Izzy’s classroom is full of new things to explore. Tag along with Izzy and experience the wonder and excitement of school from a child’s-eye view.

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Yoko is so excited for the first day of school. She’s just learned to write her name. Mrs. Jenkins asks Yoko to show everyone, and Olive and Sylvia make fun of her Japanese writing.  Yoko declares that she can’t go back to school. Luckily her Mama,  Mrs. Jenkins, and classmates teach Yoko the  lesson of the year:  friendship can bridge cultural differences.

The alphabet hits the road in this vividly illustrated picture book featuring all things that go! Buckle up for an alphabetical road trip in Ramon Olivera's ABCs of Wheels ! In this book, kids will learn their ABCs in the fast lane. From A is for axle to Z is for zoom, young children will be introduced to taxis, hot rods, moon rovers, stagecoaches, racecars, ice cream trucks, and more in a celebration of where the wheels meet the road.

The alphabet hits the road in this vividly illustrated picture book featuring all things that go! Buckle up for an alphabetical road trip in Ramon Olivera’s ABCs of Wheels ! In this book, kids will learn their ABCs in the fast lane.

Take Away the A is a fun, imaginative romp through the alphabet. The idea behind the book is that within every language there are words that change and become a different word through the simple subtraction of a single letter. In other words, without the "A," the Beast is Best. Or, without the "M," a chomp becomes a chop

Take Away the A is a fun, imaginative romp through the alphabet. The idea behind the book is that within every language there are words that change and become a different word through the simple subtraction of a single letter. In other words, without the “A,” the Beast is Best. Or, without the “M,” a chomp becomes a chop

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers--each one themed to a letter of the alphabet--and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in.

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this delightful picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers–each one themed to a letter of the alphabet–and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in.

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones. Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones.
Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Teachers and parents, here is another favorite from Marianne, who has a special talent for engaging children with the natural world--in this case, animals of the Arctic. This book combines singing, counting, and full-body action with terrific cut-paper illustrations that kids will want to imitate. Children too will joyfully honk like the snow goose and howl like baby wolves while they learn to count the animals and sing to the tune of Over in the Meadow.

Teachers and parents, here is another favorite from Marianne, who has a special talent for engaging children with the natural world–in this case, animals of the Arctic. This book combines singing, counting, and full-body action with terrific cut-paper illustrations that kids will want to imitate.

Certain to delight young vehicle lovers, this fantastical number book perfectly balances imaginative play with instructions on counting. When one tractor in the grass runs out of gas, the backyard doesn't stay quiet for long. Soon pirates sail in to play, and the backyard races to life with airplanes, cranes, trucks, and trains. Readers can count along as the vehicles and machines soar, hoist, dig, and zoom in this fantastical number book.

Certain to delight young vehicle lovers, this fantastical number book perfectly balances imaginative play with instructions on counting.

Count from 1 otter pup to 10 baby crayfish as readers learn about the special relationships of baby and mom mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects that make their home in the Okefenokee Swamp. A helpful guide to swamp flora and fauna is included. Modeled after the song "Over in the Meadow" by Olive A. Wadsworth.

Count from 1 otter pup to 10 baby crayfish as readers learn about the special relationships of baby and mom mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects that make their home in the Okefenokee Swamp. A helpful guide to swamp flora and fauna is included. Modeled after the song “Over in the Meadow” by Olive A. Wadsworth.

Early Literacy Kits for Pre-Schoolers & Kindergartners

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Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones. Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones. Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones.
Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

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Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones. Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones. Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones.
Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones. Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones.
Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones. Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Alphabet Early Literacy Kits A-Z available for checkout. Imagine hours of alphabet learning fun with your little ones.
Each kit complete with 2 books, alphabet stamp, alphabet cards, cutouts, crayons and a stuffed toy or hand puppet!

Moffat Library Launches Online Fundraiser for a 3D Printer

Please Consider a Donation!

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!

Historic Moffat Library Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

PRESS RELEASE – May 24, 2016

The community of Washingtonville, New York celebrated the start of a building process to “Restore, Renew and Reimagine” the Moffat Library of Washingtonville on Wednesday, April 6th with an official groundbreaking ceremony at the library.

Rendered uninhabitable by flooding during Hurricane Irene in 2011, and turned over to the Moffat Library Board of Trustees by the Town of Blooming Grove in 2013, the Board secured the services of Butler Roland Mays Architects to work with the Board and staff to develop a building plan to present to the Washingtonville community.  A successful Washingtonville School District Referendum vote in March, 2015 to secure a $6.92 million bond to restore and enlarge the library building passed with overwhelming support from the community.

Designated as a historic landmark and placed on the National Register in 1994, the Moffat Library was designed by architect George Edward Harney in the Queen Anne style in 1887.  The library’s landmark tower features an original Howard clock and the roof of the formal entrance is supported by elaborately scrolled Greek columns. The renovation plan will preserve these and other 19th century historical elements, while incorporating 21st century technology and design.

The renovation, redesign and expansion of the building will feature an open-floor plan, the newest technologies and cost-efficient heating and cooling systems, in a park-like, landscaped setting that will “revitalize the Village of Washingtonville’s downtown,” said David Heintz, Mayor of Washingtonville, at the library’s long-awaited groundbreaking.

2017 Budget Vote Passes

PRESS RELEASE – May 4, 2016

Moffat Library FYE17 Budget Vote Passes

The Board of Trustees of the Moffat Library of Washingtonville are pleased to announce the passage of the library’s FYE17 Budget Vote.  The vote passed 159 YES/50 NO. Board Members Luis Rivera, Ruth Manyin, Chris Fox & Dennis Barnett were re-elected to 5-year terms